Moringa oleifera is a plant that has been praised for its health benefits for thousands of years. It is very rich in healthy antioxidants and bio-active plant compounds.
Moringa's Explained Health Benefits:
Anti-inflammatory/Antioxidants/Lowers Cholesterol/Improves Vision/Anti-Ageing/Improves Heart Health and Blood Pressure/Treats and Prevent Cancer - Moringa Oleifera contains a mix of essential amino acids (the building blocks of proteins), carotenoid phytonutrients (the same kinds found in plants like carrots and tomatoes), antioxidants such as quercetin, and natural antibacterial compounds that work in the same way as many anti-inflammatory drugs.
Moringa Oleifera is very high in several anti-aging compounds that lower the effects of oxidative stress and inflammation, including polyphenols, vitamin C, beta-carotene, quercetin, and chlorogenic acid. These are associated with a reduced risk for chronic diseases, such as stomach, lung, or colon cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and age-related eye disorders.
Anti-Depressant - As a high protein food and a rich source of the amino acid tryptophan, Moringa Oleifera benefits neurotransmitter functions, including those that produce the “feel good” hormone serotonin. Moringa is also rich in antioxidants and compounds that improve thyroid health, which makes it beneficial for maintaining high energy levels fighting fatigue, depression, low libido, mood swings and insomnia.
Heals Wounds/Infections - Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Moringa Oleifera has been used in ancient systems of medicine such as Ayurveda to prevent or treat stomach ulcers, liver disease, kidney damage, fungal or yeast infections (such as candida), digestive complaints, and infections.
It also boosts liver function and therefore detoxifying the body of harmful substances such as heavy metal toxins. It is also capable of helping to fight kidney stones, urinary tract infections, constipation, fluid retention/edema and diarrhea.
Moringa Oleifera also contains natural antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral compounds that protect the skin from various forms of infections. Some of the common ways Moringa is used on the skin include: reducing athlete’s foot, eliminating odors, reducing inflammation associated with acne breakouts, treating pockets of infection or abscesses, getting rid of dandruff, fighting gum disease (gingivitis), and helping heal bites, burns, viral warts and wounds.
Balances Blood Sugar – Moringa Oleifera contains a type of acid called chlorogenic acid, which has been shown to help control blood sugar levels and allows cells to take up or release glucose (sugar) as needed. This gives Moringa Oleifera natural anti-diabetic and hormone-balancing properties. Aside from chlorogenic acid, compounds called isothiocyanates that are present in Moringa Oleifera have also been tied to natural protection against diabetes.
High levels of immunoglobulin (IgA, IgG), fasting blood sugar and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) - three markers seen in diabetics - were also found to decrease as a result of Moringa Oleifera.