If you need to be healthier, have no problems with the body, have energy and live longer, this is the herb! Moringa oleifera is the magical plant of South Asia. It was used in tradition and medicine for many years. It’s also known as drumstick and is powerful with antioxidant amount.
It is proven to be healthy, yet there is still time to examine its benefits more.
These are the 7 reasons for consuming its fruits and leaves.
VALUE OF NUTRITION
The fruits and leaves of this herb have many minerals and vitamins. Also, 1 cup of pods gives you 157% RDA vitamin C.
ONE CUP ALSO HAS:
- Vitamin B6- 19% daily needs
- Vitamin A-9%
- protein-2 g
- vitamin C-12%
- vitamin B2 riboflavin- 11%
- iron- 11%
- magnesium- 8%
The dry leaves can be found as supplements. But, a natural plant is better.
Consuming this plant makes bone density better. It has calcium and iron that stops bone loss. Also, give it to adolescent in growing to boost their stamina and health.
This herb has antioxidants and fights free radicals. It stops cancer in forming. It also has vitamin C and beta carotene, but chlorogenic acid and quercetin too. They are the best shield to these radicals.
Take the roots of this herb and make juice. Mix it with jiggery equal parts and sip it.
This can soothe issues like conjunctivitis. Take the leaves and grind them well, and this pasty cream should be put on the eyes. If you make this juice with honey, you can use it as eyeliner and resolve corneal issues. Also, it reduces swelling of the eyes.
LOWERING THE BLOOD SUGAR
In case you’re diabetic, this herb can help with that. If the blood sugar is abnormal for some time, get this plant. Studies showed that this positively resolves this issue and it was tested on animals. Some human studies are in progress too. A study having 30 females showed that when they were given 7g leaf powder for 3 months, their blood sugar leveled by 13.5%.
These moringa pods and leafs are also great for cleansing the blood. Make it in soup for example, and this will also cleanse acne and skin problems. The juice can be used topically on the acne and pimples and it will heal them since it is antibiotic.
Due to the amounts of vitamin A, aging is slowed down. Also vision is improved and immunity strengthened.
Still, moringa is yet to be explored. One thing is for sure, it is healthy and you can freely include it in your diet.