Moringa Oleifera, also known as drumstick, is a plant that comes from South Asia, used as a traditional medicine for many years. It contains a large amount of antioxidants for you to be healthier, to live longer and have more energy.
The leaves and fruits and of this powerful herb hold many vitamins and minerals – 1 cup of pods will give you 156% RDA vitamin C.
In one cup you can also get:
- Iron – 12%
- Vitamin B6 – 19%
- Vitamin A – 9%
- Protein – 2 g
- Vitamin C – 13%
- Vitamin B2 riboflavin – 11%
- Magnesium – 9%
Even thou you can find the dry leaves as supplements, natural plant is far more better.
These are the 7 main reasons for consuming its leaves and fruits:
This plant holds iron and calcium – they stop bone loss – so consuming it makes your bone density better, boost your stamina and health.
Use the roots of this herb to make juice. Combine it with jiggery equal parts and sip it.
For treating issues like conjunctivitis, take the leaves and grind them well. Put this pasty cream on your eyes. Make this juice with honey, and use it as eyeliner and to resolve corneal issues. Besides this, it will reduce the swelling of the eyes.
Lowering the blood sugar
In case of abnormal blood pressure, get this herb. Recent study made on 30 females showed that when they were consuming 7g leaf powder for approximately 3 months, got their blood sugar leveled by 14%.
Aging can be slowed down due to the amount of vitamin A that this plant contains. Furthermore, immunity is strengthened and vision is improved.
Moringa is also great for blood cleansing. It will also clean skin and acne problems. You can use the juice topically on the pimples and acne. They will soon be healed since the same acts like an antibiotic.
The antioxidants that this herb holds stop the formation of cancer cells and fight free radicals. It is also abundant in vitamin C, beta carotene, quercetin and chlorogenic acid too. These are the best shield to these radicals.
In addition, moringa is yet to be explored. But one thing is for sure, it is healthy and you may freely include it in your diet.