Moringa and its Benefits

Moringa Oleifera, also referred to as the miracle tree, horseradish tree, drumstick tree, and ben oil tree is native to India.

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It has been used for centuries and is known for its numerous health benefits.

The leaves, pods, and flowers of the tree are edible; and widely used for cooking in India.

Moringa tree possesses anti-viral, anti-depressant, and anti-inflammatory properties. Hence, it is extensively used in ayurvedic and Chinese medicines.

The leaves of this tree are high in antioxidants Moreover, they also protect the body cells against oxidative DNA damage.

Health Benefits of Moringa

1. Healthy Glowing skin- The leaves of the moringa tree are full of B-vitamins like vitamin b1(thiamine), Vitamin b2(riboflavin), and vitamin b3(niacin), which help to improve skin tone and reduce pigmentation.

Moringa contains a good amount of vitamin A, C, and E and is extremely beneficial for supple, glowing skin,

Moreover, It also helps to fight the signs of aging.

2. Beneficial for Hair- Moringa contains a good amount of Vitamin A, vitamin B, and zinc.

Vitamin A assists in producing healthy hair and reduces hair loss. And the zinc in it is beneficial for hair growth.

3. Regulates Insulin in diabetic-

A white tea cup with moringa tea and saucer full of moringa dried leaves kept on a brown surface along with a small wooden spatula full of moringa powder and a brown dish by the side full of moringa powder.

Research states; that moringa leaves are rich in antioxidants, namely Quercetin and chlorogenic acid, which help regulate blood sugar levels and blood pressure.

Hence a diet rich in moringa may help process the blood sugar properly in the body.

4. Detoxifying liver- The liver excretes most of the chemicals from our body through waste, hence Moringa can be an excellent addition in detoxifying the liver.

Moreover, it contains many polyphenols known to protect against liver damage and reduce liver oxidation.

5. Reduces Inflammation- It is anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory, and contains a host of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that helps the body in lowering blood pressure and helps to fight against any toxins, injuries, or infections that may harm the body.

6. Helps in fighting free radicals- Free radicals are tiny oxygen molecules in the body, which in excess may damage the body and cause oxidative stress.

Factors such as stress, pollution, smoking, alcohol, toxins, and foods high in polyunsaturated fatty acids may generate excessive free radicals.

Therefore a good balance between antioxidants and free radicals is required for the proper physiological functioning of the body.

Moreover, Foods rich in antioxidants help in reducing oxidative stress, and moringa is one of them as it has high levels of antioxidants.