Moringa oleifera is part of the traditional medicine that originates in South Asia. Moringa also goes by the name ‘drumstick’. This plant is extremely beneficial since it contains a lot of antioxidants.
Even though the scientific community confirmed the health benefits of this plant, it still needs a lot of research.
Moringa is rich in many minerals and vitamins. The leaves are packed with more nutrients than the pods. A cup of fresh pods provide 15% of the RDA of vitamin C, 19% of the daily allowance of vitamin B6, 9% of vitamin A, 11% of vitamin B2 (riboflavin), 8% of magnesium, 11% of iron and 2g of proteins. This leaves are also used as dietary supplements. If you want to enjoy all of its benefits, it is best to grow it in your own home.
- Stronger bones
You will improve bone density by consuming Moringa oleifera. Besides preventing bone density loss, it also strengthens your bones. That is due to its richness in iron and calcium.
It is recommended to give this herb to kids for stronger and better bone growth. Besides that, it boosts your physical stamina.
- Anti- cancer properties
This plant can prevent the formation of cancer due to its high richness in antioxidants, which fight free radicals. It contains chlorogenic acid and quercetin, which are powerful antioxidants that are able to act by negating free radical activity in the body. The development of tumors and growth of cancerous cells are prevented by the anti-cancer properties.
- Giving Relief from Headaches
If you want to get rid of your headache, use the root of this incredible plant. Extract the juice from its roots. Consume a mixture of the juice and jaggery in equal amounts. Your headache will be gone in a heartbeat.
- Treating eye issues
Moringa is able to treat eye issues, including conjunctivitis. Before applying it on your eyes, you need to take some leaves and make a paste by grinding them. In order to cure corneal disorders or eye swelling, mix its juice with some honey and apply it as eyeliner.
- Lower Blood Sugar Levels
Moringa oleifera can be a natural way to manage your diabetes if you are a person who suffers from this disease and cannot keep your blood sugar levels under control. You will increase the risk of many types of health conditions, including heart disease, if your blood sugar levels remain uncontrollable for a longer period of time.
According to many studies, you will provide positive benefits in lowering the blood pressure by including this incredible plant in your diet. These studies were mainly conducted on animals. However, some of the studies were conducted on humans.
According to one study that involved 30 women, the subjects had their blood sugar levels reduced by 13.5%. This happened because they consumed 7g of leaf powder every day for 3 months.
- Purify the blood
If you want to purify the blood, the drumstick pods are the perfect solution for you. In order to fight against acne and other skin issues, you can make a soup but you can also apply the juice directly on the acne or pimples. Due to its antibiotic properties your skin irritations will heal faster.
- Anti-Aging Food
You are able to stop the natural process of aging due to its high levels of vitamin A. Besides improving your vision, it also strengthens your immune system.
Moringa is not popular among people. You will notice dramatic changes in your health by adding this natural food in your diet.