Moringa is a unique plant because almost all parts of it — leaves, seeds, flowers/pods, stem and roots — can be used as a source for nutrition and its other medicinal properties that fight free radical damage. The most popular medicinal use of Moringa, both traditionally and today, involves drying and grinding down the tree’s antioxidant-packed leaves to unlock the most Moringa benefits.
Moringa leaves are loaded with numerous nutrients, including antioxidants, protein, calcium, beta-carotene, vitamin C and potassium. Because it provides a concentrated source of vitamin A, Moringa is given to thousands of children in third-world countries every year suffering from life-threatening vitamin A deficiency, which is linked to impaired immune function.
With an exceptionally high nutritional value, Moringa can be used to obtain important trace minerals, protein and phenolics. The plant contains a rare and unique combination of disease-preventing phytonutrients, including zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol — proven anti-inflammatories with strong medicinal values. Numerous studies have shown that these compounds are protective of the heart, natural circulatory stimulants, and possess antitumor, anti-epileptic, anti-ulcer, antispasmodic, antihypertensive and antidiabetic effects.
Several popular uses of Moringa oils are to help retain skin’s moisture, speed up wound healing, and soothe dry or burnt skin.
Another interesting use of the seeds is for water purification. Combining Moringa seeds with water helps impurities cling to the seeds so they can be removed, leaving behind better quality water that’s lower in toxins. Salt also seems to bind to moringa, which is beneficial for producing fresh-tasting water. Some studies have shown that 0.2 grams of ground Moringa seeds can turn one litre of contaminated water into safe drinking water due to the coagulating actions of certain ingredients in the seeds that absorb bacteria, adding water purification to the list of Moringa benefits.
Moringa is Safe For Everyone
Rapidly growing bodies need nutrients to aid in muscle and bone growth, brain development, mental clarity, healthy skin, hair, and nails, and to strengthen the immune system. Children deprived of nourishment during these intensive growth cycles may show lower IQ levels, speech and language difficulties, and slower motor skills. They can contract a number of chronic diseases and ailments, setting them up for poor health lifelong.
Yet children are fussy eaters, selecting sugared cereals, pop, and fatty dairy products, over vegetables, fruit, whole grains and lean meats. With Moringa, you can give your child a head start to a healthy life.
A, B Complex Vitamins (thiamine, niacin, and riboflavin), copper, manganese, and zinc!
Pregnant and Nursing Women
Pregnant and nursing women, and their babies, can benefit from Moringa, a single, natural, nutrient dense product, which contains the goodness of a whole food.
The leaves contain high amounts of calcium and protein, more than milk and dairy products. They are lactose free and nut free, so those who are lactose intolerant or have nut allergies can consume them safely.
Moringa also has high levels of vitamin A, known to aid in the production of breast milk and increase the overall quality of milk secreted. In fact, studies have shown a 25% increase in milk production through the use of Moringa. In addition, the milk contains a greater concentration of nutrients when compared to the breast milk of those not consuming the leaf powder.
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So you know what is safe for you, is safe for baby too.
The World Health Organization recommends feeding malnourished infants and children Moringa on a daily basis.
Because it’s completely natural and free from chemical additives, Moringa taken by mouth or used on the skin seems to be very well-tolerated and unlikely to cause side effects. Leaves, fruit, oil and seeds from the Moringa tree have been consumed safely for thousands of years, but today there are various forms of Moringa supplements or extracts sold, so it’s important to buy the purest kind you can find.
It’s possible that chemicals within the plant’s root, bark and flowers can lead to contractions of the uterus, which can cause complications during pregnancy. Use Moringa under the care of a healthcare professional or functional doctor if pregnant or breastfeeding to air on the safe side.