Moringa is native to the Sub-Himalayan tracts of India. It is an important crop in India, Ethiopia, Philippines, and the Sudan. It is being grown in Tropical Asia, Latin America, Africa, Caribbean, and the Pacific Islands. Over the past 2 decades, many reports have appeared in mainstream scientific journals describing its nutritional and medicinal properties.
There are many beneficial properties of the moringa tree, Here’s a quick look at a few of them:
- Moringa is rich in Vitamin A.
- It is also a rich source of Vitamin C many times more than oranges.
- The amount of calcium present in moringa leaves is way higher than milk.
- Moringa leaves contain two times the protein present in milk.
- Moringa leaves contain several times more potassium than bananas.
- Potassium, zinc is also found in large quantities in moringa.
- Moringa leaves contains three times more iron than spinach.
- Essential Amino acids are also found in moringa.
- Moringa helps to balance sugar levels.
- It also aid in digestion.
- It is a nutrition booster and is known to promote a feeling of well-being.
- Moringa leaves help stimulate cell structure
- It can also be used as a water purifier.
Moringa oleifera: A Review of the Medical Evidence for Its Nutritional, Therapeutic, and Prophylactic Properties. Part 1. Jed W. Fahey, Sc.D.
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences,
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