What is Moringa?
What are the Moringa Benefits?
What is Moringa good for?
These are the most common questions we hear.
Moringa Oleifera, The Tree of Life, commonly called the ‘drumstick tree”, and ‘horseradish tree’ is native to India but has been planted around the world. Moringa is one of the most powerful health-enhancing plants yet known to man. Moringa has more nutrition in the leaf than any other plant yet known. India’s ancient tradition of ayurvedic medicine sites 300 diseases that are treated with the leaves of the Moringa tree. The Sanskrit word for Moringa is saubhajnana which means ‘knowledge of the heavens’. Moringa has been used for thousands of years and is very well known in other parts of the world. Health organizations have been promoting Moringa for mal nutrition in many countries for many years. It is widely used for nursing and pregnant women to give them more nutrition, as well as their babies. Children are also given Moringa to improve their chances of surviving the early fragile years of life.
I like to tell people that Moringa is the newest ancient discovery. The benefits of Moringa are not only for people, but also for animals, soil health and water clarification. Moringa is unique in this regard. Various parts of the tree can be used for multiple applications. Go to other tabs on my site to read about the wide range of uses. This is the best place to answer the question ‘What is Moringa good for?”
The benefits of Moringa are also varied. Moringa is used by many for maintaining their level of good health. Even though there are many organic products in the marketplace, the organic standard we now have does not guarantee that those products are free of contaminants or that they have the full range of vitamins and minerals they should. That means that we still have to eat high nutrition foods to supplement our daily nutritional intake. Moringa is the best way to do this. It is a whole food. Moringa For Life’s process of drying it, also ensures that it is still a raw food. The Moringa Leaf Powder is a concentrate so the vitamin, mineral and anti-oxidant levels are amplified. As a powder, it is easy to add to foods or to make a tea.
Through daily intake of Moringa, many people have also found health benefits of Moringa in areas of illness and ailments. While the list continues to grow, here are a few of the Moringa benefits that our customers report to us: more energy, better sleep, improved mood, stable blood sugar, stable blood pressure, better digestion, pain relief due to reduced inflammation, more milk production for nursing mothers, acne, weight loss. And many more. Our customers have experienced Moringa health benefits with the following illnesses: Insomnia, Fibro myalgia, Chrone’s Disease, Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lime’s Disease, Dengue Fever, Malaria, HIV Aids, Cancer, Hashimoto’s Disease, Thyroid, Diabetes, Fatigue, Anemia, Liver Function, Immune support, Intestinal problems, stress, High Blood Pressure and many more. The list grows as people use it and report to us the health benefits and improvements. These Moringa health benefits are from our Moringa Leaf Powder. Our Moringa Seed Oil also has many Moringa health benefits.
Moringa Seed Oil has long been recognized to regenerate skin cells. All the major skin companies now have Moringa Seed Oil in their high quality skin products like anti-aging cream. It is used for all types of skin issues and conditions. Some of the uses include: dry skin, cuts, burns, scars, wind burn, chicken pocks, shingles, psoriasis, eczema, scar tissue, diaper rash, athlete’s foot, gum disease, vaginal dryness, all kinds of rash, even to clear eyes from burning. The Moringa Seed Powder is also used for jock itch, athlete’s foot and as a very effective deodorant.
As you can see, there are so many uses for the amazing Moringa Tree. That is why it is affectionately called, The Miracle Tree. Try it to see what health benefits of Moringa you will experience.
Detoxification – Moringa is used to reduce inflammation and in this process takes out toxins.
Antibotic – Moringa is used as a topical and internal treatment for minor infections. Its antibiotic property is identified as Pterygospermin, a bacterial and fungicidal compound. Its chemical description is glucosinolate 4 alpha-L-rhamnosyloxy benzyl isothiocyanate.
Skin Treatment – Moringa leaf and seed oil has great healing benefits for the skin. They can be used to treat cuts, scrapes, sores, and rashes as well as cracking and other signs of aging. The Seed Oil is cell-regenerative, working to heal scars and wrinkles. It has also been used for eczema and shingles.
Anti-inflammatory – Moringa is also found to be effective in trauma initiated chronic swelling.
Diabetes – An extract from the Moringa leaf has been shown to be effective in lowering blood sugar levels within 3 hours of ingestion. Though less effectively than the standard hypoglycemic drug, glibenclamide. The effects increased with larger doses.
Adaptogen– Moringa works to bring the body to a balanced state of health – capable of toning down or strengthening the activity of the bodies hyper functioning systems, depending on your body’s needs.
Rejuvenating – restorative Chi tonic, increasing the bodies’ resistance to stress, trauma, anxiety, and fatigue.
have a stabilizing effect on blood pressure and is used to treat anxiety. It is believed to control glucose levels in cases of diabetes
mixed with honey and followed by a drink of coconut milk 2 or 3 times a day, leaves are
used as a remedy for diarrhea, dysentery and colitis.
used as a diuretic.
eating leaves is recommended in cases of gonorrhea because of the diuretic action.
a poultice is made from leaves and applied to reduce glandular swelling
used as a skin antiseptic
used to treat fevers, bronchitis, eye and ear infections, scurvy, and catarrh (inflammation of the mucus membrane)
anthelminic (used to kill intestinal worms)
used as a purgative
used to increase woman’s milk production
used to treat anemia
It is best known as an excellent source of nutrition and natural energy booster. This energy boost
is not based on sugar, or caffeine so it is sustained.
Source: Moringa Nature’s Medicine Chest – Sanford Holst
For more medicinal studies go to www.pubmed.org
Moringa is easy to grow and has so many uses:
Once established it sends a tap root down to the water table making it drought tolerant.
It accumulates nitrogen and so can be used as a fertilizer.
The young leaves act as a natural plant growth hormone
It is a livestock feed
It grows tall and lacy if left unchecked and so is good for forest gardening
The seed cake is used to clarify water
The seed oil never goes rancid and is used in fine machinery
The seed oil burns clean and so is a good source for heat and light
It is a sustainable food source for third world countries where malnutrition is prevalent.
Energy is the hot topic lately and may well be for many years to come. How to get more of it, store it, release it… We are producing and processing more information and activities in a day than ever before. We demand more and more from our bodies without giving it basic essentials. We are bombarded with a multitude of toxins from every part of our environment. It is becoming apparent that we cannot sustain this way at life, nor should we. Slowing down and focusing on the simple pleasures of life can go far in healing. But slowing down and simplifying may not be enough. We must revitalize our bodies and give it vibrant, clean nutrition.
Being a trained Organic Inspector, I focus on the health of the soil. Plants are only as healthy as the soil they are grown in. To optimize the soil quality, I researched plants with the highest amount of nutrition. This led me to study the countries that are underfed and undernourished. In this country, we are over fed and under nourished. Moringa has the potential to return vital health to our population by real nourishment. Besides the nutritional value, all parts of this tree are edible and medicinal. Many of our customers have found they can replace or reduce medications with the use of Moringa. It grows rapidly in a wide range of conditions, and so many can grow their own Moringa and have easy access to their own food as medicine.
It is the most durable and resilient plant I have known. It has an incredible amount of life energy and will to live. I believe this energy is passed on to us when we use it and consume it.
Most of my work is to educate people about the many uses of this tree. I sell the tree so people can become sustainable. I have developed products that make it easy to use and add to your daily intake of food and vitamins. I will continue to develop products from Moringa to make this plant in everyday use for those wishing to eat better and make food your medicine.
In this journey, I have been led to a connection with Moringa that is instructional, enhancing and sacred. It requires an open hand and open heart. It is the grand nurturer, giving so much to a world in great need. The uses are only limited by our own limits and imagination. It is truly a wondrous journey. Join me. My goal is to bring Moringa to every corner of the world, every town, and township, every home and heart. That is a life worth living, a world worth loving.
“But once we become aware of the impact of our food choices, we can never really forget. For the earth itself will remind us, as will our children and the animals and the forests and the sky and the rivers – that we are part of this earth, and it is part of us. All things are deeply connected, and so the choices we make in our daily lives have enormous influence, not only on our own health and vitality, but also on the lives of other beings, and indeed on the destiny of life on earth.”
– John Robbins 1988