What is Moringa?

WHAT IS MORINGA?

Many people may have heard someone mention Moringa, but still asked themselves “What is Moringa?”. Moringa Oleifera, commonly called the ‘drumstick tree”, and ‘horseradish tree’ is native to India but has been planted around the world and is naturalized in many countries. Moringa is one of the most powerful health-enhancing plants yet known to man. While many things found in nature can have one or two health benefits, Moringa has a multitude of benefits. A simple answer to the question, “What is Moringa?”, is that Moringa is a superfood that contains more nutrition in the leaf than any other plant yet known.
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Flower
Gum
Seed
Bark
Root
Leaf

What is Moringa? Moringa is a tree with very powerful leaves! 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. 

Moringa Leaves…

  • 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)
  • anthelmintic (used to kill intestinal worms)
  • used as a purgative.
  • used to increase woman’s milk production.
  • used to treat anemia.

Whenever using Moringa or any other plant as a food or medicine, always begin slowly and observe any reactions.  Slowly increase Moringa to the level that feels right for you.  Many people are now using Moringa leaf for a whole host of ailments with positive results.  Universities, and medical schools and labs are testing Moringa for a multitude of diseases.  Many of our customers have reported that Moringa has healed many diseases and ailments. As these results are reported, we learn the vast curative properties Moringa possesses.


Ancient Uses & Remedies 
  • In India, juice from leaves is believed to have a stabilizing effect on blood pressure and is used to treat anxiety.
  • In Senegal, an infusion of leaf juice 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 (inflammation of the colon).
  • Leaf juice, sometimes with carrot juice added, used as a diuretic (to increase urine flow). Eating leaves is recommended in cases of gonorrhea on account of the diuretic action.
  • In India and Nicaragua, leaves and young buds are rubbed on the temple for headache.
  • In India and the Philippines, a poultice made from fresh leaves is applied to reduce glandular swelling.
  • It was reported that Malaysians sometimes applied a leaf poultice to the abdomen to expel intestinal worms.
  • Leaf juice is sometimes used as a skin antiseptic.
  • In India, leaves used to treat fevers, bronchitis, eye and ear infections, scurvy and catarrh (inflammation of the mucus membrane).
  • Leaves are considered to be anthelmintic (able to kill intestinal worms).
  • Leaves are used as an irritant and as a purgative.
  • In Nicaragua, Guatemala and Senegal, leaves are applied as poultice on sores and skin infections.
  • In the Philippines, eating leaves is believed to increase a woman’s milk production and is sometimes prescribed for anemia.

Make sure you understand the difference between fresh Moringa leaf and dried leaf powder.  The dried powder is more concentrated.  When we dry Moringa, we calculate the difference to be 6 pounds of fresh to make 1 pound of dried.  It can vary up to 10 pounds of fresh to make 1 pound of dried.  It depends on the moisture level of the fresh leaf.

GRAM FOR GRAM FRESH MORINGA LEAVES CONTAIN:

Moringa vitamins

Flower

Moringa flowers are beautiful and slightly fragrant. They are very individual in their appearance with many variations. They grow in clusters and range in color from white to cream.

  • Flowers are traditionally used as a tonic, diuretic, and abortifacient.
  • Flowers are considered to be anthelminitic.
  • Used to cure inflammations, muscle diseases, tumors and enlargement of the spleen.
  • In India, juice pressed from the flowers is said to alleviate sore throat and catarrh.
  • In Puerto Rico, an infusion of the flowers is used as an eyewash and a decoction from the flowers has been used to treat hysteria.

Gum

  • Gum, mixed with sesame oil, is used to relieve headaches. This is also poured into ears for the relief of earache.
  • In Java, gum is given for intestinal complaints.
  • In India, gum is used for dental caries.
  • Gum is considered to be diuretic.
  • In India and in Senegal, gum is considered useful in treating fevers, dysentery and asthma.
  • Gum is used as an astringent and rubefacient (skin tonics).
  • In India, gum is sometimes used as an abortifacient.
  • In India, gum is used to treat syphilis and rheumatism.

Seed

  • Seeds can be used to combat fever.
  • Flowers, leaves and roots used as remedies for various tumors, and the seed for abdominal tumors.
  • In Aruba, a paste of crushed seeds is spread on warts.

Bark

  • In Senegal, root and tree bark are used to treat sores and skin infections.
  • Bark is regarded as useful in treating scurvy.
  • In India, stem and root bark are taken as appetizers and digestives.
  • In Senegal, a decoction of root bark, roots, leaves and flowers is used to treat epilepsy, hysteria, and intestinal spasms.
  • In India, a decoction of the root bark is used as a fermentation to relieve intestinal spasm and is considered useful in calculous affections (mineral buildup/kidney stones).
  • Stem bark is used to cure eye diseases.
  • In India, stem and root bark are believed to be aphrodisiacs and anthelmintic.
  • In India, root bark is said to prevent enlargement of the spleen and formation of tuberculous glands of the neck, to destroy tumors and to heal ulcers.
  • Juice from root bark is put into the ear to relieve earaches and also placed in a toothache cavity as a pain killer.
  • Bark is used as a treatment for delirious patients.
  • In the Philippines it is believed that, roots, chewed and applied to a snakebite, will keep the poison from spreading.
  • Bark is used as a rubefacient and as a vesicant.
  • In India, bark is sometimes mixed with peppercorns and used as an abortifacient (although often with fatal consequences).

Root

  • In India, roots are used as a carminative (promotes gas expulsion from the alimentary canal, against intestinal pain or spasms) and as a laxative.
  • Roots are considered useful against intermittent fevers and are sometimes chewed to relieve cold symptoms.
  • Juice from roots is applied externally as a rubefacient (skin tonic), counterirritant or vesicant (agent to induce blistering).
  • Roots are used as an abortifacient, diuretic and a cardiac and circulatory tonic.
  • Roots are used to treat epilepsy, nervous debility and hysteria.
  • In Senegal and India, roots are pounded and mixed with salt to make a poultice for treating rheumatism and articular pains. In Senegal, this poultice is also used to relieve lower back or kidney pain.
  • Roots are used as a purgative.
  • In India, Indo-China, Nicaragua and Nigeria, a root poultice is used to treat inflammations, especially swelling of tissues in the foot (pedal edema).
  • A decoction of roots is used to cleanse sores and ulcers.
  • In India and Indo-China roots are used to treat cases of scurvy.
  • Root juice mixed with milk is considered useful against in hiccoughs, asthma, gout, lumbago, rheumatism, enlarged spleen or liver, internal and deep-seated inflammations, and calculous affections. Crushed root mixed with rum has been used as a liniment on rheumatism.
  • A snuff made from roots is inhaled to relieve earache and toothache.
  • A juice made from a combination of fresh roots, bark and leaves is inserted into the nostrils to arouse a patient from coma or stupor.

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