Moringa

Moringa can be found in 5000 year old records from its native origins in Northwestern India. Here it is said to cure and alleviate over 300 diseases. Its presence in Egyptian hieroglyphics  to writings of ancient Greece reflect the beginning of its spread to equatorial countries all over the world.   As a food source and topical oil its uses and beneficial properties are unparalleled.   I invite you to include the "Miracle Tree" as part of your day for learning and living wisely.  May nature's abundance transform your life!

Moringa Olifera

Moringa Olifera

 

Moringa is the most nutritional dense plant in our world.  All parts of the plant are edible.

So what should you do when you come across the most nutritionally dense plant in the world?  Well , eat some, of course!  While there are many plants to rival the Moringa as a crop, shrub or tree, none can quite compare to the diverse nutritional abundance found in its leaves, stems, roots, and seed pods. The species Moringa Olifera,  which is primarily  addressed here, is one of over 400 varieties and known by many names throughout the world.  Some of the common names reflect the shape of the seed pods(drumstick tree) or the spicy flavor of the fresh leaves(horseradish tree).   Its virtues which have been extolled for thousands of years have been verified by modern research laboratories on a global scale. This plant is used in third world countries to combat malnutrition and increase breast milk. It has been said  to prevent and treat over 300 diseases. It is considered an anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-arthritis, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, and anti-microbial among other healing traits. Its beneficial components boost energy by replenishing the body of essential nutrients and providing detoxifying properties. Its seed contains coagulants that are used to purify water and components that help to lower blood sugar levels in diabetics. It can be eaten and incorporated fresh, dried, or powdered into most any recipe. It contains over 92 nutrients, enzymes, minerals, vitamins, proteins, and amino acids.  Along with these are 46 anti-oxidants found in its leaves.  For instance:  Vitamin A which acts as a shield against eye disease, skin disease, heart ailments, diarrhea, and many other diseases. Vitamin C which fights a host of illnesses including colds and flu. Calcium which builds strong bones and teeth and helps prevent osteoporosis. Potassium which is essential for the functioning of the brain and nerves. Proteins which are the basic building blocks for all of our body cells.

 

Moringa contains a dense combination of vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes, amino acids, micronutrients and antioxidants. It can do no less than build a strong defense against pathogens, viruses, and degenerative diseases. This is an extraordinary plant that  balances the body's nutritional uptake while detoxified our vital organs.

Welcome to Moringa!
Blanca

 

Just the Facts

A question of dosage...a little goes a long way to better health and nutrition:

  • 1,600-2,200 mg for a 150lb person

  • 2,100-2,900 mg for a 200lb person  (for example 1 tsp of flour is aprox 2600 milligrams)

  • 2,700-3,600 mg for a 250lb person  

 

Moringa leaves compared to common foods:

4 x Vitamin A of Carrots, 7 x Vitamin C of Oranges, 4 x Calcium of Milk, 3 x Potassium of Bananas, 2 x Protein of Yogurt.... also 50 x B3 then peanuts, 36 X Magnesium then eggs, 25 x more iron then spinach...need I go on?
Tiny leaves = Enormous Benefits!!
Gram-for-gram comparison of nutritional data. Values per 100gm edible portion

 

Check out these sites for more information:

treesforlife.org/our-work/our-initiatives/moringa/nutritional-information       
moringaforlife.com (FYI: Site where I am teaching classes and hosting certification courses!)