Moringa oleifera is a plant that is often called the drumstick tree, the miracle tree, the ben oil tree, or the horseradish tree.
Moringa has been used for centuries due to its medicinal properties and health benefits. It also has antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Almost all parts of the tree are eaten or used as ingredients in traditional herbal medicines.
Moringa leaves are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals. One cup of fresh, chopped leaves (21 grams) contains (2Trusted Source):
- Protein: 2 grams
- Vitamin B6: 19% of the RDA
- Vitamin C: 12% of the RDA
- Iron: 11% of the RDA
- Riboflavin (B2): 11% of the RDA
- Vitamin A (from beta-carotene): 9% of the RDA
- Magnesium: 8% of the RDA
Few Benefits of Moringa :
Boosts Energy & Metabolism: Moringa contains Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, calcium, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorous which boost normal metabolism
Detoxification: Moringa is a powerhouse 90 essential vitamins, minerals; anti-inflammatory compounds which help repair the damaged cells and heal the body
Healthy and Radiant Skin: Moringa is rich in anti-oxidants and skin loving vitamins A, E, C, D, K and Zinc which aid in promoting healthy radiant skin and delays aging process and heals wounds
Reduces Fatigue: Moringa is a rare plant source that contains 18 essential Amino acids, including Omega 3, 6, & 9 and high in Vitamin A and Iron ( 325 & 468% of RDA per 100 gms) which support reduction in fatigue and tiredness
Overall to conclude….it is no wonder why we call Moringa ..The Miracle Tree!