One of the best plants that we have growing on our property is Moringa. If you want to be healthier, want to not have problems with your body and have energy and live longer, this is the herb you need. It’s so easy to grow too if you live in a tropical climate. You can grow this in a pot and bring it in when it gets cold outside. It was used in traditional medicines for years in South Asia. It’s also known as drumstick and is powerful with antioxidants.
It is proven to be healthy, yet there is still time to examine its many benefits.
Here are 7 reasons for consuming Moringa leaves and fruits.
Value of nutrition
the fruits and leaves of this herb have many minerals and vitamins. Also 1 cup of pods gives you 157% RDA of vitamin C.
One cup also has:
- Vitamin B6 – 19% of your daily needs
- Vitamin A – 9%
- Protein – 2g
- Vitamin C – 12%
- Vitamin B2 Riboflavin – 11%
- Iron – 11%
- Magnesium – 8%
You can find this as a supplement but using a natural plant is the best. Here in Costa Rica you can go to the Natural Botanica stores and actually buy some of it in dry form. We have even seen a few vendors at the local farmers market (Feria) who carry not only the plant but the seeds and dried leaves.
Consuming this plant makes bone density better. It has calcium and iron that stops bone loss. Also, give it to adolescents while they are growing to help boost their stamina and health.
This herb has antioxidants and fights free radicals. It stops cancer from forming. It also has vitamin C and beta carotene, but chlorogenic acid and quercetin too. They are the best shield to these free radicals.
Take the root of this plant and make a juice out of it.
This can soothe issues like conjunctivitis. Take the leaves and grind them well if you are using fresh, put this pasty cream on your eyelids. If you make this juice with honey, you can use it as eyeliner and resolve corneal issues. It also reduces swelling of the eyes.
Lowering The Blood Sugar
In case you are diabetic, moringa can help with that. If your blood sugar is abnormal for some time, start taking some right away.
The pods and leaves are also great for cleansing the blood. Make it in a soup for example and this will also cleanse acne and skin problems. The juice can be used topically on the acne and pimples and it will heal them since it is antibiotic.
Due to the amounts of vitamin A, aging is slowed down. Also vision is improved and immunity is strengthened.
There is still more research to be made as to it’s full benefits. One thing is certain is that it is truly healthy for you and you can freely include it in your diet. I add it to just about everything. It really has no taste to add it to your smoothie, cookies, crackers, soups, add it to anything to include it in your diet.
God/Spirit lead us to Costa Rica where there are many healing herbs and plants around. This is just one of those plants that grows year round. We like to keep ours from getting too tall so we cut it to a certain height and dry the leaves. In a matter of a few weeks we see new branches forming. Poorer countries around the world are growing this to help feed poor families.