Moringa oleifera, often called the drumstick tree, the miracle tree or the horseradish tree has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties.
It is a fast-growing drought-resistant tree native to north India, widely cultivated for its seed, pods, and leaves.
It has antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant, and inflammatory properties.
Moringa offers a lot of benefits and its uses range from health and beauty to helping prevent and also cure diseases. Some of these benefits include;
1. Moringa helps to fight against bacterial diseases
It has antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties that might help to combat infections caused by bacteria.
2. It improves bone health
Moringa leaves are rich in phosphorus and calcium which are needed for good bone health. Moringa also helps to fight against osteoporosis and keeps the bone and teeth strong.
3. Moringa nourishes the hair and skin
Moringa contains proteins that are helpful in protecting the skin cells from damage. It also contains hydrating and detoxifying elements which boost the skin and hair.
4. Moringa can lower cholesterol levels
Moringa has an amazing cholesterol-lowering effect which potentially helps to reduce the risk of heart diseases.
5. Moringa can help in treating diabetes
It helps to reduce blood sugar levels, thereby potentially reducing the risk of diabetes and other related diseases.
6. It helps in preventing cancer
Moringa extract contains niazimicin, a compound that suppresses the development of cancer cells.
7. Moringa helps in treating Edema
Edema is a condition where fluids build up in specific tissues of the body. Moringa, due to its anti-inflammatory properties, can help prevent the buildup of these fluids, thereby preventing edema.
8. Moringa helps to improve eye health
Owing to its high antioxidant level, moringa contains eyesight improving properties that may help to prevent the dilation of retinal vessels, prevent thickening of the capillary membrane, and inhibit retinal dysfunction.