Enjoy the Health Benefits of Moringa
Moringa is rapidly becoming known the world over as “the miracle tree”. This is not surprising, considering its remarkable nutrient content and curative ability. Moringa supports brain function, heart, liver and immune system, amongst other things. It is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants
Although moringa seems to have risen very suddenly to “superfood” status in the West, people have been using it for centuries for its many health benefits. You can use all parts of the tree: the leaves, flowers, seeds (which are rich in oil), pods, bark and roots.
How to Use Moringa Powder
To get the most benefit from moringa powder, you can mix it into your daily drinks or add it to your foods. Just be sure that you don’t allow it to cook, as heat will destroy valuable nutrients. Sprinkle a teaspoonful over your salads, cooked and cooled oatmeal, vegetables etc. It’s also great mixed into yogurt.
Although you can consume moringa as a tea, adding the powder to hot water will break down some of the antioxidants. You can make a “cold” tea by stirring a teaspoonful of moringa powder into a cupful of water until it is mostly dissolved. Strain it through a fine strainer, add a little honey and lemon to taste, then drink.
Adding the powder to a smoothie is another way to drink down the powder. Moringa goes especially well with spinach, kale or other green vegetable smoothies because of its earthy taste.
Don’t overdo the moringa – too much can have a laxative effect. Start by taking no more than 1-2 teaspoons a day to enjoy the benefits.
If you don’t like the strong, radish-like taste of moringa, this would be one way of getting around that. Taking your moringa powder in capsule form is, perhaps, a more convenient option – no mess, no fuss. You’ll get dosage instructions on the bottle.
Moringa As a Source of Protein
Containing all 9 essential amino acids, moringa is a complete protein source.
Extracts of moringa contain a highly-concentrated form of the herb in a vegetable glycerin or alcohol base. Glycerin is more gentle on your system, has a low GI and “condenses” the ingredients without affecting the way they function.
Global Healing Center’s Moringa Raw Herbal Extract is a great supplement that you can use every day. The included dropper is pre-measured so there’s no guesswork. Simply take it once in the morning to start your day off the right way and again in the evening!
Make a Herbal Tea
Unlike moringa leaf powder, which doesn’t mix so easily and can have an overpowering flavor, the Raw Herbal Extract liquid formula is pleasant to use and has a mild, green, earthy taste. Add a serving to iced water for an invigorating herbal tea.
Moringa Benefits for Skin
Moringa may help to reduce blemishes and wrinkles and firm up your facial skin, making you younger-looking. You can use moringa oil and powder topically to protect the skin from environmental damage.
To make a face mask, mix 3/4 teaspoonful of moringa powder with 3/4 teaspoonful of manuka honey and enough water to make a paste. Apply to the face and leave it on for about 20 minutes, then rinse off.
Moringa Benefits for Hair
Two minerals that are important for healthy hair are iron and zinc. The iron in moringa helps to carry oxygenated blood to the hair follicles, while zinc helps to improve hair growth and keep the follicles in a healthy condition.
Moringa for Weight Loss
Moringa leaves contain chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant that you will also find in coffee beans. Chlorogenic acid helps to balance blood sugar levels and burn fat, which could potentially help with weight loss.
A study using chlorogenic-acid-enriched coffee showed that chlorogenic acid helps to limit the absorption and utilization of glucose in the body. This would indicate that extended use of moringa in some form may result in reduced body fat and body mass.
Warning: Do not take moringa if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant (parts of the plant could possibly cause miscarriage).
Moringa Benefits for Men
Although women and men all need their daily dose of vitamins and minerals, there are some nutrients that are of special importance to men. These include omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium and vitamin D.
Omega-3 has many health benefits, including keeping the brain and heart healthy.
Magnesium is especially important for men, in that it benefits 3 of their biggest health concerns: kidney stones formation, heart disease
Vitamin D is essential for muscle development and testosterone production.
Benefits of Moringa, Summarised:
- Boosts energy
- Powerful immune system booster
- Potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
- Promotes normal blood sugar levels
- Supports a healthy heart
- Protects the liver
- Promotes wound healing
- Boosts memory and mood
- Reduces swelling and redness
- May promote weight loss
- May enhance male sexual function
Dr. Edward G. Group of Global Healing Center on the Benefits of Moringa:
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