Moringa, or “horseradish tree”, “drumstick tree”, or “miracle tree”, is a plant native to India, with small, round leaves, which has been used to treat numerous ailments for thousands of years, due to its powerful nutrients.
Its leaves are high in minerals and vitamins, like beta-carotene, potassium, calcium, vitamin C, and proteins. According to Ayurveda, Moringa effectively cures over 300 diseases.
Even though Moringaoleifera has been on the market in the last several years, it has been used in the traditional medicine for long. Nowadays, it is also cultivated in central America, Africa, and the Caribbean.
It may be the explanation why the population in India has an 84% lower death rate of pancreatic cancer than the people in the United States.
Namely, only 100 gr. of the leaves of moringa includes:
– 10 times more vitamin A than carrots;
– 25 times more iron than spinach;
– 9 times more protein than yogurt;
– 17 times more calcium than milk;
– 15 more potassium than bananas;
– 12 times more vitamin C than oranges.
According to a recent study, the consumption of 7 gr. of moringa leaf powder for a period of three months lowers the blood sugar levels by 13.5%.
Moreover, due to a compound in its leaves called niaziminin, this plant has powerful anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties.
This miraculous plant is high in fibers that eliminate the excessive amounts of waste in the intestines, and is excellent for the digestive system. It also includes isothiocyanates that have powerful anti-bacterial properties that fight the H. Pylori bacteria, which causes gastritis, ulcers, and gastric ulcers.
This plant also regulates the function of the thyroid, even if it is hyperactive.