Moringa plant is gradually gaining popularity as the new ‘super-food’ because of its anti-inflammatory, tissue protective and anti-oxidant properties.
Moringa Oleifera, also referred to as ben tree, horseradish or drumstick tree, is a plant indigenous to India, Pakistan and Nepal and has been used since generations to treat diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disorders, anemia, conditions associated with the liver, skin, respiratory and digestive diseases.
Although more popular as the supplement of the leaf powder, the pods, flowers, bark, roots and seeds of the plant are edible as well.
Some of the major benefits of consuming Moringa are:
1It is packed with nutrients
Moringa is packed with minerals, amino acids and vitamins. It is also loaded with significant amounts of Vitamin C, A and E, potassium, protein and calcium. The pods of the tree contain lesser amounts of minerals and vitamins as compared to the leaves. In the developing nations, the diets people follow may be lacking in sufficient quantities of vitamins, proteins and minerals. In such cases, Moringa Oleifera can act as the perfect substitute. But one thing to bear in mind here is that consuming this particular supplement in the form of capsules won’t work as good as expected.