The Myriad Health Benefits of Moringa

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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.

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Dr. Hirna Bhatt holds a Master degree in Physiotherapy from Sheffield Hallam University U.K and a Master degree in Acupuncture from Nagpur University. She is specialized in musculoskeletal conditions and have over 3 years of experience in treating patients. Besides working as a therapist, she has keen interest in painting and craft work. She quotes, “Do what makes you happy, success comes in that happiness.”

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  1. I could not agree more with you. Moringa is a superfood and has so many healing properties I don’t think we have analyzed it and investigated it well enough. More to come. And I like the fact that it can reduce our weight.

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