Moringa Tree and Your Health

Moringa oleifera, otherwise known as Moringa Tree, is an amazing plant. It’s been touted as a superfood, with the leaves, pods, and oil all being edible, and has been a significant food source for thousands of years in tropical Asia and Africa.

Its oil has also been prized for its cosmetic value. People everywhere today are finding uses for it, for example, as a moisturizer and to sooth summertime skin problems.

Moringa Tree and Your HealthOn top of all this, Ayurvedic medicine uses Moringa Tree to treat hundreds of health problems. Of course you can improve your overall nutrition by eating Moringa Tree leaves and pods, or by taking supplements. But if you already have a health concern, Moringa Tree may also be of help in solving the problem.

Some properties of Moringa Tree, for example its ability to lower blood pressure and to thicken the blood, make it inappropriate for people who already have low blood pressure or who are using a prescription blood thinner. And if you are pregnant or nursing you’re advised to consult your doctor before taking Moringa Tree.

What sorts of health issues can Moringa address?

Antibacterial value. Moringa is a germ killer when used on the body, and it’s also used to inhibit bacteria in areas where you need sanitary conditions, for example around food.

Anti-fungal properties. Moringa fights diseases caused by fungi.

Asthma and allergies. These are among the most common uses of Moringa in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Moringa performs like an anti-histamine.

Moringa Tree and Your HealthArthritis. Moringa has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe arthritis.

Cancer, even ovarian cancer. Studies show that Moringa Tree may retard the proliferation of cancer cells and speed their death.

Cardiovascular system and hypertension. Moringa supports heart health with its high levels of antioxidants. It reduces high blood pressure and helps to balance normal blood pressure. It reduces cholesterol and is thought to help prevent arterial thickening. Moringa is also thought to help reduce abnormal blood clotting, which can lead to thrombosis and heart attack.

Constipation. Moringa is useful in treating constipation as it has a laxative effect, especially if taken in larger doses.

Diabetes. Moringa has been shown to lower blood sugar levels, and also to decrease the amount of sugar rise from a given meal in diabetic patients.

Herpes. Moringa helps control skin lesions caused by the virus.

Immunosuppressant. Moringa acts to suppress the immune system in treatment of diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and for organ transplants.

Moringa Tree and Your HealthInflammation. Inflammation is an underlying problem in many diseases and Moringa is effective in fighting the free radicals associated with inflammation.

Kidney stones. Moringa is useful in stopping stones from forming.

Liver. Moringa helps reduce inflammation and infection.

Mood. Moringa is effective in helping people reduce depression, anxiety, fatigue, and stress. Many people report increased energy and a feeling of well-being when using Moringa.

Thyroid. Moringa can help balance thyroid hormone production.

Weight loss. Moringa is a good weight loss food because of its high nutrition value, and it has high levels of fiber and is low in fat.

Wound healing. Moringa helps disinfect wounds, and has been shown to help wounds heal faster and better.

Sickle cell anemia. This is a genetic disease in which many red blood cells are sickled and thus can’t carry enough oxygen to the cells of the body. Moringa seems to have anti-sickling properties.