Moringa oleifera also known as Drumstick tree is one of the most versatile plants growing on planet earth. No wonder it’s called “ Miracle Tree” or the “ Tree of Life”. Bark, Flower, Roots, Seeds, Pods – you name it. All loaded with nutrients. You can eat every part of this plant. Yes, it’s true!
Moringa plant has Medicinal, Industrial, Agricultural uses. That’s not all it’s used as animal fodder as well.
12 Unbelievable Benefits of Moringa oleifera :
1. The cosmetic industry is going ga-ga over Moringa oil. Since it is similar to the one our skin produces, this oil helps balance and nourish all skin types;
Here’s a short article for a quick and easy method to make Moringa clay mask.
2. Sulphur in Moringa Oil prevents hair and nail problems;
3. There are substantial amounts of Oleic Acid, Sterols and Tocopherols in Moringa Oil. It can replace olive oil as your salad dressing;
4. Moringa seeds have 40% oil and high concentration of Oleic Acid. Which qualifies it to be a highly recommended cooking oil. On top of that, it’s rich in Iodine too;
5. Moringa seeds can purify water. According to Uppsala University researchers, seed material from moringa plant can give a more efficient purification process than conventional synthetic materials in use today;
6. Moringa leaves are nutritious and rich in protein, vitamins A, B and C, and minerals;
7. Due to nourishing properties of Moringa leaves. It is recommended for Breastfeeding women and young children;
Did you know that Moringa oleifera leaves have more calcium than milk?
8. Leaves of Moringa Plant have 3 times more Iron than Spinach;
9. Moringa leaves have antimicrobial properties. Experiments have proven, these leaves can often be used to make hand wash soap. I have used it. It smells divine;
10. Moringa Pods (Drum sticks) are extensively used all over the world, in curries and sauces;
11. A savoury dish made of Moringa flowers is a delicacy in many parts of the world specially India. Flavonoids and Antioxidants present in the flowers make it a perfect choice for Herbal Tea;
12. A 2017 study published in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention found the extract from moringa leaves acts as an anti-cancer agent in reducing cancer cell growth;
This was a small little peek into the world of this “Miracle Plant”. I am going to sow Moringa seeds in my garden this season and make it an integral part of my diet.
Next shopping trip, which Moringa product would you pick? Moringa Tea, Body lotion or Moringa perfume, even Moringa Oil?
Or all of them…..Who knows! Share your picks with us in the comment section below.