Moringa is often described as a “medicinal tree” because all its parts are used. Nutrition research has shown the nutritional value of the Moringa leaves. When comparing the benefits of Moringa with the nutritional value of:
Contains 7 times more vitamin C than in oranges.
Contains 4 times the amount of vitamin A found in the islands.
Contains 4 times the calcium in milk.
Contains the weak protein found in yogurt.
Moringa leaves contain various vitamins such as vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, vitamin B6, vitamin C and minerals, including calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc, and contain proteins, antioxidants and other beneficial nutrients. Moringa leaves contain amino acids that are rarely found in any diet and are often found in meat. Moringa generally works to solve the problem of undernourishment.
All of moringa tree parts are used in nutritional supplements, and added to the cosmetic products.
Here are 7 Moringa’s health benefits:
1. Moringa is rich in antioxidants that remove excess waste leftover, and clean up your gut.
2. Its powerful antibiotic properties can eliminate bacteria found in the gut, which are responsible for gastric cancer, gastritis and ulcers.
3. Moringa seeds are good for sexual health, and have been proved to cure erectile dysfunction.
4. Moringa leaves contain chlorogenic acid that slows down sugar absorption in our body.
5. Moringa seeds are amazing for purifying water, even they work better than synthetic materials that are used for similar purposes.
6. Moringa has demonstrated powerful anti-cancer and anti-tumor effects thanks to the compound called niaziminin.
7. Moringa can regulate the function of the thyroid.
Here are some simple steps on how to make Moringa tea and Moringa powder.
Step 1 Get Moringa Leaves:
Gather Moringa leaves, 3 to 4 stalks will do. It is best to use the mature leaves because they dry up fast.
Step 2 Air Drying:
Air dry the leaves including the stalks for a day or until the leaves are crisp. Air drying will make the leaves fall out and then you can separate the stalks after. But some people include the stalk in making tea because of its fiber content.
Step 3 Grinding:
Grind the air-dried leaves (with the stalks if you prefer) for 10-15 seconds. You can use a blender to grind the leaves.
Step 4 Storage:
Put the ground Moringa in tea bags, and store in a cool, dry place. Make sure not to leave it in open moist places, so it will have a long shelf-life.
Step 5 Preparing the Tea:
To prepare Moringa tea, just add hot water, lemon and sugar to taste.
Grinding the leaves for a minute or two will give you Moringa powder, which can be sprinkled on dishes.
Use a net when air-drying the leaves so they don’t scatter.
Another way of making tea is by simply boiling 1/2 cup of Moringa leaves in 1 1/2 cup of water. Let it cool and drink the concoction as tea.