The Properties of Moringa Oleifera

What is Moringa?

Moringa oleifera is a plant belonging to the moringaceae genus, also known as the horseradish or radish tree. Its best known variety, namely Moringa Oleifera, is a concentrate of health benefits and for this reason it is used daily in the form of Capsules, Powder or Herbal Teas as a Natural and Organic Supplement of Vitamins, Antioxidants, Proteins and Calcium with different effects positive for health and beauty.

To answer the question “what is Moringa” let’s start from the fact that moringa oleifera is a plant that can reach 7 meters in height with many uses: all its parts, from the leaves, to the seed oil to the roots are edible and not yet ripe pods are eaten as a vegetable. They are collected still green and eaten after cooking or fresh, while the leaves are used both fresh and after drying.

The oil that is sweet and non-sticky and the paste of the seeds, used to purify drinking water, are extracted from the seeds of the moringa.

The oil was found to be particularly suitable in cosmetics for the care of skin, hair, wounds and as an anti-aging agent, due to its high moisturizing and purifying power, with its ability to capture and remove pollutants. It is also used to protect the hair from the heat of the hairdryer, to strengthen the scalp and nourish dry hair.

The edible use of moringa is also widely used in recipes: the seeds, in fact, can be eaten both raw and roasted or in powder, added to tea, in the form of herbal tea or used in curry and other dishes according to taste.

1. Thanks to the high antioxidant content, Moringa leaf powder is an excellent protective vessel;
2. It helps to calm the states of hypertension;
3. By regulating blood flow, it is able to promote 360 ° well-being of the body and above all to improve general tone;
4. It has important effects in supporting stalled metabolism;
5. Contributes to the improvement of hormonal values.

Moringa leaves properties are high and contain:

  • 46 antioxidants,
  • 36 anti-inflammatory agents, including quercetin and caffeylquinic acid
  • 30% vegetable proteins
  • eight amino acids

Not only that: the properties of Moringa are also linked to its enormous supply of vitamin C, calcium, potassium, vitamin A and minerals such as magnesium, zinc and sodium, without forgetting the iron and omega 3 fatty acids, essential for maintaining the cardiovascular system healthy.

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