- Aug 22, 2018
- Festus Allasseh
Moringa Oleifera is a small tree from India,Pakistan, Nepal and some part of Africa. It has been in existence and in use for generations in some part of Eastern Asia countries for treatment and prevention of diseases such as Heart disease, Diabietes, Anaemia, Liver disease, Fever, Skin treatment and digestive disorder.
Moringa leaf is also referred to as Miracle Tree not just for fun but because of it's numerous ways it can treat and prevent diseases. Some culture around the globe calls it Tree of Life.
Don't be surprise it has so many name such as the Drumstick tree, Horseradish tree,Clarifier tree etc. Here in Nigeria, it is called Monoye by Igbos, Hausa calls it Zogelle and in Yoruba land it is called Ewe Igbale.
Moringa leaves is regarded as having the HIGHEST PROTEIN RATIO than any plant so far. Some of the most commonly used parts of Moringa are leaves and seeds. It's seeds and roots are used to extract oil called Ben oil and the flowers can be cooked and eaten.
Below are some scientifically proven benefits of Moringa leaves.
1. IT'S SUPPLEMENT ARE BETTER THAN MOST OF NUTRITIOUS AND CALCIUM SUPPLEMENT AVAILABLE IN OUR MARKET
In a recent research it was discovered that the leaves of Moringa contains more Multi vitamin, providing seven times of vitamin C you can get in oranges, also has four times of calcium that you can get in Milk, four times of Vitamin A that is presence in carrots,also three times of Pottasium you can get in Bananas and two times of the Protein you can get in you can get in Yoghurt.
2. IT SUPPORTS THE BRAIN HEALTH
Moringa gives a strong support to our brain health and cognitive function because of high presence of Antioxidant and Neuro- enhancer activities. It's large presence of Vitamin E and C can control degeneration and also improve brain function.
It can also control Neurotransmiter Serotomin,Dopamine and Noradrenaline in the brain, which control our Memory,Mood, Organ function and our response to stimulus in area of Stress,Pleasure and also our Mental health.
3. IT ENHANCES WOUND-HEALING
High presence of Iron and Amino acid along with Anti-Inflammatory,Antiseptic properties in Moringa leaves can help quick healing of minor injuries,cuts,bruises or burns.
4. IT ALSO HELPS IN HAIR TREATMENT
Did you know that nutritional deficiencies or health problems can damage our hair or cause problems such as Dandruff,Split ends or breakage. By taking Moringa supplement, it will help in prevention and treatment due to high contents of Vitamin A in it.
5. It can also help in hair growth.
6. It's seeds can also be use to purified dirty water and clear all the impurities, making the water drinkable.
7. It also aid weight loss because it provides energy without sugar
8. It's leaf can be used to treat Fever, Malaria, eyes and ear infections
HOW TO PREPARE MORINGA LEAVES FOR CONSUMPTION
Just like any other vegetable, choose fresh leaves because they are more nutritious, remove the stems from the leaves and cook.
You can also add them to soup or any traditonal delicasy.
You can also get the powdered leaves and use it like seasoning to your foods and beverages.
You can turn Moringa leaves into powder by dryng and grinding in any type of blender you can lay your hands on.