Before we kick off we can say this tree deserves the title SUPERFOOD
Moringa Tree has been described by many scientists as ugly a very unappealing tree, some even say underwhelming to look at it- We vouch for that. This tree doesn’t win its prizes of looks but we would say more its actions..
The tree has been heavily used through the centuries by cultures who place a premium on feeling really really good. Which is to say, all cultures who have come across it. Long venerated in traditional communities for its nutritional and medicinal properties, the Moringa is basically a leafy energy delivery system. In fact, it is the Moringa’s leaves that tend to draw headlines. Atypically for the plant kingdom, the leaves of the Moringa contain complete proteins, not to mention a wealth of beta-carotene, minerals, antioxidants & amino acids (18-20) making it a superstar across the leafy green world—a potent admixture of those biology-nurturing compounds most lacking in developmentally depressed parts of the world where populations starve on their feet for want of nutritional completeness in their diets. The Moringa tree has it all, and has been called—quite understandably—the Tree of Life and The Miracle Tree by those whose gratitude can only be paid out in honorifics for this literally life-giving plant.
Moringa the Nutritional Goddess
In “traditional” or non-Western medicine, Moringa leaves are kept very busy, and are used to help against an array of familiar daily health concerns. Moringa has been widely used in cultures for 1000s of generation used to heal cuts, reduce inflammation, treat symptoms of malaria, mellow arthritis, knock down urinary tract infections , lower blood pressure, help regulate blood sugar levels, increase fertility and BELIEVE us when we say that doesn’t even scratch the surface of how wonderful this SUPERFOOD is . When you analyse the array of vitamins it actually shows as a MULTIVITAMIN yet even better as its natural.
CAN YOU BELIEVE?
A 100g quantity of Moringa leaves contains 92% of the vitamin B6 the USDA recommends you ingest in a day, plus 62% of your vitamin C, 55% of your Riboflavin (B2), 22% of your thiamin, and the list goes on. The Moringa Tree does not skimp on minerals, either, providing (again, by published USDA nutrient standards) 31% of your day’s iron, 41% of your magnesium, 19% of your calcium requirement, and 16% of your phosphorous.
Did we forget to mention that 100 grams of Moringa leaf also yields 9.5 grams of protein? Phytochemicals in the powdered leaves even make that a useful antiseptic compound for sanitizing the hands.This is an almost embarrassingly generous tree.
The fact is, every part of the Moringa tree is edible. making this tree one of many of Nature’s gifts,The bark can even help relieve asthma symptom, help tooth decay & digestive issues INCREDIBLE right?
The seed pods and fruit will even nourish you; each part of this tree is a digestible powerhouse that has food-like properties. The seed pods are a powerhouse for oils which are a beauty elixir and incredible natural anti inflammatory when ground down.
100g of Moringa seed pods, which have 170% of the USDA’s recommended daily value for vitamin C. Yes; 170%. Folate, B6, B5 and a grocery list of other vitamins and minerals inhere in the drumstick-shaped pods, too.
We must remind you Moringa grown well is very strong and can have a very strong peppery taste, however there is so many delicious well crafted recipes that can really compliment this potent elixir.
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Nature’s Ayurvedic Medic Meets Modern Compassion
After spending many months in India I can vouch that this tree not only changed my life but it also acts as a natural remedy and staple within the Indian diet. The stories I was told blew my mind from helping with fatility to claims of curing incurable diseases. The Indian culture certainly know the importance of this tree and some felt lucky to have such wonderful plant native to their culture whilst they raised their families. Moringa has acted for many as not only a true vitamin source everyday but as a rescue remedy for so many health issues. That’s right; Moringa is native to the fragrant foothills of the storied Himalayas in Northern India, where Ayurvedic texts have long described the Moringa’s ability to heal or mitigate some 300 diseases. As recently as 2011, an ethnobotanical research project found that the Moringa has for centuries been uniquely central to the practices of the Siddha healers of Tamil Nadu, India.
The Moringa is an ancient open secret whose riches are now being used by Western aid organisations for the good of the developing world; most acutely where minerals such as iron and magnesium are in dangerously short supply in the regional diet. This “Miracle Tree” has more than earned the nickname given her by the untold millions of patrons to whom she has gifted her healing chemistry, going back to unrecorded antiquity.