Moringa. Every now and then, you start to hear mention of a certain plant or natural remedy with amazing, incredibly powerful health benefits. More recently, there have been news reports and articles about the amazing benefits and possibilities of Moringa. But most people don't even know what Moringa is, let alone what it could do for their health, so here are some basics.
What is Moringa?
Moringa is officially called Moringa Oleifera, but is also known as Moringa tree. This species of trees is typically found in subtropical areas of the world, including West Bengal India and Africa. In fact in Africa, the Moringa plant tree is commonly known and eaten, as well as used for its wonderful health benefits. The reason there is such a breakout of hype about this awesome tree plant is that it is like a super food! The Moringa has a vast array of nutrient rich, antioxidant packed properties that make it so great for our bodies. This includes the essential amino acids contained in the Moringa tree's components.
What parts of the Moringa plants are used?
So one of the reasons the Moringa plant tree is considered so awesome is because you can pretty much eat the entire thing, besides the root, and it's incredibly good for you! There are several parts of the Moringa oleifera that are used to produce various Moringa products. One of these parts is the Moringa leaves. If you live in a place close to the source of a Moringa tree and you can get your hands on fresh Moringa leaves, do it! The fresh leaves are a great addition to any home cooked meal. You can also get dried Moringa leaves from certain companies and incorporate them into your personal cooking regiment. One of the most common ways to eat Moringa Oleifera leaves is through Moringa Leaf Power. There are numerous companies that have produced Moringa Leaf powder by grinding up fresh Moringa leaves. The Moringa leaf powder is so common because it makes an easy, incredibly nutritious addition to meals that need seasoning, smoothies, soups, etc. Another part of the miracle Moringa tree are the pods, which are harvested frequently in India and eaten like snap peas or green beans. You can also eat the blossoms, or flowers of the Moringa Oleifera tree, cooked. As you can tell, the Moringa tree is a plant, tree, food. It's incredibly nutritious and virtually entirely edible for people!
What products are produced from the Moringa tree and what are their benefits?
There seems to be a lot of interest in the Moringa Leaf powder, because it can be so easily added to a person's normal eating regiment and provide so much nutrition. Moringa is said to contain as much or more nutrition in single leaves than in bunches of other vegetables, such as carrots and spinach. It has really high levels of great things for your health like Vitamin A, vitamin C, and iron. Another product of the Moringa tree is Moringa oil, which is used for hair and skin, because of its moisturizing and antioxidant properties. The Moringa oil is also edible so it can be eaten or added to food.
The Moringa Oleifera Tree really is such an amazing super food and powerful, natural source of nutrition for your health!
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