Moringa (Moringa oleifera) supports natural holistic health.
Its food value and curative properties make Moringa one of natures’ most gifted botanicals
Most parts of this powerful tree have been used for centuries in traditional medicine throughout the world mainly focusing on the Moringa which are conveniently harvested and used.
Moringa trees grow prolifically in many locations around the world. It is an outstanding example of nature’s genetic versatility which is too often lost (bred away) by large scale agribusinesses.
Ayurveda cites 300 conditions improved by Moringa.
Its strong nutritional value supports claims that Moringa provides long lasting energy, increased endurance and mental alertness.
It strengthens our bones and enriches our blood.
Nutrition along with exercise are primary tools your body needs for preventative maintenance.
Your body can achieve higher self-healing and vitality with the right foods.
NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF MORINGA LEAVES
Fresh Moringa Leaves Dried (gram for gram)
4X the beta carotene than carrots 10X Vitamin A than carrots
7X vitamin C in oranges 50% Vitamin C than oranges
4X calcium in milk 17X calcium than milk
2X protein in milk or yogurt 9X the protein of yogurt
3X potassium in bananas 15X the potassium of bananas
74% of the iron in spinach 25X the iron from spinach
Moringa leaves contain a full complement of minerals and all the amino acids of meat. Its highly nutritional properties and phytochemicals make it an excellent natural, organic dietary supplement that supports your energy, endurance and general health.
It is a great dietary supplement for children whose nutrition in the formative years affects them all their lives, middle aged people whose modern busy schedules require a boost, and seniors whose natural strength and resistance may diminish with age.
Free radicals are molecules that have become unstable as a result of losing one or more electron. This occurs naturally during the process of metabolism at levels that your body’s defense system can normally handle.
Unchecked, free radicals interact destructively to take an electron from healthy molecules in a process called “oxidation.” Healthy cells are damaged or destroyed.
In today’s modern world, free radicals are produced in excessive quantities by environmental pollutants, food pollutants, and created by infections, inflammation and by a wide variety of external (environmental) and internal factors.
As we grow older our natural ability to produce our endogenous antioxidants diminishes. If we do not boost our antioxidant levels appropriately, cellular disintegration can damage specific organs and disturb the equilibrium between our organs.
This cellular oxidative damage may cause several health problems and accelerate the aging process.
Moringa provides high concentrations of four natural dietary antioxidants:
Vitamins A, C, E and phenoics.
Moringa contains 46 antioxidants which help cells to neutralise free radicals.
As we age, arteries, especially those in the heart, brain and kidneys harden. This can cause high blood pressure, which, in turn stresses the heart and kidneys.
High blood pressure greatly increases the probability of strokes since high pressure can cause breaks in a weakened blood vessel.
High blood pressure can narrow and thicken the blood vessels of the kidneys, which then filter less fluid resulting in a build- up of toxic waste in the blood and lead to kidney failure. Blocked blood flow due to clogged arteries can cause a heart attack.
Important nutrients for people who suffer from high blood pressure are Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Zinc and Vitamin E all of which are present in Moringa.
Vitamin C supports biosynthesis of nitric oxide which supports proper functioning of blood vessels thereby lowering the risk of hypertension.
Calcium supports relaxation and contraction of smoother muscles which may affect blood vessels.
Potassium (15X more potassium than bananas) can lower sodium content by increasing sodium excretion in the urine which helps to dilate blood vessels and affects the interactions of hormones that influence blood pressure.
Magnesium benefits people with hypertension, by relaxing the blood vessels.
With an abundant supply of Moringa’s natural nutrients and phytochemicals, blood pressure can be greatly assisted.
The wide spectrum and high concentration of vitamins and minerals in Moringa help to maintain strong bones and physic, and improve the quality of life.
As we age, minerals in our bones are lost and bones may weaken.
Calcium (17 X more calcium than milk) helps strengthen the bones and prevent osteoporosis during old age.
Iron (25 X more iron than spinach) helps the formation of hemoglobin and myoglobin which carry oxygen in the blood and muscles. Oxygen supply to the brain helps improve mental abilities. Iron is also an essential element in proteins and enzymes that support the immune system.
Potassium (15 X more potassium than bananas) helps to regulate the acid-base and water balance in the blood and body tissues. It also helps reduce blood pressure which tends to rise with age. As we age, our natural synthesis of antioxidants decreases.
Proteins help prevent muscle loss and maintain cell and organ functions.
Calcium and Increased levels of antioxidants protect us from cellular damage thereby slowing down the aging process.
With 46 antioxidants including Vitamins A, C and E, Moringa helps prevent oxidative cell damage and mitigate a wide array of resulting illnesses.
The natural and bio-available nutrients in Moringa make it an excellent supplement to slow the aging process and improve the quality of life of senior citizens.
The Insulin hormone converts sugar, starches, and other food into energy.
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Untreated diabetes leads to serious health complications.
Vitamin D is essential for the islet cells in the pancreas to properly release insulin. Moringa, as a rich source of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) helps insulin secretion.
Vitamins B1, B2, B12, and C as well as potassium and proteins along with frequent meals containing carbohydrates help to stimulate the biosynthesis of insulin.
Studies indicate that low Vitamin E may increase the risk of diabetes.
Complications resulting from diabetes such as cataracts, blindness, diabetic neuropathy, lesions are also addressed by Moringa’s nutrients and phytochemicals. Clinical studies indicate that Moringa can effectively lower blood sugar levels.
Our body cells have a biochemical and electrical markers. Bacteria cells, virus cells and other invaders have markers that are dissimilar to our body and our immune system recognizes them and responds to isolate and destroy these invaders.
Long before we become aware of an illness, a healthy body with a strong immune system will have responded and resolved most conditions. Under extreme stress or with an overloaded immune system we are much more likely to get sick.
Studies indicate that Moringa reduces blood triglycerides and enhances immune response due to increased peripheral and splenocyte T-cell proliferations.
This increase was noted in nutrient-sufficient subjects. It was concluded that nutrient and phytochemical-rich vegetables such as Moringa lead to a better immune response as compared to vegetables such as cabbage that are rich in fiber.
MORINGA FOR LACTATING MOTHERS
Mothers’ breast milk is the most natural and complete food for newborns during the first 6 months of their lives. Many mothers complain of insufficient volume of breast milk and change to bottle feeding.
Moringa is a galactogogue herb that promotes the flow of mothers’ milk. Its lactation enhancing effects are indicated by increased serum prolactin levels which is the most important hormone in the initiation of lactation. In this way, Moringa, as a dietary supplement, helps mothers provide the best possible food for nursing babies.
TRADITIONAL USES OF MORINGA
Published studies find Moringa effective in lowering blood pressure and blood sugar levels, reducing chronic swelling and inflammation, supporting immune functions, and calming the nervous system. These preliminary results support its traditional uses as practiced successfully for centuries.
Moringa is traditionally cooked in soups and curries and thereby loses most nutritional and medicinal values because excessive heat denaturizes liver enzymes and destroys vital chemical compounds.
Moringa grows prolifically in Northern Thailand where it is called “Marum”.
It can be harvested in the wild at peak maturity (full strength) and immediately processed for maximum potency.
As a result of Moringa’s cleansing, detoxing and normalizing processes, you may experience mild discomfort such as slight nausea or increased bowel movements.
If you do, stop using this product. No other side effects have been reported consistently from the use of this wonderful herbal.