Moringa – An Ancient Remedy for All That Ails You!
Moringa Oleifera, which is native to the Himalayas in Northwestern India, is often called “miracle tree” because of its high level of nutrition. In fact, it is said that 2 teaspoons of Moringa contain 8.5 x the Protein of yoghurt, 15 x the Potassium of bananas, 10.5 x the Vitamin A of carrots, 12 x the Iron of spinach, and 16.5 x the Calcium of milk! Earthy flavoured Moringa powder can be added to your daily smoothie or salad giving you an abundance of easily digestible plant-based nutrition. It can also be brewed as a tea and used in various soups and sauces.
As with all herbs, choose an organic, raw version whenever possible which ensures no harmful GMO’s, pesticides, or chemicals. Start slowly with a half teaspoon daily and work your way up.
One version that I enjoy is Ankh Rah Moringa Leaf Powder.
*Always check with your healthcare provider before starting any new vitamin, herb, or supplement regimen.
(Jay Bradley is a Youthful Aging, Wellness & Lifestyle Coach Living in Los Angeles.www.JayBradleyLifestyle.com. He is the Author of LIVE LOOK FEEL, The 12-Week Guide to Live Longer, Look Younger & Feel Better!)
Moringa oleifera, more commonly known as drumstick, is a common vegetable in India. It is mainly used to make very tasty sambar and in other preparations like avial, another dish popular in the southern parts of India. The leaves can also be used for making side dishes.
Drumstick and its leaves is undoubtedly a superfood, thanks to the immense health benefits we can get from it. In fact, moringa has been used in ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Here are a few health benefits of Moringa:
Blood sugar control: Consumed on a regular basis, it contains nutrients that can lower blood sugar levels. It is known to improve the functioning of the gall bladder and heart too. Bone-strengthening: Being rich in iron and calcium, it enhances bone …
bone health. Good bone health means could help in preventing osteoporosis. Secondly, it has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties that can help arthritis patients. Blood purification: There is a common belief that moringa has blood-purification properties, particularly the leaves. It also has antibiotic properties.