Miracle Health Tree: Extraordinary Benefits of Moringa Powder

Moringa Powder

Moringa powder has been used medicinally for centuries mostly overseas but is becoming more popular here in the US through an increased recommendation from holistic practitioners and through marketing efforts by entrepreneurs.

 What is Moringa? It’s not a Dance, but it is an amazing tree from India, Asia, Africa, South America and now in Florida. Its scientific name is Moringa oleifera.  It’s been called many things in the past including drumstick tree, the miracle tree, the ben oil tree, or the horseradish tree. It has been used medicinally for centuries mostly overseas but is becoming more popular here in the US through an increased recommendation from holistic practitioners and through marketing efforts by entrepreneurs.

Moringa powder has many healthcare benefits due to its amazing broad spectrum of properties including anti-oxidant, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, an anti-depressant. As with most natural substances being used more and more for healthcare, it has almost no side-effects and is low in fat.

We have found 140 studies on Moringa– some on humans, but mostly on animals. Clinical evidence is strong, i.e. enormous patient reporting of satisfactory outcomes for the following conditions is overwhelmingly positive. It has been used for many decades both in the US and abroad as a natural remedy with broad spectrum utilization and satisfaction.

This author and this publication make no claims as to its efficacy, but rather are reporting on both published and private reports. Like all nutritional supplements, the FDA does not regulate Moringa.

Moringa powder contains a host of standard nutritional compounds such as:

  • vitamin A
  • vitamin B1 (thiamine)
  • B2 (riboflavin)
  • B3 (niacin), B-6
  • folate
  • ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
  • calcium
  • iron
  • magnesium
  • phosphorus
  • potassium
  • zinc

According to research some of the most common properties and uses for Moringa are:

 

  1. Anti-Oxidant: almost all plant-based nutrition, vitamins, and minerals have varying degrees of Oxidative reduction properties; some more than others. So it is with Moringa … it is a very potent anti-oxidant, therefore it is listed as such in almost all of the benefits below. However, that is not its only benefit as will be demonstrated.
  2. Anti-inflammatory: It helps to decrease swelling and oedema, which is the primary cause of pain. Low-level inflammation within the body can be the cause of many chronic long-term conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular problems, stomach and bowel issues. It was praised by users as an anti-inflammatory for arthritis.
  3. Anti-bacterial antifungal and antimicrobial properties are beneficial to all humans as we are assaulted by pathogens by our surroundings and environment, in particular: salmonellaRhizopus, and coli.
  4. Liver protection: While a very strong organ, the liver can suffer long-term damage from trauma and toxins. Moringa had detoxification properties that help with improved liver health.
  5. Not unlike Aloe Vera’s renowned gastrointestinal benefits, Moringa seems to be very powerful at helping to correct problems in the stomach and bowel including, but not limited to constipation, diarrhoea, gastritis, ulcerative colitis and irritable bowel syndrome. It’s high vitamin B content along with its antibiotic properties help beat various bad bacteria in the gut.

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  1. As an anti-depressant Moringa has been used for anxiety, depression and fatigue.

 

  1. Moringa powder contains niazimicin, alleged cancer suppressing compound.

 

  1. Moringa Oil is extremely good for hair and skin for moisturizing.

 

  1. Wounds cuts and sores respond well to its anti-bacterial nature.

 

  1. Cardiovascular protection is delivered through its anti-oxidant properties and blood pressure may be improved due to compounds that reduce arterial thickening.

 

  1. According to studies, Moringa may reduce blood glucose levels as well as protein and sugar in the urine, therefore help to maintain better blood sugar levels in diabetics.

 

  1. Weight loss: It has been shown to reduce weight gain in mice, which may be due to improved digestion from large vitamin B concentrations. Improved digestion converts more food into energy instead of fat.

 

  1. Asthma and other lung disorders seem to respond well to Moringa, anti-inflammatory reduction of constrictions and overall function.

 

  1. As a kidney protector, it works to reduce kidney stones, and toxicity, and as an anti-oxidant.

 

  1. Improved eyesight has been prevalent as it has a tendency to reduce blood vessel dilation and dysfunction in the retina, and prevent capillary membrane thickening.

 

  1. Sickle cell anaemia may be reduced by its tendency to improve iron absorption thereby increasing red blood cell count.

 

As with most nutritional supplements, while side effects are low, too much of anything could cause a problem. Be sure to follow directions on the label for proper dosing. Always check with a doctor before taking supplements to ensure there will not be a negative reaction to any medications you may currently be taking.

 

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Known medication interactions:

  1. Diabetic meds. Due to Moringa’s tendency to lower blood sugar, one should monitor sugar levels very closely once or twice a day to avoid damaging low blood sugar. Consult with your doctor for reduction of medication while on Moringa.
  2. Likewise, with blood pressure decreases seen with Moringa monitor very closely 1-2 times a day to avoid low blood pressure.
  3. Thyroid medication: Levothyroxine should be monitored closely as Moringa usually improves thyroid functioning.

Sources:

moringahealthrx.com

https://www.worldhealth.net/news/miracle-health-tree-extraordinary-benefits-moringa/

Moringa Products

– Moringa powder, tea/leaves seed and oil have tremendous applications in the market due to its great demand. Moringa powder and oil is being used heavily in food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and nutrition industry. Moringa leaves have a high amount of nutrition which makes moringa powder very nutritious and therefore moringa products are flooded in the markets especially in the USA, Canada, UAE, Brazil, the UK, Europe, South Korea & Australia. The demand of moringa products is certainly rising not just in raw powder form but also being used in other food applications like moringa powder in cheese, chocolate, noodles, cookies, bread, etc. Chefs around the world are trying to make new recipes to incorporate moringa in their dishes to add nutrition in their food.

However, not all moringa is equally created as with every food product! The quality of organic moringa products depends upon several factors which need to be ascertained before buying. The first is checking the quality of microbiological content like E.Coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus, total plates count, yeast and mould. This shows the health of moringa powder. This is directly related to the health of the moringa. No compromise can ever be made on this microbiological report and parameters. As a food product, it will directly affect the consumption of consumers which should be taken care of at the highest priority. If you are not sure on microbiological & heavy metal content report/sample of your vendor. It is highly likely that this shall damage your reputation in the market from a business perspective. Also, it is not ethical to do so in the first place! Food should be treated as food and not mere any commodity!

The second comes to the nutrition of the moringa powder/leaves. This is what moringa is known for. If the moringa is not nutritious, it does not make any sense! It just a mere any other food in your hand and thus the benefits of moringa as you may have studied on the internet or heard from the people may not affect as much as it should! Therefore, take a note on the contents of moringa powder like fat content, energy, proteins, calcium, vitamins & minerals & fibre content.

Organic moringa cultivation requires very minute attention, training to the farmers. Also, to get the highest amount of nutrition in the leaves, it, therefore, becomes more arduous to get the quality moringa leaves/powder. After cultivation, it is equally important to use moringa pulverizer for grinding, weigh & filling and vacuum machine of the highest quality. Stainless steel 304 is generally considered as the highest quality material for food & pharmaceuticals applications. Thus, a cost is involved to cultivate, produce and pack moringa leaves/powder. Premium moringa products always come with a cost which creates value for your customers and adds value to the consumers. Cheaper moringa products may beckon the usage of low-quality moringa processing and cultivation which shall impact on your brand image as buyer/distributor/retailer as there is a lot of risk for your clients as food consumers or for your further supply chain.

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