Moringa oleifera is a plant which usually found in INDIA, PAKISTAN, NEPAL, SOUTH AMERICA and AFRICA it has been praised as the healthiest plant for over thousands of years. Moringa plant has high antioxidants and bioactive compounds. For many years the moringa leaves are being used in many products like cosmetics, skincare, health, medicine and more. Moringa plant often called the drumstick, the miracle tree, the ben oil, and horseradish. The leaves of the moringa tree can be edible and can be used herbal medicines.
The moringa leaves to use as a weight loss process, kidney stone, back pain and so more. Scientists have only found some of the benefits of the moringa tree so far, more search is yet to be done.
Here are some scientific-based health benefits of moringa oleifera.
Vitamins and minerals
Moringa plants are a great source of vitamins and minerals. It contains:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin- B2
Moringa as an antioxidant
Antioxidants of moringa fight against the free radicals in your body. High levels of free radicals may cause chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Moringa leaves powder is scientifically proven that if used 1.5 teaspoons of its powder for three months it can significantly increase blood antioxidant level. It includes Quercetin antioxidant which helps to reduce lower blood pressure and Chlorogenic Acid which may help to moderate blood sugar levels after meals.
Inflammation is the natural response to infections and injuries which is an essential protective mechanism but if the inflammation continues over a long period of time then it may lead to many health issues like heart disease and cancer. Scientists believe that isothiocyanates are the main anti-inflammatory compounds in moringa leaves, pods, and seeds. But so far, research has been limited to test-tube and animal studies. It remains to be seen if Moringa oleifera has similar anti-inflammatory effects in humans.
Having high cholesterol can be a major health issue which many not only cause heart disease but can also develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. But moringa oleifera leaves contain cholesterol-lowering effects, shows in a study and have been tested on both animals and humans.
Protecting the liver
Study shows that moringa oleifera leaves can protect the liver against damage caused by anti-tubercular drugs and can fasten the healing process.
Fight against diseases
Moringa has antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties which may extract combat infection caused by Salmonella, Rhizopus, and E. coli.
As we know that moringa also have antioxidant properties which may help to aid toxicity levels in the kidneys.
Make bone healthier
Moringa contains calcium and phosphorous which is beneficial for the bones to keep it healthy and strong. Moringa also has anti0-inflammatory properties which might help to treat conditions like arthritis and may heal damaged bones quickly.
Treat stomach disorders
Its antibiotic and antibacterial properties might help to treat some stomach disorders like constipation, gastritis and ulcerative colitis.