Just before I list the huge health benefits of the famous Moringa plant,briefly let’s see what’s this tree is all about..
Moringa oleifera plant aka miracle tree is originally from the northern India that can also grow in other tropical and sub-tropical places, like Asia, Africa(Nigeria) but rare in America. It’s also known for its high concentration of antioxidants, as well as its ability to lower blood sugar, improves heart and reduces inflammation.
According to research every part of Moringa plant is essential, the leaf, seed, stems(drumstick) and branches are used for various health purposes.
Below are few health benefits of Moringa leaf, since it’s our area of concentration..
Do you know that, you can cook the leaf and drink as tea?? Most cases people chew it while others use as vegetables in food.
1)It controls blood sugar levels :
Moringa leaves help people suffering from diabetes, as it contains the antioxidant chlorogenic acid, which is also present in coffee and that is said to keep blood sugar levels in check since it’s rich in Vitamin C, which has been shown to reduce blood sugar and blood pressure especially patients with Type-2 diabetes.
2)It helps you lose weight
3)It detoxify your system
4)It Fights Infections
Moringa leaves are rich in antimicrobial and antibacterial compounds; they can fight skin infections, urinary tract infections and digestive problems
5)Moringa leaves can also stop bleeding when applied on injuries.
6)It Boosts/fortifies the Immune System
7)It maintains strong bones and also protects your liver/heart.
Moringa leaves protect the heart and support the cardiovascular system; they bring down the levels of bad cholesterol, which can block the blood vessels thereby leading to a heart attack. The leaves of Moringa also protect the blood vessels and prevent the formation of plaque in the arteries which can lead to a heart attack or stroke. The high concentrations of polyphenol present in the leaf helps protects the liver against damage, toxicity and oxidative damage. It also reverse oxidative damage in the liver; they increase the levels of proteins in the liver and also reduce oxidative stress.
How do I boil the leaf?
Most people prefer to boil with stem(drumstick) others prefer to pluck out the leaves, wash and boil.. You can either boil ordinary, filter and drink when it’s warm/cold. You can boil with garlic, ginger, onion or tumeric.. However you want it,please note a little quantity is advised as remains should be disposed. Drink preferably in the morning before meals.