Health Benefits the Moringa Tree

Published: 27th September 2011
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You may be asking yourself what Moringa is. The Moringa tree is a plant that has incredible nutritious value and the ability to grow in many climates. The Moringa tree was originally from India. Because of its Health benefits the Moringa tree, Moringa Leaf, and Moringa oil has been bartered for centuries. Although the Moringa Tree comes from India, because of the trade it can now be found in more subtropic places, especially near the old trade routes. The trees are now found hugely in Africa as well as India, as well as all over the world.

There are many species of the Moringa plant, but the best known of the species is the Moringa Oleifera. The Moringa leaves from the Moringa Oleifera plant are said to aid with over three hundred diseases. The leaves can be crushed into leaf powder and used as a supplement to keep your health in tip-top shape. Along with Moringa leaf powder, the Moringa leaves can also be cooked whole and eaten that way.

In order to truly see the health benefits of the Moringa leaves, it is best to compare them to other plants. When comparing a Moringa leaf with other, vitamin packed plants in equal measurements Moringa has more potassium than bananas, more calcium than milk, more vitamin c than oranges, and more beta carotene than carrots. Moringa also has all nine essential amino acids necessary for your health. The Moringa Leaf has more health benefits than is seen in any other plant. Because Moringa has such extensive health advantages, it has been used to help malnourished people in Africa. A small portion of Moringa is equivalent to large portions of other plants, and therefore the Moringa Tree is a great plant for those in Africa that are not getting enough vitamins.

The leaf is not the only part of the Moringa Oleifera that has phenomenal nutritional value. Moringa oil is made when the seeds are squeezed. The oil that comes from them can be used for cooking oil, and there is even some conjecture that Moringa oil can be used as a source of bio fuel. After the seeds are pressed, the remaining pulp is great for cleaning water so it is drinkable. The Moringa tree roots can be made into a delicious meal, and the bark of the Moringa tree can be used to clean out wounds. The bark is commonly used in India as a natural antiseptic.

The flowers of the Maringa plant are also full of nourishment. In West Bengal India the Sonina Maringa Oleifera Flowers are a delicacy. They, too, have the health benefits of the rest of the Maringa tree.

Right now an additive is being made from Moringa that can be applied to other growing plants. This results in taller, larger crops. The same additive can be put into food for cows and farmers using the Moringa tree are seeing an increase in how much milk is produced by their cows.

It is a shame that so few people know about the Moringa Tree and the benefits of the Moringa Leaves, the Moringa oil, and the Moringa root. Everyone deserves to know about Moringa so they can be taking Moringa supplements for their health. This kind of amazing supplementation cannot be found in any other plant than the Moringa tree.

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