What is Moringa?
Moringa oleifera, often called drumstick tree is a plant, native to the Indian subcontinent. It is also grown in Africa and South America. It is famous for its names “the Ben oil tree” and “horseradish tree”. Besides other parts, i-e flowers, roots, seeds, and bark, leaves, and pods of the tree are frequently used to make various kinds of medicines for centuries. In India, Pakistan, and Africa, its use is very common. It is a cheaply grown tree with a great number of nutrients in it.
Moringa oleifera is highly nutritious as it possesses a number of essential nutrients in good quantity. It contains;
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1, B2, B3
- Vitamin C or Ascorbic acid
In some areas of Africa, its leaves and pods are used to treat malnutrition. Dried leaves are used in powder form as a dietary supplement.
How it is used in medicines?
In medicines, its leaves are dried and finely ground into powder form. Now this powder is filled in capsules or made into tablets. Leaves are also used to make tea. Oil is extracted from Moringa seeds and is used in various medicines and skincare products. Pods are rich in vitamin C, thus used in dietary supplement tablets. Bark and root are also dried and ground to be used in medicines.
Health benefits of Moringa Oleifera
Moringa oleifera has a range of health benefits for which it is used in making several kinds of medicines.
Blood sugar control
High blood sugar is a serious health issue these days. It is the root of many other diseases also. Controlling blood sugar levels with herbal medicines is a popular way of treating diabetes for centuries. It has been found in a study that Moringa is very effective to lower the blood sugar level.
Moringa leaves have insulin-like proteins and the compounds isothiocyanates which help to maintain the sugar level in blood and prevent it from rising. They have been found to process blood sugar in a better way.
Moringa leaf powder or leaves tea is widely used to maintain blood cholesterol levels in the body. Reduction in cholesterol level also reduces the chance of high blood pressure and heart diseases.
Controls blood pressure
In a study, Moringa leaf extract has been found to reduce high blood pressure in humans. It decreases oxidative stress and eliminates vascular dysfunctions. Moreover, vascular functions are improved by reduction in cholesterol level so highly effective in high blood pressure patients to maintain their health.
Moringa oleifera possess a lot of nutrients that improve skin health naturally. It has a good quantity of vitamin C and vitamin A which helps to build collagen, thus have strong anti-aging effects. Vitamin E reduces inflammation in the skin and makes it healthy and smooth. It also helps to reduce acne and scarring thus contributes to naturally beautiful skin. It is also used for its skin whitening effects. People in India use its leaf powder as a mask to boost skin health. Moringa also reduces hair fall.
Helps to reduce weight
It has been proved via research on animals that Moringa has good results in reducing body fat. People who are trying to lose weight prefer its leaves tea to enhance the effect of their exercise and dieting. Moringa leaves have a good quantity of antioxidants which clears the body from metabolic breakdown products. They enhance the fat breakdown and slows the process of fat accumulation. Anti-inflammatory properties also increase weight loss.
The anti-inflammatory properties of Moringa also help to enhance memory. It increases the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain like dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. Improvement in the electrical activity of the brain reduces the degeneration of neurons and improves cognitive abilities.
Moringa leaves increases body immunity against viral and bacterial infections naturally as it has strong anti-inflammatory properties.
Moringa leaf tea & Powder – Authentic Moringa product in Pakistan
Herbo Natural is a genuine supplier of Moringa products in Pakistan. “Moringa leaf tea & Powder” are one of the most popular herbal products sold in Pakistan. Tea and powder are made from the leaves and taken 1 to 2 times for getting better results. The complete method of use is described on the pack.
Side effects: Moringa has no proven side effects yet but more research is required to explore its benefits.
However High blood pressure patients, diabetic patients, and patients with other medical complications should discuss with their doctors before using.
If you are allergic to herbal products, consult before use. Pregnant and lactating mothers should discuss with their doctors before use.