My Interest in Moringa
We were first introduced to moringa through a friend that wanted us to blend moringa into her coffee for a healthy infusion into her morning routine. We later became very close to a neighborhood family who lived in the jungles of Papua, Indonesia for eight years and are working to help their friends from the villages there export coffee and moringa to the US. All five of their kids have worked with us in our coffee and tea. We also have a friend who is working with the ambassador of Tanzania to help the country reach their goals for exporting goods like coffee and moringa from Tanzania.
It is my big dream that we could increase our sales to be able to help these good friends import moringa and coffee with the ultimate goal of helping locals make an impact in their communities. It is for this reason that I am super excited to create some recipes highlighting Moringa.
Health Benefits of Moringa
Moringa is also a huge superfood with loads of health benefits. It has been called the “miracle tree” and the “tree of life” because of it’s well known health benefits and has been used in homeopathic medicine for centuries. Moringa is a tree with green leaves found in tropical climates in India, Asia, and Africa.
Packed with Vitamins & Minerals
Implications for Physical Health
A lot of the experiments with moringa have been using animals. Scientists are still evaluating the efficacy of moringa, but below are some of the commonly accepted health benefits as listed from Medical News Today https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319916#what-are-the-benefits. Please click onto the article link for information about side affects and risks especially with medicine interactions, illnesses, and pregnancy. **Please see the disclaimer below.
1. Protecting and nourishing skin and hair
Moringa seed oil is beneficial for protecting hair against free radicals and keeps it clean and healthy. Moringa also contains protein, which means it is helpful in protecting skin cells from damage. It also contains hydrating and detoxifying elements, which also boost the skin and hair.
It can be successful in curing skin infections and sores.
2. Treating edema
Edema is a painful condition where fluid builds up in specific tissues in the body. The anti-inflammatory properties of moringa may be effective in preventing edema from developing.
3. Protecting the liver
Moringa appears to protect the liver against damage caused by anti-tubercular drugs and can quicken its repair process.
4. Preventing and treating cancer
Moringa extracts contain properties that might help prevent cancer developing. It also contains niazimicin, which is a compound that suppresses the development of cancer cells.
5. Treating stomach complaints
Moringa extracts might help treat some stomach disorders, such as constipation, gastritis, and ulcerative colitis. The antibiotic and antibacterial properties of moringa may help inhibit the growth of various pathogens, and its high vitamin B content helps with digestion.
6. Fighting against bacterial diseases
Due to its antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial properties, moringa extracts might combat infections caused by Salmonella, Rhizopus, and E. coli.
7. Making bones healthier
Moringa also contains calcium and phosphorous, which help keep bones healthy and strong. Along with its anti-inflammatory properties moringa extract might help to treat conditions such as arthritis and may also heal damaged bones.
8. Treating mood disorders
9. Protecting the cardiovascular system
The powerful antioxidants found in Moringa extract might help prevent cardiac damage and has also been shown to maintain a healthy heart.
10. Helping wounds to heal
Extract of moringa has been shown to help wounds close as well as reduce the appearance of scars.
11. Treating diabetes
Moringa helps to reduce the amount of glucose in the blood, as well as sugar and protein in the urine. This improved the hemoglobin levels and overall protein content in those tested.
12. Treating asthma
Moringa may help reduce the severity of some asthma attacks and protect against bronchial constrictions. It has also been shown to assist with better lung function and breathing overall.
13. Protecting against kidney disorders
People may be less likely to develop stones in the kidneys, bladder or uterus if they ingest moringa extract. Moringa contains high levels of antioxidants that might aid toxicity levels in the kidneys.
14. Reducing high blood pressure
Moringa contains isothiocyanate and niaziminin, compounds that help to stop arteries from thickening, which can cause blood pressure to rise.
15. Improving eye health
Moringa contains eyesight-improving properties thanks to its high antioxidant levels. Moringa may stop the dilation of retinal vessels, prevent the thickening of capillary membranes, and inhibit retinal dysfunction.
16. Treating anemia and sickle cell disease
Moringa might help a person’s body absorb more iron, therefore increasing their red blood cell count. It is thought the plant extract is very helpful in treating and preventing anemia and sickle cell disease.
Can it aid weight loss?
Evidence has shown that moringa extract can be effective in reducing and controlling weight gain in mice. Its high vitamin B content helps with smooth and efficient digestion and can assist the body when converting food into energy, as opposed to storing it as fat.
Moringa is thought to:
- reduce weight gain
- help to lower cholesterol and blood pressure
- prevent inflammation
- help the body convert fats into energy
- reduce fatigue and improve energy levels
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Raspberry Superfood Hot Chocolate https://somscafe.com/product/raspberry-superfood-hot-chocolate-mix/
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|* All statements research-based but not FDA approved.|
|** In order to diagnose or treat a health issue or disease, the information supplied should not be used. Instead, anyone in need of personal medical advice should speak with a qualified medical professional. Regarding a medical problem, you should always seek the opinion of your doctor or another skilled healthcare professional.|