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July 06, 2021 3 min read

Moringa leaf powder is beginning to gain more popularity as a new superfood for its highly nutritious profile and powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and tissue-protective properties. Moringa oleifera, also known as horseradish tree, that has been used for generations in Eastern countries to treat and prevent disease such as diabetes, heart disease, anemia, arthritis, liver disease, and respiratory, skin, and digestive disorders.

It's used as a traditional remedy for many ailments, and here are 10 scientifically backed benefits of consuming it:

1. It's nutrient-packed.

Moringa is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It contains significant amounts of vitamins A, C, and E; calcium; potassium; and protein.

2. It fights free radicals.

Antioxidants fight free radicals, molecules that cause oxidative stress, cell damage, and inflammation.

Moringa contains antioxidants called flavonoids, polyphenols, and ascorbic acid in the leaves, flowers, and seeds.

A study found that leaf powders and extracts had a high antioxidant activity, free-radical-scavenging capacity, and high inhibition of lipid, protein, and DNA oxidation.

This means it prevents the damage and degradation that free radicals cause in the cells of different organs in the body, keeping them healthy and functioning at their best.

3. It fights inflammation.

Inflammation can lead to chronic diseases like diabetes, respiratory problems, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and obesity. Moringa reduces inflammation by suppressing inflammatory enzymes and proteins in the body, and moringa leaf concentrate can significantly lower inflammation in the cells.

4. It helps reduce some diabetes symptoms.

Moringa leaf powder has been effective at reducing lipid and glucose levels and regulating oxidative stress in diabetic patients, which means it lowers blood sugar and cholesterol and improves protection against cell damage.

5. It protects the cardiovascular system.

Moringa leaf powder has heart-healthy benefits, particularly in blood lipid control, the prevention of plaque formation in the arteries, and reduced cholesterol levels.

6. It supports brain health.

Moringa supports brain health and cognitive function because of its antioxidant and neuro-enhancer activities. It's also been tested as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease with favourable preliminary results.

Its high content of vitamins E and C fight oxidation that leads to neuron degeneration, improving brain function. It’s also able to normalize the neurotransmitters serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline in the brain, which play a key role in memory, mood, organ function, responses to stimulus such as stress and pleasure, an mental healt, for example in depression and psychosis.

7. It protects the liver.

Moringa contains high concentrations of polyphenols in its leaves and flowers that protect the liver against oxidation, toxicity, and damage.

Moringa can reduce liver damage and fibrosis and reverse oxidation in the liver. Moringa oil can also restore liver enzymes to normal levels, reducing oxidative stress, and increasing protein content in the liver.

The liver is responsible for blood detoxification, bile production, fructose metabolism, fat metabolism, and nutrient processing, and it can only fulfill these functions with the aid of liver enzymes, so it's vital they stay at normal levels. For instance, lower levels of hepatic enzymes can impair its ability to filter the blood.

8. It contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.

Moringa has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that fight infections. It's been effective against types of fungi that cause infections on skin and strains of bacteria responsible for blood and urinary tract infections and digestive problems.

 

Summary of Moringa benefits:

  • Increases the natural defense of the body

  • Provides nourishment to the eyes and the brain.

  • Promotes metabolism

  • Promotes healthy serum cholesterol levels

  • Beautifies the skin

  • Lowers the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines

  • Promotes the normal functioning of the liver and the kidney

  • Promotes energy

  • Promotes proper digestion

  • Acts as an antioxidant

  • Improves the immune system of the body

  • Promotes healthy circulatory system

  • It is an anti-inflammatory agent

  • Gives a feeling of general wellness

  • Supports the normal sugar levels of the body

Brenda Hutchinson
Brenda Hutchinson


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