Have you ever heard of (or maybe used) Moringa? Yes, no? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.And now, let’s get back to our subject – Moringa oleifera is a plant that grows widely in South Asia and has been part of traditional medicine for thousands of years. The plant is commonly known as “drumstick” and is a powerhouse of bioactive plant compounds and antioxidants. Many different studies have discovered that this amazing and super healthy plant is loaded with healthy nutrients and it can provide many health benefits. And, it is also believed that many more are still to be studied and discovered.
In this article we’re going to show you 7 good reasons why you should add both the leaves and fruits of this unique plant to your healthy diet.
Nutritional ValueFirst of all, you should know that both the leaves and the pods of the drumstick plant are rich sources of so many types of vitamins and minerals. The Moringa leaves are packed with more nutrients than the pods. Despite this, just 1 cup of the fresh pods supply up to 157% of your RDA of vitamin C.
Just 1 cup of fresh leaves contains the following nutrients:
- Vitamin B6 – 19% of your daily allowance
- Vitamin A – 9%
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) – 11%
- Vitamin C – 12%
- Proteins – 2g
- Iron – 11%
- Magnesium – 8%Note: the dried leaves of drumstick are available as dietary supplements in the West. But it will be best to grow the plant in your home to enjoy its natural benefits.
1.Strong and Healthy Bones
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, this amazing plant can help you improve your bone density. Moringa is packed with iron and calcium, which helps in not only preventing bone density loss, but it also strengthens your bones. The experts say that you should especially give it to growing kids for stronger and better bone growth. It also helps boost your physical stamina.
2.It Contains Anti-Cancer Compounds The Moringa’s drumsticks are loaded with antioxidants and anti-cancer compounds that can help you fight free radicals. These compounds will also help you prevent carcinogenic formation.
Beta-carotene and vitamin C are two examples. But this plant also has powerful antioxidants called chlorogenic acid and quercetin. They act by negating free radical activity in your body.
Drumsticks’ anti-cancer properties help prevent tumor development and cancerous cell growth.
3.Eliminate Headaches: Ladies and gentlemen, I really think that you’ll be amazed when we tell you that can also use the plant’s root to get instant headache relief. Here’s what you need to do – just take its roots and extract its juice. Mix the juice and jaggery in equal amounts and drink it. You will get almost immediate relief from the ache.
4.Treat Eye Problems: This amazing and super-healthy plant can also help you treat and prevent many eye problems, including conjunctivitis. How to use it – it’s very simple: you just have to take some leaves, grind them and apply the paste on your eyes. If you mix the leaves’ juice with honey and apply as eyeliner, it will help cure corneal disorders. This method will also help you treat eye swelling.
5.Regulate Blood Sugar LevelsYes, you got that right, this amazing plant can also help you regulate your blood sugar levels – in all natural way. The experts warn if your blood sugar levels remain uncontrollable for a long time, it can increase the risk of so many types of health conditions including heart disease. A recent study has revealed that this plant has positive benefits in lowering blood sugar levels. Note: this study was conducted on animal subjects. There are however some studies based on human subjects too.According to one study involving 30 women, who were given 7g of leaf powder daily for 3 months, the subjects had their blood sugar levels reduced by 13.5%.
6.Purify Blood: Ladies and gentlemen, you should also know that this plant is also very useful and beneficial for cleansing your blood. You can enjoy it a soup, which has been shown to help fight acne and other skin problems. Note: Moringa juice can be applied on your acne or pimples and it will heal the area fast. The juice also has antibiotic properties.
7.Anti-Aging Food: Moringa contains high amounts of Vitamin A, which means that it will help you slow down the aging process. The Vitamin A found in this plant will also help you strengthen your immune system and improve vision.
Unfortunately, the real and ugly truth is that most people don’t know much about Moringa. So, you should definitely add this amazing plant to your diet and you will notice dramatic changes in your health. Thank you for your time and don’t hesitate to share this article with your friends and family. Thank you and have a good one.