The moringa tree originates and is grown in Southeast Asia and Africa as a source of food and natural remedy. For thousands of years, it has been used as a natural remedy for its amazing balance of antioxidants, minerals, and amino acids. Seed pods grow from the flowers of the moringa tree, giving moringa the nickname "drumstick tree." Some believe that moringa root is a super-food and is found in many recipes today because it has a great source of calcium and potassium.
Early Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians used moringa root for its therapeutic properties and used it to protect their skin, to make perfume or scented oils, and to purify water for drinking.
Moringa leaf tea is used specifically for women to increase breast milk production while lactating. Moringa leaf is high in vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and HDL cholesterol levels. The herb has been scientifically proven to have antibacterial benefits. Moringa root bark has been clinically demonstrated to be an effective treatment for post-menopausal ovarian cancer, but should not be used by women of childbearing age.
The leaf of the moringa tree helps boost your energy naturally and is a great source of nutrition. The amount of energy you receive after consuming the leaf of the moringa tree is not the result of sugar, so it lasts for a longer period of time. Research has shown that individuals who consume the moringa leaf have noticed a reduction in ulcers, and sometimes even completely healed. Other individuals who suffer from arthritis pain and other inflammations have claimed to have a reduction of pain and swelling after consuming moringa leaf. It has also been proven that the moringa leaf can control blood pressure, treat skin problems such as acne and eczema, and even promote good sleep.
Moringa root also has a positive effect on children. For children who do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, they run the risk of not getting enough vitamins. Children who do not get the adequate nutrition in their first few years of life are more likely to have problems throughout life. This includes slower language, slower motor skills development, and possibly lower IQ scores. Moringa root can be a great supplement for picky eaters because of the high amounts of vitamins and minerals it contains.
Again, with any natural herb, please consult your primary care physician before adding it to your daily diet. While moringa root offers many wonderful health benefits, it is always best to share your dietary desires and changes with your doctor before implementing them permanently.
Amna Sheikh is a medical doctor with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Bachelors in Economics and Statistics. She is also a medical writer working as a freelancer for 10+ years and she is specialized in medical, health, and pharmaceutical writing, regulatory writing & clinical research. All her work is supported by a strong academic and professional experience.