Moringa oleifera is a tree that is native to Northern India and can be found spread across Asia and Africa.
Nicknamed the “miracle tree”, it is not very well known in Western countries for its medicinal properties, however, it certainly lives up to its reputation.
Throughout history, moringa has been used as a medicine for a variety of cultures and civilizations that existed in the same area that the plant grew, including ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans.
It has been used for a variety of reasons due to its diverse healing properties, including being anti-fungal and anti-diabetic.
Many articles can be written on the various beneficial properties of moringa, but this article is going to focus on what are considered to be the most beneficial.
MORINGA OLEIFERA AS AN ANTI-CANCER FOOD
Most people don’t know that moringa is an effective and safe anti-carcinogen. It contains a variety of cancer-fighting compounds, includingisoquercetin, kaempferol and rhamnetin. There is also recent evidence which suggests that moringa is effective at fighting cancers of the liver, lung, breast, colorectal and prostate.
Although moringa is still far from being a verified cure for cancer, it is important to note its anti-carcinogenic activities, so it can be further studied. Medical developers in Saudi Arabia are already working on moringa-based medicines for cancer.
Moringa is a nutrient powerhouse and contains the entire range of vitamins and minerals that make it an outstanding superfood, and beneficial for many deficiencies.
Moringa leaves can be consumed raw, cooked or juiced. Since moringa trees are not easily available everywhere, the next best way is to purchase it in powdered form to be added to your juices, tea, or sprinkled in your salad and soup.
This is a good option if you don’t consume enough greens.
In people who don’t eat much fruits and vegetables, or have a chronic disease, moringa leaves powder provides the greatest impact due to its complete range of nutrients.
Pregnant or lactating women may benefit from taking this herb as it has been clinically proven to increase the production of breast milk and also help boost the immune system.