MORINGA (Malunggay) TREE IS CALLED “THE MIRACLE TREE OF LIFE” BECAUSE OF ITS COUNTLESS HEALTH BENEFITS !
The miracle tree of life” is the other name for the amazing moringa tree, which is really beneficial for our health and can treat many conditions and diseases. Many cultures around the world know how rich is this tree in nutrients, and most of them used it for medicinal purposes.
In the US and Europe it took a while to be recognized. In 2007 the National Institutes of Health acknowledged its benefits, and also later in 2011 and 2012. This tree originates from Pakistan, India, the Himalayan region, Arabia and Africa.
People there also call it horseradish tree and drumstick tree. It contains plenty of minerals, proteins, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and many phenolics.
Also, it’s rich in moringine, moringinine and kaempferol, quercetin, zeatin, rhammnetin, beta-sitosterol and caffeoylqanic acid.
It’s also mentioned that this tree “can act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, antihelminitic, antiurolithiati, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities.”
Every part of the moringa tree is rich in nutrients and can be consumed. Its leaves can be used to make fresh salad or drinks, and also can be steamed as spinach. The flowers of the moringa tree contain lots of calcium and potassium, and can be consumed as well.
The fruits of moringa tree have approximately 40% of oil ingredients, and they are further used to make cooking oil (Ben oil), which has similar properties to olive oil. During the summer, many people use these fruits’ peel to stay safe from the sun as a sunscreen lotion.
The leaves are the most useful and marketed today, since they are great for lowering high blood pressure, reducing cholesterol or eliminating water weight. They have around 7 times more vitamin C than oranges, 4 times more calcium than milk, 4 times more vitamin A than carrots, double the protein in yogurt, amazing 25 times the iron found in spinach and 3 times the potassium contained in bananas.
Experts claim leaves of the moringa tree contain:
– 1271% of daily dose of iron
– 272% of daily dose of vitamin А
– 22% of daily dose of vitamin C
– 5% of the daily dose of calcium
– 61% of daily dose of magnesium
– 41% of daily dose of potassium
Also, many studies suggest that these leaves have amazing anti-cancer and anti-tumor properties, since they contain niaziminin.
They are also anti-diabetic and can treat type 2 diabetes and obesity. They are also very good for the liver, since they cleanse it well.
The moringa seeds have anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties, and they can be used to treat STDs, arthritis, cramps, gout, boils and rheumatism. Also, epilepsy can be treated with them as well. They also have fungicide terygospermin and antibiotic properties, so you can treat some skin issues with them as well. They can also be made into seed oil.
The moringa flowers are especially beneficial for young mothers, since they improve the flow of the milk they use for breast feeding. Also, if you have urinary issues, you can treat them with these flowers. People in Haiti make tea with using this tree’s flowers.
The moringa pods are rich in protein and fiber, so you can treat diarrhea and malnutrition with them. Also, if you consume them raw, you can treat joint pain, liver problems and more issues.
The moringa leaves are good for people suffering from malnutrition, since they are rich in protein and fiber. You can also treat ear and eye infections, fever, bronchitis and more. People in the Philippines use the moringa leaves to treat anemia, since they are extremely rich in iron. You can also treat gastric ulcers, diarrhea, headaches, bleeding wounds, insect bites and skin issues.
Moringa Roots, Bark and Gum
The roots, bark and gum of the moringa tree are also very beneficial. The roots have every characteristic of the leaves, but stronger. You can consume the bark, and with it you can treat inflammation, cardiac and circulatory problems and more. The gum is very beneficial for asthma patients.
The moringa oil can be used to treat prostate issues, hysteria, scurvy, bladder problems and more. Also, people in Oman use it to treat stomach issues.