Often referred to as the “miracle tree”, Moringa oleifera is an amazing plant that provides incredible health benefits and has the potential to eliminate hunger around the world. Natively found in the southern foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in northern India, the plant is now widely cultivated in Africa, Central and South America, Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia and the Philippines.
From the roots to the sap, every part of the Moringa plant provides various health benefits. The whole food plant contains high amounts of protein, all the essential amino acids, many vitamins and minerals and a plethora of phytonutrients and other powerful disease-fighting antioxidants.
Perhaps the most utilized component of Moringa is its leaves, which can be dried and ground up into a nutrient-dense powder. Scientific research confirms that Moringa ‘sleaves are a powerhouse of nutritional value. Gram for gram, they contain: SEVEN times the vitamin C in oranges, FOUR times the Calcium in milk, FOUR times the vitamin A in carrots, TWO times the protein in milk and THREE times the Potassium in bananas.
India’s ancient tradition of ayurveda says that Moringa Oleifera leaves can prevent at least three hundred known diseases.
In developing tropical countries, Moringa Oliefera is a treasured plant because it has the ability to eliminate malnutrition, chronic fatigue syndrome, boosts immunity and energy levels. In East Africa the tree is called “mother’s best friend”.