Moringa oleifera, a fast-growing tree species native to South Asia and widely cultivated, has been gaining prominence for a number of years in the health and wellness space. It is unusual among deciduous tree species in that the leaves are edible with high enough levels of nutrients to justify a superfood claim.
The fast-growing Moringa tree can be cultivated to grow in many parts of the world and thrives here in Tanzania. The fresh or powdered leaves are commonly eaten as vegetables; the bark is used to make tea and for cooking fuel, and a very useful oil can be extracted from the seeds. The root also has medicinal properties. Packed with vitamins and minerals, the Moringa leaves have 3 times more potassium than bananas, 4 times more calcium than milk, 2 times the protein of yogurt, 4 times more vitamin A than carrots, 7 times more vitamin C than oranges and 25 times the iron of spinach. In addition, Moringa leaves are packed with antioxidants and contain all the amino acids of meat, making giving the plant an excellent dietary supplement.
We intend to plant several acres of Moringa here in Tanzania and have already have more than 100 young trees in the nursery. This will be another layer in our food security project as well as an income generation project utilizing the dried leaf powder, and seed oil for which there is a growing market here in Tanzania.
Consuming this plant makes bone density better. It has calcium and iron that stops bone loss. Also, give it to adolescent in growing to boost their stamina and health.
This herb has antioxidants and fights free radicals. It stops cancer in forming. It also has vitamin C and beta carotene, but chlorogenic acid and quercetin too. They are the best shield to these radicals.
Take the roots of this herb and make juice.
This can soothe issues like conjunctivitis. Take the leaves and grind them well, and this pasty cream should be put on the eyes. If you make this juice with honey, you can use it as eyeliner and resolve corneal issues. Also, it reduces swelling of the eyes.
LOWERING THE BLOOD SUGAR
In case you’re diabetic, this herb can help with that. If the blood sugar is abnormal for some time, get this plant. Studies showed that this positively resolves this issue and it was tested on animals. Some human studies are in progress too. A study having 30 females showed that when they were given 7g leaf powder for 3 months, their blood sugar leveled by 13.5%.
These moringa pods and leafs are also great for cleansing the blood. Make it in soup for example, and this will also cleanse acne and skin problems. The juice can be used topically on the acne and pimples and it will heal them since it is antibiotic.
Due to the amounts of vitamin A, aging is slowed down. Also vision is improved and immunity strengthened.