MORINGA BENEFITS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well I tried something new today,  we got some moringa seeds pods from a friend and we cooked them today, tastes like asparagus!  I have a small moringa tree which is in bloom, but no seed pods yet.  Theseed pods are huge and hard for the tree to hold up!  Moringa has been called a super food with so many benefits and uses!  

Moringa leaf has many uses including natural source of nutrition and energy booster.  It is a sleep aid and helps lower blood pressure.  Moringa leaves has 7 times the vitamin C as an orange,  4 times the calcium of milk,  4 times the vitamin A of carrots,  3 times the potassium of bananas and 2 times the protein of yogurt.

The juice from the leaves has a stabilizing effect on blood pressure and is believed to control glucose levels in diabetes.   Leaves and buds can be rubbed on the temples for headaches.   Leaf juice can be used as an antiseptic.  Leaves are used for fevers, eye and ear infections and bronchitis.  The leaf is able to kill intestinal worms.    Moringa originated in India and it can be grown cheaply and easily.  The leaves retain lots of vitamins and minerals when dried and moringa is used in India and Africa in feeding programs to fight malnutrition.   The immature green pods are eaten like green beans, the seeds can be removed from mature pods, cooked like peas or roasted like nuts.   The leaves can be used in salads, are cooked and used like spinach, and they are also dried and powdered for use as a condiment.  

So give them a try, you might even like them and get the benefits they afford.

Since there are so many uses for the moringa, you can find more complete data at: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins supplements/ingredientmono-1242-moringa.aspx?activeingredientid=1242