Moringa (Moringa oleifera), is a slender tree growing at the foot of the Himalayas of the family Moringaceae. It now grows throughout the Indian subcontinent, in Arabia, Africa and Madagascar, but it is already grown in a noble form all over the world.
Moringa grows to a height of up to 12 m and is characterized by its about 30 cm long laths of flowers and pods in the shape of a pod with highly oily seeds. It is also sometimes called the "horseradish tree" or the "drumstick tree".
Moringa as a universal panacea
Moringa is described by many cultures as a universal "panacea". For its beneficial effects, it is and was known not only in Ayurveda, but also in ancient Egypt and later in ancient Greece and Rome. In Africa, it is nicknamed the "Tree of Miracles". In the modern world, it is classified as a so-called "superfoods", which are characterized by their high content of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidants.
The versatile use of moringa is associated primarily with the Indian subcontinent and Africa, where are processed especially leaves, which are part of the regular diet and are added to salads, soups and sauces. The leaves are rich in many minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, calcium, manganese, magnesium, zinc and iron, vitamins such as beta-carotene, riboflavin, biotin, folic acid and ascorbic acid, omega 3 and 6 unsaturated acids and proteins. The fruits in the form of green pods are then used mainly in India. The moringa seeds are then roasted and taste like nuts.
Ayurveda and traditional folk medicine uses almost all parts of this tree to treat up to 300 different types of diseases. Leaves and leaf juice are mainly used to heal the eyes in case of mechanical damage, allergies, asthma, bloating, anti-aging, high blood pressure, blood loss, bronchitis, cholera, colitis, diabetes, diarrhea, inflammation, initial bone pathologies. and headaches. The roots are used for indigestion, pain relief, anti-parasites and the seeds have an anti-inflammatory effect and suppress fever.
Traditional healers from Southeast Asia also use moringa to treat rheumatism, nervousness, tuberculosis, hearing loss, viral infections, constipation and night blindness. The flowers then find use as a stimulant for students to promote alertness, better concentration, balance and stimulate physical activity and weight loss.
Expert studies have shown that moringa extract has a very positive effect against free radicals in the body and acts as a powerful antioxidant against the aging of the body. Furthermore, a significant reduction in blood sugar levels was demonstrated, as well as a reduction in plasma lipids.
How to get moringa?
And in what form can you get moringa? You will usually come across it in the form of powder, capsules or dried leaves, you can even get seeds. You can try our unique combination of Amla with Moringa to strengthen immunity and build higher resistance to stress in the form of pure ground powder in RAW quality, which you can then easily mix in warm water, make the taste more pleasant with honey, or add to smoothies, juices or porridges.