Hailing from the hot tropical and subtropical Himalayan foothills of India and Nepal, the moringa plant (Moringa oleifera) has been dubbed the “miracle tree” by indigenous healers around the world. Every bit of the tree is edible, and the leaves, bark, roots, flowers, fruits, seeds and gum are all used to create powerful healing remedies.
Origins of Moringa
Moringa is a resilient plant that thrives in very hot semiarid or tropical climates with sandy, nutrient-poor soils. It is cultivated around the globe, from Africa to Central Asia to Latin America.
Moringa can be used in a wide range of applications, from potent medicines to teas and food products. Moringa seed oil can be used in beauty and hair care products as well as perfumes, while the leftover dried seed can be used to purify fresh well water and extract salt from seawater.
Thanks to its diverse functionalities, it’s no wonder that moringa has been nicknamed the “miracle tree” by many indigenous cultures and communities throughout the world!
Moringa Uses in Cuisine
Moringa is a vital food source for many cultures around the globe, including India, Afghanistan, and nations throughout Africa. The tree is cheap and easy to grow in these hot semiarid and tropical regions, and the leaves are high in nutrients. For this reason, many nonprofits and food programs use moringa as a tool to fight malnutrition and support the wellbeing of the world’s most impoverished people.
Moringa pods and seeds can be cooked similarly to peas and beans, while the leaves can be heated and sautéed like spinach. Moringa leaves can also be dried, powdered, and made into spices and teas. Moringa is a true nutritional powerhouse; these superfood leaves are composed of 27 percent pure protein, and contain healthful amino acids, calcium, and other vitamins and minerals.
Health Benefits of Moringa
Moringa leaves contain antioxidants, which can tame free radicals in the body. These antioxidants are thought to protect cells from damage, support the body’s response to inflammation, and keep vital organs functioning as they should.*
Moringa has also traditionally been applied directly to wounds, abscesses, and snakebites, as it is believed to help support the body’s healing process and keep the skin clean.*
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.