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Moringa

Immunity WellnessNutritional DeficiencyOverall Immunity

Contains 60 Vegetable Capsules made in a GMP certified facility

Dosage:

Adults: 1 to 2 capsule twice daily, preferably with water or as directed by physician.

Children: 1 capsule twice daily, preferably with water or as directed by physician.

Side Effects and special precautions: No known side effects have been observed during its traditional use.

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Description

What is Moringa ?

Moringa Oleifera popularly known as “sahajan” in India, is a fast-growing deciduous tree belonging to the Moringaceae family. This tree grows up to 35 to 40 feet in height, with a diameter of one and a half feet. It is made up of greyish-white bark on the trunk, with thinner branches shooting out on all sides. On the branches bloom the flowers, leaves and the green stalks also known as pods. The flowers are yellow and white in colour, and the leaves are oval round and green in colour. It takes only six months sometimes even less for the leaves to sprout.

How and where is Moringa cultivated ?

Moringa is a hardy tree that grows easily. Once you have made small holes fill it with (Khad) manure in it. You can either plant the seed or the cutting of the branch, and the tree will germinate within 6 to 8 months and reach a reasonable height of 15 feet. If you are planting an orchard, then keep a distance of 3 meters at least between each tree. These trees can be planted at any time of the year, however avoid areas where there is water clogging. The tree needs to be pruned every year by cutting its branches, which enables faster re-growth. Moringa can be grown year-round, in any tropical, sub-tropical, temperate or equatorial climate. This deciduous tree is found primarily in North India, Moreover many regions in Asia, Latin America and Africa with tropical and sub-tropical climates also have these trees.

What are the medicinal uses of Moringa ?

Moringa like other herbs has been utilized for centuries because of its health advantages and medicinal attributes. The Moringa tree including the flowers, fruits, seeds and roots are valuable, but it is the leaves that have the most medicinal value. Interestingly dried Moringa leaves are more potent than fresh leaves and do not compromise on nutrition value. They don’t contain toxins and regarded as GRAS (Generally regarded as Safe). In a study done at, Noguchi Memorial Medical Research Centre in Ghana, it was found that Moringa leaves intake was non-toxic even at very high dosages. Moringa has the highest protein ratio of any plant identified so far including soybeans.

Moringa powder delivers multiple nutrients with every serving, which include antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and amino acids. It is low in fats and cholesterol.

The Compounds are:

  • vitamin A (10 times more than carrots)
  • vitamin B 1 (thiamine)
  • B 2 (riboflavin)
  • B 3 (niacin)
  • B 6 (pyridoxine)
  • Folate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C 7 times that of an orange)
  • Calcium (17 times the calcium of milk)
  • Potassium (15 times more than banana)
  • Iron (25 times more than Spinach)
  • Magnesium
  • Protein (9 times more than a cup of yogurt)
  • Phosphorus
  • Fiber (4 times the fiber of Oats)
  • zinc

Based on these compounds Moringa is effective and supports the following ailments:

  • enhance energy levels by reducing fatigue
  •  effective in lowering blood pressure
  •  helps in lowering cholesterol and weight gain
  • Anti-Inflammatory properties
  • It also has antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant properties.

Hyperthyroidism: The most unique finding is its usage in hyper-thyroid conditions. It is said that the compounds found in the moringa leaf may aid the thyroid function. Moringa has been shown to regulate the thyroid hormone and can be used to treat hyperthyroidism and exhibits a clear antioxidant effect (1995a; 1995b; Tahilliani and Kar 2000)

How is Moringa used in food ?

Moringa is the quintessential superfood, for many African and Asian countries. For centuries it has helped people achieve and maintain good health especially in these economically and socially backward regions where malnutrition was a major concern. With 90 different types of nutrients including vitamins, proteins, fiber, and minerals, this superfood provided the needed nutrition to the populace. In India, three parts of the tree, namely leaves, stalk, and flower are used to making vegetables. The stalk is garnished in lentil curries like sambhar and Dal.

What are the other traditional usages of Moringa ?

Livestock Feed: Moringa is used as livestock feed in some African countries. That helps in increasing milk yields and the protein increases beef fat, resulting in more meat. This comes out to be more economical than regular feed.
Purification of water: Moringa is known to remove harmful bacteria making it fit for human consumption.
Salt from sea-water: Residual seed cakes are used to remove salt from sea-water.

Additional information

Weight 0.143 kg
Dimensions 9.4 × 4.5 × 9.4 cm

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