Moringa’s Fancy Definition
Moringa is the sole genus in the flowering plant family Moringaceae. The name is derived from the Tamil word murunggai or the Malayalam word muringa, both of which refer to M. oleifera. It contains 13 species from tropical and subtropical climates that range in size from tiny herbs to massive trees. The most widely cultivated species is Moringa oleifera, a multipurpose tree native to the foothills of the Himalayas in northwestern India and cultivated throughout the tropics. M. stenopetala, an African species, is also widely grown, but to a much lesser extent than M. oleifera. Moringa oleifera silviculture is being promoted as a means to combat poverty and malnutrition. It grows quickly in many types of environments, and much of the plant is edible, including by livestock. The leaves contain all essential amino acids and are rich in protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and minerals. Feeding the high protein leaves to cattle has been shown to increase weight gain by up to 32% and milk production by 43 to 65%. The seeds contain 30 to 40% oil that is high in oleic acid, while degreased meal is 61% protein. The defatted meal is a flocculant and can be used in water purification to settle out sediments and undesirable organisms.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Our Definition of Moringa
Moringa oleifera is an amazing, nutrition-packed tree – rich in vitamins, minerals and other stuff your body needs. People alot smarter than us have studied moringa and its effects on the body. Their conclusion? Moringa delivers naturally a wide range of nutrients to your whole body. Some call it a miracle tree. Some call it nature’s medicine cabinet. The more time that passes, the more that mounting evidence confirms all these things and more!
Where did it come from?
Although mostly native to India, south Asia, and Africa, it is a robust tree that can grow in many types of environments.
What are its health and wellness benefits?
Nutrition and Energy Boost – Many people report feeling more energy and stamina. In some countries, moringa is given to sick patients to help them quickly regain their strength and energy.
Antibiotic – Moringa is a safe, gentle, natural antibiotic. It’s particularly effective when used at the early onset of infections. It’s been known to fight bacteria and fungi.
Skin Treatment – Made from pressing the seeds, moringa oil is a natural skin treatment that fights the aging process and aids in the healing of cuts, scrapes, sores and rashes. Optima, Cognis, Clarins, Chanel and Lancome market moringa-based skin care products. Moringa must be doing something right!
Anti-Inflammatory – Moringa has been known to have strong anti-inflammatory properties. In particular it has been known to reduce swelling in feet.
Immune Defense System – Moringa has been shown to regulate or temper the body’s natural defense system.
Ulcers – Research has demonstrated that moringa improves the healing rate of gastric ulcers.
Diabetes – Moringa has been shown to lower blood sugar levels.
Relaxation and Sleep – Taken at night, moringa can aid in one’s sleep as it results in muscle relaxation and decreases body temperature.
Science confirms the claims
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