The most nutritious plant ever discovered
Moringa has been used in various societies, Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Indian, for thousands of years dating as far back as 650 AD. In the last decade, a lot of information about the nutritional and functional values of Moringa has been generated.
Moringa is a rich source of essential nutrients and bioactive compounds (phytonutrients). This tree has been cultivated for its amazing health benefits. Moringa has been thriving in the toughest circumstances, being one of the most nutrient rich plants globally: it grows where it is most needed providing a One Stop solution of essential vitamins, minerals, protein and fibers. On top it is 100% Pure, Organic, Vegan and Gluten Free, utilized and proven by indigenous people for thousands of years.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has done scientific researches on Moringa and concluded it is extremely nutritional. As a source of vitamin, A and iron they are among the best of all tropical plants. In developing tropical countries, Moringa trees have been used to combat malnutrition, especially among infants and nursing mothers.
Moringa’s health benefits are astonishing:
Moringa consists of 92 nutrients and 46 natural antioxidants plus several anti-inflammatory compounds. The sheer number of nutrients found in Moringa brings it to the top of the superfoods list, and in its native locations, it is said that Moringa can treat more than 300 diseases and illnesses.
- Ca – Calcium
- K – Potassium
- Cu – Copper
- S – Sulphur
- Zn – Zinc
- Cr – Chromium
- B – Boron
- Mg – Magnesium
- P – Phosphorus
- Fe – Iron
- Na – Sodium
- As – Arsenic
- Mn – Manganese
- Se – Selenium
- A – Vitamin A
- B1 – Vitamin B1
- B2 – Vitamin B2
- B3 – Vitamin B3
- C – Vitamin C
- E – Vitamin E
- K1 – Vitamin K1
Vitamins: Moringa contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C, K1, E and D.
It’s good for your eyes, your immune system and the health of your teeth and skin.
It helps maintain a healthy nervous system, and it can improve cardiovascular function and the body’s ability to cope with stress.
It plays a key role energy production and as such, is a very important nutrient in your diet. In addition, it can also contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
It contributes to the proper functioning of the nervous system, normal psychological function and radiant, healthy skin.
It helps to strengthen blood vessels, increase skin elasticity, improve antioxidant function and supports iron absorption.
It can play an important role in protecting your cells against oxidative stress.
It helps in blood clotting and building strong bones, and is a crucial part of other bodily processes.
Minerals: Moringa contains the following Minerals: Calcium, Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Chloride:
The body needs calcium to build strong bones and teeth. This important mineral also plays a role in neurotransmission and muscle function, including the heart.
Sodium plays a variety of important roles in the body, including helping to maintain healthy fluid balance and contributing to proper muscle contraction and nerve impulse conduction.
Potassium plays a key role in regulating the electrical activity of the heart, making it vital to maintaining normal heart rhythm. Your body also needs this mineral to build proteins, break down and utilize carbohydrates, maintain proper blood pH and support normal growth.
Magnesium is necessary for the proper functioning of over 300 biochemical processes in the body. As a relaxing ion, its role is to help maintain normal nerve and muscle function, help to steady the heartbeat and support a healthy immune system.
Phosphorus helps build strong bones and teeth and plays a key role in protein production and cell repair.
Chlorides helps balance the fluids in your body and play an essential role in the production of digestive juices in the stomach
Proteins are necessary for building and repairing tissue, and are essential components of enzymes, hormones, and other organic compounds.
Antioxidants protect our cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals.
Omega 3 & 6
These oils are important for brain development, immune system function and blood pressure regulation.
Amino Acids: Moringa contains the following essential amino acids:
- Threonine which is a nutrient that helps metabolism and prevent fatty build up in the liver. It also aids digestion.
- Isoleucine is good for a healthy brain and helps to give the body natural energy.
- Leucine works hand in hand with Isoleucine to increase energy levels.
- Phenylalanine aid communication between the brain’s nerve cells and helps to reduce hunger pangs and it also increases alertness and improve memory.
- Tryptophan supports your immune system, and its mood boosting ability helps to beat depression and anxiety-associated insomnia. It also reduces the risk of heart attack and lowers bad cholesterol levels.
- Lysine aids the absorption of calcium into the bones, supports antibodies and regulates various hormones as well as inhibiting the growth of virus cells.
- Methionine provides the body with Sulphur as well as helping to lower cholesterol. It also supports the liver, kidneys, and helps you to stay younger for longer by keeping skin, hair and nails healthy.
- Valine helps to keep the mind calm.
Yes, there are other amino acids in Moringa too which are non-essential to the body but are still good for supporting your health. These include histidine, alanine, glutamic acid, arginine, cysteine, proline, aspartic acid, glycine, serine and tyrosine. (source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213453016300362)
|Part of tree||Medicinal Uses||Nutritive properties|
|Leaves||Moringa leaves treat asthma, hyperglycemia, Dyslipidemia, flu, heart burn, syphilis, malaria, pneumonia, diarrhea, headaches, scurvy, skin diseases, bronchitis, eye and ear infections. Also reduces, blood pressure and cholesterol and acts as an anticancer, antimicrobial, Antioxidant, antidiabetic and anti-atherosclerotic agents, neuroprotectant||Moringa leaves contain fiber, fat proteins and minerals like Ca, Mg, P, K, Cu, Fe, and S. Vitamins like Vitamin-A (Beta-carotene), vitamin B-choline, vitamin B1-thiamine, riboflavin, nicotinic acid and ascorbic acid are present. Various amino acids like Arg, His, Lys, Trp, Phe, Thr, Leu, Met, Ile, Val are present. Phytochemicals like tannins, sterols, saponins, trepenoids, phenolics, alkaloids and flavanoids like quercitin, isoquercitin, kaemfericitin, isothiocyanates and glycoside compounds are present|
|Seeds||Seeds of moringa help in treating hyperthyroidism, Crohn’s disease, anti-herpes-simplex virus arthritis, rheumatism, gout, cramp, epilepsy and sexually transmitted diseases, can act as antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agents||Contains oleic acid (Ben oil), antibiotic called pterygospermin, and fatty acids like Linoleic acid, linolenic acid, behenic acid, Phytochemicals like tannins, saponin, phenolics, phytate, flavonoids, terpenoids and lectins. Apart from these, fats, fiber, proteins, minerals, vitamins like A, B, C and amino acids|
|Root Bark||Root bark acts as a cardiac stimulant, anti-ulcer and anti-inflammatory agent||Alkaloids like morphine, moriginine, minerals like calcium, magnesium and sodium|
|Flower||Moringa flowers act as hypocholesterolemic, anti-arthritic agents can cure urinary problems and cold||It contains calcium and potassium and amino acids. They also contain nectar|
|Pods||Moringa pods treat diarrhea, liver and spleen problems, and joint pain||Rich in fiber, lipids, non-structural carbohydrates, protein and ash. Fatty acids like oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid and linolenic acid are also present|
If you think it cannot get better than this, please have a look at the overview of the 92 nutrients in Moringa Oleifera:
|12.Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)||74.Dihydroactinidolide|
|15.Vitamin B6||76.(E)-Geranyl Acetone|
|18.Vitamin K||78.Acetic Acid|
|19.Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)||79.Pentanoic Acid|
|20.Vitamin B3 (Niacin)||80.Hexanoic Acid|
|21.Vitamin C||81.Octadecanoic Acid|
|Amino Acids||82.Hexadecanoic Acid|
|22.Aspartic Acid||83. Erythrobic Acid|
|23.Glutamic Acid||84.Citric Acid|
|48.Linoleic||107.Benzyl Acetonitrile (Niazirin)|
46 natural antioxidants in Moringa:
|Antioxidants (9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)|
|5. Chlorogenic Acid|
|6. Hydroxyanisole (BHA)|
|7. Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT)|
|9. Propyl Gallate|
|10. Vitamin E (Tocopherols)|
|11. Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)|
|12. Glucose Oxidase|
|13. Reduced Glutathione|
|14. Citric Acid|
|16. Aminopolycarboxylic Acids|
|21. Benzyl Isothiocyanate|
|23. Benzyl Isothioyanate|
|26. Benzyl Thiocarboxamide|
|29. Benzyl Glucosinolate|
|35. Benzyl Acetonitrile (Niazirin)|
|37. Benzyl Carmate|
|38. Gallic Acid|
|40. P-Coumaric Acid|
|42. Ferulic Acid|
|44. Caffeic Acid|
|46. Benzyl Glucosinolate|
|47. Protocatechuic Acid|
|49. Benzyl Glucosinolate|
|50. Cinnamic Acid|
|52. Ellagic Acid|