Moringa

MORINGA 

 

ONE OF THE MOST NUTRITIOUS PLANT ON THE PLANET

 

  • (ICON) Grows in: Africa and Asia 
  • (ICON) Source from and processed: Ghana, Uganda and South Africa
  • (ICON) Packaged in: Norway and Sweden 

 

WHAT IS MORINGA? 

 

You have probably heard of the names the drumstick tree, miracle tree, ben oil tree, or the horseradish tree. Well, they are other names for the Moringa Oleifera plant. Native to Africa and Asia, Moringa is rich in proteins, vitamins, and minerals. For centuries, it has been widely used due to its unmatched medicinal properties and health benefits. Products from the tree have multiple health, food, and cosmetic uses. Additionally, the plant has antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

BENEFITS OF MORINGA 

 

Moringa tree is one of the most nutrient-dense plants on the planet. The leaves are naturally one of the most concentrated sources of nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, vital proteins, antioxidants, and other nutrients, including omega oils. 

 

Not only does Moringa contain Vitamins A, B, C, E to K but is also packed with 92 nutrients and 46 natural antioxidants. It also holds several anti-inflammatory compounds and contains minerals such as iron, calcium, selenium, phosphorus, and potassium. Apart from being a great source of fibre, the Moringa tree is also a rich source of protein containing all 9 essential amino acids and essential fatty acids such as omega-3, 6 and 9. Based on the depth of its composition, Moringa can help strengthen the immune system, increase energy levels, and improve general health. 

 

In Asia, Moringa Oleifera is said to have been used for various purposes such as hair nourishment, liver protection, reducing inflammation, and lowering cholesterol levels. For more benefits, research is underway. Here are some examples of diseases and conditions Moringa is being tested and researched on:

-       Anti-aging 

-       Anti-stress 

-       Anti-diabetic 

-       Fatigue and tiredness reducing 

-       Cholesterol reducing agent

-       Immuno-stimulating 

-       Antioxidant

Source: Elsevier and sciencedirect.com

 

Helps Reduce Inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s natural response mechanism to infection or trauma. Chronic inflammation may lead to several illnesses and conditions, including some cancers, heart disease, arthritis, and tuberculosis, to name just a few.  Moringa contains isothiocyanates, which are chemicals necessary to reduce inflammation. 

Reducing inflammation is crucial for increasing strength and resilience to chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, and obesity. Moringa is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent and works by suppressing inflammatory enzymes and increasing the production of anti-inflammatory cytokines. 

 

Helps Protect the Liver

Moringa contains high concentrations of micronutrients crucial to reversing oxidation in the liver. Preliminary research proves that Moringa has properties to reduce liver fibrosis and protect against liver damage. Moringa’s high antioxidant content makes it an ideal supplement for the health of your liver and kidney. 

 

Can Help Lower Cholesterol Level 

Cholesterol, a fatty substance that is carried around the body in the blood, is a risk factor for heart disease, and that is where Moringa steps in by stabilization of the levels. Studies have shown that Moringa leaves possess properties that can help lower cholesterol levels.

Nourishes Hair

Moringa Oil has nourishing and soothing properties making it ideal for use in skin and hair care products. Moringa Oil is useful in lifting dirt out of the hair, and it's an efficient natural cleanser. By simply wetting the hair, massaging the oil into the scalp and rinsing can effectively clean and moisturize the scalp.

 

TRADITIONAL USES 

 

Every part of the plant can be used for its nutrient-dense medicinal value and cosmetic purpose, with edible flowers, leaves, root, and seed pods. The tree's edible leaves alone are packed with protein, iron, potassium, calcium, nine essential amino acids, and vitamins A, B, and C. Most legumes don't even have that much protein, nor all the essential amino acids. 

 

Moringa can be related to vegetables such as Kale, broccoli, and cabbage, and shares the same nutritious compounds. Its leaves, when tossed on salads or meat, taste a bit peppery like arugula. Young pods look like asparagus or Chinese long beans, but with a bit of spice. Seeds can be eaten or boiled to make salad oil or cosmetic oil. The fragrant flowers are often used to make tea. More commonly, the leaves are dried and ground into a powder that could be used for smoothies, drinks, or added to soups, curries, and stews.  

 

The seeds, pods, flowers, and leaves are used as food, while the bark, roots, stems, and the rest of the tree are used for making tools or as folk medicine. Ayurvedic medicine uses part of the tree for treating various ailments. The leaves are eaten raw in salads, blended into drinks, or steamed like spinach.

 

Cold-pressed oil from the seed of Moringa is used as a cosmetic oil and as an ingredient in cosmetic products; due to its fatty acids and anti-aging properties. 

 

 

PUBLISHED MORINGA RESEARCH 

 

Anthanont P, Lumlerdkij N, Akarasereenont P, Vannasaeng S, Sriwijitkamol A. Moringa oleifera leaf increases insulin secretion after single-dose administration: a preliminary study in healthy subjects. J Med Assoc Thai. 2016;99(3):308-13.

 

Fard MT, Arulselvan P, Karthivashan G, Adam SK, Fakurazi S. Bioactive Extract from Moringa oleifera Inhibits the Pro-inflammatory Mediators in Lipopolysaccharide Stimulated Macrophages. Pharmacogn Mag. 2015;11(Suppl 4): S556-S563. doi:10.4103/0973-1296.172961

 

Leone A, Spada A, Battezzati A, Schiraldi A, Aristil J, Bertoli S. Cultivation, Genetic, Ethnopharmacology, Phytochemistry, and Pharmacology of Moringa oleifera Leaves: An Overview. Int J Mol Sci. 2015;16(6):12791-12835. Published 2015 Jun 5. doi:10.3390/ijms160612791

 

Leone A, Bertoli S, Di Lello S, et al. Effect of moringa oleifera leaf powder on postprandial blood glucose response: in vivo study on Saharawi people living in refugee camps. Nutrients. 2018;10(10). PII: E1494. doi:10.3390/nu10101494

Chumark P, Khunawat P, Sanvarinda Y, et al. The in vitro and ex vivo antioxidant properties, hypolipidaemic and antiatherosclerotic activities of water extract of Moringa oleifera Lam. leaves. J Ethnopharmacol. 2008;116(3):439-446. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2007.12.010

 

 

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SAWA MORINGA POWDER 

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SAWA MORINGA OIL 

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Moringa leaf powder comes from naturally-dried leaves of the Moringa tree. SAWA Moringa Powder can provide you with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to strengthen your immune system and promote natural and holistic health. You can get your daily dose of vegetables, increase your energy levels, and infuse your body with nutrients to keep it functioning at optimal levels. 

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SAWA Moringa Oil is an organic oil extracted from the seeds of the Moringa tree. Moringa Oil is a natural deep skin cleaner with purifying, detox, and anti-aging properties, due to its high oleic acid content of 72%. SAWA Moringa Oil is an excellent source of antioxidants. Its anti-aging properties help remove wrinkles and prevent the sagging of facial skin. 

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