BIO Moringa Oleifera Leaf (Powder)
Common names: tree of life, drumstick tree, horseradish tree and ben oil tree or benzoil tree.
Moringa oleifera is an Indian tree that has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years.
The leaves are the most nutritious part of the plant, being a significant source of tissue-protective properties and antioxidants including quercetin and chlorogenic acid.
Moringa leaf powder is rich in protein, vitamin B6, vitamin C, riboflavin and iron, provitamin A as beta-carotene, vitamin K, manganese, zeatin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid, kaempferol, silymarin, EGCg, elegiac acid and essential minerals such as zinc.
They are also high in several anti-aging compounds that lower the effects of oxidative stress and inflammation, boost immunity, give energy and protect brain health.
Along with its high concentration of vital nutrients, moringa is used worldwide for treating such widespread conditions as:
- inflammation-related diseases
- diabetes and cholesterol
- arthritis and other joint pain, such as rheumatism
- allergies and asthma
- constipation, bad digestion, stomach pains and and diarrhea
- stomach and intestinal ulcers or spasms
- chronic headaches
- heart problems, including high blood pressure
- kidney stones
- fluid retention
- thyroid disorders
- low sex drive (acts as an Aphrodisiac)
- mood disorders (anxiety, depression and fatigue)
- bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections
- improves liver function
- increase breast milk production
How to Use Moringa
There’s no recommended or required dosage of moringa at this time since it’s only an herbal supplement and not an essential nutrient as well as it depends on several factors such as the user’s age, health, and several other conditions.
That being said, there’s some evidence that the optimum dose for humans has been calculated to be 29 milligrams per kilogram of body weight.
It’s recommended that you start by taking half a teaspoon of dried moringa orally per day for three to five days, increasing your intake slowly over two weeks as you get accumulated to its effects. Most people choose to take moringa every several days but not every single day for long duration of time, since it can can cause laxative effects and an upset stomach when overused.
Moringa has a pleasant taste, a mix between horseradish and asparagus, and it is very easy to add it to all kind of dishes.It can be eaten alone or in any of the following ways:
You can sprinkle it on cereals, oatmeal, salads, vegetables as you would use salt or mix it with a yogurt. You can also add it to cooked food, soups, fruit juices, smoothies and so on.
Moringa is POSSIBLY SAFE when taken by mouth and used appropriately. The leaves, fruit, and seeds might be safe when eaten as food. However, it’s important to avoid eating the root and its extracts.
Moringa can have laxative effects and cause an upset stomach in high doses or when used too frequently. For that reason, it’s best to start off with a half teaspoon to one teaspoon of moringa per day to avoid the unwanted side effects.
Note: Use moringa under the care of a health care professional or functional doctor if pregnant or breast-feeding.