Although the Moringa Tree has been offering wonderful health benefits for the body for thousands of years, these benefits are just now beginning to be more known by the general population around the world. There are 13 different species, with the most common type being the Moringa Oleifera. The Moringa Tree is found and cultivated throughout the tropics and is known to have originated in the foothills of the Himalayas in Northwestern India. Also known as the Miracle Tree, scientists are beginning to explore the multiple health benefits the Moringa Tree offers. Some of the benefits the Moringa offers are:
- 3 times the Potassium in bananas.
- 7 times the Vitamin-C as in oranges.
- 25 times the Iron in spinach.
- 4 times the Calcium in milk.
- 4 times the Vitamin A in carrots.
- 46 Antioxidants. 36 Anti-Inflammatories. Omegas 3, 6, and 9. Vitamins: A (Alpha and Beta-Carotene), B, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D, E, K, Folic Acid, Biotin and more. Minerals: Calcium, Chloride, Chromium, Copper, Fluorine, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Selenium, Sulfur, Zinc. All 8 Essential Amino Acids: Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine. 10 Additional Amino Acids: Alanine, Arganine, Aspartic Acid, Cystine, Glutamine, Glycine, Histidine, Proline, Serine, Tyrosine. Other Beneficial Nutrients: Chlorophyll, Carotenoids, Cytokinins, Flavonoids, Omega (3, 6, 9) oils, Plant Sterols, Polyphenols, Lutein, Xanthins, Rutin, and more.
- Has been shown to help lower and regulate blood sugar.
- Has been shown to help with inflamation within the body.
- Has numerous uses in cooking. The roots can be used similar to horseradish, the fruits, flowers, or seed pods are commonly used as vegetables in soups. The leaves can be cooked like spinach and used fresh in salads.
- The bark, sap, roots, leaves, seeds and flowers have been used in traditional medicines, and may help with control of lipids, cholesterol, and triglycerides.
- The Moringa has also been used for animals and livestock to help fight parasitic worms and other internal parasites. (has also been known to offer the same benefits in animals as in humans.)
- After extracting the oil from the seeds, the left over seed cake is used as a natural fertilizer and water purifier.
- The leaf powder can also be used as an anti-septic for hand washing.
These are the widespread known benefits of the Moringa, as time goes on more and more benefits are being realized by those who use this miraculous tree.
Here at Paisley Farm and Crafts, we offer the Moringa in several different forms. We receive the seeds and dried leaves from an organic Moringa farm in Nigeria. To make our seed powder and leaf powder we grind the seeds and leaves personally on the farm, as well as fill our own organic vegetable based capsules, to ensure you receive the purest products. We do grow our own trees to use the fresh leaves and oils in our home made soaps, but do not have a crop large enough yet to produce enough seeds and leaves for our products.
We want to thank you for continuing to support us in our attempt at being able to offer you natural supplements that benefit our bodies in so many ways.
Thank you again and God Bless,
Paisley Farm and Crafts