Moringa - 60-70g Powder
Moringa is potentially one of the planet’s most valuable plants, at least in humanitarian terms due to its exceptional nutrition profile and fast growth.
- Superfood – high in vitamins, minerals and proteins
- Aids in treating anaemia
- Maintains healthy digestion
- Manages blood pressure and cholesterol
- Kidney stones
In the annals of Ayurvedic Medicine, particularly the Charaka Samhita (written in 800 BC), Moringa was mentioned as a cure for over 300 diseases - Often being called saubhajnana which means ‘knowledge of the heavens’. One of the most notable early accounts of moringa was from Alexander the Great, who in 326 BC began moving eastward, intent on conquering all of India and beyond. Alexander and his forces crossed the Indus river but were halted at the Hydapes River junction by an unexpected force — the Maurian Warriors. These ancient warriors of India drank moringa as their daily staple and ate the leaves on the battlefield. These men were known to be “men of stamina and valour”. The warriors repeatedly attacked Alexander’s armies in over 60 battles in a span of two years. At the age of 29, Alexander who had conquered most of the known world, creating an unstoppable empire, turned back to Babylon due to the moringa tea drinking warriors of India.
This adaptable tree is very versatile with every part of it eligible for use. The leaves and pods were used as tea and food all over the Indian subcontinent, Africa and many parts of Asia. The Romans, Greeks and Egyptians extracted oil from the seeds and used it as perfume and skin lotion. Blue dye was made from the bark, fertilizer made from the seed-cakes, and of course, it has been used as a medicine.
Moringa's benefits are derived from the plant’s high concentration of bioavailable nutrients. It contains high levels of Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin K. Dried Moringa leaves also contain high levels of the minerals Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus and Iron.
Moringa contains 45% complete protein (meaning it contains all of the 9 essential amino acids). Proteins are the building blocks of life used to make enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters, muscles, tendons and skin.
Moringa leaves are also traditionally used to treat anaemia, arthritis and other joint pain, asthma, constipation, stomach pain and ulcers, high blood pressure, and kidney stones.
1-2 tsp per day
Morning for detoxification, cleaning and energising benefits, B vitamin content
Powder: Moringa Oleifera