Moringa, also known as “drumstick”, is a powerful bioactive plant that is rich in antioxidants. Scientists have confirmed its health benefits, although more research is needed to further determine its power.
Moringa contains essential vitamins and minerals, and the leaves are even richer in nutrients than the pods. A cup of fresh pods provides 15% of the RDA of vitamin C, 19% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin B, 9% of vitamin A, 11% of vitamin B2, 8% of magnesium and 2 gr. of protein. The leaves are a popular dietary supplement in the West, and can be easily grown at home.
Here are the health benefits of moringa leaves:
Strengthen the bones
Moringa leaves will improve your bone density and prevent bone loss due to the high calcium and iron content. They are great for children and will provide support to their developing bones.
The fruit is rich in antioxidants which can fight free radicals and prevent cancer. It also contains chlorogenic acid and quercetin, 2 powerful antioxidants which can eliminate free radicals in the body. The anticancer properties can prevent the growth of tumors and cancer cells.
The root of the moringa plant can relieve headaches – extract its juice and mix it with jiggery for instant relief.
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