Moringa oleifera, also known as horseradish tree, ben tree, or drumstick tree, is a small tree from India, Pakistan, and Nepal that has been used for generations in Eastern countries to treat and prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, anemia, arthritis, liver disease, and respiratory, skin, and digestive disorders.
Moringa Oleifera is “the most nutrient dense plant ever discovered.”
The Benefits of Moringa
Discovery Channel and Fox News reported that, “Beyond the flavor and nutrition, Moringa offers healing benefits. Virtually all parts of the plant are used to treat inflammation, infectious disorders, and various problems of the cardiovascular and digestive organs, while improving liver function and enhancing milk flow in nursing mothers. The uses of moringa are well documented in ancient healing systems.”
For food, overcoming malnutrition or improving overall health, Moringa leaf powder provides extreme nourishment to the human body. Moringa leaves are one of the few things in the plant kingdom that supplies all amino acids that sustain human life. Simply eat the leaves and seeds.
WHO SHOULD TAKE MORINGA?
The simple answer is: EVERYONE! Moringa contains a wide range of nutrients and Ayurvedic properties that are relevant for a wide range of people: athletes, less active people, older people, adults, children, men, women, those with special eating habits, those with a hectic lifestyle, pregnant women, people with diabetes – it is even great for animals!
1.) Athletes particularly enjoy the high content (28%), as well as high value of the Protein contained within Moringa. As all essential amino acids, including branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) are contained, Moringa leaf powder is great if you are exercising and trying to achieve muscle growth. Additionally, Moringa leaf powder contains a wide range of minerals that help replace the electrolytes we lose. Further, a unique combination of anti-inflammatory compounds, minerals and antioxidants helps our muscles recover faster!
2.) Adding just a little sprinkle of Moringa to any meal is a great way to add an extra boost of nutrients to your child’s meal and trick them into eating a little bit healthier.
3.) Vegans, vegetarians, raw-foodists, those on a gluten-free or paleo diet all enjoy adding dried Moringa leaf powder to their diet as it is fully in line with their dietary requirements and greatly helps fulfil all the nutritional needs of the human body. In particular the high protein content, as well as high iron content is something that vegans and vegetarians are often looking to add to their diet.
4.) Some of our older customers have given us the feedback that Moringa has greatly helped to raise their energy levels and helped with a range of small issues throughout their body. Generally, the wide range of Ayurvedic properties found in Moringa are good for everyone and help us all stay healthy. In particular, we however found that the anti-inflammatory properties contained in Moringa are very effective in reducing small inflammations throughout our bodies and thus greatly help reduce ailments such as arthritis amongst others.
5.) Generally, Moringa is great for everyone who is trying to stay healthy. Moringa’s nutritional spectrum helps every user fulfil his or her nutritional needs, contributing to our general well-being. Further, a combination of vitamins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds helps us stay healthy all year round! Additionally, scientific research has revealed that Moringa oleifera has very powerful anti-cancerous properties.
HOW MUCH MORINGA SHOULD I TAKE?
The following instructions are recommendations only, based on our own past experiences. Your experiences with Moringa may differ. Whenever introducing something new into your diet, we recommend listening to your body and adjusting the required dosage accordingly, as every body is different.
Moringa oleifera leaf powder does not contain any nutrients or compounds which are harmful to the human body. However, as it is such a powerful nutritional source, it can lead to an unsettled stomach if taken in too large quantities, as our body struggles to absorb all the nutrients contained. L’Organics Moringa oleifera leaf powder has been processed with great care to ensure that no nutrients are lost in the process. This also means that you do not need to take as much of our leaf powder as you might need to take of lesser quality Moringa.
1.) When you are beginning to take Moringa, we recommend that you start with 1/2 tsp a day in combination with a meal.
2.) Once you have taken Moringa for a week at lower dosages, you can decide if you wish to remain with your current dosage or if you would like to increase it. You may also decide to increase your intake of Moringa by taking it a couple of times a day, rather than only once.
3.) Once you have taken Moringa regularly for a while you will be able to take greater quantities of Moringa. As Moringa has no negative nutritional properties, you can freely experiment with different quantities to suit your needs.
Generally, we recommend to never chug drinks you made with Moringa, but rather drink them slowly, as this greatly helps to minimise any side effects you may experience.
WHEN SHOULD I TAKE MORINGA?
The following instructions are recommendations only, based on our own past experiences. Your experiences may differ. As every body is different we recommend experimenting with your intake of Moringa to see how you can get the most out of it.
Moringa has a wide range of health benefits, which are largely preventative, thus long-term. However it has also ascribed different short to medium term effects, which are experienced differently depending on when we take it.
1.) Taking Moringa in the morning:
Most people prefer to take Moringa in the morning to give them a long-lasting boost of energy. Some even say that Moringa gives them a clearer mind and helps them focus.
2.) Taking Moringa with lunch:
Some people find that they have no problems with energy in the morning, but feel their energy dipping around lunch. For those people we recommend taking Moringa during lunch time.
3.) Taking Moringa with dinner:
Some people prefer to take Moringa in the evening. This helps to get a nice restful sleep and to wake up refreshed the next. This is particularly useful when our schedule only allows us limited time for sleep. Taking Moringa in the evening can also help with digestive issues.
4.) Taking Moringa with everything:
A great way to take Moringa is to add a sprinkle to every meal you eat. The simplest way to do this is to simply put some Moringa powder into a pepper shaker and add a small sprinkle to every meal.
5.) Moringa for the sporadic user:
Some people do not take Moringa on a daily basis, but rather when they feel the need for it.
A good time to start taking Moringa is when you are suffering from a cold or feel a cold coming on. Moringa’s unique composition of Vitamins and anti-inflammatory compounds make it a very efficient remedy against colds and smaller illnesses. Moringa is however not a medicine, so please visit a doctor for more serious issues.
We also recommend the use of Moringa before or after exercising (in particular for endurance athletes). Moringa’s high content of protein, minerals and antioxidants make it highly efficient in supporting muscle growth, as well as the prevention and curing of sore muscles and cramps.
ARE YOU GETTING THE RIGHT QUALITY MORINGA?
The more care has been taken in processing the Moringa, the less nutrients will have been lost and the more potent your powder will be. An easy way to see if you are getting a high-quality product is by simply assessing the colour of your Moringa. If it is of a bright, green colour, such as africrops! Moringa, it is of a high quality. If your Moringa has a bit more of a brownish colour, the quality is not very high.