Moringa, referred to as a “miracle tree”, a “tree of life” is the new superfood!
Beneficial Properties of Moringa Leaves
The leaves of Moringa or Malunggay is nutrient-dense with numerous health benefits.
This tropical tree can be proudly lined up with western and non-tropical superfoods such as acai berry, barley grass, wheatgrass and the line of previously known superfoods.
Moringa leaves contain iron, thiamin, calcium, beta-carotine, flavonoids, phosphorous, potassium, vitamins A, B, C and E and omega 3 and 6.
In the beauty industry, Moringa is considered the newest superhero with major beauty benefits. Now an important ingredient in many beauty products, it is equally important as jojoba oil and argan oil. It is a skin superfood that minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps repair damaged hair.
Health Benefits of Moringa Leaves
Moringa leaves is popular in herbal medicine. Here are some reasons why.
- It regulates blood sugar and cholesterol levels in the body.
- It is an Immune System booster 10 times more effective than commercial vitamins
- Strenghtens eye muscles
- Helps increase milk during breastfeeding
- Anti-inflammatory and antifungal
- Heals tumor and has cancer-fighting properties
- Promotes good sleep
- Treats cold, fever and asthma
- Heals ulcers and gastritis
- Helps with arthritis
Simple Ways to Enjoy Moringa
Here are easy to prepare recipes using Moringa leaves so that you can enjoy the many health benefits of this amazing superfood.
Recipe #1: Refreshing Moringa Juice Drink
Moringa JuiceGet a few moringa leaf fronds. Wash and pluck out the leaves from the stem.
Let boil the leaves for a few minutes to extract the green substance.
Take out the leaves. Do not throw it as it can be used in other recipes that we will share later.
Let the liquid cool off. You may add some ice to make it cool.
Squeeze a lemon and add sugar or honey.
If you do not have fresh leaves, you can use powdered leaves instead.
Even your children who do not like to eat vegetables will love it.
Recipe #2: Moringa-Rice Coffee Drink
Roast some rice grains until golden brown. Do not burn. Remove from the fire once there is a nice aroma that is emitted. Set aside in a bottle for several uses. Note the color, it is only golden brown and has a nice smell.
Boil some moringa leaves. Once water is green, add a scoop of the roasted rice. Let the rice boil for a couple of minutes or until a nice aroma can be smelled.
Strain the liquid into a cup. You may use the discarded solids as compostable materials for your garden.
Add some sugar or honey. You may add a creamer or milk.
Now, you have an aromatic coffee alternative.
This is all for the time being. Watch out for other moringa hacks that we will release periodically. Meantime, try the above recipes and enjoy the health benefits of moringa.
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