Known as The Miracle Tree, or more formally as Moringa Olefeira, moringa has been recognized by America’s very conservative National Institute of Health and the cancer establishment of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Institute as being effective in reducing tumour size and proliferation. It has also been endorsed by the World Health Organisation for its nutritional density. It is valued worldwide for its ability to treat over 300 illnesses. It is one of the most nutrient dense plants on the planet:
Moringa Oleifera also provides 36 natural anti-inflammatory agents, 46 antioxidants and all essential amino acids that help protect cells from free-radical damage, including:
Reducing inflammation is a key strategy in addressing cancer. Studies have shown Moringa leaves to have ‘strong anti-proliferation properties and potent induction of apoptosis’ on human cancer cells, which means it helps stop the growth of cancer cells and in some cases causes cell death.
While heralded the world over as a super nutritious food, in Australia moringa is currently classed as a ‘novel food’. Foods not considered ‘traditional’ in Australia and New Zealand are classed as ‘novel foods’ and require special permits for use. It is therefore important to make your own determination as to whether this is right for your dog.
I credit moringa as one of the key nutritional elements that has helped neutralize Ruby’s cancer. I continue to give it to her, along with other supplements, in most meals. I am currently investigating how to assist the reclassification of Moringa in Australia and New Zealand as a useful nutrient for both humans and dogs.
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While this information is supported by peer-reviewed, published studies in respected journals, as well as specialist articles and anecdotal evidence, this is not a substitute for professional veterinary advice and is offered to empower you to augment your professional health program for your dog.