The Science of Moringa
An incredible article by: Natural Calm Canada, 2016 – page has been moved since we found it 🙂
Moringa Oleifera, commonly referred to as Moringa, is the most nutrient rich plant known to science. No other plant offers a more densely packed profile of nutrients.
Moringa has been referred to as the “Miracle Tree” and the “Tree of Life”. Its uses as a health and medicinal plant have been known for centuries. Ancient Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians are said to have used this seemingly-magical plant for healing, skin protection and water purification, and in India, Moringa is considered Ayurvedic medicine.
In recent decades, Moringa has been extensively studied in clinical trials, with evidence emerging to prove the long-touted benefits of this nutritional powerhouse. The leaves, roots, seeds, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods of Moringa offer cardiac and circulatory stimulation. Moringa has been found to have antitumor, antipyretic (fever reducing), antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective (protective of the liver), antibacterial and antifungal properties.
Growing in over 80 countries, Moringa presents opportunities to combat malnutrition and disease in some of the world’s most impoverished countries. In India, tradition maintains that the Moringa tree can cure 300 diseases, and local herbalists make extensive use of Moringa products to treat a host of ailments, including diabetes, ulcers, high blood pressure, pedal edema and kidney pains (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).
Moringa is even used to purify polluted water, working as both a coagulant and an anti-microbial.
Moringa has been one of the most widely studied herbs in the U.S.A., Europe, Philippines, India, and Africa. Several prominent universities, prestigious scientific institutions and governmental bodies globally have generated evidence to support Moringa’s nutritional and medicinal value. The science speaks for itself, though, so read on!
Hundreds of studies from renowned medical and scientific journals can be found on the US National Center for Biotechnology/National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health website.
Some of the Universities and Research Institutions That Have Studied Moringa
University of Wisconsin
Johns Hopkins University
United Nations University
Heidelberg University, Germany
University of Zimbabwe, Africa
East Carolina University
Ferrara University, Italy
Wageningen University, Netherlands
University of Calcutta, India
Some of the Scientific Journals That Have Published Moringa Research
Human & Experimental Toxicology
International Journal of Food Sciences & Nutrition
Environmental Science & Technology
Indian Journal of Experimental Biology
Ecology of Food and Nutrition
European Journal of Pharmacology British Journal of Nutrition
Journal of Applied Phycology
Journal of Medicinal Food
Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Let’s take a look at what the science says:
Sickle Cell Anemia
High Blood Pressure
HIV & AIDS
Strong antioxidant activity:
For myocardial patients:
For overall metabolic syndrome:
Powerful immune booster:
Blood sugar management:
Cell and DNA protection:
Protect from radiation:
Drug side effects:
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