Why Moringa is Good for Us
(& our dogs)
This awesome article by: Bethany Cadman, Medical News Today, November 2017
(edited by Donna Lorenz – Chief Dog Lover)
Fast facts on Moringa:
- The tree is native to India but also grows in Asia, Africa, and South America
- Moringa contains a variety of proteins, vitamins, and minerals
- Moringa oleifera has few known side effects
- People taking medication should consult a doctor before taking Moringa extract
What is in Moringa?
Moringa has medicinal properties and contains many healthful compounds such as:
- vitamin A
- vitamin B1 (thiamine)
- B2 (riboflavin)
- B3 (niacin), B-6
- folate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
It is also extremely low in fats and contains no harmful cholesterol.
What are the health benefits?
“Moringa has been found to have anti-tumour, antipyretic (fever reducing), anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, anti-spasmodic, diuretic, anti-hypertensive, cholesterol-lowering, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, hepatoprotective (protective of the liver), antibacterial and anti-fungal properties..”
Moringa has been shown to have many health benefits and its uses range from health and healing, especially anti-inflammatory properties, to helping prevent and sometimes cure diseases and injuries.
The benefits of Moringa include:
Moringa seed oil is beneficial for protecting hair (or fur) against free radicals and keeps it clean and healthy. Moringa also contains protein, which means it is helpful in protecting skin cells from damage. It also contains hydrating and detoxifying elements, which also boost the skin and hair.
It can be successful in curing skin infections and sores.
Extract of moringa has been shown to help wounds close as well as reduce the appearance of scars.
Moringa helps to reduce the amount of glucose in the blood, as well as sugar and protein in the urine. This improved the hemoglobin levels and overall protein content in those tested.
People (and dogs) may be less likely to develop stones in the kidneys, bladder or uterus if they ingest Moringa extract. Moringa contains high levels of antioxidants that might aid toxicity levels in the kidneys.
Moringa contains eyesight-improving properties thanks to its high antioxidant levels. Moringa may stop the dilation of retinal vessels, prevent the thickening of capillary membranes, and inhibit retinal dysfunction.
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