13 Health Benefits of Moringa

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Moringa is a tree native to the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in northern India. Moringa can grow in tropical and subtropical areas throughout the world and is beginning to be cultivated throughout Africa and South America.  This fast growing tree is also known as the “Miracle Tree” and is one of the most concentrated superfoods on the planet. The leaves, seed pods, oil, and flowers are edible while the bark, root, and oil have medicinal uses too. All around, this flowering tree is a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and protein.

13_health_benefits_of_moringa_imageMultivitamin and Food – The simple little leaves of this tree have seven times the vitamin C of oranges, four times the calcium of milk, four times the vitamin A of carrots, two times the protein of yogurt, and three times the potassium of bananas. They are also rich in iron, zinc, and B vitamins. Moringa contains 90 nutrients that benefit the body.

Energy and Metabolism – The rich amount of vitamins and minerals nourish cells and result in a boost to energy production. The B vitamins are especially good at aiding energy levels.

Emotional Balance – B vitamins and essential amino acids like tryptophan help maintain emotional well-being, combat depression, and limit anxiety.

Mental Acuity – Moringa’s rich minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, and phytonutrients keep the brain active and well-nourished so it stays sharp.

workout_recovery_moringa_protein_imageWorkout Recovery – As a very good protein source, moringa helps the body repair and rebuild muscle tissue after exercise. The antioxidants also protect muscle tissue from damage.

Blood Sugar – Moringa helps stabilize blood sugar and is being studied for its ability to help those with diabetes.

Blood Pressure – Phytonutrients in moringa aid in the removal of toxins and excess water, protect the kidneys, and help naturally lower blood pressure.

Cholesterol – Fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients in moringa help lower cholesterol levels and protect the heart.

Digestive Health – Moringa has been used for thousands of years to treat digestive disorders. It can be made into a juice to help with diarrhea, the fiber helps clean out the intestines, and tea helps soothe upset stomachs.

Anti-inflammatory – Moringa eases inflammation and pain. The leaves are used topically to treat arthritis and injuries. Internally they help alleviate chronic inflammation that can harm organs and tissues.

Antioxidant – Moringa has 46 different types of antioxidants, each one helping take away oxidative stress and free radicals that can destroy and damage cells.

Antimicrobial – Moringa has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties that protect the body from invaders and give a boost to the immune system.

moringa_healthy_cooking_oil_imageCooking – Moringa makes an amazing and healthy cooking oil that rivals extra virgin olive oil. Moringa leaves and seed pods are great additions to many meals.


Ormus SuperGreens with Moringa

Recently Sunwarrior has added Moringa to their Ormus SuperGreens. The Amazing health benefits of moringa are in the original Ormus Greens with Peppermint, and also in the new Natural Ormus Super Greens, which the the same powerful formula, minus peppermint and stevia, making it more versatile for smoothies. Both Natural and Peppermint formulas are  U.S.D.A Organic. CLICK HERE for more information.

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  • Hi, I purchased the pill. Would that work the same?


  • I knew that Moringa helped to fight diseases, but I didn't know that it also helped to boost your immune system. I always thought it worked as a simple body cleanser; The nutrients would drive out any baddies that were in your body

  • DO you know if there are any interactions between Moringa and thyroid medication ? I take Thyroid meds for a thyroidectomy I had 42 years ago and was able to purchase some moringa from a farm in central america. I want to make sure that is does not affect the absorption of the meds


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      In reply to sheri's comment

      I don't know of any interactions, but that doesn't mean there aren't any. There are very few studies on moringa as of yet. I would be careful trying it with medication and keep in touch with your doctor as you do so. You may need to run a few extra tests to make sure there are no complications. Sorry I'm not more help, Sheri.

  • Where i can find and buy the seeds to plant, I will love to do that project in my community garden .

  • Hi I'm wondering if this is safe during pregnancy?

    • In reply to Mauigirl's comment

      I have read extensively on Moringa and what I have learned is .........
      NO, to the Moringa Seeds, they are an abortive, as well as the roots and oil.
      The leaves may be used as a vegetable or in a tea, in moderation, with no ill effects.

      Best to consult your doctor before taking anything that has even the slightest medicinal use.......better safe than sorry...

    • In reply to Mauigirl's comment

      I have read to not use during pregnancy and have also heard it may have some birth-control like properties. I don't have any links so be sure to do your own research.

    • Moderator

      In reply to Robert's comment

      Thank you again, Robert, for all your great comments!

    • Moderator

      In reply to Mauigirl's comment

      Good question, Mauigirl. Moringa leaves are considered safe in food amounts during pregnancy, but the seeds are not. Use the leaves in food and avoid the seeds or pods. Hope that help you out.

  • This is a great article! I'm doing a Superfood Spotlight Series on my blog right now, so this is a fantastic article I'll have to share:) I've never had the opportunity to try Moringa, but definitely will now. Thank you for sharing this Sunwarrior!:)

  • Hello,
    I have the tree. I would love to know where to find
    Recipes that call for it.
    Thank you.

    • Moderator

      In reply to Rachel's comment

      That's awesome that you have a tree, Rachel. You can use a small amount of fresh leaves in salads, in smoothies, and on sandwiches. You don't want to use a ton of it raw as the leaves have a sharp flavor similar to radish. You can use it in soups, sauces, on pizza, steamed like spinach, and much more. It is great with pasta too.

  • How much should you take daily? What does it taste like?
    Thank you!

    • In reply to camille's comment

      It has a strong horseradish-like taste. I either dry it (it loses it's strong taste) or mix it with other vegetables. I always use it with green tea and rooisbos to make iced tea. It's also fantastic in soups. Actually the pods when smaller are delicious-perhaps my favorite vegetable. I boil them and scoop out the meat (like eating artichokes) and they taste like asparagus, but better. The seeds are also reportedly use as an anti-aging oil and as a cooking oil.

    • Moderator

      In reply to camille's comment

      Always consult a health care professional before adding new supplements. Start small, Camille, and see how you feel and like it, maybe a half teaspoon of powder or a small handful of leaves each day with food. Moringa has a radish-like flavor. This flavor mellows if you cook it. I hope that helps.

  • where can you buy this plant ?

    • Moderator

      In reply to zen's comment

      Most health food stores offer it in pill or powder form now. If not, you can easily find it online through places like amazon or moringafarms.com as pills, powder, seeds, and even saplings.

    • Email me and I will send you some seeds (no charge). It grows very quickly and large. It can, however, be kept small (4-5') in a large pot. When kept small it will not flower or produce pods, of course.
      [email protected]

  • Where can you buy moorings in Los Angeles?