What is moringa ?
Miracle tree (Moringa oleifera) as it is popularly called, has been found useful both medicinally and economically. Moringa oleifera is the most widely cultivated species of the monogeneric family, the Moringaceae, which is indigenous to south Asia. It’s been called “the Miracle Tree,” “the Tree of Life” and “Mother’s Milk.”
The Common names include moringa, drumstick tree, horseradish tree (from the taste of the roots, which resembles horseradish), and ben oil tree or benzolive tree. It is widely cultivated for its young seed pods and leaves, used as vegetables .The bark, sap, roots, leaves, seeds and flowers are used in traditional medicine.
The young, slender fruits, commonly known as “drumsticks”, are prepared as a culinary vegetable, often cut into shorter lengths and stewed in curries and soups
Moringa Oleifera have anticancer, hepatoprotective, hypoglycaemic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiviral, and anti-sickling effects. They may also protect against Alzheimer’s disease, stomach ulcers, help lower cholesterol levels and promote wound healing.”
In traditional Ayurvedic medicine it is reported to cure as many as 300 diseases. There is strong evidence that moringa flower juice can improve human lactation and a tea made of its leaves can fight colds and infections. The fresh leaves are said to cure anemia, gastric ulcers and diarrhea, and a paste made of the leaves provides anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory treatment for insect bites, wounds or fungal skin problems.
USES OF MORINGA
It has many uses for Moringa include: alley cropping(biomass production), animal forage (leaves and treated seed-cake), biogas (from leaves), domestic cleaning agent (crushed leaves), blue dye (wood), fencing (living trees), fertiliser (seed-cake), foliar nutrient (juice expressed from the leaves), green manure (from leaves), gum (from tree trunks), honey- and sugar cane juice-clarifier (powdered seeds), honey (flower nectar), medicine (all plant parts), ornamental plantings, biopesticide (soil incorporation of eaves to prevent seedling damping off), pulp (wood), rope (bark), tannin for tanning hides (bark and gum), water purification (powdered seeds).
Moringa oleifera leaf powder was as effective as soap for hand washing when wetted in advance to enable anti-septic and detergent properties from phytochemical in the leaves.
Drumstick is a natural medicine for digestive disorder. The combination of fresh leaf extract, one teaspoon honey, and one glass of tender coconut water is an excellent herbal antidote for cholera, diarrhea, dysentery, jaundice, pyretic, viral and colitis.Drumstick leaf-extract treated by lime juice is helpful for the treatment for pimples, black head, and age spots.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF MORINGA
1.Good for your bone
2.Good for your brain
3.Helps to improve body immunity
5.Improves your vision
6.Improves wound healing
7.Helps protect your heart
8.Prevents respiratory problems
9.Helps protect the liver
10.Boost your immune system
13.High in iron
14.Stimulates hair growth
17.Delays ageing process
19.Controls blood pressure
20.Good for joint pains
Home remedy of moringa
Handful of fresh moringa leaves or 1 teaspoon of moringa powder
In a blender add moringa leaves and grind like fine paste(Take a small bowl add moringa powder and little water and mix it smooth paste).
Apply it swollen parts until dried naturally.
You might see good results.
Home remedy of moringa for cold and cough
1 teaspoon of moringa powder or one teaspoon of dried moringa leaves
400ml of water
pinch of salt
Combine a one teaspoon of moringa powder or dried leaves, pinch of salt , 400ml of water in a small pan.
Heat it until the water reduced to half.
Strain the water.
Enjoy your healthy drinks.
You can try this tea for 2 times a day.