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Investigating The Moringa Plant In This COVID19 Season - The Vegetable Became a Wellness Nightmare.

Updated: Mar 20

What makes MORINGA good for you?



Moringa contains many healthful compounds such as:

  • vitamin A

  • vitamin B1 (thiamine)

  • B2 (riboflavin)

  • B3 (niacin), B-6

  • folate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C)

  • calciumpotassium

  • iron

  • magnesium

  • phosphorus

  • zinc

It is also extremely low in fats and contains no harmful cholesterol.


What are the benefits?


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  • Protecting and nourishing skin and hair

  • Treating edema

  • Protecting the liver

  • Preventing and treating cancer

  • Treating stomach complaints

  • Fighting against bacterial diseases

  • Making bones healthier

  • Treating mood disorders

  • Protecting the cardiovascular system

  • Helping wounds to heal

  • Treating diabetes

  • Treating asthma

  • Protecting against kidney disorders

  • Reducing high blood pressure

  • Improving eye health

  • Treating anemia and sickle cell disease

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Almost All Parts Of The Moringa Are Edible




Moringa Leaf


Moringa leaves have a high concentration of protein, making them a good inexpensive substitute for meat, fish or eggs.






Moringa Flower


The flowers of the Moringa have a mild mushroom flovor and contain vital amino acids, calcium and potassium. They are also said to have medicinal properties.




Moringa Seeds & Seed Pods


Moringa seed pods and seeds are a tremendous source of Vitamin C, Protein, Amino Acids, Calcium and Potassium.




Moringa Roots


Moringa roots are ground to create a medical paste with a flavor similar to that of horseradish







Side effects

  • Anyone considering using moringa is advised to discuss it with a doctor first.

  • Moringa may possess anti-fertility qualities and is therefore not recommended for pregnant women.

  • There have been very few side effects reported.

  • People should always read the label on the extract and follow dosage instructions.

Risks

Some of the medications to be particularly aware of are:

  • Levothyroxine: Used to combat thyroid problems. Compounds in the moringa leaf may aid the thyroid function, but people should not take it in combination with other thyroid medication.

  • Any medications that might be broken down by the liver: Moringa extract may decrease how quickly this happens, which could lead to various side effects or complications.

  • Diabetes medications: Diabetes medications are used to lower blood sugar, which moringa also does effectively. It is vital to ensure blood sugar levels do not get too low.

  • High blood pressure medication: Moringa has shown to be effective at lowering blood pressure. Taking moringa alongside other drugs that lower blood pressure may result in it becoming too low.


Can it aid weight loss?

Evidence has shown that moringa extract can be effective in reducing and controlling weight gain in mice. Its high vitamin B content helps with smooth and efficient digestion and can assist the body when converting food into energy, as opposed to storing it as fat.


Moringa is thought to:

  • reduce weight gain

  • help to lower cholesterol and blood pressure

  • prevent inflammation

  • help the body convert fats into energy

  • reduce fatigue and improve energy levels

Disclaimer:-  This is for general informational purposes only. Please consult your own medical physician for your medical treatment.  This is an opinion piece, not in anyway to be taken as a prescription of any kind, nor a medical advice.  This opinion is for information and you must conduct your own research to verify. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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