Sitting in its native southern foothills of the Himalayas, the Moringa oleifera is a pretty and fast growing variety of tree. With seemingly delicate tendrils and flowers that form pods, it is quite hardy and resistant to periods of drought. Because of the many benefits of Moringa, it has also become one of the world's most widely cultivated species.
For centuries, natives have used its leaves and pods as a valuable food source, and Ayurvedic medicine credits it with the ability to prevent or cure more than 300 different diseases. Additionally, many other benefits of Moringa have made it famous the world over, and experts say that the leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root all provide the benefits of Moringa.
Little wonder it has been given the name "miracle tree" by some, but it is also called the "horseradish tree" for the flavor of its nutrient-dense leaves, as well as the "drumstick tree", the "benzoil tree" and the "ben oil" tree, among others. That many unique nicknames should give you a hint as to its wide array of uses. In this report, we'll explore the many ways that Moringa can be used to improve your daily diet, boost your beauty regimen and combat or cure a long list of health issues.
Just consider, the leaves of the Moringa are said to be packed with nutrients, including macronutrients like protein, as well as vitamins and minerals. It is why it has been present in the human diet for more than four thousand years. As we learn from the Mercola website, Moringa "grows rapidly and easily …and it's been used successfully for boosting nutritional intake…[in its native region, it] may be the most nutritious food locally available, and it can be harvested year-round"
However, we also know that it can be used topically (applied to the skin) in addition to being absorbed through digestion. The benefits of Moringa can come from products like organic Moringa seed oil or a Moringa moisturizing cream in addition to Moringa supplements and even Moringa soaps.
Let's begin learning more about it by looking at the benefits of Moringa when included in the daily diet.