Moringa is a tree that offers valuable nutritional and energy resources, and stands out for its medicinal properties, from combating fatigue, cholesterol or inflammatory processes to preventing infections.
The moringa has been used since ancient times in practice Indian Ayurveda for relief of up to 300 different ailments; some applications that have largely deserved the confirmation of recent clinical studies, although much remains to be explored. It stands out as a powerful nutritional and energetic contribution, with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, antibacterial, lipid-lowering, hypoglycemic, euptic (promoting digestion), emollients, dermo protective, and antifungal properties.
The main indications and benefits of moringa for health are the following:
- The extracts of its leaves and seeds show an intense antioxidant capacity, very useful to curb the action of free radicals and to prevent infections. It is attributed, therefore, a preventive effect. It can stop or delay the oxidative stress that affects the cells of different organs of the body.
- It has a high anti-inflammatory capacity, being effective in the treatment of chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, and osteoarthritis, but also in digestive, hepatic and renal inflammations. Concentrated extracts of moringa leaves have demonstrated their ability to reverse tissue inflammation.
- It helps you reduce LDL cholesterol levels in the blood and eventually prevents cardiovascular accidents.
- It fights the symptoms of allergic processes, it helps you to deflate the mucous membranes of the respiratory trunk. Moringa oleifera is indicated in respiratory allergies, allergies due to contaminants and food intolerances, asthmatic processes, which occur with rhinitis, conjunctivitis, laryngitis or bronchitis.
- The leaves are used as a laxative and as a purgative in chronic or severe constipation.
- They favor the emission of urine, relieve inflammation of the kidney and that which occurs in the urinary tract such as the bladder, and prevents fluid retention and edema.
- It exerts a protective and detoxifying effect on the kidney since it contributes to attenuate the damage generated by toxic agents, as is the case with some medications and heavy metals. Moringa favors the elimination of these toxins via urine.
- Ayurvedic medicine indicates it to control blood pressure and to relieve migraine or nervous headaches.
- Certain studies point to its ability to reduce blood sugar and urine rates. They have also shown that it can improve hemoglobin and protein levels in patients with diabetes.
- It exerts a restorative effect on liver cells, increasing protein content, restoring liver enzyme levels, and reducing inflammation. A toned liver guarantees the proper functioning of digestion and metabolism of nutrients.
- Marango, mixed with other herbs, has been used to combat inflammation of the mucous membranes of the digestive tract, in ulcerative colitis, gastroenteritis, and gastritis.
- It shows a potent antibacterial action, which prevents the development and spread of certain pathogens, such as the Helicobacter pylori, E. coli, or salmonella bacteria, and will help you fight your symptoms such as diarrhea.
- This tree is an ally of the health of the young woman. The leaves are attributed the ability to stimulate the production of breast milk and it is considered a natural support that is not negligible against iron deficiency anemia because of its richness in iron, magnesium and other minerals.
- Moringa oleifera is an energy plant; It enhances the production of red blood cells and provides us with essential vitamins. It supposes a contribution of vitality and energy, useful to face states of weakness and fatigue. It is certainly indicated for hikers, mountaineers, athletes, etc.
- Due to the presence of flavonoids with high antioxidant power, such as kaempferol and quercetin, moringa extracts have been tested in the adjuvant treatment of various tumors, such as ovarian or liver.
- Concentrated moringa extracts have also been tested to assess their possible incidence on certain neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and norepinephrine, in order to know their efficacy in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
- Marango is attributed a remarkable antifungal and antiparasitic action, useful for treating fungal infections such as the genus Aspergillus, and to favor the elimination of intestinal parasites.
- Because of its richness in vitamin A, it has been aimed at strengthening vision and fighting blindness, with uncertain results.
- The fruit of moringa, poor in fat, helps fight overweight and promotes good assimilation of nutrients.
- The juice of the leaves has a high antiseptic value. It has been used to heal and heal wounds, sores, scratches and insect bites.
- Moringa oil has emollient, nourishing and moisturizing effects on the skin. It is intended for the care of aging skin, affected by the contact of corrosive substances, burns, and scalds (home accidents).
- Raw leaves have been used in poultices to relieve headaches.