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Moringa Leaf Nutritional Values And Information
It's impossible to compare moringa leaf capsules with nutritional supplements. Moringa leaves are food. It's like comparing 500 mg of a Vitamin C supplement with an orange. You just have to "eat it" to understand the difference. Nevertheless, we included some of the nutrient values below for your education.
Moringa is a super food. It's been used for over 3,000 years as Aruvedic Medicine refers to it to treat many ailments. Historically its been used for anemia, anxiety, asthma, blood impurities, bronchitis, catarrh, chest congestion, cholera, cough, diarrhea, fever, glandular swelling, headaches, abnormal blood pressure, hysteria, pain in joints, pimples, psoriasis, respiratory disorders, scurvy, sore throat, and tuberculosis.
In modern times its been used as a general anti-oxidant to protect agains colds and flu, as a lung and body tonic, and as an astringent, digestive aid, and aphrodisiac. It's also used for arthritis, anemia, diabetes, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, malnutrition, to improve skin tone, to sleep better, to improve sensory perception, and to decrease depression and anxiety. Athletes use it for mental and physical endurance, teenagers use it to clear acne, and college students take it to study at night and for mental recall prior to tests. It's even known to cure a hangover in one hour!
Here is a partial list of what's contained in moringa. All values are per 100 grams of edible portion.
Here are some reference studies on moringa:
2009 Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, Sreelatha and Padma- Moringa leaves possess powerful properties of both enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidants.
2008 P Chumark, Ethnopharmacol- The plant has antioxidant, antiatherosclerotic, and lipid-lowering action that might help prevent cardiovascular disease.
2007 The Journal of Herbal Medicine, Kumar, Kumar, Singh and Vasisht- Antioxidant properties of moringa worked against the action of free radicals that can cause cancer and other damage to cell structures.
2007 MedGenMed., Chinmoy K. Bose, MD, PhD- Possible Role of Moringa oleifera Lam. Root in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer “However, the only herb that has been shown to play a role in the treatment of female reproductive disorders is Moringa oleifera Lam., whose effectiveness is derived from a combination of antitumor and hormonal properties.”
2007 MedGenMed., Anwar F, Latif S, Ashraf M, Gilani AH- “The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol.”