Moringa the "Miracle Tree". New Superfood that's Here to Stay!
by Vimerson Health TeamSeptember 24, 20181 Comment
Miracle. A mysterious and promising notion that undoubtedly draws attention. And if such a word was chosen to accompany a single plant for millennia, we cannot but take notice. Moringa also bears the name "Tree of Life", as every single part of the plant is edible, from root to bark, and dense in essential nutrients. It seems there is no end to amazing references to this incredible plant, as it also goes under the name "Never Die" or "Immortal Tree" due to its incredible resilience and ability to thrive in the harshest of environments.
Let's unveil some of the miraculous health benefits of the Miracle Tree.
Superfood - immune booster
Using natural herbal remedies is a practice that has become rather trendy, and for a good reason, which also explains the appearance of "superfoods" in our plates (or in the form of food supplements), as we are more and more aware of many benefits they offer. It is no coincidence that Moringa leaves are classified as "superfoods". They have a healthy dose of vitamins A and C, iron, potassium and even protein, and traditionally used as an excellent energy booster and immunostimulant, which promotes vision, cardiovascular health, detoxifies the body and slows down the aging of the skin.
Encourages healthy inflammation processes
Containing a unique combination of phytonutrients, including quercetin, kaempferol, beta-sitosterol, zeatin and caffeoylquinic acid, Moringa may help reduce inflammation by suppressing inflammatory enzymes and proteins in the body. It also contains flavonoids, important antioxidants that protect our bodies and blood vessels, while lowering inflammation. By providing us with high levels of health-promoting sterols it contributes to healthy cholesterol as well as blood glucose levels.
An excellent addition to skin & hair care
Moringa quickly found its rightful place in the beauty industry. Used by many famous brands in preparation of skin and hair care products, from The Body Shop to Vichy, it is undoubtedly an excellent beauty asset. Rich in antioxidants and Omega 3 fatty acids it contributes to healthy cell production and regeneration, helps your skin preserve its softness, smooths out lines and wrinkles while also boosting your immune system. As it possesses all of the essential amino acids, vitamins C and E, it strengthens the dry and brittle hair and nails and helps enhance blood circulation in the scalp, which is imperative for the absorption of nutrients in the follicles.
Dense in protein, vitamins & minerals
In addition to antioxidants, Moringa is also a healthy source of protein, vitamins, and minerals:
All of the essential amino acids can be found in its leaves.
More vitamin A than carrots
More calcium than milk
More vitamin C than oranges
More iron than spinach
More potassium than bananas
More magnesium than cocoa beans
Helps stabilize mood and promote wellness
Moringa is high in proteins which makes it a great mood enhancer. The amino acid tryptophan converts to serotonin and promotes the feelings of well-being and happiness. In India, Moringa is used as an alternative remedy to help with depression and stress.
A veritable savior
Millions of people around the world suffer from malnutrition, but what if the answer could be found in one single tree? Recognized for its exceptional nutritional values, Moringa is used in many countries to fight malnutrition. In addition, once the seeds are crushed, they can act as a natural binder, clumping together fine elements, salts, impurities and bacteria found in rivers or lake water, so they can be easily removed, thus improving the process of readying water for drinking. Moringa can be called a humanitarian plant in its own right!