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MORINGA
Moringa oleifera

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Immune system deficiency, deficiency of minerals and/or vitamins ; during pregnancy and while lactating ...

Description

Composition :
100% Moringa oleifera folium - 250 mg

Part used :
Leaves

Moringa (Moringa oleifera), also known as Drumstick Tree, Horseradish Tree and Ben or Benzoil Tree, is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree in the Moringa family (Moringaceae), native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in northwestern India, which typically grows to a height of 5 – 8 meters (16-26ft) already in the first year. The tree has succulent, or bulb-like roots which contain mustard oil glycosides with a pungent taste similar to Horseradish. In today’s India, Moringa is commercially cultivated; additional cultivation takes place in Africa, Southeast Asia and in the Caribbean.

The seeds of the tree provide a highly stable oil (Benzoil) which is used in traditional watch making. In developing countries, Moringa has the potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster development, and support sustainable landcare. It may be used as forage for livestock, a micronutrient liquid, a natural anthelmintic and possible adjuvant. The juice of the leaves is processed into a nourishing beverage, while the resin from the tree bark is used to disinfect and heal cuts and open wounds.

Scientific research confirms the uniquely rich content of bioactive ingredients in the leaves; these include proteins, vitamins (vitamin A, C and D), minerals (calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium), amino acids (total of 18, 11 of which are essential), folic acid and iron. In comparison, 100g Moringa leaves contain 6’780mg vitamin A (carrots: 1’890mg), 220mg. Vitamin C (oranges: 30mg), 440mg calcium (milk: 120mg), 259mg potassium (bananas: 88mg) and 6.7mg protein (milk: 3.2mg). In addition, Moringa contains antioxidants (chlorophyll, omega-3-fatty acids) and over 90 essential nutrients.

Lactating mothers benefit from this abundance of critical nutrients while some african states recommend Moringa leaves as a substitute for meat.

A unique property is presently being investigated: the powdered seeds of Moringa bind in fluids suspended solids; even small amounts can clean several litres (1 gal = 4 litres) of water. But it gets even better: Moringa root contains alkaloids (spirochin and moringine) which have antibacterial properties. The use of Moringa is presently being tested both in medicine (as a antibiotic) and organic agriculture (as a pesticide).

History: During the British Empire, Moringa was used as a alternative to horseradish.

Dosage

Take 2 capsules three times daily, with plenty of water.

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