Moringa: 6 Amazing Benefits & Uses

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Moringa: 6 Amazing Benefits & Uses

Moringa is a plant native to India and other countries. It is also known sehjan and drumstick. Moringa is one such plant whose every part is used to treat one or the other diseases in humans. 

Moringa is power packed with nutrients which supports the health of an individual. It is considered as a functional food because it is used in several herbal supplements in the form of powder or capsule to aid various health ailments. 

Moringa is best to be consumed in winter as it is warm in nature. It is  alkaline in nature which means it helps to cleanse your body and also helps in reducing extra acid production. It tastes slightly bitter but is considered as the best liver detoxifier and also it’s a drought tolerant plant.

Moringa: 6 Amazing Benefits & Uses

Let’s know the nutritional qualities of Moringa:-

  1. Moringa Powder - 1 tsp gives you:-

Energy - 9 kcal

Carbohydrates - 1 gm

Protein - 1 gm

Fat - 0.1 gm

  1. Drumstick Pods - 100gm

Energy - 37 kcal

Carbohydrates - 8.53 gm

Protein - 2.10 gm

Fat - 0.20 gm

  1. Raw Moringa Leaves 

Energy - 64 kcal

Carbohydrates - 8.28 gm

Protein - 9.40 gm

Fat - 1.40 gm

Important Nutrients in Moringa:- Moringa is a nutrient dense plant as it is rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium, phosphorus, Vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K and also rich in B complex vitamins. It also contains powerful antioxidants like flavonoids and phenolic acid which are known for its antiinflammatory and antimicrobial properties. 

Benefits Of Moringa:-

  1. Moringa is rich in calcium and phosphorus which makes it ideal for taking care of your bones and joints.
  2. Recently studies have proven, Moringa is one of the few plants which has all the 9 essential amino acids which are needed by the human body.
  3. Vitamin C is a well known antioxidant and immunity booster and moringa has much more vitamin C than oranges have which makes it ideal for your immunity, skin and hair.
  4. It also works as a liver detoxifier because of its polyphenol content and also helps in fat metabolism which improves the functioning of the liver.
  5. Moringa leaves can also be used as a superfood in lowering blood sugar levels due to the presence of isothiocyanate in moringa.
  6. Consumption of Moringa also improves your digestive health and prevents issues like bloating, constipation and acidity as it is alkalising in nature.

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