What is Moringa? What properties does it have? For what do you use it? Moringa is a plant that comes from India. There are documents that show that in 1992, several doctors were adrift in the nation of Malawi and since the inhabitants did not have to feed them, they gave them moringa leaves as food. That is why they call it a miraculous tree, the tree of life.
Its properties include a high content of protein, vitamins, minerals and an exceptional amount of antioxidants that give it outstanding qualities in human nutrition and health. If you consume moringa you will get these benefits:
1. Increases the body’s natural defenses.
2. Promote the cell structure of the body.
3. Naturally controls serum cholesterol levels.
4. Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
5. Promotes normal liver and kidney function.
6. Beautify the skin.
7. Provides energy.
8. Promotes proper digestion.
9. Acts as an antioxidant.
10. Provides a healthy circulatory system.
11. It is an anti-inflammatory.
12. Produces a feeling of general well-being.
13. Regulates normal blood sugar levels.
Surely you wonder how it is prepared? Here we explain it:
You take the tender leaves and boil them to ingest it as a tea, you can also use them in soups or consume them raw for salads, but be careful, it has a slightly spicy flavor, between watercress and radish. As if that were not enough, its flowers are also edible and are used in salads because moringa oil is used as a dressing and replaces olive oil.
But that’s not all… there’s more, because the ground leaves can be encapsulated and taken as a food and nutritional supplement among other therapeutic uses.
Apparently its potential would be great to take advantage of to prevent child malnutrition and malnutrition of women of childbearing age.
I bet it doesn’t even cross your mind that the plant has ten essential amino acids that are present in the Moringa Oleifera leaf and its functions in human health. These are:
It is the main supplier of sulfur, which prevents hair disorders (influences hair follicles and promotes hair growth), skin and nails, helps reduce cholesterol levels and reduces liver fat and protects the kidneys .
Essential in human nutrition and classified among nonpolar amino acids, also called hydrophobic amino acids that promote the release of the neurotransmitter serotonin, involved in the regulation of sleep and pleasure. Therefore anxiety, insomnia and stress benefit from a better balance thanks to tryptophan.
It enhances the immune response to bacteria, viruses, and tumor cells, promotes liver healing and regeneration, causes the release of growth hormones, and is considered crucial for optimal muscle growth and tissue repair.
Used by the brain to produce norepinephrine, a chemical that transmits signals between nerve cells and the brain that keeps you awake and alert, reduces hunger pangs, works as an antidepressant, and helps improve memory.
It is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, allergic diseases, ulcers and anemia, any deficiency can cause poor hearing.
Necessary for the formation of hemoglobin, stabilizes and regulates blood sugar and energy levels, considered valuable for athletes.
It allows the healing of muscle tissue, skin and bones and is recommended for those recovering from surgery, it helps increase the production of growth hormone.
It participates in the proper absorption of calcium and helps to form collagen (which makes cartilage reach the bones and connective tissues) and also facilitates the production of antibodies, hormones and enzymes.
Powerful because it supports the body in protecting against radiation and pollution and it is possible that it slows down the aging process, to deactivate free radicals and to neutralize toxins.
Important component of collagen, elastin and enamel proteins and prevents the accumulation of fat in the liver and helps the digestive and intestinal tract to function smoothly.
Extremely important for the proper functioning of joints and tendons and also helps maintain and strengthen the heart muscles.
They are known to transmit nerve impulses to the brain, to help overcome depression, to improve memory, to increase mental acuity, and to promote healthy function of the thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands.
Source: Diario Ecologia by diarioecologia.com.
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