Moringa

Moringa Oleifera

“The Miracle Tree”

Science refers to Moringa as:

Capable of aiding Bone Health

Anti-Inflammatory

Anti-Microbial

Anti-Ulcer

Anti-Cancer

Anti-Bacterial

Anti-Tumor

Anti-Fungal

Anti-Oxidant

 Moringa Oleifera at an organic farm in Cayo District, Belize Moringa Oleifera at an organic farm in Cayo District, Belize

 

“Phytomedicines are believed to have benefits over conventional drugs and are regaining interest in current research. Moringa oleifera is a multi-purpose herbal plant used as human food and an alternative for medicinal purposes worldwide. It has been identified by researchers as a plant with numerous health benefits including nutritional and medicinal advantages. Moringa oleifera contains essential amino acids, carotenoids in leaves, and components with nutraceutical properties, supporting the idea of using this plant as a nutritional supplement or constituent in food preparation. Some nutritional evaluation has been carried out in leaves and stem. An important factor that accounts for the medicinal uses of Moringa oleifera is its very wide range of vital antioxidants, antibiotics and nutrients including vitamins and minerals. Almost all parts from Moringa can be used as a source for nutrition with other useful values. This mini-review elaborate on details its health benefits.”

Abdull Razis AF1, Ibrahim MD, Kntayya SB.

Asian Pac J Cancer Prev. 2014;15(20):8571-6.

 

Order: BRASSICALES

Genus: MORINGACEAE

Specie: Oleifera

Moringa is…

…a perennial flowering tree originating from Africa

…a fast-growing adaptable tree that can provide benefits in nutritional, medicinal, and commercial applications.

…a food that can be added to salads, smoothies, baked goods, and much more..

Scientific Findings

Moringa Oleifera proves itself in studies throughout the world

Accrording to a 2016 study, “{Moringa Oleifera] is recognized as a vibrant and affordable source of phytochemicals, having potential applications in medicines, functional food preparations, water purification, and biodiesel production. The multiple biological activities including antiproliferation, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, anti-nociceptive, [and] anti-atherosclerotic”

“Chemomodulatory Effect of Moringa Oleifera, Lam, on Hepatic Carcinogen Metabolising Enzymes, Antioxidant Parameters and Skin Papillomagenesis in Mice” (2003)

“Moringa oleifera Lam prevents acetaminophen induced liver injury through restoration of glutathione level” (2008)

“Alteration of brain monoamines & EEG wave pattern in rat model of Alzheimer’s disease & protection by Moringa oleifera.” (2008)

Adoption of Moringa oleifera to Combat Under-Nutrition Viewed Through the Lens of the “Diffusion of Innovations” Theory” (2009)

“Evaluation of extracts of Jatropha curcas and Moringa oleifera in culture media for selective inhibition of saprophytic fungal contaminants.” (2009)

“ANTIBACTERIAL EFFECT (in vitro) OF Moringa oleifera AND Annona muricata AGAINST GRAM POSITIVE AND GRAM NEGATIVE BACTERIA” (2010)

“Control of coliform bacteria detected from diarrhea associated patients by extracts of Moringa oleifera” (2010)

“Moringa oleifera induced potentiation of serotonin release by 5-HT(3) receptors in experimental ulcer model” (2011)

“Experimental Assessment of Moringa oleifera Leaf and Fruit for Its Antistress, Antioxidant, and Scavenging Potential Using In Vitro and In Vivo Assays” (2011)

Antiproliferation and induction of apoptosis by Moringa oleifera leaf extract on human cancer cells.” (2011)

“Potential of Moringa oleifera root and Citrus sinensis fruit rind extracts in the treatment of ulcerative colitis in mice.” (2012)

Moringa oleifera and Amaranth possess antioxidant properties and have therapeutic potential for the prevention of complications during postmenopause.” (2012)

Theraputic Potential for Moringa Oleifera Leaves in Chronic Hyperglycemia and Dislipidemia: A Review” (2012)

Importance of Moringa Oleifera tree to human livelihood: a case study of Isokan local government area in osun state” (2013)

“Consumption Pattern and Indigenous Knowledge of Moringa Oleifera among Dwellers of Rural Enclaves around Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State, Nigeria” (2014)

The Efficacy and Safety of Moringa Oleifera” (2015)

“A potential oral anticancer drug candidate, Moringa oleifera leaf extract, induces the apoptosis of human hepatocellular carcinoma cells” (2015)

“Calcium content, in vitro digestibility, and bio-accessibility in leaves of spinach (Spinacia oleracea), sweet potato (Ipomea batatas), and drumstick tree (Moringa oleifera)” (2016) 

“Effect of Moringa oleifera Leaf Capsules on Glycemic Control in Therapy-Naive Type 2 Diabetes Patients: A Randomized Placebo Controlled Study” (2017)

Nutritional Composition

Per 100 g Serving of Dried Leaf Powder

Protein: 27.1 g

Fat: 2.3 g

Carbs: 38.2 g

Fiber: 19.2 G

Calcium: 2003 mg

Magnesium: 368 mg

Copper: .57 MG

Iron: 28.2 mG

Sulfur: 870 MG

Oxalic Acid: 1.6 g

Potassium: 1324 mg

Phosphorus: 204 mg

Vitamin a: 16.3 mg

Vitamin B1: 2.64 mg

Vitamin b2: 20.5 mg

Vitamin b3: 8.2 mg

Vitamin c: 17.3 mg

Vitamin E: 113 mg

Amino Acid Content

Arginine: 1325 mg

Histidine: 613 mg

Lysine: 1325 mg

Tryptophan: 425 mg

Phenylalanine:1388 mg

Methionine: 350 mg

Threonine: 1188 mg

Leucine: 1950 mg

Isoleucine: 825 mg

Valine: 1063 mg

ECHO Technical Note: The Moringa Tree, By: Dr. Martin L. Price Data pulled  From The Miracle Tree: Edited by Lowell Fuglie

Moringa Leaf

Purgative, applied as poultice to sores, rubbed on the temples for headaches, used for piles, fevers, sore throat, bronchitis, eye and ear infections, scurvy and catarrh; leaf juice is believed to control glucose levels, applied to reduce glandular swelling

Morton, 1991; Fuglie, 2001; Makonnen et al., 1997; The Wealth of India, 1962; Dahot, 1988

– http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ptr.2023/pdf

Moringa Root

Antilithic, rubefacient, vesicant, carminative, antifertility, anti-inflammatory, stimulant in paralytic afflictions; act as a cardiac/circulatory tonic, used as a laxative, abortifacient, treating rheumatism, inflammations, articular pains, lower back or kidney pain and constipation,

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ptr.2023/pdf – The Wealth of India, 1962; Padmarao et al., 1996; Dahot, 1988; Ruckmani et al., 1998

Moringa Bark

Rubefacient, vesicant and used to cure eye diseases and for the treatment of delirious patients, prevent enlargement of the spleen and formation of tuberculous glands of the neck, to destroy tumors and to heal ulcers. The juice from the root bark is put into ears to relieve earaches and also placed in a tooth cavity as a pain killer, and has anti-tubercular activity

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ptr.2023/pdf – Bhatnagar et al., 1961; Siddhuraju and Becker, 2003

Moringa Flower

High medicinal value as a stimulant, aphrodisiac, abortifacient, cholagogue; used to cure inflammations, muscle diseases, hysteria, tumors, and enlargement of the spleen; lower the serum cholesterol, phospholipid, triglyceride, VLDL, LDL cholesterol to phospholipid ratio and atherogenic index; decrease lipid profile of liver, heart and aorta in hypercholesterolaemic rabbits and increased the excretion of faecal cholesterol

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ptr.2023/pdf

Nair and Subramanian, 1962; Bhattacharya et al., 1982; Dahot, 1998; Siddhuraju and Becker, 2003; Mehta et al., 2003

Moringa Seed

Seed extract exerts its protective effect by decreasing liver lipid peroxides, antihypertensive compounds thiocarbamate and isothiocyanate glycosids have been isolated from the acetate phase of the ethanolic extract of Moringa pods

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ptr.2023/pdf – Faizi et al., 1998; Lalas and Tsaknis, 2002

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