Different parts of this plant contain a profile of important minerals, and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids, and various penolics. the Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. Moringa is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seeds, bark, flowers and pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess anti-tumor, anti-pyretic, anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, anti-spasmadic, diuretic, anti-hypertensive, anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, diuretic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial, and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in many of the global indigenous systems of the world.
Modern investigated research has found that the reason this ‘Miracle Tree’ has so many curative properties is the combination of over 92 nutrients, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acids, micro-nutrients and anti-oxidants it contains and which are no longer available in the soil because of bad agricultural practices, excessive use of herbicides, insecticides and chemical fertilizers.
Moringa is a safe and proven way to supply much needed nutrients to the body as well as help fight free radicals with the 46 antioxidants found in its leaves. It is classified as a GRAS ( Generally Recognized as Safe ) food source without any negative secondary effects.
Moringa leaves are the most medicinal part of the tree and can be eaten fresh,cooked or consumed as dried powder (smoothies, in juice, water or sprinkled over salad). Analysis of the leaf composition has revealed them to have significant quantities of vitamins A, B and C, calcium, iron and protein. Moringa leaves are small, thick, and tear drop shaped. As a nutritional supplement, the leaves are harvested and dried at a low temperature, ensuring the nutrients remain intact in the leaf tissue. Once dried, Moringa leaves are pulverized into a fine powder-like consistency, making them easy to pack and more readily available for health-conscious individuals.