The Moringa Tree is an amazing health resource that most of us here in America have never even heard of. It contains 7 times the Vitamin C of oranges, 4 times the Vitamin A of carrots, 4 times the calcium of milk, 3 times the potassium of bananas and two times the protein of yogurt.
The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root can all be used medicinally.
Oil from moringa seeds can be used in foods, perfume, and hair care products, and as a machine lubricant. The seed cake remaining after oil extraction can even be used as a fertilizer and also to purify well water and to remove salt from seawater.
Moringa is an important food source in many parts of the world because it can be grown cheaply and easily, and the leaves retain lots of vitamins and minerals when dried, moringa is used in India and Africa in feeding programs to fight malnutrition.
The immature green pods (drumsticks) are prepared similarly to green beans, while the seeds are removed from more mature pods and cooked like peas or roasted like nuts. The leaves are cooked and used like spinach, and they are also dried and powdered for use as a supplement and condiment. It will, however, only grow in tropical and subtropical climates.
Moringa’s Many Benefits:
WHEN TAKEN BY MOUTH it can help with:
Birth control. (please do further research on dosage and timing)
Stomach pain (gastritis).
Stomach and intestinal ulcers.
High blood pressure.
Increasing breast milk production.
As a nutritional supplement.
Increasing sex drive.
APPLIED TO THE SKIN it can help with:
Gum disease (gingivitis).
Directions: Follow the directions on the label. BUT I will add this – Please start slowly with Moringa. Everyone’s body is different. If it says 2 spoonfuls daily, trust me – start with ½ of a spoonful and work your way up. Moringa in too high of a dose can cause nausea, vomiting and even explosive diarrhea.
With the right dose, you should feel good, have more energy and notice a daily improvement.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breastfeeding: It’s UNSAFE to use moringa if you are pregnant. Chemicals in the root, bark, and flowers can make the uterus contract, and this might cause a miscarriage.
It’s also best to avoid moringa if you are breastfeeding. There isn’t enough information to know whether it is safe for a nursing infant.
Because of our tropical climate here in SW Florida, you can actually grow your own Moringa tree right in your yard. Make sure to plant it somewhere you do not mind a large tree growing because they do grow rather fast. To use it fresh you can pick branches right off the tree and eat the leaves.
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