HEALTH TIP: Moringa Oleifera is a tree brought from the mind of God to the hands of man. Often referred to as the “miracle tree” because of its uniquely diverse array of nutritional, medicinal, and purifying properties, this is a little-known, and highly undervalued, “superfood” treasure with incredible potential to greatly improve health and eliminate hunger around the world. Moringa has the ability to retain high concentrations of electrolyte minerals, allowing it to stay internally hydrated in the driest of conditions.
Natively found in the southern foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in northern India, Moringa is widely cultivated today throughout Africa, Central and South America, and many parts of Asia. Africans have honored it with names that translate to: “Never Die,” and “The Only Thing that Grows in the Dry Season,” and “Mother’s Milk.” This plant has saved more lives in Third World countries than any other.
The various constituents of the Moringa tree (leaves, flowers, seeds, pods, roots, bark, gum, and seed oil) are known to have a plethora of beneficial, health-promoting attributes. Moringa provides a rare combination of zeatin (a potent antioxidant), quercetin (a flavonoid known for its ability to neutralize free radicals and relieve inflammation), beta-sitosterol (a nutrient superstar that blocks cholesterol formation or build-up and is an anti-inflammatory agent for the body), caffeoylquinic acid (another powerful anti-inflammatory compound), and kaempferol (a key nutrient that promotes healthy body cellular function). This compound is called “Z-Atin.”
What is unique about Moringa is the fact that every part of the tree serves a unique purpose in promoting human health. For example, the seeds contain a non-drying, edible oil known as “Ben Oil” that is rich in antioxidants and similar in its nutritional profile to olive oil. The clear, sweet, odorless oil also has an indefinite shelf life, as it does not turn rancid like many other oils. Another tremendous benefit is that the seedcake from Moringa acts as an antimicrobial agent and is effective at purifying water.
The most utilized component of Moringa is its leaves, which can be dried and ground up into a nutrient-dense, tart-flavored powder. Here are some amazing nutrient comparisons. Moringa leaf powder contains 7 times the amount of vitamin C typically found in oranges, 10 times the amount of vitamin A in carrots, 36 times the amount of magnesium in eggs, 25 times the amount of iron in spinach, 17 times the amount of calcium in milk, 50 times the amount of vitamin B3 in peanuts, 50 times the vitamin B2 in bananas, and 15 times the potassium of bananas! And, like Ben Oil, Moringa leaf powder does not spoil, which makes it an excellent long-term survival food. To learn more about this amazing tree, visit www.MoringaMagicTeam.com.