The Miracle Tree
Moringa, the superhero of superfoods!
Originally from the Himalaya region, Moringa Oleifera has now spread throughout the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the planet. 5,000 years ago, it was already documented in Ayurveda as a medicinal herb able to prevent more than 300 diseases. For centuries, the prolific plant has been used, not only for its health benefits but also for its nutritive richness.
From the roots to the leaves, including flowers, Moringa is nearly entirely edible indeed. Science has already proven the exceptional nutritional value of its leaves (see graphics below) : 13 vitamins, 10 minerals, omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, a wide range of minerals, not to forget all of the 8 essential amino acids – which is very rare for a vegetable.
As a bonus, the drying process makes the nutrients even denser (except for vitamin C), so that two daily teaspoons of Moringa powder can provide most of the body daily needs in vitamins, calcium, iron and protein. Thus, Moringa appears as an extremely valuable food source wherever malnutrition is rampant. And because it grows extremely fast, even in poor soils, Moringa also makes a viable, sustainable and highly nutritious fodder crop for livestock (cows, buffaloes and sheep) increasing their weight and milk production.
If we dig even deeper, we find that Moringa seeds can be used to purify water and are a promising source of bio-diesel. They are massively used in the cosmetic &skincare industry for their oleic acid concentration (ben oil).
Considering all this, no wonder Moringa is referred to as the “Tree of life”.
Provides the body with isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threo-nine, tryptophan, valine and arginine.
Calcium, chloride, chromium, copper, fluorine, iron, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sodium, sulfur, zinc
In addition, ME Moringa provides the body with alanine, aspartic acid, cystine, glutamine, glycine, histidine, proline, serine and tyrosine.
Vitamin A (alpha and beta-carotene), B, B 1, B2, 83, 35, B6, 812, C, D, E, K, folate (folic acid), biotin and more
Chlorophyll, carotenoids, cytokinins, flavonoids, omega (3, 6, 9) oils, plant sterols, polyphenols, lutein, zanthins, rutin and more
It's good for your eyes, your immune system and the health of your teeth and skin.
It helps maintain a healthy nervous system, and it can improve cardiovascular function and the body's ability to cope with stress.
It plays a key role energy production and as such, is a very important nutrient in your diet. In addition, it can also contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
It contributes to the proper functioning of the nervous system, normal psychological function and radiant, healthy skin.
It helps to strengthen blood vessels, increase skin elasticity, improve antioxidant function and supports iron absorption.
It can play an important role in protecting your cells against oxidative stress.
It helps in blood clotting and building strong bones, and is a crucial part of other bodily processes.
Proteins are necessary for building and repairing tissue, and are essential components of enzymes, hormones, and other organic compounds.
Antioxidants protect our cells from damage caused by harmful free radicals.
These oils are important for brain development, immune system function and blood pressure regulation.
The 9 essential amino acids cannot be produced by the body itself. They are building blocks for proteins (including enzymes) and are also involved in the regulation of mood, concentration, sleep and a number of other physiological phenomena.
The body needs calcium to build strong bones and teeth. This important mineral also plays a role in neurotransmission and muscle function, including the heart.
Sodium plays a variety of important roles in the body, including helping to maintain healthy fluid balance and contributing to proper muscle contraction and nerve impulse conduction.
Potassium plays a key role in regulating the electrical activity of the heart, making it vital to maintaining normal heart rhythm. Your body also needs this mineral to build proteins, break down and utilise carbohydrates, maintain proper blood pH and support normal growth.
Magnesium is necessary for the proper functioning of over 300 biochemical processes in the body. As a relaxing ion, its role is to help maintain normal nerve and muscle function, help to steady the heartbeat and support a healthy immune system.
Phosphorus helps build strong bones and teeth, and plays a key role in protein production and cell repair.
Chlorides helps balance the fluids in your body and play an essential role in the production of digestive juices in the stomach.
Sulfur helps increase resistance to disease, regulate blood sugar levels and detoxify the body.
Boron plays a role in the metabolism of minerals that are involved in bone development, such as calcium, magnesium and copper.
Chromium aids in insulin function, making it valuable for regulating blood sugar.
Manganese plays a role in regulating blood sugar levels, enhances the absorption of calcium and supports connective tissue and bone growth.
Iron helps metabolise proteins and plays a significant role in the production of haemoglobin and red blood cells.
The human body needs copper, zinc, selenium and molybdenum to produce the enzymes necessary for various chemical reactions throughout the body.