The Secret Superpowers of Moringa
The “Tree of Life,” Moringa oleifera, is teeming with miracles that do not cease to amaze us. Aside from its anti-inflammatory and immunity benefits, which are vast & impressive, Moringa has a handful of less well known healing properties that had us asking, “What can’t Moringa do?”
We love to bring you the latest scientific research we can find about the wellness benefits of drinking loose leaf, organic teas.
In this post we want to take you a little deeper into the research behind the secret superpowers of Moringa!
Symptoms of Menopause keeping you up at night?
If so, Moringa Moon Tea has already helped some of our customers by decreasing occurrences of night sweats and hot flashes.
Other stellar secret benefits include:
- Balancing Blood Sugar Levels–Helps With Type 2 Diabetes
- Nutrient Rich–Helps Fight Malnutrition.
- Binds to SARS-CoV-2 virus & Ameliorates Secondary Infection in Covid
Moringa Balances Hormones & Alleviates the Symptoms of Menopause
In a 2014 study published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology, researchers found that moringa leaf supplementation in post-menopausal women increased Vitamin C and Glutathione levels in the blood. Estrogen, a vital antioxidant, decreases during menopause and moringa "may help prevent complications due to natural hormonal changes during post-menopause."
Moringa Balances Blood Sugar Levels & Helps With Type 2 Diabetes
Few human studies exist for the benefits of moringa with diabetes. Peter Havel, a professor of nutrition and molecular biosciences at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine tested it on rats:
"His studies saw a 5 month delay in developing diabetes. For humans, that could mean a delay of 10-15 years."
Moringa contains chlorogenic acid, a natural anti-diabetic. Treating diabetic patients is one of the highest costs of our healthcare system:
"The global diabetes prevalence in 2019 was estimated to be 9.3% (463 million people), rising to 10.2% (578 million) by 2030 and 10.9% (700 million) by 2045." (Click here to view article.)
Moringa Is Nutrient Rich & Fights Malnutrition
The moringa tree has been used as a valuable food crop since 150BCE; it is drought resistant, grows very fast, is highly nutritive.
It's emerald green leaves are rich in vitamins, minerals that support healthy metabolism and healthy inflammatory level.
Moringa leaves are 25% protein and contain all 9 essential amino acids. They’re also a great source of fiber and plant-based iron.
- 7 times more vitamin C than oranges
- 4 times more vitamin A than carrots
- 4 times more calcium than milk
- 3 times more potassium than bananas
- Has antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Moringa leaf powder also contains an astonishing 28 mg of iron per 100g!
"In many third world countries, the poorest people can’t afford to buy vegetables. Instead, they live off of rice or other starch-based foods because it’s cheaper and easier to feed their large families.
Adding one spoonful of nutrient-rich moringa powder to flour or starches is an easy and affordable way to improve deficiencies." (Article by Ram. Dhakar, Sheo. Maurya, Brijendra. Pooniya, Narendra. Bairwa, Manisha. Gupta, Sanwarmal.)
Studies Have Shown That Moringa Binds to SARS-CoV-2 Virus & Ameliorates Secondary Infection in Covid
Researchers at Sacred Heart College in Kerala, India found that several of the biologically active compounds in Moringa leaf showed a high binding affinity with the Sars-CoV-2 virus and could act as virus inhibitors. It could lessen the severity of secondary infection in Covid cases.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Start strengthening your immunity before the holidays, we like to say!
Here’s to your radiant wellness throughout Winter.