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Moringa

Comprar Moringa: beneficios y contraindicaciones

MORINGA
ORIGIN

Moringa oleifera commonly known as moringa is a small, fast-growing tree that usually reaches 10-12 meters in height, is native to the Himalayas, but has been introduced in different places such as: Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, Western Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, West Africa, Madagascar, South Florida, the Caribbean islands, South America, from Mexico to Peru, Paraguay and Brazil; It grows rapidly in favorable places increasing from 1 to 2 m per year in height during the first 3 to 4 years.

COMPOSITION

The different parts of this plant contain a profile of important minerals, and are a good source of proteins, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol.

TRADITIONAL
USE

It has been used by indigenous peoples of West Africa and Dakar (Senegal), as a stimulant of chronic fatigue and to treat patients with anemia, which is why Posmontier 13 called this plant “never dies”. In India, where it is traditionally used, it has the following effects: antihypertensive, diuretic, antidiarrheal, anxiolytic, antidiabetic and is used in patients with dysentery, colitis and gonorrhea. The fomentations and cataplasms of the leaves are widely used in patients with headache, bronchitis, eye infections, otic and scurvy; suckers, for skin infections.

MORINGA
BENEFITS

Antioxidant Properties

Moringa is a rich source of antioxidant substances, which help in the prevention of malignant formations and improve cardiovascular health, since they reduce the effect of free radicals, responsible for aging, and the general deterioration of the organism. It has been found in numerous studies that reduces oxidative damage.

Antibiotic Activity

Scientists identified a substance that called pterigospermina a compound that dissociated easily in 2 molecules of benzyl isothiocyanate, having an antimicrobial effect, they stand out for having demonstrated the activity of these substances against a very wide range of bacteria and even fungi.

Antihypertensive, diuretic and cholesterol lowering activities

Nitrile, mustard oil glycosides and thiocarbamate glucosides have been isolated from Moringa leaves, which were found responsible for the blood pressure lowering effect. Methylhydroxybenzoate and β- sitosterol, investigated in M. oleifera pods, have also shown promising hypotensive activity. The moringa fruit reduces serum cholesterol, phospholipids, triglycerides, low density lipoprotein (LDL), very low density lipoprotein cholesterol (VLDL) to the ratio of phospholipids, the atherogenic lipid index and the lipid profile of liver, heart and aorta, and increased the excretion of fecal cholesterol.

Antispasmodic, anti-ulcer and hepatoprotective activities

It has been reported that M. oleifera roots possess antispasmodic activity attributed to the presence of 4- [α- (L-rhamnosyloxy) benzyl] – o-methyl thiocarbamate (trans), which forms the basis of its traditional use in gastrointestinal problems . The methanol fraction of the leaf extract of M. oleifera showed antiulcerogenic and hepatoprotective effects in rats. It was found to have a significant hepatoprotective effect of quercetin, a known flavonoid with hepatoprotective activity.

SECONDARY EFFECTS
AND CONTRADICTIONS

Although most studies show the benefits of this plant in terms of its medicinal use, it is not exempt from toxicity, since it has been proven that its bark has abortive effects and can cause violent uterine contractions and loss of the fetus.

USE
FORM

ETHNOMEDIC USE

In different books of Ayurvedic medicine there are records about the use of M. oleifera since the eighteenth century a. C. for the treatment of asthma, epilepsy, diseases of the eyes and skin, fever,
headache, hemorrhoids, anti-helminths, kidney stones, arthritis, among other conditions.

RECOMMENDED USE

For direct use of the leaves, a handful of 6 to 10 leaves per day is recommended as an infusion. The presentation of Moringa powder, it is recommended to administer between 3 to 5 g of moringa distributed on the day with food, for athletic people a maximum consumption of 15 grams per day is recommended. It is advisable to consume maximum 3 capsules (400 mg) of moringa a day with food.

PREMIUM
PRODUCTS

Moringa Capsules

CERTIFICATIONS

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STUDIES

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48 thoughts on “Moringa

  1. Moringa is very popular her ein the Philippines you can see it in everyone’s backyard here. It’s being used and an ingredient when we cook Chicken stew ( “Chicken Tinola ” ). Makes it yummy and very healthy.

  2. Moringa really is effective, both the powder, the leave, all are helpful for a better health. I am a living testimony, my mum use it has her tea every morning.

  3. Wow, I have heard about moringa, but never knew it has so much benefit. I think I have to inculcate it is to my meals and daily drink.

  4. If we all can go by herbal, life would have been more appreciated. The moringa is one of it for its traditional use and benefits attached. Thanks to energy green.

  5. Cancer prevention, antibiotics activities, these are what catch my fancy. Lovely post, Molinga has a proven record and most region has it. I take the dried leave has tea…..hope its healthy to be taken??

  6. The moringa plant has been used for ages to cure all manner of ailments.. As a child,I remember using it…it has a plethora of benefits and its common in my neck of the woods…the name struck a chord the minute I opened this webpage

  7. This is a very helpful article on moringa plant and it’s benefits. I need to check out where it’s found in my country.

  8. This is a good write up about the benefits of Moringa. Good thing is, we have a lot of these in our backyard.

  9. Great insight on moringa plant and it’s benefits. But just like any other remedy when taken excessively can have negative impacts.

  10. Wow, color me impressed to see that Moringa helps with cancer prevention. More people need to know about this, a lot of lives could be saved.

  11. It’s the first time I am hearing about Moringa. If its benefits are anything to go by, then it’s a truly magical plant!

  12. The plethora of medical benefits makes Moringa one of the most important herbs out there. Much thanks for sharing the useful information on Moringa benefits.

  13. Moringa has been traditionally used in West Africa for a very long time. I’m glad to see that it is finally being adopted for modern medicine.

  14. I wonder if there is an advantage to using Moringa in its natural form as opposed to its processed form. It would be interesting to know.

  15. I think the toxicity effects of Moringa are not too severe to rule it out as a good medical remedy. I would still recommend it.

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