Moringa Powder - Moringa Oleifera
Scientific Name: Moringa Oleifera
What is moringa:
Moringa is a deciduous tree found in tropical and subtropical regions. The moringa tree can grow up to 40 feet tall and has thin, fragile branches that droop down. In those drooping branches are three-sided brown capsule of 20–45 cm size which holds dark brown, globular seeds with a diameter around 1 cm. The seeds have three whitish papery wings and are dispersed by wind and water
Moringa benefits and side effects:
Moringa leaves are packed with vitamins and protein. Moringa also offers a rich blend of powerful antioxidants such as kaempferol, caffeoylquinic acid, zeatin, quercetin, rutin, chlorogenic acid, and beta-sitosterol. These powerful antioxidants found in moringa possess free radical scavenging capacity and have shown its therapeutic value in supporting the damage caused by oxidative stress. There are not many known side effects of moringa, but as always it is best to speak to a health practitioner before consuming any herbs.
Moringa recipes and other way to use moringa powder:
Almost all part of the plant can be used – the bark, leaves, seeds, flowers, roots, and immature pods – but the leaves are most common. The moringa leaf can be powdered into moringa capsules or used in many food recipes.