The Moringa Tree is one of the most extraordinary plants! Its nutritional value is such that is can potentially put an end to malnutrition and starvation. Its medicinal qualities can prevent and in some cases, heal a wide range of diseases and ailments.

The most incredible thing about Moringa is the amount of nutritional and medicinal chemicals and compounds found in
this plant.

100g of Dry Moringa Leaf Contains:

  • 10 times the Vitamin A of carrots
  • ½ the Vitamin C of Oranges
  • 17 times the Calcium of Milk
  • 15 times the Potassium of Bananas
  • 25 times the Iron of Spinach
  • 9 time the Protein of Yoghurt

Furthermore it is also extremely rich in antioxidants, containing over 40 of these. The plant is said to contain 539 known compounds, which according the traditional African and Indian (Ayurvedic) medicine, can prevent up to 300 diseases or ailments.Every part of the Moringa tree is said to have beneficial properties that can serve humanity. People in societies around the world have made use of these properties – www.treesforlife.org

The Moringa Solution to Worldwide Malnutrion

Considering the abundance and variety of vitamins, minerals and amino acids (protein) as well as the high concentration in which many of these nutrients are present in the Moringa Plant, it is easy to understand why Moringa has been said to prevent 300 diseases.

Successful treatment of malnourished children has been well documented. Interviews with men and women who have made Moringa a regular part of their diets point out that they have a keen awareness of improvements in their health and energy. At one health post, the pharmacy is now selling Moringa leaf powder to mothers with malnourished children.. Dr Martin Price – The Moringa Tree.

An administrator at another general hospital is a diabetic. I have for the past three years been controlling my blood sugar by periodically drinking a tea made from Moringa leaves. He decided to plant a thousand trees around the hospital complex. This way we will always have a ready supply of leaves to treat the cases of malnutrition we receive – Dr Martin Price – The Moringa Tree.

Cancer Prevention

[…] antibiosis and cancer prevention as just two examples of areas of Moringa research for which the existing scientific evidence appears to be particularly strong…. Jed W Fahey 2005.

Malnutrition and Disease

.. The nutritional properties of Moringa are now so well knows that there seems to be little doubt of the substantial health benefit to be realised by consumption of Moringa leaf powder in situations where starvation is imminent….

Many people are not fully aware of the connection between malnutrition and disease. The body intrinsically has the ability to both withstand and fight disease. In order for this function to take place, the body, its organs and its immune system need certain nutrients in the correct quantity. If this balance is not maintained, the body cannot function fully and it starts to deteriorate.

Numerous studies now point to the elevation of a variety of detoxification and antioxidant enzymes and biomarkers as a result of treatment with Moringa or with phytochemicals isolated from Moringa – Jew W Fahey – 2005

Key Nutrients in Moringa and Disease Prevention

Vitamin A
Assist in
1. The prevention of blindness (night blindness and complete blindness)
2. Prevention of maternal mortality
3. Lactation/breast milk production during pregnancy
4. Boosting weak immune systems, enabling the body to fight infections

Vitamin C
Assist in
1. Preventing Scurvy
2. Prevents High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
3. Weakness, lassitude
4. Swollen gums, nosebleeds

Although America has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, a large part of the population, especially children, suffers from malnutrition caused by a diet of processed foods, that has been robbed of nutritional value

Iron
Assists in prevention of:
1. Anaemia
2. Fatigue
3. Irritability
4. Weakness
5. Shortness of breath
6. Dizziness
7. Pale skin colour
8. Sore tongue
9. Brittle Nails
10. Decreased appetite
11. Headache – frontal

Iron deficiency is one of the most commonly known forms of nutritional deficiencies. Iron is present in all the cells of the human body, and fulfils vital functions as a carrier of oxygen to the tissues from the lungs in the form of haemoglobin, as a transport medium for electrons within the cells in the form of cytochromes, and as an integral part of enzyme reactions in various tissues. Too little iron can hinder these functions and lead to morbidity and/or death.

Calcium
Assists in prevention of:
1. Anaemia
2. Muscle damage/impairment
3. Osteoporosis
4. Abnormal heartbeat and functioning
5. Nerve damage/impairment

The importance of calcium increases with age:
An easy way to think of calcium and bone health is to imagine the bones as a savings account at a bank. Until the ages of 30-35 the body stores calcium in the bones. However, after this time calcium is no longer stored in bones. As a result, when the body tries to remodel bones its only source of calcium is ingested calcium. If you are not eating enough calcium, the body has nothing to use. Thus, the body cannot remodel the bones and bone density subsequently decreases. Dena McDowell 2006

Protein (Amino Acids)
Assists in prevention of:
1. Anemia
2. Fatigue
3. Irritability
4. Weakness
5. Brittle Nails
6. Dizziness
7. Pale Skin Colour
8. Sore tongue
9. Shortness of breath
10. Decreased appetite
11. Headache

Protein deficiency is a serious cause of ill health and death in developing countries. Protein deficiency is generally caused by lack of total food energy, making it an issue of not ingesting enough food.

Moringa trees are known to overcome protein deficiency in developing countries as the leaves and other parts of the tree contain comparably to soy bean high amount of crude proteins and amino acids – Wikipedia – 2010

Moringa is an excellent non-animal source of protein for vegans and vegetarians.

Moringa and Diabetes

Moringa is a nutrients plant that can help to maintain normal blood sugar levels. Moringa has been shown to naturally boost the immune system, which usually becomes compromised in those who suffer from type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It also has been shown to possess many key anti-inflammatory benefits; diabetes often causes circulatory problems which can be managed through anti-inflammatory supplements.

Moringa is one of the most powerful natural sources of antioxidants since it is said to contain approximately 46 of these. Antioxidants supply the free atoms needed by the human body and mitigate the effect of free radicals.

The best medicine is preventative medicine.  Daily use of Moringa ensures that the body is supplied with the nutrients in needs to protect and heal itself and to prevent illness and disease

Moringa’ Anti-Aging Compound – Zeatin

Moringa is jam packed with a cytokinin called Zeatin. Cytokinins are plant hormones that help cells divide and protect against oxidation. Zeatin is the most powerful of all cytokinins and promotes small cell size, a key component to more youthful skin. It also influences the structural and functional integrity of the cell and prevents accumulation of macro-molecular damage in the cell.