Moringa oleifera has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value and medicinal benefits.
The Benefits of Moringa Seeds for Health Moringa seeds are seeds derived from the Moringa tree. Moringa tree not only provides tremendous benefits through the leaves but also by seed. Young moringa seeds and fresh has a soft texture, while the dried seed has a solid structure. Moringa seeds can be boiled, steamed or grilled for multiple benefits.
What is Moringa and Moringa Seeds
Moringa is a small tree grown in the Himalayan region. The Moringa tree comes in 13 different species, but when we speak of it we refer to the Moringa oleifera tree, which is full of nutrients. It grows rapidly in the right climate, mainly Himalayan and the tropics ( India, Pakistan , Nepal).The Moringa oleifera tree and its benefits are not new. In fact, it has been eaten by different cultures across the world for thousands of years. In one culture (Ayurveda), it is used in traditional healing remedies and said to help hundreds of diseases. The tree can withstand tough climates and is said to never die. It can grow in poor soil conditions and grows to very large heights. It grows quickly and strongly all year. It is sometimes called the ‘horseradish tree’ because it resembles horseradish in appearance and spicy taste.
Moringa Seeds Health Benefits
A single serving of moringa has almost three times the amount of iron as spinach. This is especially important for vegetarians/vegans and those who suffer from low iron issues, as the body needs iron to enrich the blood and carry oxygen to the muscles, organs, and tissues.
The benefits of moringa plant extracts also include relief from bronchial asthma and inflammation caused in the airways. According to research, treatment with moringa helps to reduce the severity of asthmatic attacks and various symptoms such as wheezing, cough, dyspnea and tightness of the chest. It extends its protective effects against bronchial constrictions and encourages better lung function and respiration.
Can Lower Cholesterol
Too much cholesterol in the blood has been linked to heart disease. In traditional Thai medicine, moringa is used as a cardiotonic (a drug or herb used to improve how the heart contracts). Some plants have been known to reverse bad cholesterol and research is showing that moringa is among them.
Moringa extracts exert a hepatoprotective effect on the liver. Research studies have validated the effectiveness of moringa leaves against the liver damage caused by anti-tubercular drugs as well as its stimulating effects in speeding up the recovery process. It helps to restore the levels of glutathione content in the body and prevents radiation-induced hepatic lipid peroxidation. This protective effect is attributed to the presence of phytochemicals such as catechin, epicatechin, ferulic acid and vitamin C found in moringa.
Boosts brain health
The antioxidant qualities reduce neuron degeneration and improve brain function. Studies suggest that moringa leaves can provide protection against symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and may even delay its onset.
Abundant in antioxidants
The leaves are rich in antioxidants, beta-carotene, including vitamin C, quercetin, and chlorogenic acid (phytochemical). The latter, chlorogenic acid, has been shown to slow cells’ absorption of sugar and animal researchers have found it to lower blood sugar levels. It has also been implicated in weight loss and exerting an anti-obesity effect.
Moringa Seeds are high in fiber which can help the digestive system and fight against intestinal complaints, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome or bloating. It can help us feel more comfortable after over indulging on food and drink. It is often used as a detox aid, for this reason. Many people use the seeds in a smoothie to clear out the system and get rid of any build-up of toxins.