Moringa oleifera, also known as "drumstick tree" or "horseradish tree,"
is a veritable "superfood," loaded with nutrients -- offering tremendous
benefits above and beyond its traditional applications in herbal medicine.
Native to the Himalayas in northwestern India, Moringa now has broad
geographic distribution, is drought-resistant, fast-growing, vigorous,
for which there are uses for all its parts: leaves, pods, seeds, bark,
Moringa has widespread geographic distribution
throughout Central and South America, Africa, and Southern Asia.
Moringa has the broadest nutritional profile of any
plant we have ever worked with. According to author Sanford Holst ("Moringa: Nature's
Medicine Cabinet," p. 12), it has been found to contain, by weight, seven times more
Vitamin C than oranges, four times the Vitamin A of carrots, three times the iron of spinach,
four times as much calcium as milk, and three times the potassium of bananas. Though the term
has been overused, Moringa really is a veritable "superfood." You will find variances on
these figures, based on the studies relied on, but -- regardless -- the nutritional figures
are impressive :
Capsules: Unless otherwise directed by your health care
professional, take two (2) capsules, two times a day for
general nutritional support. (This general
instruction amounts to approximately 2,000 mg. per day intake.) Tea: Add one Tablespoon (15 ml.) to a quart (or liter)
of boiling water. (You may elect to prorate to the larger amount.)
Let simmer for 20 minutes. After cooling, you can refrigerate the tea.
Consume one 10 oz. (290 ml.) glass, once per day. Sweeten with stevia, honey, rubusoside, monk sugar,
or other natural sweetener to taste.
Warnings & Contraindications
"To date, absolutely no negative side effects to even daily
consumption of Moringa have been recorded." (SAH:21) Note that this referring to the consumption
of the leaves, primarily. The flowers as said to be abortifacient, so these should be avoided
by women who are attempting to conceive, or women who are already pregnant.
Five years or more.
The following list of medical properties
is taken from a variety of sources, studies, and publications. Note that both
medicinal activities and indications are provided alphabetically below.
See bibliographical references
to see the references cited with the 3-digit codes below.
Note that since different parts of the plant exhibit different properties (i.e.
leaves, flowers, pods, roots, root and stem bark, gum, and seeds), we segregate
these in the notes, where applicable, in addition to occasional listing of specific
geographic regions or countries where the medical property listed is recognized.
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Recent Studies on Moringa
Sourced from PubMed
Disclaimer: The following citations provide findings on the
properties of Moringa and offer insights into prospective areas of future research.
These findings should not be inferred to provide the basis of medicinal claims,
nor should they be relied upon by the public, as such. Readers who want full access to
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As of Feb., 2017, there were 651 citations posted on Moringa.
Below we list a few of the more notable:
Soluble extract from Moringa oleifera leaves with a new anticancer activity. (2014)
[ABSTRACT: "The MOL (Moringa oleifera leaves) extract showed greater cytotoxicity for tumor cells than for normal cells, strongly suggesting that
it could potentially be an ideal anticancer therapeutic candidate specific to cancer cells. These results suggest the potential therapeutic
implications of the soluble extract from MOL in the treatment of various types of cancers."
Nigerian foodstuffs with prostate cancer chemopreventive polyphenols. (2011)
[ABSTRACT: "Dietary polyphenols are antioxidants that can scavenge biological free radicals, and chemoprevent diseases with biological oxidation
as their main etiological factor. In this paper, we review our laboratory data vis-ὰ-vis available literature on prostate cancer chemopreventive
substances in Nigerian foodstuffs (including among other polyphenol-rich foods, M. oleifera) . . . the high incidence of prostate cancer among males
of African extraction can be dramatically reduced, and the age of onset drastically increased, if the population at risk consumes the right kinds
of foods in the right proportion, beginning early in life, especially as prostate cancer has a latency period of about 50 years.]