Moringa Leaf Powder
The Natural Super Food Supplement
Moringa Leaf Powder 250gm - R159
The Moringa tree is commonly called ‘The Miracle Tree’ because of its outstanding, nutritional values. It is a natural food supplement.
• Perfect supplement for Vegans and Vegetarians
• Contain ALL the Essential Amino Acids required for Human Protein Synthesis
• It is one of Nature's richest Sources of Vitamins, Minerals and
• Diabetes – In cases of Hypoglycemia (a difficulty or inability of the body to propely regulate blood sugar levels) eating the Moringa Leaves has been shown to be effective in lowering blodd sugar levels
within 3 hours of ingestion (though less effective than the hypoglycemic drug Glibenclamide).
The blood sugar lowering effect was found to be related to the quantities eaten. This 'effect' probably has more to do with supplying the body with the vitamins, minerals and enzymes it needs to naturally self-regulate it's blood sugar levels rather than actually having a direct chemical effect. Kep in mind that ingesting pure sugar and highly refined foods like bread and paste strips the body of nutrients because the body has to use it's own supply of nutrients to process these refined sugars.
Moringe leaves contain at least -
• 27 % Protein (dry weight)
• 8.5 times more Protein than yoghurt (dry weight)
• Rich Source of Vitamins B, B1, B2, B3
• 7 times more Vitamin C than Oranges (wet weight)
• 16.5 times more Calcium than Milk (dry weight)
• 10.5 times more Vitamin A than Carrots (dry weight)
• 15 times more Potassium than Bananas
• 12 times more Iron than Spinach The leaves have a lovely soft texture and taste somewhere between lettuce and spinach.
The leaves can also be dried into a powder and used in soups and sauces.
Even though fresh and raw is always best, the nutritional value remains almost perfectly intact in the powdered form and is the best way to store the Moringa Leaves.
The Moringa Tree is native to Northern India on the Southern Slopes of the Himalayas. In Southern India it is said that no meal is complete without Moringa. In Ayurvedic Medicine it is said to assist over 300 ‘conditions’ and was even revered in ancient Sanskrit texts.
The tree has since been intentionally cultivated in Africa and South America and is naturalized all the way down East Africa. The Moringa Tree has many different names in different cultures. Common names include: the Miracle Tree, the Drum Stick Tree (the pods are called Drum Sticks), the Clarifier Tree (referring to the ground seeds use as an amazingly effective flocculant - settling out of particles in fluids such as water, honey, wine, even industrial waste), the Ben-Oil Tree (the pods yield an excellent high quality nutritious oil called Ben-Oil), the Benzolive Tree, the Never-Die Tree, Mother's Best Friend, the Horseradish Tree and many more in different cultures throughout Africa and India.
The Leaves, Pods and Flowers of the Moringa Tree are highly nutritious
SOME OTHER USES:
Apart from its wonderful Nutritional Value, the Moringa Tree has many other benefits for Nature and Humanity.
* Moringa seeds make excellent water purifiers. The seeds are ground into a powder and the powder is used as a flocculant working as well or better than the expensive, toxic and environmentally harmful aluminium sulphate which many municipalities use to remove particles from the water. Even very turbid water becomes clear within an hour of treatment. The Moringa seed powder flocculant joins with the particles and they sink to the bottom. Between 90 and 99% of the bacteria are removed in the same way. About 5 tablespoons of seed powder will purify 10 litres of water. It is believed that this flocculant effect takes place in the body as well, making the Moringa an excellent detoxifier
* Moringa Seed Powder will make an excellent supplement to take for intestinal cleansing
* As a Natural Antibiotic - Studies have shown that an aqueous extract made from the seeds was just as effective as the antibiotic Neomycin against the skin infecting bacteria Staphylococcus. It's antibiotic compound is identified as Pterygospermin.