Moringa Plant Benefits for Health

Moringa or Merunggai (Moringa oleifera) is a type of plant from the Moringaceae tribe. This plant is known by other names such as:

1. Limaran

2. Ben-Oil (oil that can be extracted from the seeds)

3. Drumstick (a long, slim house shape)

4. Horseradish Tree (the root form of a similar horseradish plant)

5. Malunggay in the Philippines

Moringa is a plant that can grow rapidly, long-lived, flowering year-round, and withstand extreme heat conditions. The plant is native to tropical and subtropical regions of South Asia. This plant is commonly used to be food and medicine in Indonesia. Moringa seeds are also used as a small-scale water purifier.

The efficacy of Moringa leaves for infants and children in the period of growth is recommended by the World Health Organization or WHO to consume Moringa leaves. Gram comparison, Moringa leaves contain 7 x vitamin C on 4 x calcium oranges in milk 4 x vitamin A on carrot 2 x protein in milk 3 x potassium on banana

It also crowned a magical tree after a study and found that it was a valuable health enhancer for 40 years in the poorest countries in the world. The Kelor tree is widespread in African, Latin American, and Asian fields. The National Institute of Health (NIH) on March 21, 2008, says, that the Moringa tree has been used as a drug by various indigenous ethnic groups to prevent or treat more than 300 types of diseases. The tradition of ancient Indian Ayurvedic medicine suggests that 300 types of diseases can be treated with Moringa oleifera leaves.

From the results of the analysis of nutritional content can be known that the Moringa leaves have an excellent potential to complement the nutritional needs in the body. By consuming Moringa leaves, the balance of nutrients in the body will be fulfilled so that people who consume Moringa leaves will be helped to increase their energy and endurance.

In addition, Moringa leaves also efficacious to overcome various complaints caused by the deficiency of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A deficiency (visual impairment), Choline deficiency (fat buildup), vitamin B1 deficiency (beriberi), vitamin B2 deficiency (dry and cracked skin), vitamin B3 deficiency (dermatitis), vitamin C deficiency (gum bleeding), calcium deficiency (osteoporosis), iron deficiency (anemia), protein deficiency (ruptured hair and growth disorders in children).

Some components contained in parts of the Moringa plant can provide health effects in the form of :

1. Lose weight

To give effect to the body to stimulate and improve metabolism so that it can burn calories faster.

2. Anti-Diabetes

Moringa leaves have anti-diabetes properties derived from high zinc content such as minerals that are very in need to produce insulin, so that the leaves of the Moringa can be beneficial as a significant anti-diabetes.

3. Preventing Heart disease

It can produce lower lipid-terms from as well as provide protection to the heart tissue from structural damage.

4. Nourish the Hair

 It can nourish the hair, because the leaves can make hair growth alive and shiny that is due to complete and precise nutrient intake.

5. Nourish the Eyes

Moringa leaves have a high vitamin A content so that if we consume it routinely can make the vision clear and healthy eyes. As for the outside treatment can use the stew from the leaves of the Moringa to wash the sick eyes, or also in another way is to prepare 3 stalks of Moringa then grow and put into a glass of water. Then let it settle, if it has settled then the water can be used as a drops for the eyes.

6. Treat Rheumatism

Rheumatism occurs because of bones lacking in nutrients. Moringa leaves have a high enough calcium content that can meet the needs of calcium in the bones. Moringa leaves are also beneficial to relieve pain in the joints due to the buildup of uric acid.

7. Treating Herpes/Ringworm

Herpes is one of the skin diseases caused by the family of the Hepertoviridae virus, which will cause red spots with pus. The way to treat it is by preparing 3-7 stems of Moringa leaves and pounded until smooth and paste directly on the affected skin.

8. Treating diseases in such as gastric wounds, intestinal sores, and kidney stones

Kidney stone is a disease caused by the occurrence of blockage in the urinary tract. Moringa leaves can smoothen the digestion so that by consuming Moringa leaves that have been used as regular cuisine will shed kidney stones. Moringa contains very high antioxidants and is great for diseases related to digestive problems. Drinking decoction of Moringa leaves while the water is still warm because, antioxidant effects are still strong in warm state. Moringa has cold energy so it can be utilized to cope with the disease with heat energy or excess energy such as inflammation or cancer.

9. Treat cancer

The high antioxidant and potassium content of the Moringa leaves are beneficial for treating cancer. Antioxidants will be beneficial in blocking the development of cancer cells are being potassium functioning to get rid of cancer cells. In addition, the amino acids contained in the Moringa leaves can enhance the immune system.