Moringa – The Magic Tree of Life
Moringa the magic tree of life or Moringa Oleifera – the name of this plant discovered recently alone, sounds like a magic formula. In India, it was known as the tree of life, more than 5000 years ago, in the traditional ayurvedic healing art. He is said to be able to cure over 300 diseases. But what makes the tree so special? Why is the Moringa Plant so versatile and efficient? And what makes it so healthy?
Read on page two why is Moringa the Magic Tree for Vegans and vegetarians.
The Magic Tree of Life an actual Wonder Tree
Moringa Oleifera, also known as horseradish in Europe, originates from the Himalayan region in north-west India. Moringa has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. He was discovered by the British during the colonial period in India, and also spread in other British colonies. The plant now grows worldwide in the tropics and subtropics, especially in countries like Africa, Arabia, Southeast Asia and the Caribbean islands, since it is particularly well suited for hot and dry climates
The growth of Moringa is extraordinary. It can grow up to 30 cm monthly and reach a height of up to 4 meters within one year, in the first year even a height of 8 meters. However, it is also extraordinary that all parts of the tree are of great benefit to humans.
The English colonial gentlemen first used the roots as a horseradish substitute because of the very similar smell and taste – hence also the English name. The fruits are similar to beans and are usually consumed as vegetables, for example in curries. These, but especially the leaves, have a high content of proteins, vitamins, and minerals
From the seeds vegetable oil, can be pressed, which finds a versatile application in the diet, as lubricating oil, as a basis for the production of ointments, soap, and cosmetics, or as biodiesel. But what makes the tree something special is the ability to clean polluted drinking water with the seed powder. The powder binds suspended solids and bacteria in the water and sinks with them to the ground – leaving clear, potable water.
Because of the rapid growth, the simple cultivation possibilities, the versatile usability of the horseradish tree, as well as the numerous health benefits that it offers to humans, it is truly a wonder tree.
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Moringa – The Magic Tree of Life and its powerful, healthy leaves
The plant is hitherto considered to be the most nutritious plant at all. Numerous valuable nutrients and vital substances can be found especially in the leaves or the leaf powder in an optimally matched form. The high number of amino acids must be emphasized since 18 of 20 known essential amino acids could be detected in the leaves. These could not be produced independently by the human organism, but are a critical component for oxygen transport in the body and the ability to concentrate and many important brain functions.
Also, a high proportion of antioxidants can be found in the Moringa plant. They are incessant for a healthy organism because they protect us from free radicals, which can often be the cause of illnesses. The so-called oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC), which is used to determine the extent to which free radicals are inhibited, are significantly higher in Moringa than in other plants.The Moringa magic tree of life has particularly good antioxidant properties.
Also interesting is the recently discovered content of zeatin. Surprisingly, the leaves of the Moringa tree contain up to 1000 times more zeatin than other plants. Zeatin is a growth hormone, which occurs in Moringa in such a high degree, for its rapid growth. In our body, however, the zeatin acts as a messenger, which ensures that all the essential vital substances that are contained in the Moringa can also be absorbed and utilized by the human organism. Another advantage is that zeatin inhibits the degradation of chlorophyll. As a result, the proteins and vital substances contained in the Moringa leaves are degraded significantly more slowly, which is also a significant advantage for the further processing of the leaves to leaf powder, as this also lasts long in this nutrient.
Another advantage is that zeatin inhibits the degradation of chlorophyll. As a result, the proteins and vital substances contained in the Moringa leaves are degraded significantly more slowly, which is also a significant advantage for the further processing of the leaves to leaf powder, as this also lasts long in this nutrient.
The essential ingredients and their function at a glance:
- Essential amino acids: protect against free radicals
- Vitamin A: essential for healthy vision
- Vitamin C: to strengthen the immune system
- Calcium: Essential for healthy teeth and bones
- Magnesium: Promotes blood circulation
- Potassium: ensures a smooth metabolism
- Iron: important for the oxygen supply of the cells
- Zinc: acts against the body inflammation
Like all parts of the Moringa tree, the leaves are usable in many ways. In the countries of origin, they are usually consumed either raw, cooked, stewed or prepared in the pan. However, tea is also brewed from them, which is traditionally used for prevention and health support. Also, it is used externally, for example in the case of skin problems. However, the leaf powder is of particular importance for us. For the drying and grinding of the leaves can make them durable without losing their effectiveness and delivered directly to our home. For example in the form of capsules. The wonder tree from the Far East gives us our daily extra portion of all the nutrients and nutrients already mentioned
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The Moringa Products in the kitchen
Moringa Oleifera is used in many different ways daily. It can be added to various dishes such as smoothies, soups, sauces, curry, and yogurt. Moringa Oleifera can be used fresh or as a dry powder. It can be integrated into the daily diet and also fits into juices, bread, and pasta. See the recipes on page 2 and watch the video.
Moringa the Magic Tree of Life – for whom is it particularly suitable?
Moringa The Magic Tree Of Life And Its Amazing Benefits
Moringa the Magic Tree of Life – who is particularly can benefit?
First of all, the versatile all-rounder Moringa Oleifera is to recommend for anyone who wants to meet his unique daily needs for many important vitamins, minerals, and trace elements, without having to use synthetic food supplements. In the ayurvedic healing art, Moringa Oleifera has also been highly esteemed for centuries as a beautiful all-connoisseur in common complaints. Thus the consumption of the leaves or the taking of the powder can prevent deficiency or malnutrition, anaemia, headache, irregular blood pressure, the tendency to inflammations and skin infections, diarrhoea and fever. There are, however, very few groups of persons who are particularly advised to consume the plant, even if they do not suffer from any of the above symptoms
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Moringa for Pregnant and lactating mothers
Moringa leaf powder or leaves are taken during pregnancy can support the healthy growth of the infant and intensify the milk production in the mother. Through the organism of the mother and later the mother milk the child can already absorb many essential vitamins and minerals. Particularly noteworthy are the amino acids arginine and histidine contained in the plant, which can not be produced sufficiently in the growth phase by the body of the baby itself, but which nevertheless are essential for its healthy development.
Moringa the Magic Tree for Children
But not only for infants but also for older, growing children, a diet with Moringa is an advantage since the many nutrients and builders contained can have a positive effect on the growth and the development of the brain and nerve cells. Also, the high proportion of vitamin C strengthens the immune system of children
Moringa Oleifera for Athletes
Performance athletes or people exposed to a high-performance pressure are particularly encouraged to eat balanced and have an unusually high demand for nutrients and vital substances. Moringa can help them to absorb all essential vitamins, minerals, and proteins in sufficient form. Thus remain highly active in a very natural way. On the one hand, this is due to the high proportion of iron and vitamins A and C in Moringa. This ensures that the blood is always supplied with sufficient oxygen, thus stabilizing the circulation. In addition to the high amount of calcium, the various amino acids can have a positive effect on muscle growth. Antioxidants protect the cell tissue additionally with increased physical exertion
Moringa the Magic Tree of Life for Seniors
Also for older people, it is recommended to take Moringa to remain fit and vital even in old age. Many complaints are avoidable by a balanced, nutrient-rich diet. The leaves of Moringa Oleifera serve as an optimal source and supply for all vital substances needed in old age.
Moringa the Magic Tree for Vegans
Vegan and vegetarian, but especially for vegans, the Moringa plant is important, since these often suffer from deficiency symptoms. Many ask themselves how they can cover their protein, calcium and iron requirements, while also avoiding animal products. The ingredients of the leaves can help this problem because they contain more proteins than eggs or yogurt, significantly more iron than spinach and exceed the calcium content of milk many times.
For the first try: Green Smoothie
Ingredients (for 4 persons): 1 salad cucumber (500 g), 1 ripe avocado, 2 tbsp lemon juice, coriander green, 4 tsp moringa oil, sea salt, 1 tsp mild curry powder
Preparation: Peel a cucumber and chop small cubes. Cut the avocado in half, peel it, remove the avocado from the shell and roughly cut. Add both to the mixer, sprinkle with lemon juice. Rinse off the coriander green and peel it down to a few leaves. Add 30 ml of water and thoroughly purify the whole. Add the moringa oil, the salt, and the curry and mix everything. Fill in large glasses and serve garnished with coriander green
Moringa salad dressing
- A delicious dressing with Moringa oil and powder!
- 1 teaspoon Moringa leaf cut or leaf powder
- Herbs, mixed with choice best fresh (parsley, oregano, basil …)
- Himalayan salt
- Black pepper – freshly ground
- 2 tablespoons of moringa oil
- 4 tablespoons apple cider or as desired
- A bit of sugar
- Fry walnuts in a pan and then crush them in a bowl.
- Stir everything in a small bowl and add to the salad.
- Tip: to make the sugar dissolve better, you can heat the whole thing slightly.
Moringa for Beauty
The valuable ingredients bring an improved cell supply, protection against free radicals and an increase in the defense forces. It is therefore not surprising that, in cosmetics, Moringa is also a valuable aid to the body. The cosmetics from the inside by the good nutrient supply finds however also externally support by baths, care creams and -lotions with Moringaöl and powder.
Moringa good nutrition for the animals
Just as humans benefit from the nutrients of the Moringa tree, the favorite pets can be well supplied with all necessary nutrients by the supply of Moringa in the food. Particularly useful is the use of the powder in a vegetarian diet of dog or cat.
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