What is Moringa and What is it Used For?

If you have spent any time bopping around our shop, you’ve probably seen that we carry a few products that have one single ingredient: moringa.

We get questions about this plant and why we carry it as a single all the time so we decided it was time to share information about this little known (in the USA) plant.

All About the Moringa Tree

Moringa oleifera, or moringa for short, is native to the tropical and subtropical parts of Asia. What you see on our shop comes from the Southern Foothills of the Himalayas in Northwestern India, but we’ll talk more about that later.

Moringa is fast growing and drought-resistant. It’s a bushy tree with lots of bright green leaves. It’s so easy to grow and does such a good job replicating itself that in some places it is considered aggressive and invasive!

Invasive isn’t always good, but in this case it might be, because the entire tree has been used for over 4000 years by Asian cultures, Egyptians, and Romans alike.

What is Moringa Used For?

Moringa can be used in a ton of ways.

You can cook with moringa, eat it straight, or take it as a dietary supplement to improve your health. You can use moringa oil as a topical healer and the leaves and seeds are used to add nutrients to the diets of people suffering from malnutrition.

It has a strong Earthy, bitter taste, so it isn’t super yummy to gobble straight up, but it’s so jam-packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that we have no problem adding it to dishes.

Is it Good For You?

Yes! Every part of the moringa tree is used to make medicine.

It helps improve absorption of nutrients into the bloodstream by improving symptoms from anemia. It helps balance blood flow, making it great for joint pain, headaches, high blood pressure, and kidney issues (including edema).

The antioxidant content of moringa has it being studied for cancer prevention because it helps so much with oxidative stress.

The healing quality it has on the gut is incredible. Because it’s naturally really bitter, the flavor gets the body’s digestive secretions moving to help with digestion at the first taste.

It’s also rumored to improve sex drive along with hormone balance and milk production in new moms - but we actually think that has more to do with the immune boosting, blood building, and overall balancing effect that moringa has on the body because hormone balance and feeling sexy comes with being healthy.

Used topically, it is astringent and anti-microbial, making the oil great for issues like dandruff, athlete’s foot, and abscesses.

Did we say the Moringa immune boosting? This wonder-plant actually helps to make our bodies more sensitive to antigens so that our antibodies are quicker reacting to unwanted pathogens.

Where Can I Buy Moringa?

Some health food stores are carrying moringa now - but as with all supplements, you need to be careful about which moringa you choose. We don’t suggest buying this supplement without knowing the source because it’s easily contaminated.

That’s why we partner with Organic Veda.

We have worked with them for years because they are integrated end-to-end with their products, meaning that they’re involved with everything from choosing the right seed stock to maintaining shelf life of their product.

What’s better, is that Organic Veda is an India-based company that partners with and supports local Moringa farmers from the Western Ghats belt in India. They ensure that the Moringa trees are harvested by hand and processed in the most delicate way to retain vital nutrients and bright green color. They’re free of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and artificial preservatives.

All of the Morgina on our site, is pure and powerful. They are guarenteed to have no gluten, sugar, starch, artificial colors, fillers, preservatives, corn, soy, yeast, or wheat!

The intentional processing of the moringa does allow us to ensure that it will contain: antioxidants, Iron, Dietary Fiber, Calcium, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc, Copper, Sulfur, Chloride, Folic Acid, Selenium, Chromium, Potassium, Phosphorous, Manganese, and Magnesium.

Moringa Products for Your Wellness

Have you tried Moringa? Tell us how it makes you feel in the comments!



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