Moringa: everything you need to know
What is it?
Moringa or Moringa Oleifera is a plant high in fats [good ones]! Its leaves come from ‘The Miracle tree’ for its nutrient dense properties. Carrying 17 times more calcium than milk and 25 times more iron than spinach. This really is a multifunctional plant that dates back to Egyptian times
Where can it be found?
Africa, Central America, South East Asia and The Himalayan mountains
Forms of consumption?
There are two main ways, either as an oil or powder form
Moringa in oil form: What are the benefits?
As an oil, it is beneficial as oils mimic your skin and helps trap water unlike a moisturiser. Moringa is specifically known to penetrate deep reaching every corner of your skin cells. Suitable for all skin types and can be used AM or PM. Often compared to Argan oil and olive oil.
1: Protects skin
Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, antioxidants, Vitamins A + C. High in Oleic acid [fatty acid] helps protect the skin’s barrier and soothe.
2: Full of Antioxidants
Acts as a natural preservative, making it resistant to oxidation giving your oil a longer shelf life, whilst protects your skin from pollution.
3: A perfect hydrator for both skin + hair
Containing 40% monounsaturated fats [most being Oleic acid] and alpha-tocopherol which our body converts into vitamin E. Is beneficial for sensitive or thirsty skin leaving it non-greasy. Promotes hair growth, repairs damage and restores strength.
4: Anti-inflammatory + Anti- microbial
With its anti-bacterial, anti- microbial, anti-oxidant and immune strengthening, Moringa oil supports clearer skin.
5: Divinely Nutrient dense
Containing 92 nutrients and 46 antioxidants. Including Vitamin A and C, Oleic acid, Palmitoleic and Linoleic acid all naturally occurring contributing to lustrous skin.
6: Emollient properties
Helps heal cuts and burns, softens and lubricates skin giving you a healthy glow due to hydration.
Moringa in powder form: benefits for wellness
1: High in Vitamins + Minerals
Rich in Iron, Vitamin A, C, E and K. These essential minerals contribute to our overall wellbeing, just a spoonful with our morning breakfast will boost our energy.
2: Protein builder
High in Amino acids, 9 of the essential to be specific. Its protein properties make it great for hair and skin. Plant protein helps rebuild. With double the iron in spinach. Leaves, contain one quarter of protein. Vitamin K support bone health.
3: Anti stress + Adaptogen
Moringa contains adaptogen properties helping the body to react from stressors. It is thought to lower cortisol and overall lower stress levels due to regulation of stress hormones.
4: Balances blood sugar
Moringa powder helps slow down the rise of high sugar levels. Slowing down your glycemic response [effect of food has on sugar levels], a slower release of glucose helps to keep everything steady.
5: Boosts energy + Reduces fatigue
High in Iron, Vitamin A and Calcium. Iron prevents us from being tired getting our oxygen around our bodies to every cell, supporting our energy levels.
6: Builds Immunity
Moringa powder helps keep the body strong thanks to its naturally occurring nutrients. Studies highlight possible anti- cancer properties and leaves are made up of 25% protein. Nanocomposites and Eugenol destroy cancerous cells
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