Moringa Leaves (Moringa Oleifera)
Moringa oleifera is a Nigerian plant that has been praised for its health benefits for thousands of years. Rich in healthy antioxidants and bioactive plant compounds, scientists have only just started to understand the health benefits of the moringa leaf.
Moringa, also known as the drumstick tree, horseradish tree or ben oil tree is packed to the brim with nutrition. In fact, all parts of the tree can be eaten or used as ingredients in traditional herbal medicines. This especially applies to the leaves and pods, which are commonly eaten in Africa.
Health Benefits of Moringa
Dried moringa leaves are a great source of vitamins and minerals. In fact, these tiny leaves
❖ 7 times the Vitamin C than oranges
❖ 4 times the Vitamin A than carrots
❖ 4 times the calcium than milk
❖ 3 times the potassium than bananas
❖ 2 times the protein than yogurt
The Moringa plant is beginning to gain more popularity as a new “superfood” for its highly
nutritious profile and powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and tissue-protective properties among many other health benefits.Research shows that just about every part of the moringa plant can be used in some way. Throughout the world, moringa is used to treat and prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, anemia, arthritis, liver disease, respiratory, skin, and digestive disorders.
Moringa is a rich source of:
● Vitamin B6
● Vitamin C
● Vitamin E
● Vitamin A
Most commonly used to brew medicinal teas, moringa leaves are mild with an earthy taste. You can add moringa powder to your smoothie or drink it as a tea. The leaf powder was deemed safe in human studies, even in larger doses than usual. The moringa powder has a mild flavor, which makes it perfect for a light moringa tea with a slightly earthy taste
Moringa Morning Tea Recipe
To brew a single cup of moringa tea, you will need between 1/2 to 1 teaspoons of moringa
powder. Add the dried moringa leaves to 16 ounces of water. Mix with a little honey,fresh ginger and orange juice for additional taste. Blend the mixture or shake vigorously for one minute, add ice and refrigerate for 8 hours.
Naturalike Moringa leaves
At Naturalike, we source all of our dried moringa leaves directly from the finest farms in Nigeria. We form close relationships with local African farmers to ensure that we provide you with the 100% natural goodness and high quality products that we have become known to deliver. Enjoy!