Moringa Powder – The Super Food That Fights Cancer and Flushes Toxins with No Side Effects

Moringa Powder - The Super Food That Fights Cancer and Flushes Toxins with No Side Effects
Moringa Powder - The Super Food That Fights Cancer and Flushes Toxins with No Side Effects
Moringa Powder – The Super Food That Fights Cancer and Flushes Toxins with No Side Effects

The Benefits of Moringa Powder can never be describe or understood till you know what Moringa tree is and how it has been used for ages as a superfood.

Drumstic or Moringa is an all time favourite of people of all ages – especially in South India. You can never miss that unique flavor and taste when Drumstics are added to Sambar – a South Indian Delicacy that is popular world over.

However little is known about the various benefits of the other parts of the tree – especially the leaves.

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Cultivated in Asia, Africa and many other parts of the world, Moringa derived its name from the Tamil word – Murungai – a word depicting its twisted pods.

Moringa plant as a whole is often termed the Kalpatharu because every part of the plant is used.

The fruit, leaves, seeds and flowers are consumed for their nutritional value.

Whereas its bark, sap, seeds, oil, leaves and roots are used in making traditional medicine in many countries.

Moringa Powder - The Super Food That Fights Cancer and Flushes Toxins with No Side Effects
Moringa Powder – The Super Food That Fights Cancer and Flushes Toxins with No Side Effects

Moringa Powder – Nutrients

Since we are discussing here about the leaf powder it is more relevant to talk about the nutrients available in the dried leaves alone.

However you would be astonished to know the amount of nutrients in other edible parts too.

Moringa powder is made from naturally – dried moringa leaves and has a spinachy green flavour and contains

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 64 kcal (270 kJ)
8.28 g
Dietary fiber 2.0 g
1.40 g
9.40 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
(47%)

378 μg

Thiamine (B1)
(22%)

0.257 mg

Riboflavin (B2)
(55%)

0.660 mg

Niacin (B3)
(15%)

2.220 mg

Pantothenic acid (B5)
(3%)

0.125 mg

Vitamin B6
(92%)

1.200 mg

Folate (B9)
(10%)

40 μg

Vitamin C
(62%)

51.7 mg

Minerals
Calcium
(19%)

185 mg

Iron
(31%)

4.00 mg

Magnesium
(41%)

147 mg

Manganese
(17%)

0.36 mg

Phosphorus
(16%)

112 mg

Potassium
(7%)

337 mg

Sodium
(1%)

9 mg

Zinc
(6%)

0.6 mg

Source – wikepedia

Moringa Powder also contain huge amounts of antioxidants. It is a well known fact that antioxidants are most required to fight cancer. did you notice the amount of calcium present in 100 gms – well that is something women need to look for.

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Health and Beauty Benefits of Moringa

So what do you think the benefits of Moringa powder are? I have summarized some here, In fact I could write a long series on this, which I shall do soon.

  1. Reducing Tiredness and Fatique

 

Research indicates that 1 in every 5 people are unusually tired or have prolonged fatique. A single serving of Moringa Powder provides

 

  • Iron – 46.8% of NRV
  • Magnesium – 19.1 % of NRV
  • Vitamin A – 32.5% of NRV

Here Both Iron and Magnesium are essential for the reduction of tiredness and fatique in the body while Vitamin A supports the metabolism of Iron. It is also idea for people suffering from anaemia.

  1. SKIN

 

Moringa powder is jam-packed with vitamins for your skin too. It includes

 

Vitamin A : 32.5 % of NRV

Vitamin E : 16.9% of NRV

Antioxidants too

 

For a healthy, radiant skin one needs Vitamin A whereas to protect cells from oxidative stress and to fight from ageing Vitamin E is required. With an ORAC value of 157,000

Moringa is one of the highest antioxidant of any food which is 6 times the antioxidant of goji berries.

 

  1. Immunity

 

We all need to maintain a healthy immune system which is required for our bodies to stave off infections and illnesses. The Moringa power are extremely rich source of:

 

  • Iron : 46% of NRV
  • Vitamin A : 32.5%

 

Both of these are required for a normal function of the immune system

 

  1. Muscle Growth

 

Moringa leaves contains 25% of protein which is something really high and unique for a plant. It contains the 9 essential amino acid which gives a complete growth and maintenance of muscle mass.

A high protein content for vegetarians and vegans who struggle to a get a sufficient protein supply.

 

  1. Anti Stress

Magnesium is important for a normal psychological functioning of the nervous system. And one of the key moringa benefits is its high magnesium content which serves as a remedy for

anxiety,

apathy,

depression,

insecurity,

restlessness.

  1. Digestion

 

A rich source of calcium (29%) which contributes to the functioning of digestive enzymes and 31% fibre which helps in healthy bowl regularity. Helpful even for weight management as it helps you feel fuller for longer and supports healthy metabolism.

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  1. Energy Release

 

An energy yielding metabolism which is a rich source of iron (46.8%),calcium (29.8%) and magnesium (19.1%) which will keep you energised all day !

 

  1. Vision

 

We all love to have healthy eyes and normal vision but does it require the right nutrition to maintain it. Moringa a rich source of Vitamin A (32.5) also contributes to normal vision

 

  1. Teeth

 

Magnesium is essential for maintain strong and healthy teeth and moringa containing magnesium 19.1% helps one to keep their teeth nice and strong

  1. Bones

 

Healthy and strong bones can be maintained by having the moringa powder which are a rich source of Vitamin K (213.3%),protein (23%),calcium (29.8) and magnesium (19.1%) which contribute to normal bones

 

Being a super food you can begin with taking half a spoon of Moringa powder with your green smoothies, buttermilk, or chutneys. It’s recommended to start talking half a teaspoon of moringa powder daily for three to five days and slowly increasing its intake such that you get accumulated to its effects.

If you are allergic to Moringa (which one of my friends said she was) please avoid this powder.

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Skin Benefits of Moringa Powder

Moringa powder can make an excellent face pack. It is common knowledge that any nutrient when given externally through the skin are absorbed more than what you take internally.

This is the reason that Ayurveda treats ailments through skin.

Moringa face pack can be used for the followinf benefits

  1. For Glowing Skin

Mixed with honey and cinnamom, moringa face pack can make your skin glowing with health and removes blemishes. It smoothens your skin and makes it look fresh instantly.

2. Delays Aging Of Skin

Laden with antioxidants, vitamins A,C and E, moringa powder is capable of blocking oxidation of tissues and increase oxygen supply to cells. This delays the aging process successfully and also removes wrinkles and fine lines.

Hair Benefits of Moringa Powder

They say your health shows in your hair. Hair problems begin with nutritional deficiencies in your body, making it look dull, brittle and damaged.

Moringa powder contains good number of essential nutrients especially iron which is very important for hair growth.

 Helps in Hair Growth

Let me tell you exactly how Moringa powder helps in hair growth, well when we say hair fall or hair growth the first vitamin we think of is biotin, then vitamin B6 and Folic acid (yes the same one which you were prescribed during pregnancy)

All these nutrients are available in moringa powder in bounty amounts. in fact moringa contains vitamin E which increase blood flow to the hair follicles.

Hair Growth Stimulation

Moringa leaf powder helps in hair regrowth due to presence of zinc. ZInc has the property of enhancing immune system and thus stimulates hair growth.

You can make a hair pack with moringa powder and coconut oil or any other oil.

Thus Moringa the super food and beauty and hair friendly powder not only makes healthy from inside but also beautiful on the outside

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16 thoughts on “Moringa Powder – The Super Food That Fights Cancer and Flushes Toxins with No Side Effects”

  1. Very informative article, Menaka. I am aware of the benefits that come from the Moringa leaves, but have never tried to cook them. Will definitely try to do so now. Thanks for sharing this valuable info with all of us.

  2. Thank you for joining us at #tweensteensbeyond. It is always interesting to hear of recommendations of ‘alternative’ health products. I hope you enjoy engaging with the other members and their blogs here on the linky.

  3. Yes Anamika, Drumstick leaves are traditionally used regularly in South India, even the flowers are used. if you are drying make sure to use a variety that does not have bitterness in leaves, children may find it difficult to consume. You can add it to your dhal, veggies, with roti atta, dosa atta when you want it cooked. you can make smoothies and also add to buttermilk to take raw. I would say you need to take it raw for best results

  4. Though I was aware of drumsticks being added to sambhar, it was only when I moved to Bangalore that I discovered the use and benefits of drumstick leaves. and reading this post, I shall be drying the leaves and powder it too. I need some more information about how to have this powder.
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  5. Woah so many benefits in one single ingredient! Thanks for sharing this useful information

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