Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Anti-Oxidants and Anti-Inflammatory Subtances in Moringa 

Moringa plant is the planet’s most beneficial plants. Moringa's benefits are numerous, they provide a lot of nutrients to man. Moringa is a healthy food stuff, other than food products, moringa also provides lamp oil, wood, paper, liquid fuel, it treats the skin, and also a means to help purify water. Despite its multiple uses, moringa tree is not well known among most of the people. Various uses of moringa are listed below: 

Beneficial Parts of Moringa:

Four parts of Moringa tree is mostly edible, they are: pods, leaves, seeds and roots.

Pods resemble green-beans; these are the most sought-after parts of moringa, not just because of their taste like asparagus but also because they are greatly nutritious. They provide a good balance of amino acids and minerals and possess  the highest vitamin C levels amongst any tropical vegetable.


The moringa leaves are a wonderful source of nourishment. Leaves are usually boiled and eaten like spinach. Just like the pods, the leaves contain vitamins A and C and more calcium than most of the other greens. These leaves also contain high levels of iron that are frequently prescribed for anemic patients.

Moringa seeds are soft before they are fully mature. The seeds can be boiled and eaten like fresh peas, or fried to taste more like peanuts. Oil can be extracted from the seeds which are useful for cooking, medicinal ointments, lamp fuel, or even as an ingredient in soap.


Moringa roots are rich in protein, the roots of moringa are very soft and thick, and therefore roots of moringa can also be used as a food supplement. Roots are used to make condiments which are absolutely healthy. Roots and shoots of moringa can be boiled for its high protein content.  

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