The Moringa oleifera or Drumstick tree is found in India, South East Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and South America. In Ayurvedic medicine (Ayurveda), differing parts of the tree are used for treating various ailments. Although the benefits of the Moringa tree has long been known in the places where it is cultivated, it is becoming increasingly popular in the West. The claims of the tree is growing with Moringa even said to aid sexual stimulation in women and increased fertility. Can this this really be true?
What are the benefits of Moringa?
Known as the Miracle tree or tree of life, the benefits of Moringa is widening due to the plants high concentration of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants. The seeds, pods, flowers and leaves are used as food. The seeds can be eaten raw. The Moringa leaf is used raw in salads, added into cooked meals and blended into drinks such as tea. Using the powdered form is a good way to regularly include Moringa in your diet.
Does Moringa Enhance Sexual Performance in Women?
While Moringa has been called nature’s Viagra and shown to enhance sexual performance in men, does it do the same for women? Well Moringa extract increases blood flow in the sexual organs of both males and females. Studies show Moringa helps increase testosterone levels in the brain, blocks the brain activities responsible for sexual dysfunction but lowers stress. This is a combination that lowers inhibition – which in itself can aid sexual stimulation in women.
Moringa seeds increase blood flow to the penis and can therefore increase the size and hardness of the erection. In a heterosexual relationship this naturally enhances the sexual response in women. Seeing as vitamins and co-enzymes in the seeds increase blood flow to erectile tissue in both men and women (think clitoris) this applies equally to same sex or bi-sexual relationships.
Sexual activity in women can:
- relieve menstrual and premenstrual cramps
- improve fertility
- build stronger pelvic muscles
- help produce more vaginal lubrication
Moringa seeds as a sexual enhancement for women
For most people having sex makes you feel good. Having great sex makes you feel great!
Having regular sex has many health and emotional benefits for women. Using Moringa increases the libido or sex drive for women – not just for men. So if Moringa achieves this, then yes it is helping sexual stimulation in women.
Sex is not only a great way of showing emotional closeness, it is a great way of burning calories. In fact, cardiologists consider sexual activity comparable to a modest workout on a treadmill, according to a study published in The American Journal of Cardiology.
So women with active sex lives are likely to look better, feel better about themselves and are less prone to stress and depression.
Dr. Lisa cites a Duke University study that showed that having sex 200 times or more per year could increase your lifespan by six years. By engaging in intercourse more often, there is also a natural boost in self-esteem and self-confidence.
“Having sex regularly can do more than make you feel closer to your partner—it can actually make you physically healthier,” says Hilda Hutcherson, M.D., a clinical professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Columbia University and author of Pleasure: A Woman’s Guide to Getting the Sex You Want, Need, and Deserve
Can Moringa Help You Get Pregnant?
Studies show with prolonged usage Moringa Oleifera, ingestion may produce increased effects on fertility. As stated before Moringa increases your sex drive, giving more opportunities for pregnancy to occur.
Professor Hilda Hutcherson also states that “When a woman orgasms, her uterus contracts and, in the process, rids the body of cramp-causing compounds,” explains Meston. The increased number of uterine contractions can also help expel blood and tissue more quickly, helping to end your period faster.
The idea of sex during your period may not appeal to some. However, having sex while menstruating has been shown to help decrease the risk for endometriosis, a common condition in which uterine tissue grows outside of the uterus, causing pelvic pain and sex that hurts, according to researchers at Yale University School of Medicine.
Also while Moringa may help you get pregnant; women should be aware that Moringa seeds can act as an abortifacient (causes abortion) so do not use if you are pregnant or believe you are pregnant. In fact you should always get medical advice regarding the dosage and effects of Moringa for you as an individual.