As more and more information can be found promoting the wonders of this so-called superfood, what are the benefits of Moringa?

The Moringa oleifera is a tree that is native to North India and is found in Africa, Central America.  It has been praised for its health benefits for thousands of years.  But what is special about this tree and what exactly are the health benefits of Moringa?

Moringa is a rich source of vitamin A, C, E, calcium, potassium and protein.  Almost all parts of the Moringa tree can be either eaten or used as ingredients in traditional herbal medicines.

Claims have been made that Moringa may help fight various types of cancers.  It is also said to promote weight loss,  provide relief from stomach disorders, help control eczema and psoriasis.

Here are some of the claimed health benefits of Moringa oleifera

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Moringa leaves and powder have been used to enhance sexual performance, increase libido and treat sexual dysfunctions.

With Moringa gaining ‘superfood’ status in the West and the reputation of Moringa growing, scientific tests and studies are being carried out on the health benefits of Moringa.

Anemia is a nutritional disorder that affects mostly children below 2 years and is mainly contributed by iron deficiency.  A study on the benefits of Moringa on anemia stated that “the use of Moringa leaf powder significantly reduced the prevalence of anemia cases by half and worked better in moderate anemia cases.”

Many of these test have not been carried out on humans, so it is important to consult your doctor or get expert advice before incorporating Moringa leaf into your diet .