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

Moringa may help fight various types of cancers

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Moringa may be able to help fight the side effects of cancer. Moringa leaves contain high levels of antioxidants. Antioxidants help protect against cell damage caused by chemicals in the body which can play a role in the development and spread of cancer. Researchers believe the plant has potential to treat ovarian cancer.

Moringa can help reduce Diabetes

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The Moringa leaf possesses large quantities of vitamins A, vitamin C, calcium, iron and protein. Combined with insulin, vitamin C can halt blood vessel damage in people with Type1 diabetes, lessening the risk of chest pain, heart attack, and stroke. Consult your doctor before incorporating Moringa leaf into your diet to treat diabetes.

Moringa can reduce Liver damage

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Studies have shown Moringa can help heal and prevent liver damage. When your diet is filled with unhealthy items, such as lots of sugar and unhealthy fats, the liver starts releasing glucose back into the blood to make room for the incoming junk. Moringa helps reduce inflammation both in the liver and the body so that the liver can work more efficiently.

Moringa provides relief from Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Moringa may be able to help those who suffer from the pain of rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease that progressively worsens, causing painful inflammation in joints, especially in the hands and feet. Moringa has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help your body deal with the inflammation and pain.

Moringa aids weight loss

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Moringa Oleifera can help increase energy levels, lower blood sugar, speed up the recovery process after a workout and by extension help you lose weight. Moringa is believed to have a positive impact when it comes to stimulating metabolism. This may as well mean helping your body burning calories at a faster rate.

Moringa enhances sexual performance

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Moringa stem and seeds can be used as a natural remedy to increase male and female libido. Moringa capsules contain chemical compounds called saponins which have been shown in studies to support libido and levels of the sex hormone testosterone. Moringa is a natural solution for sexual problems. It has been used to treat sexual dysfunction and boost sex drive.

Moringa acts as an anti-ageing factor

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The vitamin A in Moringa helps in the production of collagen and elastin. This helps firm your skin and rid it of wrinkles and other skin defects. So the nutrients found in Moringa, can help to keep your skin healthy and fit. As part of a healthy lifestyle and healthy diet it will make a real difference to your health.


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 .