Information on the Moringa tree

Written By The HealthMeth Team - Updated On Saturday, January 16, 2021 4:00 PM

Moringa tree

The Moringa tree is known as a small seasonal tree of the Alban family , and its origin is in tropical Asia, but then it moved to tropical America and Africa, and its length reaches approximately 9 meters, and it has a gray cork bark, in addition to its leaves similar to the leaves of ferns, and possesses Aromatic clusters of white flowers, as for its fruits with angles that resemble daggers, they may grow to a length of about 45 cm, and it is indicated that they can cook and eat their flowers, pods, leaves, and even their branches . [1]

General information about the Moringa tree

There is some additional information about the Moringa tree, including: [2]

  • It is used to treat constipation, cancer, anemia, high blood pressure, arthritis and other joint pain such as rheumatism, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, headache, kidney stones, stomach pain, stomach and intestinal ulcers, intestinal cramps, heart problems, and fluid retention Thyroid disorders, bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections, by using its leaves, bark, flowers, fruits, seeds and roots.
  • It is used to reduce swelling, increase breast milk production, and increase sexual drive, in addition to preventing pregnancy and boosting the immune system. Moringa can also be applied directly to the skin as a germicide or as a drying agent, and it is used topically to treat gingivitis, snake bites, warts, and wounds. And sinus infection, and athlete's foot, in addition to that some people use it as a supplement or nutritional stimulant.
  • Moringa seed oil is used in hair care products, as a lubricant in machinery, and in foods and perfumes.
  • Moringa is a major source of food in some parts of the world, due to its easy and affordable cultivation , and its leaves contain many vitamins and minerals when dried. Moringa is referred to in nutrition programs to combat malnutrition in India and Africa.
  • Unripe green Moringa pods can be cooked and prepared, by following the steps of preparing green beans, where the seeds are removed from the pods, then cooked like peas or fried like nuts, and the leaves are cooked like spinach leaves, in addition to the possibility of using them as a type of spice, through Dry it and rub it.

Health benefits of the Moringa tree

There are several benefits of the Moringa tree, including: [3]

  • Promote and maintain hair growth, reduce hair loss; Because they contain a high percentage of vitamin A, as this vitamin contributes to the healthy growth of cells, and therefore the deficiency of this vitamin causes dry hair, the appearance of dandruff, in addition to thickening of the scalp.
  • Moringa tree contains vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant, and it also stimulates blood circulation around the scalp, as the correct flow of blood to the scalp helps absorb more nutrients in the hair follicles.
  • Moringa tree contains anti-aging properties and excellent cleansing properties, as it helps to restore the vitality and youth of the skin, in addition to cleaning the skin cells from free radicals in the human skin, which leads to the reduction of wrinkles.
  • Moringa seeds contain an odorless edible oil of 40%, as it is rich in antioxidants, has nutritional properties similar to olive oil, and has an unlimited shelf life.
  • Moringa leaves contain three times the amount of iron found in spinach .
  • Moringa leaf extract is used as a food preservative, as it increases the shelf life of meat by reducing oxidation processes. [4]
  • Moringa is a rich source of antioxidants, which are compounds that work against free radicals in the bodies, as a large amount of them causes an increase in the pressure of oxidizing elements, which may contribute to the emergence of chronic diseases, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and a study has shown that women who eat about a spoonful And half of the moringa leaf powder daily for three months, dramatically increases oxidation levels in the blood. [4]
It is noteworthy that many antioxidant plant compounds were found in Moringa leaves, which include Quercetin, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps lower blood pressure, in addition to Chlorogenic acid, which helps to balance blood sugar levels after eating the food. [4]


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  3. Saba (18-9-2017), "30 Amazing Benefits Of Moringa Plant (Sahijan) For Skin, Hair And Health" , , Retrieved 24-10-2017. Edited.
  4. ^ A b v Atli Arnarson (20-6-2017), "6 Science-Based Computer Health Benefits Of Moringa Oleifera" , , Retrieved 24-10-2017. Edited.