Who could have thought that the amazing benefits of Moringa leaves have attracted the World Health Organization (WHO). Even the UN health organization dubbed it a magic tree.
What is the true point of this tiny leaf?
Moringa or merunggai (Moringa oleifera) is a plant with woody stems that can reach 10 meters high. The floral aroma of this plant is known to be fragrant with a beautiful yellowish white color.
The Moringa tree is also known to the West as the drumstick tree because its wood is often used to make drum sticks.
The name of this tree in Indonesia is more popular as a greening tree. This plant is often used for soil conservation, reforestation, and used as a landslide barrier.
Even though the tree is tall and thin, the roots have the ability to absorb water when it rains. This collected water becomes a source of water for the surrounding plants during the dry season. Quite unique huh!
Nutritional Content in the Benefits of Moringa Leaves
Apart from the uniqueness above, it turns out that Moringa leaves also have a million amazing benefits. Moringa leaves are known to contain very diverse and complete nutrients.
Moringa leaves are rich in vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B3, and various other important minerals. Even the content of vitamin A in Moringa leaves is 4 times greater than carrots.
Likewise, the vitamin C content of Moringa leaves is 7 times more than citrus fruits.
Compared to milk, the calcium and protein content of Moringa leaves is two to four times more. In fact, compared to bananas, the potassium content of Moringa leaves is also 3 times greater.
The uniqueness and extraordinary benefits of Moringa leaves have also made the World Health Organization (WHO) call for massive planting of this tree in poor areas in Africa for consumption.
This is because these leaves are proven to be effective as “cheap natural medicine” for the poor in Africa and various other poor countries.
No less than 300 types of diseases can be overcome by these small round leaves. WHO has also called for consuming Moringa leaves for malnourished babies and children.
The benefits of Moringa leaves are much greater than spinach or other green vegetables. Consuming Moringa leaves will increase energy and endurance, and meet the nutritional needs of the body.
Benefits of Moringa Leaves as an Antidote to Disease
The world is not as wide as moringa leaves, but the benefits of this plant are able to thrill the world. Various types of diseases due to nutritional deficiencies can be overcome by eating Moringa leaf vegetables regularly.
Eye disorders due to vitamin A deficiency, bleeding gums due to lack of vitamin C, or slow growth of children due to protein deficiency can be overcome with Moringa leaves.
This green leaf is also effective in dealing with a number of diseases. From anemia due to iron deficiency, beriberi due to vitamin B1 deficiency, dry and cracked skin due to lack of vitamin B2.
Likewise, dermatitis due to vitamin B3 deficiency, osteoporosis due to insufficient calcium intake, to accumulation of fat in the liver due to lack of Choline.
The results of research at Anna Technology University in India also found the benefits of Moringa leaves as a hepatoprotector or liver protector. Moringa leaves also play a role in improving liver and kidney function.
This plant is also nutritious for maintaining heart health because of its ability to increase natural serum cholesterol and control blood sugar levels.
Moringa leaves also function as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory, smooth the circulation system, overcome premature facial aging lines, maintain skin health, and improve fitness and immunity.
The anti-oxidant content of Moringa leaves is also effective in overcoming digestive disorders, wounds in the intestines, and stomach wounds. Moringa leaves are also effective in curing inflammation and cancer.