Superfood with Multiple Benefits
We’ve been learning a lot about the tropical plant Moringa lately and we’re impressed. We’d heard it called a superfood, and now we know why.
Moringa oleifera is a small tree native to Asia and Africa, with commercial products coming primarily from India, Pakistan and Nepal. It’s been used for generations in Eastern countries to treat or prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, anemia, arthritis, liver disease and respiratory and digestive disorders.
Better yet, modern science is finding evidence to back up these ancient uses. First, Moringa is power-packed with nutrition, containing significant levels of vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, folate, C, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.
Just from that you can see how it might be helpful in bone health, anemia and other conditions. It also has some mice studies indicating it may be useful for weight loss.
But its biggest benefits for most of us probably stem from its powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. They include zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol; numerous studies show these are protective of the heart, natural circulatory stimulants, and possess antitumor, anti-epileptic, anti-ulcer, antispasmodic, antihypertensive and antidiabetic effects.
Given those multiple benefits, Moringa definitely deserves a place on Ruth’s shelves. We now have capsules and 100% USDA certified organic powder. If you want to learn more about Moringa, click here and here.