The Moringa is a drought-resistant fast growing tree that has long graced the foothills of the Himalayas in Northern India. Packed with high amounts of protein, all essential amino acids and a full spectrum of vitamins and minerals, the Moringa tree could virtually wipe out malnutrition.
This tree also contains a large quantity of phytonutrients and other powerful disease-fighting antioxidants. For centuries, it has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat a variety of ailments including anemia, bronchitis, hyperglycemia, and skin infections. Studies have revealed the Moringa tree as the vegetable with the highest nutritional value.
What is particularly unique about the Moringa tree is the fact that every part of the plant, including its bark, leaves, flowers, and roots serves a unique purpose in promoting human health. The ribbed pods, called drumsticks are cooked as a vegetable in India and other parts of South Asia.
Regularly consuming Moringa tree leaves has also been linked to lower blood pressure, improved digestion and mood, immune-boosting effects and, thanks to their high fiber levels and low fat and calorie levels, weight loss.
Moringa is in a unique position to address the issues of hunger, malnutrition, poverty, and lack of clean water all at once, something no other plant can boast. This miracle tree is all set to become the next big superfood.