The Miracle Tree
It was just a few years ago that I discovered Moringa oleifera the Miracle Tree. I was so excited about all the possible benefits from using it that I began cultivating it. It took me a while to get going because the lady that sold me Moringa seeds gave instructions to plant them when the night time temperatures were in the 70’s, that year it wasn’t until June that our nights were warm enough to plant the seeds… Surprising since we live in Arizona… 🙂
Why So Excited About Moringa?
You may be wondering what all the excitement is about… Moringa is probably one of the healthiest plant foods in the world, it contains over 90 nutrients and is known to help with at least 300 health conditions.
Moringa is being used to prevent starvation most noticeably in Africa, and other poor countries…. Added to their regular diet Moringa brings health and energy to underfed lethargic Children allowing them to grow and play as most Children do…
Essential Amino Acids
Moringa leaves contain 18 amino acids including the 9 essential that our bodies cannot make… Making Moringa one of the few plant foods that are considered a complete protein. Proteins are essential for building our body hormones, enzymes, blood, muscle, bones, skin, blood, and cartilage. Vegans and Vegetarians can rely on Moringa to provide a good source of protein…
Laboratory analysis has shown that the powdered leaves of Moringa oleifera contain about forty-six types of antioxidants including vitamin A and C. Antioxidants function as scavengers of free radicals in our bodies aiding in Autophagy the process of recycling old and dying cells preventing the development of cancer, cystic fibrosis, and other degenerative diseases.
Autophagy = “The term autophagy means “self-eating,” and refers to the processes by which your body cleans out various debris, including toxins, and recycles damaged cell components.” Mercola. A great video from Ari Whitten explaining Autophagy and how it benefits our bodies and energy levels…
Magnesium & Calcium
A serving of powdered Moringa oleifera leaves is also rich in trace elements such as calcium and magnesium. These two work hand in hand to build strong bones and teeth and helping to protect the bones from osteoporosis and other conditions that could affect our bones.
The seeds can be pressed to produce oil and this oil is highly nutritious. The oil is referred to “ben oil” which has been scientifically proven to contain as much nutrients and antioxidants as olive oil. Ben oil is edible, sweet, non-drying, translucent, odorless and highly antioxidant. Antioxidants make this a long-lasting oil that does not easily degrade.
Because of its wonderful skin nourishing components, a lot of cosmetic and beauty companies are making it a point to incorporate Moringa in their products. Moringa creams and lotions, applied topically, can help rejuvenate tired, old skin leaving looking youthful and beautiful.
Moringa has been analyzed in the laboratory and shown to contain a high percentage of nutrients including amino acids, anti-oxidants, dietary fiber, calcium, zinc, lutein, iodine, zeatin, selenium, beta-carotene, magnesium, etcetera. This is why Moringa has been used successfully for weight loss, to reduce blood pressure, to boost body immunity and so much more.
Easy To Cultivate
In June when I realized that the time was right, I planted all the Moringa seeds in ½ gallon pots, watered them well and waited for them to germinated. In a couple of days, they came up and grew so fast that it almost seemed that they were growing right in front of my eyes. After months of waiting to plant the seeds and get my Moringa growing I needed this success, it gave me all the encouragement I needed to grow more… If you would like to grow your own we have seeds and root stock check out our store…
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