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Moringa similar to powdered milk at a fraction of the cost

Moringa similar to powdered milk at a fraction of the cost.Moringa similar to powdered milk at a fraction of the cost.

The potential of Moringa is far greater than your local cold-pressed juice counter.
Moringa is not only exceptionally drought-resistant but its leaves have a huge amount of protein, about 30 percent dry weight.

Kale and Matcha have long since ruled the supergreens kingdom. But recently, a powerful new grassy-hued food has started making waves as an even healthier alternative. Moringa oleifera, also known as horseradish tree because of the pungent, bitter flavor of the roots, is a tree native to India, Pakistan, and Nepal. You may have noticed the catchy name, which sounds more like a salsa dance move than a superfood, cropping up as an ingredient in smoothies, juices, and booster shots at health food shops nationwide. Some have already called Moringa, with its seemingly endless list of benefits, the next big supergreen of 2017. But while it may strike the average green-juice–swigging American as new, the nutrient-packed plant has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years.

Mark Olson, a professor of evolutionary biology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, who has studied Moringa for more than 20 years. “Moringa is not only exceptionally drought-resistant but its leaves have a huge amount of protein, about 30 percent dry weight, similar to powdered milk at a fraction of the cost. With so much of the global population facing protein-energy malnutrition, a protein-rich food that grows well in a drought-prone area of high population density is very important,” says Olson.

“What is really exciting about Moringa is that it provides needed nutrition and ‘nutraceutical’ effects for people in places where these things are really needed,” says Olson.

On the complete opposite side of the spectrum, today many Americans are considered to be overfed but undernourished, sometimes suffering from micronutrient deficiency as a result. In these reverse situations, Moringa could also be used as a similarly beneficial nutritional supplement in nations where calories are readily available but which class someone is in too often determines access to nutritious food.

https://www.vogue.com/article/moringa-new-superfood-to-know
May 3, 2017 8:00 PM
by Claudia McNeilly

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Four Different Moringa Species

Four Different Moringa Species.

Moringa Stenopetala, Moringa Hildebrandtii, Moringa Drouhardii and the Moringa Oleifera.

Four Different Moringa Species.

Characteristics of seeds and kernels of Moringa-species.

A research from, Department of Livestock Sciences, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Frick, Switzerland.

The family Moringaceae is monogeneric and has 13 Moringa species
See the list here.
Moringa Oleifera, has more records of various kinds of research in scientific databases than of all the other 12 species combined. It has been found that all parts of Moringa Oleifera can be used.
For medicinal purposes, all parts of the plant (roots, leaves, seeds, bark, gum and flower) have been used to treat a multitude of diseases and deficiencies (Anwar et al., 2007).

Seed and leaf material from four different Moringa species were collected from all kind of countries to analyses them on Proximate Composition, Amino and Fatty Acid Profiles and Element Compositions.

Very interesting is to see the below table, the necessary amount of leaf dry matter intake (g) to cover 15% of the daily requirement of a child for the given nutrient of Moringa leaves. Requirement values from Golden (2009), with data from FAO where available, otherwise data from other sources (e.g. Institute of Medicine, IOM).

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Diseases prevented by Moringa

Diseases prevented by MoringaDiseases prevented by Moringa

Scientifically speaking, Moringa sounds like magic. It can rebuild weak bones, enrich anemic blood and enable a malnourished mother to nurse her starving baby.

Ounce for ounce, it has the calcium of four glasses of milk, the Vitamin C of seven oranges and the potassium of three bananas.

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USDA / EUR / NOP Organic Certificated Moringa Farm at Cambodia

Moringa’s potential as diet aid, water purifier is seen as boon to hunger fight. It’s cheap, full of nutrients and a known quantity in much of the developing world.
That’s what Los Angeles Times wrote about Moringa.

Doctors use it to treat diabetes in West Africa and high blood pressure in India. Moringa is also used for arthritis, stroke, cancer asthma, anxiety, anemia, cough, headaches, hypocholesteremia, discharge intestinal fat, hormonal imbalance, dysmenorrhea, climactic disturbance, hepatic detoxification, diuretic for kidney, prostate disorders, tonsillitis, tuberculosis, migraine, hangover, allergy, stomach ulcers, skin infections, sores, blackheads, blood impurities, bronchitis, catarrh, chest congestion, cholera, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, eye and ear infections, fever, glandular swelling, hysteria, joint pain, pimples, psoriasis, respiratory disorders, scurvy, semen deficiency, sore throat, sprain, intestinal worms, lactation, colitis, dropsy, dysentery, gonorrhea, sleep disorder, jaundice, malaria and urinary disorders.

It prevent and cure over 300 illness. It nourish your whole body, kidney, liver, heart, eye, strengthen teeth, skin and hair. When taken, it makes you feel good, fresh and energized. Many people who take Moringa live healthily pass the age of 90.

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Moringa as medicinal

Moringa as medicinalMoringa as medicinal

Did you know that, the juice from the root bark put into ears to relieve earaches and also placed in a tooth cavity as a pain killer ?

A Study of Ethnobotany, Nutrients and Pharmacological Moringa Oleifera Profile. Research Journal of Moringa Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences ISSN: 0975-8585.

Chemical compounds isolated from Moringa Oleifera have been shown to contain useful pharmacological properties with prospective medicinal applications.

Parts used: Drumstick’s root bark, stem bark, leaves, fruits, seeds and roots are used for therapeutic purposes. They have their own unique medicinal qualities.

Nutritional Value of Leaves and Pods. Nutritional value of leaves and pods

MEDICINAL PROPERTIESOF MORINGA OLIFERA
Flower: High medicinal value as a stimulant, aphrodisiac, abortifacient, cholagogue; used to cure inflammations, muscle diseases, hysteria, tumors, and enlargement of the spleen; lower the serum cholesterol, phospholipid, triglyceride, VLDL, LDL cholesterol to phospholipid ratio and atherogenic index; decrease lipid profile of liver, heart and aorta in hypercholesterolaemic rabbits and increased. Continue reading

Moringa-Anti-Ageing

Moringa Anti Ageing

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Moringa Anti Ageing

Moringa the prized plant for anti-aging.

Solar ultraviolet exposure is the main cause of skin damage by initiation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) leading to skin collagen imperfection and eventually skin roughness. This can be reduced by proper revitalization of skin enhancing younger and healthier appearance.

The anti-oxidant cystine, found in in Moringa Oleifera stop free radicals, whilst the proteins accelerate the re-growth of new cells.

Furthermore, the vitamin A in Moringa assists in the production of collagen and elastin, helping firm your skin and rid it of wrinkles and other skin defects.

In short, the nutrients which are found in Moringa, can help to keep your skin healthy and fit. Clearly it won’t turn back the clock but as part of a healthy lifestyle and healthy diet it will make a real difference to your health.

Moringa contains a plant hormone known as zeatin. The name ‘zeatin’ is derived from two Greek words (zytos = cell, kinesis = movement). Zeatin contains robust anti-aging properties.

There are currently no other plants to be reported to possess the same, abundant levels of zeatin other than the moringa plant, making moringa the prized plant for anti-aging.

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The M.Oleifera Oil formulations exerted an antioxidative effect, which protected against the loss of elastin, ultimately resulting in the anti-wrinkle effects.

  • Moringa for anti-aging-Study
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4112252/
    Moringa leaves are reported to be rich in phenolics and antioxidants like vitamin C, B and A [10].
  • Leaves are used as purgative, applied as the poultice to sores, rubbed on the temples for headaches, used for piles, fevers, sore throat, bronchitis, eye and ear infections, anti-inflammatory, scurvy and catarrh.
  • It protects the human skin from environmental influences and combats premature skin aging [11].

Effects of Moringa on Growth Yield Snap Beans

Effects of Moringa on Growth Yield Snap Beans.Effects of Moringa on Growth Yield Snap Beans.

Extracts from fresh Moringa leaves could  be used to produce an effective plant growth enhancer, increasing yield.

ABSTRACT:
Two  field  experiments  were  carried  out  to  evaluate  the  effects  of  Moringa  leaf  extract  on  the growth,  yield and yield components  of snap bean. The results  showed  that Moringa  leaf extract applied at 11, 20, 33 and 50% concentration to snap bean plants at 10 days after emergence significantly (P = 0.05) increased vegetative growth, leaf chlorophyll content, plant dry matter (shoot and root), yield components  and fresh pod yield. The snap bean response  to increasing  Moringa extract  concentration  was  quadratic  with  respect  to  plant  height,  leaf  area,  leaf  number,  leaf chlorophyll   content,   shoot   dry  matter   and  root  dry  matter.   However,   Moringa   leaf  extract significantly (P = 0.05) reduced shoot and root water contents. Due to the Moringa extracts-induced increase in vegetative growth, leaf chlorophyll content, yield components and yield of snap beans, it was concluded that Moringa leaf extract could be used to enhance the growth and development  of snap beans.

Since  animal  protein  is  more  expensive than plant protein, legumes are important in less developed countries for the supply of relatively inexpensive proteins for rural and urban populations. However, grain yield of commercial crops of common beans is less than 1.0 tons/ha in most developing countries. In order to meet the rising food demand, emphasis has to be put on improving yields per hectare. This can be achieved  through  plant  breeding, biotechnology and application of plant growth regulators to positively modify plant growth to economic advantage.

Extracts  from fresh Moringa  leaves could  be used to produce an  effective  plant  growth  enhancer,  increasing yield  by  25-30%  for  nearly  any  crop  [5].  The active growth  enhancing  substances  in Moringa leaf  extract  are  reported  to  be  zeatin, dihydrozeatin and isopentyladenine which are natural  (endogenous)  cytokinins  [5,6].  The moringa  leaf is also composed  of proteins, minerals, vitamins, essential amino acids, glucosinolates, isothiocyanates and phenolics. Continue reading

Poultry Moringa News

Poultry Moringa NewsPoultry Moringa News

Indian Poultry Feed Researcher wins First Nor-Feed Award

INDIA – Mr Karthivashan Govindarajan, PhD candidate, has won the first edition of the Veterinarian Nor-Feed Award thanks to his work on the nutritional role of Moringa oleifera extracts on broilers.

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Extract Moringa Leaves New Anticancer Activity

Extract Moringa Leaves New Anticancer ActivityExtract Moringa Leaves New Anticancer Activity

Recently, various therapeutic effects of M. oleifera such as antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and antioxidant effects have been investigated.

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