The Moringa (Moringa oleifera) is a tree native to the Indian part of the Himalayas. It is traditionally used in South Asia and other parts of the world for its medicinal properties. In Ayurveda, for example, it is used as a warming, energizing herb that helps to cleanse and strengthen the body.
Moringa is one of the most nutrient-rich plants in the world and is therefore known as a miracle tree.
It is a nutritional superfood that contains over 90 important nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and 46 types of antioxidants.
Moringa also contains all eight essential amino acids. These are the building blocks of proteins that cannot be produced by our body. We must therefore get these from our diet.
- 7 x more vitamin C than oranges
- 17 x more calcium than milk
- 25 x more iron than spinach
- 9 x more protein than yogurt
- 10 x more vitamin A than carrots
- 4 x more chlorophyll than wheatgrass
- 15 x more potassium than bananas
Source: Potential uses of Moringa oleifera and an examination of antibiotic efficacy conferred by M. oleifera seed and leaf extracts using crude extraction techniques available to underserved indigenous populations.
Rockwood, J.L., Anderson, B.G., Casamatta, D.A.
The tree grows very quickly and can be found in tropical and subtropical climates in countries in Asia, Africa and the Americas.
The Moringa plant that I hold in the picture comes from Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands.
There are 13 species of Moringa trees, of which the Moringa oleifera is the most well known.
Moringa is an adaptogenAs if this plant weren't special enough already, Moringa is also an adaptogen. She increases our resistance to different types of stress, whether physical, chemical or biological and helps to bring body and mind back into balance.
Because of her high nutritional values and adaptogenic properties it is an excellent plant for during and after physical exertion. In addition to providing you with extra energy and stamina in a stable way, she also helps the body to recover faster. Some types of sports and intense physical exercise can be stressful for the body.
For these reasons Moringa is very popular among athletes and people practicing various sports.
You can find Moringa in the I am energized blend.