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Benefits of Bhringraj

Benefits of Bhringraj

Bhringraj or False daisy (Eclipta alba), the main ingredient of bhringraj hair oil is very popular for its various health and therapeutic benefits. Bhringraj oil is found to be effective…Read more
Health benefits of Sapodilla

Health benefits of Sapodilla

Sapota, also known as Sapodilla (Manilkara zapotilla, Sapotaceae) or chikoo is a super tasty tropical fruit that is full of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. It comprises of simple sugars…Read more
Health benefits of pistachios

Health benefits of pistachios

Ever since ancient times, pistachios have been considered to be the mark for better health and overall wellness. Known as pista in Central Asia, Pistachio are often referred as “the…Read more
Health benefits of Brahmi

Health benefits of Brahmi

Native to India, Brahmi (Bacopa monniera) is a medicinal herb that has been used widely in Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of many diseases. It finds use as a brain…Read more
Natural food for hair loss

Natural food for hair loss

What happens with loss of each hair? Hair loss may be natural process and hair regrowth is possible; but it is an indication of larger devastation. For some it could…Read more
Health benefits of Carob

Health benefits of Carob

Carob, a wonderful alternative to chocolate is an edible pod that grows in the carob tree, (Ceratonia siliqua). The carob tree, also known as St John's-bread is an evergreen flowering…Read more
Health benefits of Moringa

Health benefits of Moringa

What is Moringa?

Health benefits of moringaIt is probably the first question which comes to mind for someone who is reading for first time. Moringa is known as magical tree with tremendous uses and health benefits. Today usage of moringa has been encouraged by various humanitarian organizations to combat malnutrition in various parts of globe. In 2008, National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services featured Moringa in their “Mystery Plant Challenge”.

It is said that Moringa tree originated in Northern India and its uses and benefits date almost 5000 years ago.  Ancient Indian medicinal writings have mention of Moringa tree and health benefits of moringa. Roman, Greek and Egyptian civilizations used moringa for its medicinal value, protect skin and purify drinking water.

The name is derived from the Tamil word murungai. There are around 13 species of the plant and widely cultivated one is Moringa oleifera. It is also known as Drumstick tree, (Horse)radish tree, Mother’s best friend or West Indian ben. The tree is named as Munga, Sondna or Segva in Hindi language.

Health benefits of moringa are many and recent studies have showed that moringa has health benefits on more than 30 ailments. Moringa has been used in various traditional medicine for treatment of Anemia, Anxiety, Asthma, Blackheads, Blood impurities, Blood pressure, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Chest congestion, Cholera, Colitis, Conjunctivitis, Cough, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Dropsy, Dysentery, Eye and ear infections, Fever, Glandular swelling, Gonorrhea, Headaches, Hysteria, Intestinal worms, Jaundice, Lactation, Malaria, Pain in joints, Pimples, Pregnancy, Psoriasis, Respiratory disorders, Scurvy, Semen deficiency, Skin infections, Sore throat, Sores, Sprain, Stomach ulcers, Tuberculosis, Tumor, Urinary disorders, Wounds. It shall not be exaggeration to mention that the list is incomplete. Moringa is powerhouse of nutrients, phytonutrients and other chemicals which are responsible for its health benefits.