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Health benefits of Aronia Berries

Health benefits of Aronia Berries

Native to North America, Aronia berries are a kind of berries that are extremely healthy and packed with a wide range of nutrients, including powerful antioxidants. Mostly found growing in…Read more
Health benefits of black rice

Health benefits of black rice

Black rice is range of glutinous rice varieties found in India, China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia and other Asian countries. In China, a variety –…Read more
Health benefits of Goji Berries

Health benefits of Goji Berries

Goji berries have become one of the most talked about super foods these days and many celebrities have been raving about the health benefits that these berries offer. It is…Read more
Health benefits of Triphala Churna

Health benefits of Triphala Churna

Triphala is a widely used ayurvedic health supplement that is believed to offer several medicinal benefits. Most commonly used form is churna (powder). The name triphala churna is Sanskrit, where…Read more
Chia Seeds Protein – Benefits

Chia Seeds Protein – Benefits

In our article health benefits of chia seeds, we talked about how chia seeds are full of nutrition and beneficial to our body in many ways. Chia seeds reduce cholesterol.…Read more
Health benefits of Incan berries

Health benefits of Incan berries

Yet another super food, Incan berries have been valued for their nutritious benefits ever since ancient times. These berries come from the Physalis peruviana plant and are also known by…Read more
Health benefits of Lucuma

Health benefits of Lucuma

Lucuma, scientifically known as Pouteria lucuma has its origins in Peru and is considered to be one of the several super foods. The flesh of this fruit resembles the consistency…Read more
Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Health Benefits of Chia Seeds

Chia seeds are small (~1mm diameter), mottle coloured with brown/grey patches, seeds of a species of flowering plant, Salvia hispanica. Chia is native to central and South America. While seeds…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.