1. Moringa oil can be an alternative to natural beauty treatments.
Apart from using its essential oil and moringa powder that are sold in the market, you can also use the leaves directly.
The trick, first of all, is to make Moringa leaf paste. Select Moringa leaves that are still green and fresh, separate them from the branches.
Puree the moringa leaves with just a little water added (so that the moringa leaves form a paste).
Then used as a concoction as a mask, the moringa leaf paste can be stored for 3 days in the refrigerator.
2. Moringa oil provides adequate nutrition for breastfeeding mothers and children.
Reported from health.liputan6.com, Lecturer at the UGM Faculty of Pharmacy Yogyakarta, Yosi Bayu Murti, explained that the development of the benefits of moringa plants in Indonesia is somewhat late compared to abroad.
However, there is still a chance to develop it for the domestic market share, before it will be taken over by foreign producers.
Yosi sees great potential to develop markets from the benefits of moringa plant in improving nutrition for breastfeeding mothers and children.
“Moringa leaves contain protein, iron, and Vitamin C. In addition, there are also flavonoid elements that help breastfeeding mothers produce more breast milk. The protein content makes breast milk quality,” said Yosi in Jakarta (12/8/2015).
High iron content, which is 25 times higher than spinach, is recommended for consumption by mothers after giving birth, where menstruating women generally lose a lot of iron.
For children, it can be consumed from the time of the baby, that is, babies over six months.
However, Yosi reminded that pregnant women need to avoid consuming Moringa oil during pregnancy, especially the first trimester.
3. Healthy eyes
Moringa oil has a high content of vitamin A which is very good for the eyes. Consumption of Moringa leaves is beneficial so that the eye organs are always in a healthy and clear condition.
Moringa leaves can be used in curing eye diseases, and can be eaten directly (after the leaves are cleaned).
According to Tati Winarto, an herbal expert from the Karyasari Medicinal Plant Development Foundation, explained that Moringa leaves have a lot of nutritional content, one of which is vitamin A and calcium.
“The content of vitamin A in Moringa leaves is useful for protecting eye health, from starting to reduce the risk of eye plus, minus, cylinder and cataracts. Moringa leaves are also good when consumed by diabetes patients and are useful for clearing the eyes, “said Tati Winarto. jitunews.com
4. Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds
According to a report published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, moringa leaves contain a mixture of essential amino acids, carotenoid phytonutrients, antioxidants such as quercetin, and natural antibacterial compounds that have functions such as anti-inflammatory drugs.
Moringa leaves have several anti-aging compounds that can reduce the effects of oxidative stress and inflammation. The benefits are more optimal with the presence of polyphenol compounds, vitamin C, beta-carotene, quercetin, and chlorogenic acid. These compounds are associated with reduced risk for chronic diseases, such as stomach, lung, colon cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and age-related eye disease. (draxe.com)
5. Maintaining kidney health
Tati Winarto explained that consumption of healthy food automatically helps the kidneys work optimally (its function), otherwise unhealthy food (one of which is high-fat foods) will accumulate in the kidneys resulting in health problems. Consumption of Moringa oil will automatically help restore kidney health which is already in bad condition.
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