Moringa oleifera (Moringaceae) is a fast-growing softwood tree indigenous to sub-Himalayan tracts of Northern India. It is one of 13 species within the same genus, and has become the most diffuse in tropical and subtropical areas at altitudes up to 2000 m. Nowadays, M. oleifera is mainly found in the Middle East and in African and Asian countries, but, due to its adaptability, it is spreading to other areas, especially tropical and subtropical lands affected by drought.
Moringa can be grown easily and inexpensively and the leaves retain their nutrients when dried it’s been an important crop in the fight against malnutrition in developing countries. Historically, moringa has been used medicinally to treat a long list of conditions, including anemia, arthritis, asthma, digestive problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, and infections. It’s applied topically, too, to treat wounds, bites, and warts. And moringa is thought to help promote breast milk production in new moms.
Food scientists believe that moringa plant possesses unique nutritional qualities that hold promise to millions of impoverished communities around the world who in need of dietary supplements like protein, minerals, and vitamins.
moringa extract can be effective in reducing and controlling weight gain in mice. Its high vitamin B content helps with smooth and efficient digestion and can assist the body when converting food into energy, as opposed to storing it as fat.
Moringa is thought to reduce weight gain, help to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, prevent inflammation, help the body convert fats into energy, reduce fatigue and improve energy levels.