This fast-growing tree of Moringa is described by the world as one of the most nutritious plants known. Coming from this magical tree, Moringa Leaf Extract contains more beta-carotene than carrots, contains more protein than peas, contains more vitamin C than oranges, has more calcium than milk, contains more iron than spinach and contains more potassium than bananas.
Recently, Moringa leaf extract has been used with success in fighting malnutrition in children. This superfood is also used in efforts to boost the immune system in many developing countries. The world of traditional medicine has long used Moringa for the treatment of various diseases, including recovery from liver damage. Moringa leaf extract is often used to supplement modern medicine in chronically ill patients including those with AIDS and HIV-related diseases.
In so many countries, Moringa leaf extract has been made as an agribusiness commodity. Moringa leaf extract is used in various ways. Thus, it has become the main source of livelihood for farmers. Moringa is usually grown for the use of leaves, fruit, flowers and roots, both as food, medicine, dye, animal feed and waste water purifier. People in developing countries in Africa and Latin America already consider Moringa as part of their daily consumption needs, both in rural and urban areas.
Depending on the purpose and the quantity of the harvested crop, people in African countries make Moringa nurseries a community project through farmer groups, or on a small scale at the family level. The Moringa tree functions as a windbreak, for controlling soil erosion, for living fences, as an ornamental plant, or for intercropping with other plants that do not require direct sunlight. The development of Moringa as an important plant for people in developing countries in Africa, has been proven effective and can contribute to sustainable growth and poverty reduction.
Another source stated that Moringa is an important food commodity as a source of ‘natural nutrition for the tropics’. The immature leaves, fruit, flowers and pods of the Moringa tree are used as nutritious vegetables in many countries, especially in India, Pakistan, the Philippines, Hawaii and many parts of Africa. Moringa leaf extract have been reported to be a rich source of β-carotene, protein, vitamin C, calcium and potassium, and are a good food source as natural antioxidants, due to the presence of various types of antioxidant compounds such as ascorbic acid, flavonoids, phenolics and carotenoids.
In the Philippines, Moringa leaf extract is known as a ‘mother’s best friend’ because of its use to increase milk production and is sometimes prescribed for anemia. With so many benefits we can get from moringa leaf extract it is only natural that we name it as one of the superfoods. Moringa leaf extract can be the remedy for a lot of disease. Not only that, we can also improve our health generally by only combining moringa leaf extract with our regular diet. Daily consumption may require adjustment on dosage and your body needs. However, it is suggested that you consume Moringa Leaf Extract regularly.
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