Are there foods or drinks that are reported to have as many health benefits and properties as Moringa Tea? Since ancient times, Indian healers have recognized the benefits and medicinal properties of moringa tea and used it to treat everything from headaches to depression. Ancient literature states that Moringa tea has been used medicinally in India for at least 4,000 years.
The Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 1994 published the results of an epidemiological study showing that drinking moringa tea reduced nearly 60 percent of the risk of esophageal cancer in both men and women in China. Researchers from Purdue University also recently concluded that the compounds in Moringa Tea inhibit the growth of cancer cells. There is also research showing that drinking Moringa tea lowers total cholesterol levels, as well as increases the ratio of good cholesterol (HDL) to bad cholesterol (LDL).
In short, drinking Moringa tea has been known to help with several medical conditions such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol levels, cardiovascular disease, infections and impaired immune function.
The secret of Moringa tea is that it is rich in catechin polyphenols, especially epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a powerful anti-oxidant. Apart from inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, killing cancer cells without harming the surrounding healthy tissue, EGCG has also been effective in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, and inhibiting the formation of abnormal blood clots which are the main cause of heart attacks and strokes.
A study is being conducted to determine the link between the effects of drinking Moringa tea and the “French Paradox”. For years, researchers have been puzzled by the fact that despite consuming a diet rich in fat, a lower proportion of the French population has heart disease than Americans. Initially, the answer was because French people love to consume red wine which contains resveratrol, a polyphenol that limits the negative effects of smoking and a fat diet. However, in a 1997 study, researchers from the University of Kansas found that EGCG was twice as potent as resveratrol, which may also explain why heart disease rates among Japanese men are quite low, even though roughly 75 percent of Japanese men are smokers.
Why does Moringa tea provide properties that are far different from other teas? It is known that the cause is a different manufacturing process. Moringa tea comes from Moringa leaves which are processed by drying or freeze drying, which prevents the EGCG compound from being oxidized. On the other hand, black tea and other tea leaves come from the leaves that are processed by fermentation, which causes EGCG to be converted into other compounds that are not as effective as EGCG in preventing and fighting various diseases.
New evidence is emerging that Moringa Tea may even aid dieting. In November 1999, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published the results of a study at the Swiss University of Geneva. Researchers found that men given the combination of caffeine and Moringa tea extract burned more calories than men who were given caffeine or placebo alone. Moringa tea can help prevent tooth decay and can kill the bacteria that cause dental plaque.
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