Friday, January 6, 2017

Moringa Leaf - Super food for your body

Moringa Leaf or Nugge Souppu is backyard tree grown commonly in Karnataka houses. Moringa tree's fruit which is called drumsticks and leaves are used for preparing various South Indian dishes.

Now in the west, leaf is popularly know for its nutritional values and abundance of minerals and vitamins it contains. Dr.Axe publishes an article on moringa's benefits in treating conditions such as:

Inflammation-related diseases
Arthritis and other joint pain, such as rheumatism
Allergies and asthma
Constipation, stomach pains and and diarrhea
Stomach and intestinal ulcers or spasms
Chronic headaches
Heart problems, including high blood pressure
Kidney stones
Fluid retention
Thyroid disorders
Low sex drive
Bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections.

Moringa leaves are rich in antioxidants and balances hormones and slows the effects of aging. It is also a brain food, protects heart and liver and helps in fight diabetes.

How to Use It

You can add moringa powder to your smoothie or drink it as a tea. The leaf powder was deemed safe in human studies, even in larger doses than normal. The powder has a mild flavor, so it makes for a light tea with a slightly earthy taste.

But you might want to stay clear of seed extracts, as they have shown a level of toxicity in immune cells.

Moringa can have laxative effects in large quantities, so a safe dose to introduce it into your diet and avoid digestive problems is ½ to 1 teaspoon per day.

Try moringa leaf smoothies.