By Modupeoluwa Adekanye
27 December 2019.
Moringa has been used for centuries due to its medicinal properties and health benefits. It also has antifungal, antiviral, antidepressant, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Moringa is believed to have much importance, for health, beauty and much more. Below are some of the importance of Moringa:
Protecting Hair and Skin
Moringa seed oil is beneficial for keeping hair and skin clean and healthy. Moringa also contains protein, which means it is helpful in protecting skin cells from damage. It also contains hydrating and detoxifying elements, which also boost the skin and hair. It can be successful in curing skin infections and sores.
Moringa extracts contain properties that might help prevent cancer developing. It also contains niazimicin, which is a compound that suppresses the development of cancer cells.
Moringa helps to reduce the amount of glucose in the blood, as well as sugar and protein in the urine. This improved the hemoglobin levels and overall protein content in those tested.
One study in 30 women showed that taking 1.5 teaspoons (7 grams) of moringa leaf powder every day for three months reduced fasting blood sugar levels by 13.5%, on average.
Reducing Menopausal Symptoms
Some medical researches show that adding fresh moringa leaves to food for 3 months improves menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and sleeping problems in healthy, postmenopausal women.
For a study published in the Indian Journal of Pharmacology in 2008, 20 patients with mild-to-moderate asthma were given finely powdered seed kernels of moringa for three weeks. By the study’s end, participants showed significant improvement in their symptoms and in the severity of asthma attacks.
The medical information provided in this article is provided as an information resource only. This information does not create any patient-physician relationship and should not be used as a substitute for professional diagnosis and treatment.