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Moringa (Drumstick/Horseradish tree)


Moringa Scientific Name

Moringa oleifera

Moringa Other Names

English: Drumstick tree, Horseradish tree, Ben tree
Sanskrit: Subhanjana
Portuguese: Moringa
Spanish: Angela, Ben
Hindi: Saguna, Saijana
Other: Suragavo, Shevga, Rawag

What is Moringa?

Moringa, a native plant in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, is mainly used for its leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root to make medicine.

It is an effective antioxidant that helps to protect cells from damage. It is also an anti-inflammatory that decreases inflammation and reduces pain. Moringa is a good source of protein and when dried, it is used in feeding programs to fight malnutrition.

Common forms of Moringa

Capsule, Tablet, Powder, Juice, Syrup, Tea

Moringa is commonly used for:

  • Treating Joint pain
  • Asthma
  • Curing wounds
  • Treating colds
  • Treating Diabetes
  • Protecting the liver
  • Treating edema
  • Treating stomach complaints
  • Treating mood disorders
  • Reducing high blood pressure
  • Improving eye health
  • Treating anemia and sickle cell disease

Moringa Dosage

3 grams of moringa twice daily for 3 weeks

Moringa Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Moringa has laxative properties. In large quantities, it can cause stomach upsets, gaseous distension, diarrhea, and heartburn.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnant women: Moringa may possess anti-fertility qualities and is therefore not recommended for pregnant women.
Children: Moringa leaf is likely safe when taken by mouth for short-term. Moringa leaf has been used safely in children for up to 2 months.
1. Moringa might drastically lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
2. Moringa might lower blood pressure.
3. Using moringa might worsen Hypothyroidism.

Where to Buy Moringa in US?

Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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