Moringa: the magic tree!

Moringa oleifera commonly known as Moringa, family Moringaceae, is a tree native to northern India, now cultivated in the tropics. The leaves are used in the Indian tradition of Ayurveda recognized for its medicinal properties to treat dozens of diseases. Antidiabetic, the moringa leaf strengthens the immune system, while its roots contain a powerful antiseptic.

Moringa has an additional advantage: its oil. Indeed, the oil is cold extracted from the seeds, is used by the cosmetic industry. It contains oleic acids that contribute to restoring the natural moisture barrier of the skin and thereby prevents drying.

In addition, nutritional analyzes have highlighted the high content of vitamins, minerals and proteins from leaves of the tree. In comparison, it would be twice protein as eggs, more vitamin than oranges or carrots, with 4 times more potassium than bananas, 14 times more calcium than milk and 9 times more iron than spinach, for example. However, the World Health Organization does not currently classified moringa leaves in legal nutritional supplements, mistakes and accurate benchmarking. For those who consume it daily in the world, the Moringa plant remains virtues miles.

By Mistoura Yessoufou

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