Although small in size, the leaves of Moringa has many important benefits for health. In fact, scientists call it a magic tree (Miracle Tree). Moringa leaf-shaped oval, and its small size neatly arranged on a stalk, in parts ASIA Moringa leaves are usually cooked as a vegetable for treatment.
Research on the benefits and efficacy of Moringa leaves have started since 1980, in the leaves, and bark, fruits and seeds. The World Health Organization recommends for children and babies in its infancy to consume, because the benefits of the content of Moringa leaves are large, which contains:
Potassium is three times that of the banana.
Four times the calcium than milk.
Vitamin C seven times more than oranges.
Vitamin A four times more than in carrots.
Two times the protein of milk.
WHO organization is named as the miracle tree Moringa tree, after discovering the important benefits of Moringa leaves.
Benefits of Moringa leaf
1. Keeping the weight
The important thing is not to be forgotten is to keep the body to remain balanced weight. Studies conducted by experts found that Moringa tea helps to deal with digestive problems to the benefit of stimulating the body's metabolism for optimum burning calories.
Tea made from the leaves of Moringa contains high polyphenols, which act as antioxidants. The benefits of antioxidants to detoxify toxins in the body, and strengthens the immune system.
2. Eliminating facial blemishes
Potion simply download some of Moringa leaves are still young, mash until very smooth, then use as a powder (or can also be mixed with the powder).
According makassar.tribunnews.com, that in some countries Moringa extract is already used as a raw material for cosmetics to the skin. Moringa plant parts which are widely used for skin that is on the bark, leaves, flowers and seeds.
Moringa leaves contain nutrients such as calcium and minerals such as copper, iron, zinc (zinc), magnesium, silica and manganese. Moringa leaves could also be a natural moisturizer, has usefulness to remove dead skin cells and cleanse the skin.
On Moringa leaves, there are more than 30 antioxidants that are beneficial to skin health. Moringa leaves are rich in minerals and amino acids that help the production of collagen and keratin protein, which is important for the health of the skin tissue in the body.
3. Healthy eyes
Moringa leaves have a high content of vitamin A which is very good for the eyes. The consumption of Moringa leaves useful for organ eyes are always in good health and lucid.
Moringa leaves can dimanfaatnya in curing diseases of the eye, can be eaten directly (after the leaves cleaned).
4. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds
According to a report published in Asia Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, Moringa leaves contain a mixture of essential amino acids, carotenoid phytonutrients, antioxidants such as quercetin, and natural antibacterial compounds that have functions such as anti-inflammatory drugs.
Moringa leaves have some anti-aging compounds that can reduce the effects of oxidative stress and inflammation. Benefits more optimal in the presence of compounds called polyphenols, vitamin C, beta-carotene, quercetin and chlorogenic acid, the compound is associated with a decreased risk for chronic diseases, such as the stomach, lungs, colon cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and eye disease age factor. (Draxe.com)
5. Slow the effects of aging
A study in 2014 published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology to examine the benefits of Moringa. Knowing about the valuable antioxidant enzyme levels, the researchers want to investigate whether Moringa leaves can help slow the effects of aging, dengna utilize natural herbal antioxidant, which is able to balance hormones naturally.
Studies involving ninety postmenopausal women between the ages of 45-60 years were divided into three groups, given the different levels of supplementation. The results showed that supplementation with moringa and spinach led to a significant increase of antioxidant compounds, which play an important role in slowing the effects of aging. (healthy.com)
6. treating rheumatism
Moringa leaves can be used to treat rheumatism. The use of Moringa leaf in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis to reduce pain in the joints and reduces the buildup of uric acid in the joints, which is very important in addressing the problem of rheumatism or gout. The benefits of Moringa leaves can be used for rheumatism, stiff, pain, etc.
7. Anti cancer
In tissue culture studies on human cervical cancer cells, published in the journal "Food and Chemical Toxicology" edition June 2011. Moringa extract is able to prevent the growth and reproduction of cancer cells. The researchers concluded that the leaves of Moringa shows potential as a natural prevention of cancer.
Antioxidants in Moringa leaves are very high, in addition to the high potassium content. Make Moringa leaves have a property to slow down or even eliminate the cancer in the body.
8. Overcoming diabetes
The high mineral content that is zinc, making Moringa leaves have anti-diabetic properties. The content required for the production of insulin, according to researchers from the University of Wiconsin LaCrosse, who conducted a study of laboratory animals, published in the June 2012 issue of "Journal of Diabetes".
Moringa leaves can reduce blood sugar levels so that it becomes normal. Moringa leaves can be used as a natural insulin to cope with diabetes. Moringa leaf vegetable consumption so that it can prevent the blood sugar disease or diabetes.