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Ayurvedic Herbs: Moringa Powder

By Angela Glaz

Ayurvedic Health Coach & 500 Hour E-RYT

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Moringa, also known as the drumstick tree, the horseradish tree, and the tree of life, is a small tree native to India, Pakistan, and Nepal. The tree is a drought resistant plant that is packed full amazing nutrients and benefits.

Ancient Ayurvedic texts, refer to moringa as sigru, translating to moves like an arrow, which points to the tree’s ability to make a huge impact on the body in quick amount of time.

While moringa has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda, it is just gaining it’s popularity in the West as a the “new superfood.”

8 Amazing Benefits of Moringa:

  1. Rapidly penetrates the tissues of the body, which both cleanses and restores it.

  2. Filled with vitamin A, C, and E; calcium; potassium; and protein.

  3. Contains antioxidants, which fight free radicals:  molecules that cause oxidative stress, cell damage, and inflammation.

  4. Suppresses anti-inflammatory enzymes.

  5. Can help lower cholesterol.

  6. Can help reduce some symptoms of diabetes.

  7. Protects the liver.

  8. Holds blood-clotting properties in its leaves, roots, and seeds. This means it helps reduces the time it takes for abrasions to stop bleeding and heal.  

How to use:

  • Add powder to water, juice or smoothie. Recommended amount: ½ tsp/beverage.

  • Add powder to baked goods, such as muffins, breads or cookies.  Recommended amount: 2-3 tsp/batch.

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