Moringa leaf powder is one of the best nutritional discoveries the benefits of which had been appreciated even during ancient times by kings and queens. The powder is rich in vitamins as well as minerals and is extremely helpful to maintain mental alertness and glowing skin.
About Moringa The miracle Tree
The Moringa tree is slender looking with drooping branches. The tree grows to approximately 10 m in height. The leaves are tiny and bit oval shaped . Though the plant grows in all types of environments but hot semi-arid tropical regions suits it best. Moringa is a fast-growing , drought-resistant tree and produces cream colored flowers .Every part of the tree starting from roots to leaves has beneficial properties and thats why the name The Miracle Tree.
The content of leaf powder
The list of vitamins and minerals present in Moringa leaf powder is endless. To start with, the powder contains Vitamins A, B1, B2 , B3, B6, B7 and also Vitamins C,D,E,K . The powder is also rich in minerals like Calcium, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese and Zinc. Due to its high calcium content, it provides more nutritional value than milk and the high iron content helps in hemoglobin formation, oxygen circulation in blood and muscles and helps in strengthening immunity system. The high potassium content helps in the regulation of acid base and water balance in blood and body tissues. The powder contains 46 antioxidants some of which are Flavonoids ,Quercetin
,Kaempferol and Zeatin . These antioxidants are helpful in resisting the aging process and improving the cardiovascular health. The Vitamins C and E also act as anti-oxidants whereas Vitamin K helps in blood coagulation and Vitamin D is extremely beneficial for joint and bone health.
How to prepare the powder
The powder can be prepared by grinding dry leaves in almost any type of grinder. You can also buy it from market, preferably from some ayurvedic or herbal products shops.
How to use the powder
It can be prepared as tea, added to beverages, sprinkled on food or taken in capsules and can be used in cooking too but its advisable to avoid high temperature while cooking. A teaspoonful can be placed under the tongue and washed down with water.
Its no wonder that the leaf powder is treated as an Elixir of life.