The Magic of Moringa
The seeds of the tree known to many as ‘the miracle tree’, have been used for centuries in medicinal and therapeutic approaches - particularly to provide headache relief. With a flavour profile that suits both sweet and savoury fans, the seeds of the moringa tree are known to be very low in fats and harmful cholesterol, and are packed full of; vitamins, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and zinc. In fact, the moringa is so rich in its bounty, that it is used in Indian and African feeding programs to tackle malnutrition. Indeed, studies show that many, even in the developed world, remain heavily deficient in one or more of these vitamins or minerals.
The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial nature of the moringa seed makes it a great reliever of many symptomatic stomach complaints, such as constipation and gastritis, and can even help to reduce/lower blood pressure, making it a great supplement for those with cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Further, many also report an increase in sex drive, increased production of breast milk, and even relief from the menopause as a result of supplementing their diet with Moringa.
Studies are ongoing, but early evidence suggests that moringa seeds might even prove useful in treating depression, anxiety, and fatigue.
How to Consume:
With a flavour profile like a sweet green bean, moringa seeds can be used in everything from smoothies, to baking, though you can also get powder in capsules if preferred. It’s also fairly common to make it into a tea-like drink, if you’re feeling adventurous. Why not try adding powdered moringa seed to your pancakes, oatmeal, bread, and dips? The seeds will add a little natural sweetness, and an easy vitamin boost, whilst using as a garnish makes for a delicate topping and additional texture (be sure to try roasting them too, in the same way you would a nut-delicious!).
You should start to feel the benefits of your new superfood superhero within around 3 weeks of starting with the supplement. Get ready to feel more energetic, and alive!
Do not take moringa with medications used to treat diabetes or blood pressure, before first speaking to a doctor. Moringa can also have laxative properties if consumed in excess.