Properties of Moringa It cannot be missing in your garden!
The properties of the Moringa tree are many since this plant has components that can act and regulate our entire body. In addition, Moringa is a nutritional supplement and a complete source of health.
The Moringa tree is full of medicinal qualities that have been used to heal through its applications in different formats (oils, powders, infusions …) or in other formats through holistic medicine or with an Ayurvedic practitioner.
The highlights of Moringa are its antibacterial, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and antifungal qualities.
Antibacterial qualities of Moringa:
Moringa contains antibacterial agents, very important in human health and, therefore, in reducing the global burden of infectious diseases.
Over time, pathogens that cause disease have increased their resistance, so the effectiveness of antibiotics has been diminished. Natural antibiotics protect without creating resistance in bacteria, a very serious threat to public health and to all types of antibiotics, including the main drugs.
In addition, in some parts of India, the seeds of the plant have been used to eliminate the bacteria present in the water and can help to purify it to make it useful for human consumption through a filtering process.
The Moringa plant (Moringa oleifera) has been the subject of much research regarding its possible antibacterial action. The last study with
The objective of evaluating the bactericidal effect of Moringa extracts was carried out on four species of bacteria commonly associated with food poisoning: Staphylococcus aureus, Vibrio cholerae, Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.
In this study, water-based Moringa extracts effectively inhibited the growth of S. aureus, V. cholerae and E. coli in all volumes tested. In another investigation, the active principles contained in the seeds of Moringa inhibited the growth of Mycobacterium phlei.
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities of Moringa:
According to the World Health Organization, 80% of people living in rural areas depend on medicinal herbs as a primary health care system.
Synthetic remedies are only available to the common man of modern urban society so that Moringa has played a vital role in the prevention and treatment of various conditions. The reason is that Moringa oleifera has a high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity since it contains more than 46 antioxidant and 36 anti-inflammatory properties.
Some of the anti-inflammatory properties are vitamin A, B, C, E, calcium, copper, Omega 3, 6 and 9, potassium, magnesium, sulfur and zinc.
The properties of Moringa get the inflammation in the body softened, which is the result of the body’s immune response generally caused by the increase in plasma and white blood cells in the affected area.
The anti-inflammatory properties of Moringa reduce the main symptoms of inflammation, which are basically heat, redness, pain, decreased the function of the affected part and swelling.
In a research study published in 1996 in ‘Pharmaceutical Biology,’ it was reported that this versatile and nutritious plant had anti-inflammatory properties used in the treatment of acute and chronic forms of inflammation. The extract of Moringa was taken by laboratory rats as a treatment for both edema and inflammation icon origin in carrageenan. The results for acute inflammation were better than those obtained for the chronic variety, but the two types of inflammation were markedly reduced after the treatments. The same research also found that Moringa leaves possess antinociceptive substances, used in traditional Indian medicine for the treatment of diseases related to pain and inflammation.
These same anti-inflammatory qualities are used to treat arthritis, a painful disease that causes inflammation in the body due to the degradation of the cartilage that causes friction between the bones.
We also find other very powerful anti-inflammatory properties, such as Campesterol. This property helps in cardiovascular problems as well as conflicts related to prostate growth and inflammation (benign hyperplasia of the prostate).
Peanut trees are also used to help people with osteoarthritis, which is characterized by cartilage destruction, mild inflammation, and joint pain, as well as in other inflammatory conditions (fibromyalgia, sinusitis and allergies).
Moringa contains up to 46 antioxidant properties, as we mentioned previously. Among them is Chlorophyll, a component that helps oxygenate the blood and increase the production of it, as it increases the hemoglobin, responsible for transporting oxygen. In addition, chlorophyll helps to prevent the harmful effects of radiation exposure, favors colon cleansing and the proliferation of intestinal bacterial flora.
Chlorophyll also improves the immune system, since it is a powerful alkalizing blood. Finally this property stands out for improving
the digestive system, from the colon, the liver and the stomach to the gallbladder. Chlorophyll decomposes calcium oxalate stones for better elimination, which are created by our body in order to eliminate excess acid.
Moringa also contains properties such as Chromium and Delta-5-avenasterol, which detoxify and oxygenate our body, histidine, necessary for the production of both red blood cells and white blood cells and essential for the growth and repair of tissues, as well as other minerals and amino acids that we will specify later.
These substances can protect cells from the effects of free radicals, which are the molecules produced by various malignant agents, such as environmental exposure, tobacco smoke, radiation, the sun, hydrogenated vegetable oils, TRANS fatty acids (fats from meat and milk), etc …
Free radicals can damage cells and increase the risk of some diseases. These properties present in Moringa help to inhibit the oxidation reactions that free radicals usually produce.
The plant of the Moringa contains antifungal properties, capable of preventing the growth of some types of fungi or even eliminating them definitively. Mushrooms are beneficial for humans, but others can cause serious diseases in humans that we should avoid. Moringa leaf extract contains a large amount of Pterygospermin, a property of great antifungal action capable of controlling the growth of fungi in the body.