Have you heard of Moringa plants? They’re procured from the pods of the Moringa plant (Moringa Oleifera) or the drumstick tree, native to India. This grows in Asia, Africa, and South America as well.
Moringa contains a variety of proteins, vitamins, and minerals.
Some healthy compounds it contains are:-
(A) Vitamin A
(B) Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
(C) B2 (riboflavin)
(D) B3 (niacin), B-6
(E) Folate and ascorbic acid (vitamin C)
You find fresh and raw moringa seeds juicy. When dry, it becomes hard and will not be dissimilar to small beans. They are greyish-white in colour and have eccentric wing-like structures.
It ia made by either steaming, roasting or boiling.
Do you know what this nutrient-dense plant rich in vitamins, calcium, iron and essential amino acids is called in some languages?
(a) Sahijan in Hindi
(b) ‘Murungai’ in Tamil
(c) “Munaga’ in Telugu
(d) The Tagalog name in the Philippines is ‘Mulunggay’, which sounds very similar to ‘Moringa’.
This is called the drumstick tree in India.
Here are some of it’s benefits:-
1> Great Source of Iron
Each helping of moringa has upto three times the amount of iron as spinach and is vital for vegetarians, vegans and people with low iron issues.
Your body requires iron to enrich blood and carry oxygen to your muscles, organs and tissues.
2> Refines eye health
Moringa has eyesight-improving properties. It has high antioxidant levels and halts the dilation of retinal vessels, intercept the thickening of capillary membranes, and hinder retinal dysfunction.
3> Improves Sleep
Doctors advise you to place moringa leaves in hot water for 15 minutes and drink it before going to bed. This ensures a good night’s rest.
You’ll be aided to sleep sooner and better at night so that you aren’t moody or exhausted the following day.
4> Helps in preventing diabetes and asthma
Moringa decreases the amount of glucose in the blood along with sugar and protein in the urine. It enhances hemoglobin levels and overall protein content.
It also safeguards you against bronchial constrictions. It ensures better lung function and breathing.
5> Contain lots of Fiber
Moringa seeds are high in fibre. They assist in carrying food along the digestive system.
6> Great supplement of calcium
Calcium is vital for teeth and bones. Moringa seeds diminish inflammation and severe bone disorders like arthritis.
These are some merits of having Moringa or Drumsticks. So include them in your diet. Live healthy, live happy.