The moringa tree can be used in its entirety, since its fruit, seed, root, bark, leaves and branches, provide beneficial substances for the body.
It is currently for both human and animal consumption. The leaves can be eaten green or dehydrated, ground and encapsulated. In addition, oil can also be extracted from the seed.
Other special characteristics of moringa
- Moringa leaves are rich in protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C. The consumption of this leaf is highly recommended for pregnant and lactating women and young children.
- All parts of the moringa tree – bark, pods, leaves, nuts, seeds, tubers, roots, and flowers – are edible.
- This plant works as a food to add to salads, when little food is available.
- Its growth is fast and it is a tree resistant to dry seasons.
- Moringa has calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc.
- Products made from moringa are very good for people’s long-term health. They have antibiotic, antispasmodic, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, hypocholesterolemic and hypoglycemic properties, according to the same University.
On the other hand, according to the specialized portal already health Moringa seeds contribute to weight loss as they work as a natural purifierThey regulate intestinal transit, cause a feeling of satiety, help the body convert fats into energy, speed up metabolism and are low in calories.
One of the ways to consume them to lose a few kilos is to peel the seeds until their white center is exposed, then it is possible to consume it as capsules or in food as peas.
Likewise, one of the most traditional ways of consuming moringa is in tea. To do this, put a cup of water on the fire and when it is about to boil, add three teaspoons of dried leaves, remove from the heat, and let it rest for five minutes. It is then strained and sweetened with honey to taste.
The recommendation is not to boil the moringa leaves so that they do not lose their nutrients. This is a drink that can be consumed at any time of the day since it does not have caffeine or stimulants. However, experts recommend not to overdo it with the idea of losing weight. It is best to accompany your intake with a balanced diet and some physical activity to obtain results.
Which people should not consume moringa?
It is not recommended to consume it for a period that exceeds two or three weeks and more when there is no accompaniment by a doctor while it is consumed. Among the side effects that can be had when consuming this product are some such as diarrhea, nausea and vomiting.
In addition, in no case is it recommended to ingest moringa root or its derivatives, since they contain toxic substances that could cause complications such as paralysis.
Pregnant women should avoid consuming it as it can cause complications with the fetus and can even cause an abortion. Some portals mention that this product can increase the production of milk mater; however, it is always best to consult with your treating physician before ingesting it.
Those people who suffer from a thyroid problem should refrain from its consumption, as it is considered to interact with thyroid hormones. And those patients who have kidney or liver problems should also consult a doctor before trying moringa, as there is no scientific evidence to indicate whether or not it is beneficial against these health problems.