the many health benefits of Moringa Leaf
You already know how good Moringa oil is for your skin, hair, and overall glow. But did you also know that the leaf of our favourite plant counts just as many benefits for your health.
Moringa leaves are in fact highly rich in minerals and vitamins – so much so that they have seven times more Vitamin C than oranges, and 15 times more potassium than bananas. They’re also packed with calcium, iron, amino acids and protein, which help your body heal and your muscles recover, and are full of antioxidants – aka the natural molecules that help neutralise harmful free radicals in our bodies and boost our immune system.
Below, we’ve rounded up just some of the health benefits this mighty leaf can bring. Consider adding it to your everyday routine with our capsules – which contain Moringa leaf extract and nothing else – to really get the most out of this miracle tree.
Moringa leaf is a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory
Studies have shown that Moringa leaf extract may lower fluid swelling, redness, and pain – meaning it’s a natural pain reliever and can help tackle conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. That’s due to the presence of isothiocyanates, which have anti-inflammatory properties.
It lowers blood sugar levels and high blood pressure
While still in their early stages, a number of studies have shown that insulin-like proteins found in Moringa may help lower blood sugar, as they aid the body process sugar better. Similarly, the leaf extract is also considered effective at lowering blood pressure.
It might have anti-cancer effects
In lab tests, leaf extracts have proved to slow the growth of pancreatic cancer cells, and make chemotherapy more effective. The reason for that is that Moringa leaf contains niazimicin, which is known to reign in the development of cancer cells.
It might give your thyroid a boost
Compounds in the moringa leaf may aid the thyroid function, whose job is to produce hormones that help regulate the body's metabolism. Better metabolism, in case you were wondering, leads to better weight management, stress reduction, and better sleep.
It lowers cholesterol
Moringa leaves are a dependable remedy against high cholesterol (alongside oats, flaxseeds, and almonds). Moringa oleifera can in fact lower cholesterol levels and protect against the risk of heart disease.
It’s a great detoxer
Just like the oil that derives from them, Moringa leaves are natural cleansers. As such they’re incredible detoxers that can increase immunity against various infections as well as raise the body’s energy levels.