why you should drink Moringa Tea
Boasting three times as much iron as spinach and nutrients like calcium, Vitamin A, potassium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, magnesium, and beta carotene, it is no surprise we call Moringa our ‘wonder tree.’ The plant is also incredibly versatile: you can use it as a skincare product, a dietary supplement or, why not, a healing beverage, in the form of tea.
Served as a drink you’ll have a host of health-boosting benefits that’ll have you reach for a second cuppa – and then a third, a fourth, and so on – and make you feel stronger all around. You can prepare it in the same way you'd make matcha – simply whisk powdered moringa into hot water.
Below, find a rundown of research-backed health perks of Moringa tea.
Moringa has antimicrobial and antifungal properties
Moringa extract was shown to be more effective than antibiotics in eliminating certain types of bacteria and fungi in lab tests. It's also effective to curtail oral infections, and it’s been proven to be a great ally against digestive problems and blood and urinary tract infections.
It’s a potent anti-inflammatory
Rich in antioxidant polyphenols, isothiocyanates, ascorbic acid, flavonoids, and carotenoids, Moringa powder seems to have great anti-inflammatory effects – meaning it can help fight free radicals and any ailments that might be coming your way.
It protects the cardiovascular system and the liver
Moringa leaf juice has heart-healthy benefits, particularly in stabilising blood pressure and blood lipid, and lowering cholesterol. Because of its high concentration of polyphenols in its leaves and flowers, it also protects the liver against oxidation, toxicity and damage. Brewed as a tea, this wholesome plant can also restore liver enzymes to normal levels, reducing oxidative stress and increasing protein conent in the liver.
It contains anti-cancer compounds
Moringa leaf extract has been shown to keep cancer cells from spreading thanks to the presence of a phenolic substance called eugenol. It also contains niazimicin, which is a compound that suppresses the development of cancer cells.
It helps control blood pressure
lMoringa tea is said to help in blood pressure control as well. This has been credited to the presence of quercetin in it, which is said to reduce blood pressure. Additionally, it may also help BP patients fight inflammation, due to its anti-oxidative abilities.