AYURVEDIC USES OF MORINGA

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Moringa, commonly known as drumstick, is rapidly gaining popularity as a potent superfood. This has been used extensively in Indian dishes, and is a staple in the Indian kitchen. It has a rich nutritional profile and is used in a number of ayurvedic remedies as well. Moringa has a bitter or pungent taste, and is used in Ayurveda to pacify kapha and vata doshas. Different parts of Moringa tree are used in different formulations.

BENEFITS

  • A paste made up of the Moringa bark and leaves is great for calming inflammation. It relieves burning sensations and can also be used to hasten wound healing.
  • Moringa seed oil is a great ayurvedic remedy for wounds and to treat pain in injured regions of the body.
  • Pain caused by arthritis can be extremely hard to tolerate. Moringa seed oil helps alleviate this pain and eases the stress on the body.
  • Moringa stimulates the nervous system. For this reason, it is used to prepare a tonic to help those with weak nerves.
  • Moringa can also be used to treat paralysis and conditions such as palsy.
  • Moringa adds good flavour to dishes and also stimulates the appetite or agni.
  • Moringa has good binding properties which makes it great for regular bowel movements and to prevent diarrhea.
  • Moringa also helps to purge a worm infestation in the stomach.
  • Moringa is used in Ayurveda as part of a potent heart tonic due to its efficiency in promoting cardiac
  • Moringa is also a great cure for coughs and colds.
  • Moringa can also be used as a diuretic. It helps calm urinary tract infections and makes it easy to pass urine.
  • Moringa helps regulate menstruation in women.
  • Moringa can help with weight management.
  • It has a potent detoxifying effect which removes ama from the body.
  • Moringa also aids in soothing skin and treating certain skin conditions.
  • Moringa promotes vision and eye health. 
  • It is used ayurvedically to break fevers. Moringa also induces sweating when used the right way.
  • Moringa supplements are a great way to incorporate this into your diet.
  • However, always consult an ayurvedic doctor to find the best Ayurvedic regimen for your specific needs.

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