WHY YOU NEED MORINGA
Moringa has been used for centuries in Ayurveda, and is a ‘powerhouse food’. It is rich in antioxidants, extremely healthy and helps with a variety of conditions. Almost all parts of Moringa can be safely consumed, and it is used extensively in Indian cooking. Regularly eating Moringa can help purify blood, detoxify skin, improve digestion and more. There are numerous ways that Moringa can be incorporated into your diet. Below are a few ways in which Moringa can be used for its exceptional health benefit:
- The drumstick portion of Moringa can be steeped in hot water to make tea. This tea, when consumed once a day can help reduce hypertension.
- The leaf juice of Moringa can be used as an eye wash. When rinsed with this solution, eyes flush out toxins and soothes any swelling or inflammation.
- Moringa, when used in cooking, helps purify skin and blood. This results in acne-free skin and better circulation.
- Moringa flowers can be cooked into a side dish for food. This is great at suppressing gas formation and reduces the possibility of indigestion or gastrointestinal irritation.
- Moringa leaves can be pounded into a paste with lemon juice. This is then used as a face pack to cure pimples.
- The drumstick is used in soups or ‘sambar’ which is great to heal the liver, pancreas and also helps soothe joints.
- Moringa leaf juice is a powerful analgesic and can be used externally to help manage pain.
- Moringa seed powder can be mixed with oil and used for Nasyam. This helps cleanse the sinuses and relieve headaches.
- Moringa flowers have the potential to balance vata and kapha doshas in the body.
- Moringa seed oil can be used by those suffering from arthritis to alleviate pain.
- Moringa improves sense of smell and taste and also boosts agni.
- Moringa powder can be consumed regularly to boost heart health and improve cardiac function.
- Moringa also aids in prevention of diarrhea.
- Intestinal worms are cured by regular consumption of Moringa.
- Since Moringa is a rich source of vitamin A, it is great for eye health and stimulates the nervous system as well.
Ayurveda has stipulated the advantages of Moringa in numerous ways. When adding Moringa to your diet, especially in the form of powder, always consult an ayurvedic doctor to obtain the best diet for your body dosha.