Health Benefits of Moringa
All plant parts of Moringa Oleifera are traditionally used for different purposes. In particular, they are used in human and animal nutrition and in traditional medicine. Leaves are rich in protein, mineral, beta-carotene and antioxidant compounds. The oil obtained from Moringa seeds are used to filter water using flocculation to produce potable water for animal or human consumption, the seedcake removing most impurities from the water.
The nutritional value of Moringa contains larger amounts of several important nutrients than common foods often associated with these nutrients. These include vitamin C, which fights a host of illnesses including colds and flu; vitamin A, which acts as a shield against eye disease, skin disease, heart ailments, diarrhoea, and many other diseases; Calcium, which builds strong bones and teeth and helps prevent osteoporosis; Potassium, which is essential for the functioning of the brain and nerves; and Proteins, the basic building blocks of all our body cells.