Moringa is referred to as the “Miracle Tree” with almost all parts of the plant having multiple uses, including medical uses. In Asian cultures, the leaves and seeds are used for cooking, the root is peeled and grated as a substitute for horseradish, while the seed oil is incorporated into creams and soaps for their anti-fungal characteristics. Moringa has been incorporated in the Ayurvedic practice for over 5,000 years. It is used to address a variety of ailments from skin infections, ulcers and fatigue to anaemia, asthma and anxiety. Resilient and fast-growing, Moringa trees grow in sandy soil and are native to the Indian subcontinent.
Moringa features in our GLOWING GREENS dietary supplement powder for healthy skin. Moringa tree leaves are packed with nutritional properties – rich in zinc, manganese, selenium, boron, potassium, calcium, iron, essential amino and fatty acids, vitamins C and E, in addition to a range of bioactive phytochemicals. These vitamins and minerals make it ideal for supplements for glowing skin. The dried leaf powder contains 22-24% protein content, which is equivalent to that of certain pulses like soy beans and kidney beans. In fact, Moringa is said to provide 7 times more vitamin C than oranges, 4 times more vitamin A than carrots and 4 times more calcium than milk. Studies suggest that the bioactive compounds of Moringa have strong antioxidant capacity, which is valuable for healthy skin. In addition, Moringa is known to support glucose and lipid metabolism as well as stabilising blood pressure. Read more about what makes Moringa the special superfood it is here.