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Moringa is the tree native to the tropical and subtropical regions of India, Latin America, Asia, Oceania and Africa. More commonly known as the ‘drumstick tree’, moringa has many benefits tied to its name. Another very common title which this plant has rightfully earned is ‘the miracle tree’. Do you wonder why? Every part of moringa, from its flowers, leaves, bark, to its very roots has rendered amazing nutritional benefits to humankind. It remains to be a crucial source of fats, proteins, essential minerals and vitamins and other nutrients. It is nature’s super food prescribed for a healthy living. But its true ‘miracle’ lies in this tree’s capability to treat about 300 different ailments, including a terminal disease like cancer.
In traditional and naturopathic medicine, healers claim that the Moringa plant can inhibit tumour growth and contribute to cancer prevention and therapy, including acting as a chemoprotective agent to prevent the drastic side effects of radiation. With recent exploration into the anti-cancer potential of Moringa plants, numerous studies have taken place to investigate the overall effectiveness of the plant with regards to cancer prevention. Findings of recent studies suggest that leaf extracts from the Moringa plant have a powerful effect in preventing the proliferation of human cancer cells and inducing cell death. Thus, Moringa leaves have potential for and can be integrated as a therapeutic target for cancer.
Grown in subtropical areas, the Moringa Oleifera tree, better known as the “Miracle Tree” is considered to be amongst the most nutritious plants ever discovered. The fresh Moringa powder, derived from the Moringa tree, is deep green and has a potent nutty smell. Moringa is found to contain a higher ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) score, approximately 157,000, than most foods known to have antioxidant capabilities (acai berries, blueberries, dark chocolate, garlic, goji berries, and green tea to name a few). The high ORAC allows the plant to contain seven times the amount of Vitamin C found in oranges, double the amount of protein found in milk, four times as much calcium and Vitamin A, and three times the potassium found in bananas.