Moringa is a plant that is native to areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. It is also grown in the tropics. Its leaves, bark, flowers, fruits, seeds and roots are all used to make medicine.
The most popular use of this plant is for weight loss. The actual mechanism of action is unknown but this has not deterred anyone. It has also been thought to improve hair growth and boost the immune system. There is also the assumption that this plant can be used to treat constipation, stomach pain, gum disease, intestinal spasm, wounds, athletes foot and snake bites. Theses are just a few of the numerous ailments it’s believed to treat. Furthermore, it is believed that the leaves retain lots of vitamins and minerals when dried, so it’s been used in feeding programs to fight malnutrition in India and Africa.
However, more evidence is needed to support all of these.
Moringa can be taken in the form of tea, or the leaves could be cooked and used like spinach. It can also be dried and powdered for use as a condiment.
My sister and mother are crazy about this plant. You should hear them talk about it. LOL! You would be amazed. They really believe in it to the point that when my niece had rashes on her body, they considered bathing her with it.
I have no personal experience with it. I am definitely not crazy about it but I would like to know your thoughts on it. Do you have any recommendations or apprehensions? Would you like to share your experience with this “miracle” plant?
Let’s get talking people!
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