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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Moringa: A True Miracle Nutrient Everyone Should Consider Taking

Last night a dear friend of mine who's fought and beat ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancer shared on a wellness call i hosted how she's been able to keep her cancer at bay. While she takes the same daily superfood supplement i do, we started to chat about specific herbs that are in the blend we love, about how healing plants are, and the importance of alkalinity. A few of us on the call were comparing the size of our home grown moringa plants (ps mine won) and recognized i have not been sharing much lately on my blog or on my social media posts about WHY i consume the superfoods i do, and WHY they are so vital to have in your daily diet. 

Because it's one of my favorites, I'll start today by highlighting Moringa.  It's been used Ayurvedically to treat and prevent over 300 curable illnesses. The picture above is actually of me standing in Mexico on the third story of our rental home that had a gigantic moringa tree growing outside.

how cute was our little place?  Three stories,  a view of the jungle, and a short walk to the sea.
Here's how impactfully powerful this little leaf can be:
Moringa is said to have between 3-25x more iron than spinach, 4x more beta-carotene than carrots, 4x the chlorophyll of wheatgrass, and 4-17x more calcium than milk. A half cup of cooked leaves contains 100% of the recommended daily serving of vitamin C, and it's said to also naturally contain Omega 3, 6, 9 and Zeatin.

Ayurveda, being the sister of yoga and mother of all healing sciences lists about 300 diseases that can be treated with this wonder herb known as the Miracle Tree, Never Die Tree, or also known in the Ayurvedic community as Shigru, Sahijna, Munaga, Shobanjana and Sainjna in the Ayurvedic community.

Doctors in West Africa have used it to treat diabetes and doctors in India sometimes use it to treat high blood pressure. Some imbalances i read that it can potentially treat are arthritis, stroke, cancer asthma, anxiety, anemia, cough, headaches, hypocholesteremia, discharge intestinal fat, hormonal imbalance, detoxification, diuretic for kidney, prostate disorders, tuberculosis, migraine, hangover, stomach ulcers, skin infections, sores, blackheads, blood impurities, bronchitis, chest congestion, eye and ear infections, fever, glandular swelling, joint pain, psoriasis, respiratory disorders, intestinal worms, lactation, colitis, sleep disorder, jaundice, malaria and urinary disorders. Its said to nourish your whole body, kidney, liver, heart, eye, strengthen your teeth, skin and hair, AND as a longevity plant it's documented that some who take Moringa live healthily pass the age of 90.

Pretty cool stuff right? It's something i consume daily in my superfood blend and have for the past 4 or 5 years since i first learned about it.  I'm excited to see my little moringa tree at home grow into something as incredible as this amazing 3 story tree!

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