Healing Powers of Moringa

Article by Marra Marasigan

Moringa Oilefera Tree has been dubbed as a miracle vegetable. It is commonly known as horseradish tree. When made into oil it does not readily turn rancid because of its stable nature. Moringa oil has a shelf life of at least 5 years. The vases found in Egyptian tombs hold Moringa oil. Egyptians believe in its exceptional oxidation properties. Research shows that as early as the Egyptian period, Moringa was used for various skin preparations and ointments. The world of cosmetics and pharmaceutics has never been the same since learning  about its healing and aesthetic capabilities.

Moringa is used for holistic healing. It is used externally as a massage oil. Other uses are for aromatherapy, fighting free radicals, and healing minor skin disorders because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It helps wounds heal more quickly. The plant oil produced by Moringa has cleansing abilities. It clears up pimples, acne, and black and white spots. In the world of cosmetics, Moringa is used to manufacture moisturizers due to its ability to decrease the puffiness of the skin. Hence it is effective as an anti-aging cream. It has the ability to tighten the skin pores.


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Some of the nutrients found in Moringa are: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, copper, calcium and unsaturated fatty acids. Japanese and Korean women who are known for their flawless white skin are the top users of Moringa. This is the secret why their skin is flawlessly white and healthy. Moringa is also used in cooking. Moringa based soup actually increases the flow of milk. This is why lactating and nursing mothers are advised to eat this soup. Convalescing individuals heal faster if they eat food enriched with Moringa. Moringa can be used as is, in oil form, as powder or capsules and tea. It is advisable to eat at least one cup of Moringa in order to have a stronger immune system. There are many benefits to be derived from this miracle vegetable.

Marra comes from the beautiful tropical island of the Philippines. She started writing at a young age for her school newspaper. Other interest took over and she hibernated as a writer. It was not until 2010 when she tried her hand at online writing. She ghost writes for different people on any topic imaginable. She lives with her daughter Precious, who equally shares her interest about food and traveling. 

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