Moringa is used to treat some respiratory diseases, reduce anxiety, lose weight and even control blood glucose in diabetics.
1. Increases respiratory capacity
According to a scientific study, taking moringa could help relieve the symptoms and severity of asthma attacks. This is due to the fact that there was an increase in hemoglobin and that the individuals presented improvements in respiratory capacity.
2. Prevents diabetes
Moringa has properties that help regulate oxidative stress due to its antioxidant property, which prevents the damage caused by free radicals to cells and in turn favors the decrease of blood sugar levels
3. Protect the heart
Being rich in fiber, the consumption of moringa could prevent the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine. In addition, this plant has various bioactive compounds such as quercetin and polyphenols that act as antioxidants and reduce chronic inflammation, thus reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
4. Regulate blood pressure
Due to the presence of tocopherols, polyphenols, and flavonoids, moringa could regulate blood pressure due to its vasodilator properties, which help relax blood vessels and improve blood circulation.
Moringa's properties include antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antidiabetic, vasodilator, anticholinergic, antirheumatic, antihypertensive, antiobesity, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, and healing action.
Many of these properties are still under study and the results are not conclusive, so it should be used with caution and preferably under medical supervision.
How to take moringa
1. Moringa tea
Moringa tea is the most widely used form of consumption, because it is quick and easy to make, and can be consumed at any time of the day.
1 tablespoon (10 g) moringa leaves
250 mL of water
Place the water in a pot over medium heat until it boils, add 1 tablespoon of moringa leaves, cover, and let it steep for 5 minutes. Strain and drink 2 cups of tea a day.