​What are the Health Benefits of Moringa Leaves?

Oct 19, 2016

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​What are the Health Benefits of Moringa Leaves?


It is a natural tonic for general good health and wellbeing.

It is high in antioxidants to increase the body’s natural defence system.

It has anti-inflammatory properties.

It has anti-bacterial properties to fight infections – a natural antibiotic.

It is an anti-diarrheic to relieve diarrhoea.

It is anti-hypertensive – take daily to prevent high blood pressure.

It has anti-diabetic properties for lowering blood sugar.

It has anti-cancer properties to reduce tumors.  (More studies)

It has anti-cholesterol properties for heart health.

It is a natural diuretic, helping the body get rid of excess fluid.

It is a natural mild laxative as a tea.

It is a hepatoprotector, for protecting the liver.

It is a natural energy booster.

It contains fever reducing properties.

It increases milk supply in nursing mothers.

It has high iron content for treating anemia.

It is high in calcium for healthy bones. (Studies)

It is high in beta carotene and vitamin A for healthy eyes. (Macular Degeneration)

It’s high nutrients promote healthy and glowing skin.

It’s high levels of omega-3’s, vitamins C and E make it an essential brain food.

It is known to reduce headache and migraine.

It promotes proper digestion and is useful for treating abdominal disorders.

It contains cardiovascular protection properties.

It is used for treating Sickle-cell disease.

It is used as a tea for improving sexual health.

Post by Matorwmasen

My name is Clement Matorwmasen. Together with my wife I have co-founded Green Gold Social Enterprise. Since childhood I have always been a social and environmental activist and I was a youth leader in many activist groups. As a child I grew up in difficult circumstances when my parents abandoned me and I grew up at the homes of different foreign missionaries. As a teenager I re-established the contact with my family members and my tribe and I learned I was high up in the royal family lineage. I now have very strong ties to my tribe and I want to make a difference in not only their lives, but that of all Ghanaians. When I reconnected with my family, I was already running several not-for-profit projects trying to improve the living conditions in several poor communities, like organising finances for a community boreholes to improve access to clean drinking water. I was doing this alongside my teaching job as an IT-specialist at a tertiary institution. In 2007 my boss and mentor introduced me to Moringa. I was intrigued and went to learn more about the plant and all its qualities and I saw it as a potential solution to combat malnutrition in our communities. This inspired me to set up my own NGO called Drive Aid Ghana and we started promoting the usage and cultivation of Moringa. I was happy that I could make a difference for some people, but scaling and sustaining our activities were highly problematic. Initially I was able to interest farmers in growing Moringa, but mostly they ended up cutting it down because they were not able to generate income from it. This was because there was no established local market. They also challenged me: ‘if Moringa is so useful and if you can earn so much money with it, then why don’t you do it yourself?’ These experiences made me think and slowly the idea of starting a social enterprise to promote Moringa as a cash crop started to develop. With the full support of my wife I handed over my IT-business to my brother and went full-time into developing our social enterprise Green Gold. We have been donated an abandoned state farm of 3000 ha by one of our communities, which we are currently developing into a Moringa plantation and processing factory. My quest is simply to make a difference in other people’s lives and to make the world a better place one smile at a time, Moringa is my pivot point for sustainable development

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