18 Health benefits of moringa leaves and side effects

Health benefits of moringa leaves and side effects. Maybe you've heard the proverb "the world is not as wide as the leaves of moringa", it's because the moringa leaf has a small size.

Although small in size, Moringa leaves have many important benefits for the health of the body. In fact, scientists call it a magical tree (Miracle Tree).

Moringa leaves are oval, and their small size is neatly arranged on a stalk, usually cooked as a vegetable for treatment.

Research on the efficacy of Moringa leaves has been started since 1980, on the leaves, then bark, fruit and seeds.

World Health Organization WHO recommends for children and infants in their infancy to consume them, because the benefits of large Moringa leaf content, which contains:
  • Potassium is three times that of bananas.
  • Calcium four times more than milk.
  • Vitamin C is seven times higher than oranges.
  • Vitamin A is four times more than carrots.
  • Double the protein than the milk.

The WHO organization that named the Moringa tree as the miracle tree, after discovering the important benefits of Moringa leaves.

# 1. Maintain weight
The important thing that should not be forgotten is to keep the body in balance. Studies conducted by experts found that Moringa teas help to deal with digestive problems ...

... which benefits to stimulate the body's metabolism to optimum in burning calories.

Reporting from jabar.tribunnews.com, tea made from moringa leaves contains high polyphenols, which work as antioxidants. The benefits of antioxidants to detoxify the toxins in the body, and strengthen the immune system.

# 2. Eliminate facial flecks
Simple ingredients, take some young moringa leaves, mash until very fine, then use as a powder (or can also be mixed with powder).

According to makassar.tribunnews.com, that in some countries Moringa extract has been used as a raw material for the manufacture of cosmetics for the skin. Moringa part of the plant is widely used for the skin that is on the skin of stems, leaves, flowers and seeds.

Moringa leaves contain nutrients such as calcium and minerals such as copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, silica and manganese. Moringa leaves can also be a natural moisturizer, has a usefulness to remove dead skin cells and cleanse the skin.

In Moringa leaf, there are more than 30 antioxidant substances that are beneficial for skin health. Moringa leaves are rich in minerals and amino acids that can help produce collagen and keratin proteins, which are important for the overall health of skin tissue in the body.

There are several well-known brands of cosmetic products that use crude oil as raw material for its products. Especially skin care products such as antiaging creams, creams creams, aromatherapy oils, facialfoam, lotions, lightening creams and deodorants.

Benefits of these moringa plants are indispensable for the health and beauty of the skin, starting from the leaves of Moringa, Moringa oil to moringa flower.

Moringa flowers are often used as cosmetic raw materials and perfume, cologne, hair oil, and aromatherapy oils. Moringa flowers contain high oleic acid, very well distilled into oil. Moringa flower oil can be relied upon to absorb and retain aroma.

# 3. Utilizing the leaves of Moringa for beauty
This can be an alternative natural beauty treatments. In addition to using essential oils and powdered moringa sold in the market, you can use the leaves directly.

The trick, first make a moringa leaf paste. Select the leaves of Moringa that are still green and fresh, separate from the branches.

Blend the moringa leaf with a little water added (for the moringa leaf to form a paste).

Then used as a herb as a mask, moringa leaf paste can be stored for 3 days in the refrigerator. (makassar.tribunnews.com)

# 4. Moringa leaves sufficient nutrition of nursing mothers and children
Reporting from health.liputan6.com, Lecturer of Faculty of Pharmacy UGM Yogyakarta, Yosi Bayu Murti explained that the development of the benefits of moringa plants in Indonesia somewhat late than abroad.

However, there is still a chance to develop it for domestic market share, before it will be taken over by foreign manufacturers.

Yosi sees great potential for developing the market from the benefits of moringa in the improvement of nutrition in lactating mothers and children.

"Moringa leaves contain protein, iron, and Vitamin C. In addition there are also elements of flavonoids that benefit breastfeeding mothers to produce more milk, protein content to make quality milk," said Yosi in Jakarta (12/08/2015).

High iron content, which is 25 times higher than spinach, is recommended consumed by the mother after childbirth, where menstrual women generally lose a lot of iron.

For children, can be consumed since the baby, the baby over six months.

However, Yosi reminded that pregnant women need to avoid the consumption of moringa leaf during pregnancy, especially the first trimester.

# 5. Healthy eyes
Moringa leaves have a high content of vitamin A is very good for the eyes. Moringa leaf consumption is useful for eye organ always in a healthy and clear.

Moringa leaves can be used in curing eye diseases, can be eaten directly (after the leaves are cleaned).

According to Tati Winarto, a herbal expert from the Karyasari Medicinal Plant Development Foundation, explains that Moringa leaves have many nutrients, one of which is vitamin A and calcium.

"The content of vitamin A in Moringa leaves is useful to protect eye health, whether it is from start to reduce the risk of eye plus, minus, cylinder and cataracts. Moringa leaf is also good if consumed by diabetic patients and useful to clear his eyes, "said Tati Winarto. jitunews.com

# 6. Antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds
According to a report published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, Moringa leaves contain a mixture of essential amino acids, carotenoid phytonutrients, antioxidants such as quercetin, and natural antibacterial compounds that have functions such as anti-inflammatory drugs.

Moringa leaves have several anti-aging compounds that can reduce the effects of oxidative stress and inflammation. The benefits are more optimal with the presence of polyphenol compounds, vitamin C, beta-carotene, quercetin, and chlorogenic acid ...

... these compounds are associated with a reduced risk for chronic diseases, such as stomach, lung, colon cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and eye disease due to age. (draxe.com)

# 7. Maintaining kidney health
Tati Winarto explained that the consumption of healthy foods automatically help the kidneys work with optimal (function), otherwise unhealthy foods (one of high-fat foods) will accumulate in the kidneys ...

.... resulting in the emergence of health problems. Moringa leaf consumption, automatically help restore kidney health that is not in good condition. (jitunews.com)

# 8. Slows down the effects of aging
A study in 2014 published in the Journal of Food Science and Technology to test the benefits of moringa. Knowing about the value of valuable antioxidant enzymes, researchers want to investigate whether Moringa leaves can help slow the effects of aging, by utilizing natural herbal antioxidants, which are able to balance hormones naturally.

Studies involving ninety postmenopausal women between the ages of 45-60 years were divided into three groups, given the various levels of supplements. The results showed that supplementation with moringa and spinach led to a significant increase in antioxidant compounds, which play an important role in slowing the effects of aging. (draxe.com)

# 9. Treat rheumatism
Moringa leaves can be used to treat rheumatism. The use of Moringa leaves in the treatment of rheumatism to reduce joint pain and reduce the buildup of uric acid in the joints, which is very important in overcoming the problem of rheumatism or gout. Benefits of this kelor leaf can be used for rheumatism, stiff, pain, etc.

# 10. Prevent heart disease
An animal studies in a laboratory published in the February 2009 issue of "Journal of Medicinal Food" found that Moringa leaves are able to prevent heart damage and provide antioxidant benefits.

In the study, dosing of 200 milligrams per kilogram of body weight daily for 30 days resulted in lower levels of oxidized lipids, and cardiac tissue protected from structural damage.

The researchers concluded that Moringa leaves provide significant benefits for heart health. Further research is still needed, to strengthen the findings.

# 11. Anti cancer
In a study of tissue culture of human cervical cancer cells, published in the journal "Food and Chemical Toxicology" edition of June 2011. Moringa extract is able to prevent the growth and reproduction of cancer cells. Researchers concluded that Moringa leaves showed potential as a natural prevention of cancer.

Antioxidants in the leaves of Moringa are very high, other than that high potassium content. Making Moringa leaves has the property to slow down even eliminate cancer in the body.

# 12. Overcoming diabetes
The high mineral content of zinc, making kelor leaf has anti diabetic properties. The content is needed for insulin production, according to researchers from the University of Wiconsin LaCrosse, who conducted an animal studies in the laboratory, published in the June 2012 issue of "Journal of Diabetes".

Moringa leaves can reduce blood sugar levels to become normal. Moringa leaves can be used as natural insulin to overcome diabetes. So the consumption of vegetable leaves kelor can prevent diabetes or blood sugar disease.

According to draxe.com, chlorogenic acid compounds in Moringa leaf proven to help control blood sugar levels and allow cells to take or release glucose (sugar) as needed. In addition to chloregnic acid, isothiocyanate compounds have also been linked to natural protection against diabetes.

A study published in the International Journal of Food Science Technology found that Moringa leaves have a positive effect on blood glucose control and insulin in diabetic patients.

# 13. Improve digestive health
Moringa leaves have anti-inflammatory properties, which can prevent or treat heartburn, liver disease, kidney damage, digestive complaints, and infections. Common uses of Moringa oil help improve liver function ...

... it is because of the benefits of detoxifying toxins and harmful substances in the body. The possibilities can also overcome kidney stone disease, urinary tract infections, constipation, fluid retention and diarrhea. (draxe.com)

# 14. Help with arthritis
Moringa leaves help reduce the inflammation and pain of some forms of arthritis, according to a study published in the February 2011 issue of the Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine.

In animal studies in laboratories, Moringa leaf extract reduces sensitivity to painful stimuli in rheumatic joints. The researchers noted that the combination of roots and leaf extract had a "synergistic effect" to relieve pain.

# 15. Protects the body from bacteria
According to Tati Winarto, a herbal expert, Moringa leaf extract contains antibacterial compounds. In research published in Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, Moringa leaf extract is able to inhibit the development of harmful microorganisms such as Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aemenyesalnosa, Enterobacter aerogenes and Escherichia coli. (jitunews.com)

# 16. Nourish the skin
Moringa leaves contain vitamin C and antioxidants are very high, which benefits are very important for skin health. Moringa leaves can be used as vegetables, if routinely consumed has the property to smooth the skin and prevent acne.

Moringa leaves are pounded can also be used as a face mask, which can make facial skin smoother and healthier.

According to draxe.com, Moringa leaves contain natural antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral compounds that protect the skin from infection. Benefits include eliminating odors, reducing inflammation associated with acne, treating infections or abscesses, getting rid of dandruff, helping to heal bites, burns, warts from viruses and wounds.

# 17. Lowering blood pressure and cholesterol
According to Tati Winarto, an expert on herbs, that one of the unexpected benefits of kelor leaf is to maintain blood levels and prevent high cholesterol. This is as presented in the Journal of Phytotherapy Research.

That's because Moringa leaf contains hiocarbamate glycosides, nitriles and mustard glycosides, which have the benefit of lowering blood pressure. (jitunews.com)

# 18. Stabilizes the mood and protects the health of the brain
As a high protein food and a rich source of tryptophan amino acids, Moringa leaves have benefits as a neurotransmitter, including helping the body and the mood to "feel good".

The content of antioxidants and thyroid compounds, beneficial to maintain energy levels of the body, in order to prevent excessive fatigue, depression, bad mood and insomnia. (draxe.com)

Side effects of Moringa leaves

Moringa leaves are quite safe when drunk and used properly. Leaves, fruits, and grains may be safe when consumed as food. However, it is important to avoid root consumption of moringa plants, which can contain toxic substances.
Moringa plant consumption should be avoided for pregnant women because of the chemicals contained therein, it is feared to cause complications during pregnancy and miscarriage. Indeed there are differences of opinion on this subject, but the best thing is to avoid the consumption of kelor leaf during pregnancy or breastfeeding. (draxe.com)

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