Moringa oleifera is a hearty, drought-resistant and fast-growing tree native to the Indian subcontinent. It is also called drumstick tree, horseradish tree and ben oil tree. Its small green leaves are delicious in soups, stir-fried, or add in smoothies. The tree grows long pods that are also edible, but almost all the tree is used for traditional herbal remedies. The leaves are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Iron, Protein, Riboflavin, Vitamin A, and Magnesium. In addition, Moringa may help reduce blood sugar levels, may reduce inflammation, and may lower cholesterol.
You can usually find fresh Moringa leaves at Asian markets or you can get the leaves in powdered form at your local health food market. Moringa leaves are so delicious with fresh ginger in miso soup and green onions. Yum! If convenience is your go-to, simply add powdered Moringa in your smoothies. Easiest way – just take a capsule as recommended by manufacturer. However you choose to enjoy the benefits of Moringa - fresh, powdered, or in capsule form - be confident in knowing that the benefits from this magical plant is just simply amazing!