Health Benefits of Moringa

By Irina Bright.

This article is part of our Health & Foods section

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Moringa oleifera (or drumstick tree) is a plant native to Asia, specifically to India and some other countries in South East Asia - where it is now widely cultivated for local consumption as well as for export to international markets.

Moringa powder is very rich in essential nutrients, which makes it a popular food for millions of people around the world.

There are many studies being conducted on the subject of moringa's nutrition, and how this food can help combat conditions related to vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

Researchers report that moringa's leaves are the most nutritious part of the plant: in particular, dried leaves offer ~25% protein and ~37% carbohydrates plus a whole array of vitamins and minerals including vitamins A and C, vitamin B complex, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc; and also a general good source of antioxidants. (Ref. 1)

By getting such dense nutrition from moringa, our bodies get a totally natural boost of energy, especially in times of extra need.

You can use our moringa as a tea or add it to yogurts, smoothies, soups, salads, and so on.

Written by:     Irina Bright
Original publication date:     2013
Republication date:     2020


1. Melanie D. Thurber & Jed W. Fahey (May 1, 2010). Adoption of Moringa oleifera to combat under-nutrition viewed through the lens of the "Diffusion of Innovations" theory. Retrieved March 19, 2013 from