Moringa Oleifeira, also called „Miracle Tree“ and horseradish tree (drumstick tree)

Moringa - power in the leaves

Moringa Oleifeira is one of the most vital and nutrient-rich plants of all

What is Moringa?

Moringa Oleifeira – also called „Miracle Tree“ and horseradish tree (drumstick tree) – is a quick growing aesthetic tree which originally comes from the Himalayas.

It can grow up to 4m high in just one year and is 15m high when fully grown.

It survives in dry desert climates as well as in the tropical rainforests. Its amazing many health benefits go hand in hand with its great benefits to nature due to its fast growing property, e.g. prevents desert formation and serves as a basis of existence for often very poor natives.

Nearly all parts of the tree can be eaten. The ultimate goodness though is found in its leaves. Moringa Oliefeira is regarded as the absolute ultimate among nutritious plants.

Moringa contains more valuable nutrients together than any other plant does. The high concentration of valuable nutrients is especially useful for people with high nutritional needs like athletes, pregnant women, workaholics as well as for vegetarians.

Frequently asked questions about moringa

Moringa origin, moringa in ayurveda, cultivation, moringa uses, effects

Origin of Moringa in India

Moringa originated in the Himalayan region of northwest India. Over the centuries, the moringa plant has spread across tropical and subtropical regions of the world, such as Africa, South America and Southeast Asia, where it is primarily cultivated and highly valued as a vegetable plant.

Moringa origin, Moringa in Ayurveda, cultivation, Moringa uses

Moringa cultivation areas

are mainly tropical and subtropical regions of the world, including African countries such as Kenya and Ghana, Paraguay in South America and eastern countries, especially India.

Moringa in Ayurvedic healing

In the Himalayas, the moringa tree was already written about more than 3000 years ago. In the Indian folk medicine Ayurveda, Moringa is considered a gift from God to mankind. Since Moringa can heal countless diseases, it deserves to be called "the healing power of the Ayurvedic miracle tree".

Various names of the moringa plant

Moringa, lat. Moringa Oleifera, is also called the "miracle tree", "tree of life" or "horseradish tree" and is considered the most nutrient-rich plant in the world.

Moringa leaves

Use of all parts of the Moringa plant

  • Moringa leaves are used for further processing into moringa powder, or dried for tea preparation
  • Moringa flowers are used as a spice
  • Moringa seeds are used for oil extraction, water purification and for new plantations
  • Bark of the moringa tree is used to make rope
  • Roots of the moringa plant are used for medicinal purposes
  • Whole moringa plants are used as animal feed or as biomass for alternative energy

Nutrients in Moringa

Moringa contains countless nutrients, including vitamins such as A, B1, B2, B6, niacin, biotin, C, D, E and K, minerals such as calcium, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc and manganese, as well as valuable essential amino acids (leucine and arginine).

Effects of Moringa

Moringa keeps our vessels clean and purifies the blood. In the meantime, there are clinics that successfully use Moringa as an anti-inflammatory natural product.

Due to the high content of essential amino acids - which our body cannot produce itself - the oxygen supply in the body is optimised and brain functions, muscle development and concentration are improved.

The natural vitamins E and vitamin C in our moringa products help to protect the cells from oxidative stress.

Minerals in moringa tea for exercise and dieting

In addition to a large number of vitamins, moringa also contains important minerals, especially for athletes, such as calcium, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, zinc and manganese. Moringa also contains valuable essential amino acids (leucine and arginine) and is therefore considered to be the perfect fitter.

Moringa is also ideal for diets, as it supports fat burning and reduces the feeling of hunger, while the bitter substances from the leaves stimulate intestinal activity and thus improve the metabolism.

Moringa harvest

Does moringa tea contain teein?

Moringa tea does not contain any teein or caffeine.

Differences between Moringa and Matcha

Unlike moringa, matcha contains caffeine. Both superfoods convince with a high content of valuable nutrients. Moringa, in contrast to matcha, has a higher content of nutrients such as calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C and vitamin E. Matcha is rich in chlorophyll, theanine, antioxidants, vitamins (A, C, E and B complex), beta-carotene and other micronutrients.

Moringa dosage

Moringa powder: 2 x daily one heaped teaspoon (approx. 3 g each).
Moringa tea: Per cup, brew approx. 1 heaped teaspoon of moringa leaves (1g) with 80 degree hot water and let it steep for 5-8 minutes.

Bitter substances in Moringa

The bitter substances of the leaves support fat burning and reduce the feeling of hunger. When taken regularly, the bitter substances stimulate intestinal activity and improve the metabolism.

Side effects and liver problems when taking Moringa

Some write that the liver can be damaged in case of overdose, while others report that moringa in high doses protects the liver from damage, as has been proven in animal studies. The maximum daily dose is generally recommended at 8 g, i.e. an overdose (three to four times the amount) would be approx. 24 g. For comparison: we recommend a dosage of 3 g / day.

Is there also Moringa oil?

Yes there is moringa oil, which is extracted from the seeds.

How does the water purifying effect of Moringa work?

Swiss researchers already found out years ago: Moringa seeds contain substances that combine with suspended particles in the water. This makes them heavier and they sink to the bottom. Because bacteria, viruses and mould bind to the suspended particles, they are also sorted out by this process. This process turns polluted water into clean drinking water. In many urban areas in Africa, women in the villages use Moringa seeds to purify the much-needed water in this way.

Moringa in cosmetics

Moringa oil is used in cosmetics as a moisturiser for skin and hair.

Origin

We obtain our Moringa from Africa (Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania).

Important information about our natural products from Asia

More and more products from Asia and India are being offered on the European Markets as so called high quality organic. Sadly however, what the documents and analyses states does not always conform to the values determined by the laboratories which also carry counter-analyses. There have already been product recalls due to excessive levels of heavy metals or pesticides. In another case, the alleged organic goods had to be re-declared as conventional due to excessive pollution.

This applies to us

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  • Special analyses (such as nutritional values, vitamins, etc)
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