Moringa oleifera is native Indian tree which is often called the drumstick tree or the miracle tree. Leaves of this miracle tree are used to make moringa tea.
Since ages moringa has been used for its medicinal properties and health benefits.
Moringa contains many healthful compounds like Vitamin A, vitamin B1, B2, B3, B-6, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, folate and zinc. It also contains Vitamin C which has been shown to reduce blood sugar and blood pressure in patients of Type-2 diabetes.
Moringa tea is gaining popularity among weight watchers. Now it is getting the recognition it deserves. It is believed to have numerous health benefits.
Powdered moringa is available online. Now a day, it is readily available in stores. You can add 1tbsp of this in water and then boil it. Sieve the content and your moringa tea is ready. Some people don’t trust packaged products. If you are one of them then don’t worry. You can also sun-dry moringa leaves and then grind them to make a fine powder. If you think that this takes lots of time then you can clean the leaves and boil them in water. Your tea will be ready within few minutes.
Moringa tea is good for weight loss. It helps in using stored visceral fat. The leaves used for making moringa tea are low in fat and nutrient-dense and can be easily viewed as alternatives to other beverages. It also helps in treating mood disorders like anxiety and depression.
The leaves of moringa tree may prove to be beneficial for diabetic patients. It contains antioxidant chlorogenic acid that is said to manage blood sugar levels.
Moringa can give protection to the liver against damage caused by anti-tubercular drugs and can fasten its repair process.
Additionally, it is extremely low in fats and contains no harmful cholesterol. This can help in lowering risk of heart diseases.
It fights inflammation and oxidative stress in the body which in turn improves the texture of the skin. Antioxidants present in the tea may help keep toxins at bay. It can also hydrate and detoxify the skin.
If you have high blood pressure then moringa tea will reduce blood pressure. This is possible because firstly, quercetin, a plant flavonoid present in moringa tea, is said to lower blood pressure and secondly, moringa contains isothiocyanate and niaziminin, compounds that help to stop arteries from thickening, thus stopping blood pressure from rising.
Drinking moringa tea can reduce fatigue and improve your energy levels.
Moringa has antifungal, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties. It has many health benefits but if you suffer from persistent illness then it is better to consult a dietitian or doctor before making moringa tea part of your diet.