Originating from Asia and Africa, Moringa Oleifera is a part of the Moringacea family. It is known by many names like Horseradish-tree, drumstick-tree, kelor-tree. Moringa tea benefits are many and present in all its components, resin, leaves, fruits, bark, root, seeds, seed oil and they are used in treating different diseases, especially cardiovascular and gastrointestinal diseases.
This plant, Moringa, can be considered a rich food, it contains big quantities of proteins, all eight and necessary essential amino acids, a large variety of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients but also antioxidants, strong in keeping diseases at bay.
Essential amino acids are necessary for they can’t be produced by the body and we need to have a varied and balanced diet from which we can take these amino acids. Moringa provides all of them that’s why it is so loved and popular.
When they are dried, Moringa leaves have antioxidant properties that can help against cardiovascular problems and Alzheimer. Leaves contain over 40 types of antioxidants, including carotenoids, zinc, selenium, chromium, vitamins B, C, D, A and K. Also, Moringa leaves contain 36 anti-inflammatory compounds, among which calcium, copper, chlorophyll, omega-3, omega-6, omega-9, and sulfur, that are naturally present in the plant’s composition.
Moringa Tea Benefits
1. Rich in vitamin C.
A study was made in 2011 by the „National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery”, in a gram comparison, the Moringa leaves contains 7 times more vitamin C than an orange, more calcium than milk, more potassium than bananas and more vitamin A than carrots. It has more iron than spinach, a spoon of Moringa leaves assures 23% of the daily necessary intake for a child.
It is also a great source for essential mineral, vitamins from the B complex, vitamin D and vitamin K. Because of its nutritional potential, Moringa leaves are consumed as pills or powder as an addition to a healthy diet. Because it’s also a source of proteins and essential fats, Moringa is considered a supplement that can help in cases of malnutrition.
2. Protection against harmful microorganisms.
The seed and leaf extract contain compounds with antibacterial properties. According to a study published in June 2010, in „Bayero Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences”, leaves extract to inhibit the development of microorganisms that create food poisonings, like Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterobacter aerogenes and Escherichia coli. Also, it prevents the development of some fungi, the Mucor and Rhizopus kind.
3. Maintains the normal level of blood pressure and cholesterol.
The Moringa plant helps in maintaining low blood pressure and cholesterol according to an article published in 2007 by the „Phytotherapy Research”. It was demonstrated that the leaves extract have a stabilizing effect on blood pressure.
The leaves contain substances like thiocarbamate glycosides and nitrile glycosides that help lower blood pressure. The same study shows that Beta-sitosterol, a bioactive phytonutrient that’s found in the Moringa leafs, can be helpful in maintaining healthy levels of cholesterol.
More than this, it was found that Moringa leaves reduce lipoproteins with low density, triglycerides, and cholesterol in case there are bigger levels than normal.
4. Protects the liver.
Healthy food supports the liver in fulfilling its functions. On the other hand, a diet rich in fats and industrially processed foods can result in fat growth in the liver’s tissue that brings other issues. The Moringa plant can help in nullifying the negative effects of unhealthy foods that harm the liver.
In a study, published in 2012 in „Indian Journal of Experimental Biology” it was discovered that the leaves extract of Moringa protected the liver of testing rats that had a rich diet in fats. More than this, it was proved that the flowers extract is active in protecting the liver a study showed in 2007 in an article published in „Phytotherapy Research”.
Research men are certain that the presence of quercetin (a flavonoid) in the Moringa plant is behind all these health benefits.
5. Moringa has 25 times more Iron than spinach.
Iron is essential and probably the most important nutrient in our lives. This is because Iron is necessary for the production of hemoglobin that carries the oxygen in the human body. People that suffer from tiredness, a state of weakness, headaches it is most probable that they have insufficient Iron (anemia).
Iron has to be assimilated from natural sources and not supplements. It is vital for the muscle. Without Iron, the muscles lose their shape, elasticity, and strength. Because the brain uses 20% of the oxygen present in the body, Iron is directly tied to the proper function of the brain. Concentration and mental performance can be improved by consuming sufficient quantities of Iron.
About Matcha With Moringa Leaves
Matcha green tea is the most popular tea in Japan. Its origins are strongly tied to the Buddhist rituals and the preparation and use are surrounded by symbolism and spiritualism. It’s a green powder, usually used in the tea ceremony, it creates an incentive towards meditation and introspection. The connection of Match creates a mental and emotional balance that’s a delight for the five senses.
Matcha tea is known for its rich sweet taste and attractive aroma. It is also appreciated for its high concentration of antioxidants and it is used frequently, especially in the east-Asia, not only as a drink but also as an ingredient with many nutritional benefits and special taste. It is used in many gastronomical recipes like cakes, chocolate, and even ice cream.
Its green coloring effect is also used as decor in many many foods and since it’s levels of caffeine is really low it’s being enjoyed by a large audience. This assortment contains Matcha green tea and Moringa leaves. An incredible combination I might say.
Originated in Asia and Africa, Moringa oleifera belongs to the Moringaceae family. It is known by many names, like tree-horseradish, drumstick-tree, and kelor-tree. All the plant’s components, resin, leaves, fruits, bark, root, seeds and seed oil were used in treating many different diseases including cardiovascular diseases, inflammation, and other disorders.
Rich in vitamin C, Moringa protects the body from bad microorganisms, maintains normal blood pressure and cholesterol, protects the liver and it has 25 times more Iron than Spinach, for all these reasons it is a miraculous plant for the human body.
Matcha Ice Tea With Moringa
We will need:
- 100ml of warm water.
- 300ml of water (room temperature).
- 3 measures of Matcha green tea mixed with Moringa.
- 3 small spoons of honey.
- Ice Cubes.
- Lemon slices.
- Fresh mint.
What we will need to do:
- Add the warm water over the Matcha and Moringa powder mix and mix with a bamboo mixer (Chasen) until it dissolves.
- We will then add the honey, the water at the room temperature, the ice cubes, and mix.
- Separate the drink into two glasses.
- Decorate with lemon slices and mint leaves.