Moringa Oleifera Recipes

It’s been dubbed the “miracle tree” and “the tree of life” and you have to admit – that’s piqued your interest. But as lovely as those nicknames are, the best one of all the moringa benefits is that this superfood is just the world’s most nutritious plant.
Its leaves contain over 90 nutrients and 45 compounds with anti-oxidant properties and 36 with anti-inflammatory properties.
Ounce for ounce, moringa leaves are known to contain 7 times the Vitamin C content of oranges, 4 times the calcium and twice the protein in milk, 4 times the vitamin A in carrots, and 3 times the potassium in bananas.
Plus, it’s also filled with amino acids and various phenolics – Moringa’s home to a rich and rare combo of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol, omega-3s, and chlorophyll.

How to Use Moringa

There are a number of ways you can take Moringa. Here are some of the most common uses for moringa…

  • In a Soup: Moringa’s active plant components don’t lose their effectiveness when Moringa is dried, ground, or boiled – which makes it perfect to prepare into a soup. Most of us don’t have access to fresh moringa leaves but if you get whole, dried leaves – you can substitute them for fresh leaves easily.

  • As a tea: Letting dried Moringa leaves steep in hot water for a couple of minutes or so infuses the whole thing with its abundance of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants among others. Apart from being a quick pick-me-up if you’re feeling a bit sluggish, Moringa tea also helps calm an upset stomach and relieves bloating. You can also add the flowers, bark, and roots for this application – if you have access to them. There’s a yummy Moringa tea recipe below!

  • Capsules and Powders: This is the way most people take moringa these days, simply for convenience. Powders are great to mix with fresh juices or blend into smoothies and the capsules are perfect to take when you’re on the go.

  • Topically:  Moringa has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and can be applied directly to the skin as a germ-killing astringent. Mix moringa powder with water to make a paste.
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