Scientific name: Moringa oleifera
Other names: Miracle Tree, Tree of Life
Moringa Oleifera, also known as “the miracle tree” and “the tree of life”, is a powerhouse of nutrients and energy. As early as 2,000 years B.C., Moringa was used as a medicinal herb in India. Since then in traditional medicine, it has been well regarded as a cure for over 300 diseases. Kings and queens in the ancient world incorporated the edible plant in their diet for mental alertness and healthy skin, with oil extracted from its seeds also being used in beauty regimen, perfume, and ointment. Its high nutritional and medicinal values have been increasingly supported by scientific research and academic studies, with its leaves alone containing over 92 verifiable nutrients, 46 natural antioxidants and 36 anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving compounds*.
Rare for a plant source, the leaves of the Moringa tree are rich in fibre and packed full of vitamins A, C and E, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, high amount of essential amino acids and many other nutrients. If you compare this to any other superfood, Moringa trumps all!
The seeds of the Moringa tree are full of oleic acid, a beneficial saturated fat that works wonder for skin and overall health.