Moringa (also known as Jacinto or Drumstick tree) is a small tree that has powerful antioxidant properties. Moringa Leaf can help treat skin and sleep disorders, reduce mild depression and anxiety as well as chronic disorders such as diabetes. Additionally, it can help increase energy levels, lower blood sugar, speed up the recovery process after a workout and by extension help you lose weight.
Moringa is believed to have a positive impact when it comes to stimulating metabolism. This may as well mean helping your body burning calories at a faster rate. Moringa contains a high concentration of glucosinolates, which are important in breaking down isothiocyanates, some of which is absorbed in your small intestines.
Promotes Better Digestion
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, moringa has been used in traditional systems of medicine such as Ayurveda to prevent or treat stomach ulcers, liver disease, kidney damage, fungal or yeast infections (such as candida), digestive complaints, and infections.
When your digestive system is functioning optimally, your body is able to absorb necessary nutrients and prevents overeating or unhealthy cravings.
Balances Blood Sugar
Moringa contains a type of acid called chlorogenic acid, which has been shown to help control blood sugar levels and allow cells to take up or release glucose (sugar) as needed. This gives moringa natural antidiabetic and hormone-balancing properties. Aside from chloregnic acid, compounds called isothiocyanates that are present in moringa have also been tied to natural protection against diabetes.
Chlorogenic acid is also one of the active ingredients in green coffee bean extract. Chlorogenic acid could theoretically support weight loss by balancing blood sugar and by acting as a fat burner.
Releases Excess Water
Moringa’s powerful anti-inflammatory and diuretic effect helps to naturally reduce water retention.
Warnings When Taken in Large Quantities
When you take Moringa with medicine, it may cause blood thinning. Therefore, try to avoid taking Moringa when you are on medication.
Moringa contains laxative properties and when eaten in large quantities it can cause heartburn, diarrhea, gaseous, and stomach upset.