– Properties of moringa

This kind of tree is also known as the tree of life and it is part of the traditional medicine of India Ayurveda. It is actually native to India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, but thanks to its extraordinary properties, it has become so popular that it is now cultivated in a lot of other parts around the world.

1. Relief of arthritis

Moringa contributes to reducing inflammation, because of its anti – inflammatory components. In addition to this, moringa also contains some minerals, like magnesium, iron, copper, potassium or calcium, which help in strengthening the locomotor system, thus avoiding diseases in the future.

2. Protection against cancer

Clinically, it has been observed that the extract from moringa leaves inhabit the proliferation of cancer cells because it contains benzyl isothiocyanate. A lot of scientific studies have shown that this chemical compound has chemoprotective abilities against cancer.

3. Lower cholesterol

In one animal study, it was observed that the effects of the moringa can be compared with drug simvastatin to lower cholesterol – according to the Journal of Ethnopharmacology.