WHAT IS MORINGA?
Moringa oleifera is a supertree native to the Himalayas that has been cultivated for thousands of years for medicinal and nutritional purposes.
The leaves of the moringa tree, consumed fresh, dried, or powdered, are the world’s most nutrient-rich source of plant protein, containing 92 distinct nutrients and all nine essential amino acid - including methionine and cysteine, compounds rarely found in plants.
HEALTH FROM THE INSIDE OUT...
Moringa has long been prized by diverse healing traditions, including Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, for :
- reducing inflammation (36 anti-inflammatory compounds)
- increasing energy (proteins, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, E & minerals calcium, potassium, iron, folate & magnesium)
- boosting immunity and preventing free radical cells damages (46 antioxidants, isothiocyanate, flavonoids)
- alkalizing and detoxifying the blood (circulatory stimulants)
- reducing blood sugar levels (fibers, quercetin-3-glucoside)
Low in calories, fat and sodium, free of cholesterol and saturated fat, moringa is rich in both micro- and macronutrients, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and potent antioxidants:
FROM THE OUTSIDE IN...
Moringa oil, obtained by pressing the seeds of the moringa tree, is a powerful salve for the skin and hair.
- With a high oleic acid content of 72%, moringa oil penetrates very deep into the skin, bringing vital nutrients to the skin and hair and helping to retain moisture.
- Moringa oil's antioxidants and nutrients help fight free radical damage that can cause skin tissue damage and lead to the formation of wrinkles.
- The compounds in moringa oil stabilize collagen and reduce inflammation associated with eczema and psoriasis.
- Moringa 's plant hormones, known as cytokinins, help promote cell growth and delay damage and destruction of skin tissues.
FROM THE GROUND UP.
Moringa is also a powerful tool in the fight to improve food security, soil fertility and livelihoods across West Africa.
Because of its low water requirements and fast growing cycle - moringa can be harvested only four months after planting and every 30 days - moringa is ideally suited to combat malnutrition in drought-prone areas. With higher yields per acre than corn, rice and wheat, and deep roots that help stabilize and enrich soils, moringa is most deserving of its moniker the giving tree.
Read more about how nutu is leveraging the power of moringa to improve lives across West Africa.