SINCE the beginning of time, the plant known as moringa oleifera has been praised for its therapeutic properties. It contains a lot of beneficial antioxidants and bioactive plant substances. It is mostly present in the subcontinent and other tropical and subtropical regions in Asia and Africa.
The leaves, flowers, seeds and roots of the plant have all long been used in traditional medicine. It has long been used as a treatment for bacterial, viral and fungal infections as well as diabetes and chronic inflammation. In addition, cancer, heart disease and joint pain patients are also known to have benefitted from moringa in terms of medicinal relief.
A number of vital vitamins and minerals are found in moringa. The leaves contain 15 times more potassium than banana, seven times more vitamin C than orange, and 15 times more calcium than milk. Additionally, it contains iron, protein and amino acids, all which aid in healing and muscle growth among humans. It is abundant in antioxidants that can both strengthen the immune system and protect cells from harm.
The nutritional punch of moringa leaves is strong, and they are also anti-inflammatory. They are a sort of ‘superfood’ because of their antioxidant and cellular health-preserving attributes. They reduce glucose level as well as some of the production of inflamma- tory enzymes. People may have these frequently in their diet to reap a number of health benefits. It would be appro-priate to encourage morinaga plantation on a mass scale across the country.
Published in Dawn, January 23rd, 2023