Moringa oleifera commonly known as the “drumstick tree” is used in traditional medicine for a wide range of ailments. Every part of the tree is used, either as food or as an ingredient in herbal medicines. Moringa products are available in the form of powders, seeds, and oils and are recognized for their wide range of health benefits. It is an excellent source of vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), C (folate and ascorbic acid) and minerals like Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Zinc. High protein content in the leaves aid muscle growth and improves bone strength. Moringa leaves rich in antioxidants help prevent many conditions such as dry skin, wrinkles, premature aging, and neuro-degeneration. Consumption of moringa boosts resilience against bacterial infections of the gut, maintains blood glucose levels and helps with Type 2 diabetes. Moringa has antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral and antidepressant properties that are used in preserving food, purification of water, skin infections and treatment of herpes. Moringa oil when applied topically can fight fungal infections, hydrate skin, heal wounds and skin damages. It is also used in perfumes, and hair care products.

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