Moringa Oleifera for Asthma
Aside from being a potent ant-inflammatory, Moringa seed kernels posses amazing anti-asthma properties.
There have been 2 scientific studies which showed Moringa seed extract to be as effective at treating asthma as the prescription pharmaceutical drug Ketotifen, and without any of the negative side-effects.
The study, titled, “Investigation into the mechanism of action of Moringa Oleifera for its anti-asthmatic activity” concluded that Moringa has 4 important anti-asthma benefits:
- Broncodilator: Moringa dilates the bronchi and bronchioles, increasing airflow to the lungs by decreasing resistance in the respiratory airway.
- Mast Cell Stabilization: Moringa helps control allergic disorders by blocking the release of histamine.
- Anti-Inflammatory: Moringa possesses potent anti-inflammatory activity, comparable to that of pharmaceutical drug “Diclofenac Sodium” also known as “Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs”, but again without any of the potentially severe negative side effects.
- Anti-Microbial: Symptoms of breathlessness are sometimes signs of bronchial infection. Moringa Oleifera possesses potent anti-microbial activity when tested against various respiratory pathogens.
Although Moringa seed extract was used for this study, it was noted that an ethanolic or cold water extract of Moringa leaves should posses many of the same benefits.
The study also points out that a hot water extract of moringa did not produce any of the positive effects. This means whatever phytonutrients or plant chemicals responsible for the anti-asthma benefits of Moringa are destroyed by high heat. Thus, Moringa Tea would also likely not be effective for managing asthma unless you cold-brew moringa tea.
Have you been using Moringa to manage your asthma? If so, please leave a comment below!
Moringa Oleifera for Allergies
Allergies affect approximately 50 million people in the United States and that number is sky-rocketing.
Americans spend roughly $4.5 Billion dollars a year on anti-histamine medications to treat allergy symptoms.
Side-effects of these Anti-histamine drugs include dry mouth, sleepiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, restlessness or moodiness and blurred vision.
New research suggests there are completely natural solutions that can ease your symptoms. By incorporating natural antihistamines in to your diet, you can manage your allergies and avoid the negative side effects of medications.
Moringa is loaded with antihistamine polyphenols, flavonoids, and antioxidants and it even contains Omega-3; a potent anti-inflammatory.
The top 3 recommended natural Antihistamine’s are all found in abundance in Moringa.
Quercetin & Keampferol
These are two incredibly powerful antioxidants that work synergistically. Quercetin has been studied extensively for it’s antihistamine use.
“Quercetin is sort of the herbal equivalent to cromolyn sodium [in the over-the-counter spray NasalCrom],” Dr. Rakel tells WebMD “The evidence is promising.”
“I think quercetin is pretty effective and well tolerated,” says Dr. Leopold. “It seems to work well for prevention.”
In the US, Quercetin is usually only highly available in Grapefruit, Onions and Okra, but Moringa Oleifera contains 5 times more Quercetin than any of these (1362.6 mg/kg).
By consuming Moringa (in powder or fresh form) you are getting both Quercetin and Kaempferol flavonoids. These two flavonoids have been shown to work together to fight everything from Cancer cells to inflammation.
A 1992 study found that 2g of Vitamin C decreased histamine levels by 40 percent! Vitamin C actually destroys the molecular structure of histamine so it is recommended that you take a minimum of 500mg every day to fight off allergies/histamine.
Moringa contains 7 times more Vitamin C than Oranges.
Omega 3, which acts as a anti-inflammatory can help protect you from allergic reactions.
According to Mother Earth News,9 a German study published in the journal Allergy found people who have diets rich in of omega-3 fatty acids suffer from fewer allergy symptoms. A second study10 in Sweden found that children who regularly ate fish prior to age one had much lower allergies by age four.
Moringa is one of the few plant sources of Omega 3s in the world. Supplementing Moringa Powder is a great way to get Omega 3 for people who don’t like to eat fish.
As you can see, the science is strong for Moringa’s use to manage and treat asthma and allergies.
But we want to hear from our readers!
Have you been using Moringa manage your allergies? Have you noticed your allergic symptoms have disappeared since taking Moringa? Please share with others in the comments.
Make your own delicious, nutrient packed, supercharged pesto sauce in 3 easy steps.
Pesto Pasta is the obvious choice, but you can also use it on sandwiches, grilled chicken, or as a veggie or cracker dip.
This quick and easy Moringa Powder Omelette recipe has profound benefits.
- Starting your day with 35+ grams of Protein helps you feel full and satiated until lunch.
- Get 100% of the Daily Value (DV) for most vitamins and essential minerals in a form your body can actually absorb.
- Moringa stabilizes your blood sugar throughout the day
- Improves cognitive function and focus throughout the day.
- Improves strength and endurance
- Moringa reduces hunger throughout the day, leading to weight loss.
This recipe masks the bitter taste of Moringa beautifully.
In fact, you may not even taste the Moringa at all! Just a subtle, sweet grassy flavor.
You can start with 1 tsp of Moringa Powder and work yourself up to 1 tbsp — and even go as high as 2tbsp!
There are dozens of studies showing health benefits of a nutrient rich breakfast.
If you prefer something to chew on, or if you need a break from smoothies then The Moringa Powder Omelette is your best option to Supercharge Your Day!!!
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Iron = Oxygen
Oxygen = Energy
Iron is the most essential and important nutrient in our daily lives. This is because Iron is needed to create hemoglobin, which carries oxygen throughout your body.
Moringa for Iron; Key Points:
- People who suffer from fatigue, body weakness, and headaches are likely suffering from Iron deficiency (anaemia) or a mild form of it.
- Iron must be gotten from natural food sources and not from an Iron supplement.
- Iron is vital for muscle health. Without Iron, muscles lose their tone, elasticity, and strength.
- Because our brains use 20% of our Oxygen, Iron is directly related to our brain’s health and function
- Concentration and mental performance can be boosted with sufficient amounts of Iron.
- Iron is especially important for women because of blood loss during menstrual cycles.
- Moringa also naturally contains Calcium, Copper, and Vitamin C which helps boost the Iron’s absorption and effectiveness.
Here is a slower, more detailed video showing you exactly how to purify water using only crushed seeds of Moringa Oleifera.
This simple, yet effective method is being used every day in the developing world.
Vitamin E is important for reducing cholesterol, preventing neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, and for protection against toxins in air-pollution.
It’s also excellent for hair care and skin care!
Most people know Tofu as the #1 source of Vitamin E with one serving (1 full cup) of Tofu providing 21% of your daily recommended intake.
But did you know Moringa Oleifera has 20X more Vitamin E than Tofu?
Yes, just one tiny serving of Moringa Oleifera (1 teaspoon powder) provides 40% of your daily Vitamin E requirements.
88 year old Fidel Castro is making appearances in public again after a long battle with a mysterious stomach ailment that was rumored to be cancer.
According to multiple sources he appears fully recovered and “full of vitality”.
His first meeting in over a year was to discuss Moringa, a plant Fidel calls a “Miracle” and which he credits for his recovery.
Cuba is investing heavily in Moringa, with acres and acres of Moringa being planted and a China-Cuba Moringa Oleifera Science and Technology Center Cooperation — with research facilities in Yunnan, China and Havana, Cuba completed in 2014.
Here is what Fidel Castro has to say about Moringa.
“Moringa, originally from India, is the only plant that has every kind of amino acid. With proper planting and management, its green-leaf production can exceed 300 tons per hectare in a year. It has dozens of medicinal properties,” Fidel said.
“Its effects on the digestive system are very good as with all plants, apart from its high protein qualities, but people should not eat more than 30 grams per day, depending on intestinal motility. Some people can handle more. I know some who consume more in the form of tea, or powder, with excellent results due to its sedative qualities which are helpful for rest,” the Cuban leader said.
He states that “samples of seeds from different varieties have been provided to the agricultural research institutes in our country. We will soon know more about their potential.”
The Cuban Biotechnology Institute, famous for it’s biotech research and medical innovation, has developed other anti-cancer vaccines which may soon become available in the United States due to the lifting of the trade embargo by President Obama.
They are said to have been extensively researching the anti-cancer benefits of Moringa for the last 5 years.
It will be fascinating to see what they’re research reveals. We’ll keep you posted!
Not only can you sharpen your vision and maintain good eye health with Vitamin A, but Vitamin A also helps prevent wrinkles and acne!
The Vitamin A which comes from plants such as Moringa a carrots, beta-carotene, is your body’s preferred type of Vitamin A as it is most easily converted in to Retinol.
One serving (half cup of fresh leaves or 1tsp of Moringa Powder) of Moringa Oleifera provides 1.6mg of Vitamin A, which is more than 100% of the daily recommended Vitamin A!
Experts say a majority of Americans aren’t getting enough magnesium in their diets.
If you experience Chronic Fatigue or Insomnia it could very likely be that you are deficient in Magnesium.
Magnesium is essential to life and good health. Magnesium helps our bodies maintain balance, avoid illness, and perform better under stress.
Dark leafy greens are the best source of magnesium. In 2014, many Americans turned to Kale for their Magnesium, but did you know Moringa Oleifera has 8X more Magnesium than Kale?
Only one serving of Moringa (1/2 cup of fresh leaves or 1 teaspoon of moringa powder) provides a full 61% of your Magnesium requirements!