The drumstick or Moranga tree contains a staggering 92 nutrients and 46 natural antioxidants and as if that weren’t enough it also holds a number of anti-inflammatory compounds. The sheer number of nutrients found in this tree brings it to the top of the superfoods list, and in its native locations it is said to have the ability to treat more than 300 diseases and illnesses.

Its high antioxidant levels freezes free radicals in their tracks and cuts the risk of cancer while also slowing down the ageing process and promoting longevity. It lowers cholesterol levels and regulates blood pressure thanks to the high niacin levels and contains large levels of vitamins B3 and B10. A serving of 100g of this tree gives over 8g protein, over 400mg potassium, nearly 450mg calcium, as well as 164mg vitamin C and 738 μg of vitamin A.                                    

    Vitamins: it also contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B7, A, C, K, E and D.                                             

     Amino Acids: On top of that it contains various other nutrients, including the following essential amino acids:

  • Threonine which is a nutrient that helps metabolism and prevent fatty build up in the liver. It also aids digestion.
  • Isoleucine is good for a healthy brain and helps to give the body natural energy.
  • Leucine works hand in hand with isoleucine to increase energy levels.
  • Phenylalanine aid communication between the brain’s nerve cells and also helps to reduce hunger pangs and it also increases alertness and improve memory.
  • Tryptophan supports your immune system, and its mood boosting ability helps to beat depression and anxiety-associated insomnia. It also reduces the risk of heart attack and lowers bad cholesterol levels.
  • Lysine aids the absorption of calcium into the bones, supports antibodies and regulates various hormones as well as inhibiting the growth of virus cells.
  • Methionine provides the body with sulphur as well as helping to lower cholesterol.  It also supports the liver, kidneys, and helps you to stay younger for longer by keeping skin, hair and nails healthy.
  • Valine helps to keep the mind calm. 

There are other amino acids in Moringa too which are not essential to the body but are still good for supporting health. These include histidine, alanine, glutamic acid, arginine, cysteine, proline, aspartic acid, glycine, serine and tyrosine.

Moringa seeds contain oils that hold high levels of oleic acid, which is great for holistic health.

Use the seeds to Clarify/ Purift dirty water for drinking. In addition to its healing and superfood benefits, Studies also show that moringa seeds have antifungal and antibacterial properties. This allows the seeds to kill harmful bacteria and parasites found in polluted water. Today, many people opt for more natural approaches to purifying water. They are placing the ancient method of moringa seed clarification into practice. moringa seeds contain a certain type of protein that binds impurities together. Some use the following method:

INSTRUCTIONS TO CLEAN WATER WITH MORINGA SEEDS                                                                                                                    1 Collect mature Moringa oleifera seed pods and remove seeds from pods.                                                                                                                             2 Shell seeds (remove seed coat) to obtain clean seed kernels; discard discolored seeds.                                                                                                        3 Determine quantity of kernels needed based on amount and turbidity of water; in general 1 seed kernel will treat 1 liter (1.056 qt) of water.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   4 Crush appropriate number of seed kernels (using grinder, mortar & pestle, etc) to obtain a fine powder and sift the powder through a screen or small mesh.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 Mix seed powder with a small amount of clean water to form a paste.                                                                                                                                  6 Mix the paste and 250 ml (1 cup) of clean water into a bottle and shake for 1 minute to activate the coagulant properties and form a solution           Filter this solution through a muslin cloth or fine mesh screen (to remove insoluble materials) and into the water to be treated.                                                                         8 Stir treated water rapidly for at least 1 minute then slowly (15-20 rotations per minute) for 5-10 minutes.                                                                            9 Let the treated water sit without disturbing for at least 1-2 hours.                                                                                                                                        10 When the particles and contaminates have settled to the bottom, the clean water can be carefully poured off.                                                                 11 This clean water can then be filtered or sterilized to make it completely safe for drinking.                                                                                           Low turbidity NTU<50 1 seed per 4 liters (4.225 qt) water                                                                                                                                                      Medium turbidity NTU 50-150 1 seed per 2 liters (2.112 qt) water                                                                                                                                          High turbidity NTU 150-250 1 seed per 1 liter (1.056 qt) water                                                                                                                                     Extreme turbidity NTU >250 2 seeds per 1 liter (1.056 qt) water                                                                                                                                Moringa Fights Malnutrition: Moringa oleifera helps fight malnutrition in many areas of the world. It has an amazing ability to thrive in areas where the epidemic of starvation is so prevalent. Moringa has been shown to curb malnutrition in as little as three months

 

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