Moringa (Moringa oleifera) Tea: Health Benefits, preparation and side effects

Moringa tea health benefits and side effects
Moringa Health Benefits

What is Moringa Tea?

Moringa tea is prepared from dry leaves either grounded or whole. Moringa leaves posses amazing nutritional and medicinal property which makes moringa tea one of the most healthy tea in the world.

Health benefits of Moringa Tea

1.Anti-Diabetic

Moringa tea helps in reducing blood sugar level in hyperglycemic patients. A research (1) on the antidiabetic property of moringa tea on humans evaluates the decrease in blood sugar level within 2 hours after intake.

2.Anti-asthmatic

Asthma is a chronic respiratory disorder which affect large population. The cases of asthma also increase with the increase in pollution level of our atmosphere. Studies were done in the year 2008 (2) showed that hot water extract of moringa is effective against various respiratory pathogens and thus having an anti-asthmatic property.

3.Improve Bone density

Moringa leaf are rich in calcium in a study done in 2015 it was found that 100g of moringa leaf provide 764 mg calcium in comparison to whole milk which only provide 121 mg of calcium (3). According to NHS UK (4), adults need 700mg of calcium a day from its dietary source. Calcium is important for strong bone and teeth development, proper heart function and clotting.

4. Anti-cancerous

Moringa leaves are rich in flavonoids (5) like quercetin and phenolics which acts as antioxidants and scavenge the free radicals produced in the body. Recent studied shows antioxidant, cytotoxic and chemopreventive properties of moringa leaves which indicate its possibility of becoming a novel anticancer drug(6).

5. Healthy liver

Moringa leaf extraction helps in prevention of non-alcoholic fatty liver in individuals. A high fat diet is the main reason of non alcoholic fatty liver which further triggers the liver complication (8).

6. Improves Memory

Leaves of Moringa helps in improving memory in dementia patients. Dementia is state of losing the ability of problem solving capacity, language and memory. Based on studies done in year 2013, showed significant improvement if memory due to its antioxidant and neuroprotective properties (7)

7.Anti-inflammatory

Flavonoids and phenolics present in Moringa leaves are related to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant activities and therefore helps in reducing inflammation, hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia(9).

8. Boost Immunity

Moringa tea helps in improving the immunity of body due to the presence of vitamin C and E. Along with immune boosting property vitamin E also helps in aiding healthy skin and eyes. Vitamin C is important as it strengthens the immune system, acts against cardiovascular disease and prenatal birth problems.

9. Improves male potency

Moringa leaves are an excellent source of zinc supplement as it contains 25-30 mg Zinc per kg. Zinc is one of the important mineral required for normal growth. As deficiency of zinc causes problems associated with ill mental health, hair loss, low potency in male and poor immune system.

10. Prevents anemia

Iron deficiency is the main reason behind anemia it affects more women than that of men. Women with pregnancy and women with a heavy menstrual period are the major victim of anemia. Moringa leaves are rich in iron research shows per 1000 mg of moringa leaf contains 28 mg iron which is more than beef as it contains only 2 mg iron (1).

Side Effects of Moringa Tea?

1.High in Zinc, Potassium, and calcium. so one should not consume more than RDA( recommended dietary amount).

2.No Human trial during pregnancy, so if you are expecting a child one should avoid consuming Moringa tea.

How to prepare Moringa tea?

Step 1: Take 5-10 Grams moringa leaves powder( 1-1.5 Tbsp) and boil it in 200 ml water for 10 Mins

Step 2: Strain the water and if you like then you can add lemon, ginger or sweetener as per your taste.

References

  1. eHEALTH INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL Comparative Effects of Moringa Oleifera Lam. Tea on Normal and Hyperglycemic Patients.
  2. DOI 10.3742/OPEM.2008.8.1.024
  3. 3. https://dx.doi.org/10.4103%2F0974-8490.157968
  4. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/calcium/
  5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fshw.2016.04.001
  6. DOI: 10.5897/JMPR2013.5353
  7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/695936
  8. https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/f348/6a590c7ad486409786650b8e8b38158d7d97.pdf
  9. DOI: 10.7314/APJCP.2014.15.20.8571

5 Comments

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  2. Moringa health benefits includes protecting skin and nourishing hair, fighting inflammation, promoting heart health, stabilizing mood and enhancing neurotransmitters …

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