It’s totally okay to admit to ordering moringa powder after reading some article about its myriad benefits… and then letting it sit on your counter, next to various forgotten adaptogens and fermented protein powders, likewise untouched. Of course, you intended to put “the world’s most useful tree” to work. (It is more anti-inflammatory than turmeric and has more protein than kale.) But once the moringa arrived IRL and you tried stirring it into your water a time or two, you realized you didn’t really know WTF you were supposed to do with it. Or is that just me? Regardless of whether you, too, are looking for more ways to incorporate this power plant into your diet—or are still in the “moringa-curious” phase—it’s probably helpful to know the basics before you start experimenting. First of all, powder forms of the plant, like the one

Moringa is a genus of medicinal plants that has been used traditionally to cure wounds and various diseases such as colds and diabetes. In addition, the genus is also consumed as a source of nutrients and widely used for purifying water. The genus consists of 13 species that have been widely cultivated throughout Asia and Africa for their multiple uses. The purpose of this review is to provide updated and categorized information on the traditional uses, phytochemistry, biological activities, and toxicological research of Moringa species in order to explore their therapeutic potential and evaluate future research opportunities. The literature reviewed for this paper was obtained from PubMed, ScienceDirect, and Google Scholar journal papers published from 1983 to March 2017. Moringa species are well-known for their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antihyperglycemic activities. Most of their biological activity is caused by their

Moringa plant is also known as ‘Sahijan’ or ‘Munaga’ in Hindi, ‘Mulaga’ in Telugu, ‘Murungai’ in Tamil, ‘Nugge Mara’ in Kannada, ‘Sigru’ in Malayalam, ‘Sujna’ in Marathi, ‘Sanjina’ in Punjabi and ‘Lal Sahinjano’ in Rajasthani. Let’s delve deep into the secrets of the moringa plant and identify the benefits. What Is Moringa Plant? The miracle tree Moringa is a multipurpose that is native to parts of Africa and Asia. It is also called drumstick tree by the British and Malunggay in Philippines This plant belongs to the family Moringaceae. It derives its name from the Malayalam word, ‘Muringa’. It is a multipurpose plant and its leaves, pods, fruits, flowers, roots and bark are beneficial in one way or the other. The moringa tree grows easily in semi-arid, tropical and sub-tropical climate and is reported to be beneficial for human beings as its