Health Benefits of Moringa Leaves

Health Benefits of Moringa Leaves
Moringa Oleifera Leaves
Moringa leaves contain more nutrients than the other parts of the plant, moringa leaves are widely used to cure most health-related problems. Moringa leaves can thus be prepared as follows for consumption;
  • Moringa leaves can be used as vegetables for cooking,
  • Moringa leaves can be dried (not sundry) and crushed into powder form as powdered tea.
  • As native therapy to detoxify harmful and unwanted toxins from the body system, by washing and boiling the fresh leaves and drinking it.

Moringa leaves is a significant source of;

  • vitamin A,
  • vitamin B,
  • vitamin C,
  • vitamin K,
  • protein,
  • manganese,
  • beta-carotene,
  • Pro-vitamin A, etc.
Moringa Tea (made from Moringa Leaves)

Nutritional Value of Moringa Leave (per 100g that is 3.5oz)

1. Energy 64 kcal (270 kJ)
2. Carbohydrate 8.28g
3. Dietary fibre 2.0g
4. Fat 1.40g
5. Protein 9.40

Vitamins

1. Vitamin A equivalent 378µg 47%
2. Vitamin B6 1.200mg 92%
3. Vitamin C 51.7mg 62%
4. Thiamine (B1) 0.257mg 22%
5. Riboflavin (B3) 0.660mg 55%
6. Niacin (B3). 2.220mg 15%
7. Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.125mg 3%
8. Folate (B9) 40µg 10%

Minerals

1. Calcium 185mg 19%
2. Iron 4.00mg 31%
3. Phosphorus 112mg 16%
4. Potassium 337mg 7%
5. Sodium 9mg 1%
6. Manganese 0.36mg 17%
7. Magnesium 147mg 41%
8. Zinc 0.6mg 6%

Water: 78.66g


The amino acid content of Moringa leave

Nutrients Dried leave Fresh leave
1. Arginine 406.6mg 1,325mg
2. Histidine 149.8mg 613mg
3. Isoleucine 299.6mg 825mg
4. Leucine 492.2mg 1,950mg
5. Lysine 342.4mg 1,325mg
6. Methionine 117.7mg 350mg
7. Phenylalanine 310.3mg 1,388mg
8. Threonine 117.7mg 1,188mg
9. Tryptophan 107mg 425mg
10. Valine 374.5mg 1,063mg

Valine

  • This promotes the state of mind,
  • It promotes a sharp mind,
  • It calms the mood, and
  • Strengthen the muscles.

Threonine

  • For elastin and enamel proteins,
  • It boosts metabolism,
  • It prevents the build-up of fat and melts down unwanted body fat in the liver,
  • It boosts the digestive and intestinal tracts,
  • It builds collagen.

Methionine

  • It lowers cholesterol,
  • It reduces liver fat,
  • It cures bladder irritation,
  • It increases the liver's production of lecithin,
  • It provides sulfur to the body,
  • It prevents hair, skin and nail issues.

Leucine

  • It builds up body energy and alertness,
  • It builds up protein and enzymes.

Phenylalanine

  • It boosts memory capacity,
  • Reduces hunger and pain.

Tryptophan

  • it reduces the risk of artery and heart spasms,
  • It reduces anxiety and depression,
  • It reduces a migraine,
  • It reduces cholesterol levels,
  • It gets rid of insomnia,
  • It supports the immune system.

Lysine

  • It reduces viral growth,
  • It promotes the formation of collagen,
  • It aids in the production of hormones, enzymes, and antibodies.

Isoleucine

  • It aids the formation of biochemical components within the body,
  • It builds up protein and enzyme needed for the body.

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