Sunday, November 11, 2012

Moringa and Why You Need It In Your Life

Moringa leaves

About six months ago I get a call from my mother asking, "if I've ever heard of the plant Moringa?", to which I replied no. She told me research it and on her visit to LA she would bring me some.  After much research I was itching to get my hands on this plant. Moringa or sometimes called the tree of life grows in tropical and sub tropical areas and in my opinion is a wonder plant. The plant takes care of a lot of your nutritional needs, has medicinal qualities, can purify water and is a fast growing tree!!! The leaves have 10x more vitamin A than carrots, 25x more iron than spinach, 17x more calcium than milk, 4x more protein than eggs, 15x more potassium than bananas and 0.75 more vitamin C than oranges.  To get an even better idea of this plant dubbed "the miracle tree" , "It can rebuild weak bones, enrich anemic blood and enable a malnourished mother to nurse her starving baby. It's cheap, and full of nutrients. A dash of Moringa can make dirty water drinkable. Doctors use Moringa to treat diabetes in West Africa and high blood pressure in India. Not only can Moringa staunch a skin infection, it makes an efficient fuel, fertilizer and livestock feed." - Can you understand my excitement now?!?!!! I've been using the powder in my smoothies, sometimes brewing it and drinking it like tea or sprinkling it on my food. The method I prefer most is in my smoothies. While I find the smell strong (reminds me of  henna), it doesn't alter the taste of anything but seems to act more like a flavor enhancer. I have some seeds I've crushed up and put it in my facial cleanser to see how that works. I've been using the plant for about 3 weeks now and one thing I've started to notice is that my hair and nails seem very strong and the growth rate seems to have increased. I haven't measured or scientifically documented this to make any factual claims but since I started taking it I have to clip my nails more often and shave and pluck far more rapidly than normal and I haven't introduced a new supplement to my regimen other than the Moringa. In order to really give a thorough review though I'll have to get back to you guys in about 3 months, but I will update if I notice further improvements. I'm excited!!! To learn more about Moringa check out and of course google! Have a wonderful Sunday lovlies:)

Moringa Powder


  1. Are you still using the Moringa powder? How has it been working for you overall?

  2. Too bad not everyone is aware of Moringa and its wonderful benefits. One could save a lot of money spent on health and beauty products and supplements that offers false promises. It’s been a year. Have you noticed significant change on your skin and hair because of Moringa? Moringa Delight