Moringa is a miraculous tree often used in biocosmetics and FYTOTERAPII, due to its exceptional effects for beauty and health. It is a tropical tree of hardwood originating in India. It grows in several African countries, Asia and Latin America and can also survive large droughts. The best known variety is Moringa Olejodárná, but varieties such as Moringa Stenopetala from Ethiopia or Moringa peregrine originating in the Red Sea area are also known. Moringa Olejodárna, which is cultivated in Africa, can alleviate many of the difficulties faced by local inhabitants: malnutrition, infectious diseases caused by polluted water, poverty. Scientific research demonstrates the beneficial effects of moringy, making it increasingly popular in Europe.
All parts of the moringy can be used. Sweet and spicy green fruits are cooked as vegetables. The root is used in the fight against malaria. The leaves are eaten cooked or fried, from dried to produced powder, which can be added to any dish as a dietary supplement. The seeds can be eaten grilled as peanuts. The powder of seeds is used as a biodegradable flokulant for cleaning unhealthy water instead of aluminium sulphate.
The oil is clear, sweet, odourless and highly resistant to oxidation. It is edible, used in cosmetics, especially in the perfume industry as a fixátor fragrance. It is used as a spray on the leaves of plants, due to faster and richer growth.
The leaves of moringy are rich in amino acids and essential fatty acids. After drying and processing to powder, they become a major dietary supplement that is very similar to spiruline. The powder of the moringy leaves differs from spirulina to a higher calcium content and vitamin C, thus helping to combat malnutrition.
With its nutritional values, Moringa is also important for pregnant women and children. It covers the daily nutritional needs of pregnant or breastfeeding women and helps them to fight anemia by administering a small amount (25g).
25g Morigny corresponds to daily needs up to 21% of proteins, 84% calcium, 94% iron, 143% Vitamin C, 69% Vitamin A and 26% magnesium. Moringa is rich in minerals such as zinc, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium. It helps fight malnutrition and promotes child growth. One tablespoon of moringy consumed 3x daily covers the child's needs (from 6 months to 3 years) of 42% protein, 310% Vitamin A, 125% calcium, 41% potassium and 71% iron.
Almost all parts of the tree have a nutritional, therapeutic or cosmetic meaning.
Therapeutic and Cosmetic properties of moringy:
Therapeutic properties of the leaves, roots, bark and branches are known in Ayurvedic medicine. In Europe, Moringa is not very well known, but recently its effects are the attention of experts on natural cosmetics.
- Tea from the roots or a patch of mash from the roots fights against malaria, asthma, joint pain and inflammation.
- The cooked bark fights against the bladder stones.
- Cooked leaves improve digestion.
- Raw fruits encourage appetite.
- The water of the lúhovaných branches fights against blindness.
Cosmetic meaning: Powder of leaves and seed oil moringy
- Skin Effects: Nourishing, softensing and revitalizesing mature skin, thanks to vitamin E and antioxidants, soothes sensitive and itchy skin, thanks to vitamin A and unsaturated fatty acids.
- Hair effects: Thanks to vitamin A helps dry hair with a slant to Krepovateniu, vitamin B prevents baldness and vitamin E improves blood circulation of the scalp.
Beneficial effects of moringy and method of consumption:
All parts of the plant can be consumed, but the most used are the leaves. Moringa is sold in the form of powder, capsule, herbal tea or sold whole dried leaves. According to traditional medicine and belief ajurvedy, Moringa can cure more than 300 diseases.
Consumption of moringy in the world:
In India, Moringa is grown for its fruits, which are eaten fresh or canned.
In Cambodia, the soup is brewed from young leaves, which are sometimes added to the fruit of the tree.
In West Africa, they consume leaves like any other vegetables.