MORINGA “THE MIRACLE TREE”
The saying that says ‘never judge a book by its cover’ definitely applies to Moringa Olifeira. As one takes a look at how small the leaves are, it is easy to be deceived into thinking that the small seeds don’t possess as much power as they do. They are overflowing with nutrients and medicinal properties. Are you familiar with Moringa and the amazing benefits it entails?
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WHAT IS IT?Moringa Oleifera, better known as Moringa, is a plant that grows in Africa, India, Asia, and South America. It is classified within the super-food category because of its nutrient-dense qualities and how it’s easily absorbed and utilized by the body. Almost like the Baobab tree, the Moringa is also completely useful; from its leaves, flowers, pods, and seeds, all being suitable and nutritious for human consumption. It is also drought resistant.
Moringa is referred to as the “MIRACLE TREE” due to the fact that it has been used for centuries for its medicinal and health properties.
WHAT IS IN IT?Research done by scientists and food experts have identified the wealth of minerals and compounds contained within the Moringa plant. These are some of the most important essential nutrients for human health and well-being.
It contains 20 types of Amino Acids, 46 Antioxidants, 36 Anti-inflammatory compounds, and more than 90 Nutrients which makes it one of the most nutritious foods. Some of these minerals include; Iron, Calcium, Vitamins A, B, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, and E. It also includes a good source of quality Protein and Fiber. Studies have shown that the dried leaves as compared to the fresh leaves micro-nutrient content are 10 times greater than the fresh leaves, and our Afrikinky Moringa powder which is easily soluble consist of the dried Moringa leaves, serving you with maximum nutrients that the body needs.
DID YOU KNOW?
- 7x the Vitamin C of Oranges
- 4x the Vitamin A of Carrots
- 4x the Calcium of Milk
- 3x the Potassium of Bananas
- 2x the Protein of Yogurt
- More Vitamin E than Spinach
- More Iron than Almonds
WHAT TO GAIN FROM IT?Moringa is an all-natural multivitamin that should be a part of any healthy diet. Moringa has an unending list of health benefits and its versatility allows it to also offer great beauty benefits for your hair and skin. Some of the numerous health benefits include;
Bone Health: the amount of calcium that is contained in Moringa will help prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which bones become weak and brittle) which comes with old age. What compliments the calcium in Moringa is the natural Amino acids in it, which serves as the catalyst to the absorption of Calcium into our bodies. Without Amino Acids, it is difficult for our body to absorb calcium.
Boosting Stamina and Reduce Fatigue: supplying loads of Vitamin A and Iron to the body provides a good fight against unwanted exhaustion and boost stamina as well as increase concentration. When the body has the amount of Iron needed, it wards off the continuous feeling of tiredness.
Moringa improves the Digestive system: stomach related problems that lead to constipation and need for laxative before being able to visit the loo becomes a thing of the past when Moringa becomes a part of our lifestyle. With the amazing amount of Fiber in Moringa, it gets the digestive system back on track and keeps bowels moving properly. The fiber can also reduce appetite, curb cravings which can help result in weight loss.
The source of Vitamin A in Moringa helps with good vision and clear eyesight.
It helps in lowering cholesterol, controls blood pressure, detoxifies the body, improves immunity, helps stabilize blood sugar, etc.
SKIN BENEFITS OF MORINGAThe natural Vitamin C in Moringa boosts collagen, helping reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. There are over 40 antioxidants in Moringa, that help to lower the impact of radiation from the sun on the body. When Moringa is applied on cuts and wounds, it heals fast and prevents scar formation.
Due to its antibacterial properties, consuming Moringa helps prevent the buildup of acne on the skin by purifying the blood of toxins which leads to the forming of Acne.Afrikinky Moringa powder can be used directly as a face mask or mixed with a preferable ingredient to create a paste for the face for glowing and blemish-free skin.
See below for a few recipes in how you can use our AFRIKINKY MORINGA POWDER:
MORINGA AVOCADO FACE MASK
- One tablespoon of Afrikinky Moringa powder
- One tablespoon of pure honey
- A mashed avocado
- A teaspoon of lemon juice or water
- Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Apply the mask to your face, slowly and evenly on your face.
- Leave the mask on your face for about 20 minutes.
- Wash your face with lukewarm water.
Dry the face with a clean towel. HAIR BENEFITS OF MORINGA
Afrikinky Moringa powder contains Zinc which stimulates hair growth by enhancing the immune system. It also provides Vitamins B6, to the hair follicles to prevent hair loss and thinning. Moringa is a remedy for hair loss because it contains protein, vitamins, and minerals that help protect cells from damage.
MORINGA AVOCADO HAIR MASK
- 1 tablespoon Afrikinky Moringa powder
- ¼ avocado, mashed
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Mash everything together with a fork until a nice paste is made. You could even run this in your food processor for a whipped version!
- Apply thoroughly to your hair, focusing on the ends. Cover in a shower cap or carefully tie back your hair.
- Leave it in for about 10 minutes and then rinse clean.
Pro tip: You can use your shampoo to wash the mask out of your hair, though we love using a combination of baking soda and water to rinse the hair. Depending on your hair it may be a bit oily afterward, but the benefits are amazing.
In conclusion, Moringa is the perfect complement to a healthy lifestyle. Millions of people use this plant to consume the nutrients they need to thrive. And Afrikinky Moringa powder can easily fit into your daily nutritional plan.
MIX, SHAKE, SPRINKLEAdd a serving to juice, water, smoothies, salads, soups, or other dishes for a nutritional super-food boost.
1.Banana Smoothie with Moringa and Almond Milk
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1-2 tablespoons Afrikinky Moringa powder
- 1 frozen banana, chopped
- Add almond milk, Afrikinky Moringa powder, and frozen banana to a high-speed blender.
- Process until the smoothie is smooth and creamy. Serve immediately.
2. MORINGA TEA
- 1-2 Tablespoons of Afrikinky Moringa powder
- ½ slice of lemon-
- Boil water and pour into a cup.
- Add your Afrikinky Moringa powder squeeze your lemon and add honey to taste
- Stir till completely dissolved and enjoy your tea.
- Can be drunk hot or cold.
MORINGA SPINACH STEW