Moringa oleifera is a tree grown in all tropical areas for its many uses.
Its benefits are nutritional, medicinal, cosmetic and even industrial (treatment of water with the seed).

Properties and benefits of moringa

  • Vitamin richness:Moringa leaves have high concentrations of vitamins. A portion of 30 g of powder indeed covers 300% of daily needs in vitamin B2 (for muscle tone), 160% in vitamin A (health of the eyes) and 226% in vitamin E (health of the skin).
  • Amino acid wealth: it is one of the rare plants that brings to the body the eight essential amino acids.
  • Protection against oxidative stress: a study has shown that moringa leaves have important antioxidant activity that prevents, for example, lipides Oxidized blood does not settle in the vessels. In addition to vitamine C moringa has interesting concentrations of chlorogenic acid and quercetin, two othermolécules antioxidant.
  • hypoglycemic: several animal studies have shown that Moringa oleifera can help lower blood sugar levels, but there is still no data for humans

The benefits of moringa are many, but one of the best known is the content and quality of its proteins. Proteins make up a quarter of the weight of pure powder moringa. In addition, rare in plants, these proteins contain all the essential amino acids. You want to eat less meat, moringa leaf powder has an exceptional calcium content. It contains more than yogurt, milk or cheese. This calcium is well assimilated because unlike many vegetables, for example spinach, moringa is poor in oxalates (which block the assimilation of calcium). This is a contribution that will interest you if you want to reduce or stop your consumption of dairy products.

The moringa leaf contains essential fatty acids, especially a lot of omega 3 which is deficient in our diet (1000mg / 100g), and little omega 6 which we have too high. The balance between these polyunsaturated fatty acids is crucial for a host of important processes: the proper functioning of the cardiovascular, cerebral and hormonal systems, immune and anti-inflammatory reactions. Moringa is particularly rich in antioxidants: vitamins A, C, E , and very many polyphenols. These compounds protect our body against cellular aging and chronic conditions, from cancer to arthritis to heart disease.


The moringa leaf is interesting to use in cooking, rather than in capsules. Indeed a superfood is effective from a few grams (not mg) per day. It is good to associate with other foods that facilitate digestion. So you can use raw or cooked powder.

Moringa is a tropical tree belonging to the family Moringaceae. There are about 13 species of moringa, including Moringa Oleifera, one of the best known.

This tree is native to India and grows in tropical or subtropical climate: Africa, Caribbean, Asia, Latin America … It is an extremely fast growing tree that can grow up to 4 meters in one year, to reach a final height of 6 to 15 meters. The leaves, the fruits, the seeds, the roots, the bark but also the flowers each have a nutritional, therapeutic or cosmetic interest, hence its nickname “tree of life” or “tree with miracles”.