MORINGA NIGERIA PROJECT: 100 Health Benefits of Moringa seeds, moringa leaf, moringa oil, Moringa gum, moringa root, moringa flowers...

100 Health Benefits of Moringa seeds, moringa leaf, moringa oil, Moringa gum, moringa root, moringa flowers...

Moringa oleifera has got a lot of Health benefits. Since all the parts of moringa oleifera has immense benefits, you want to know what benefits each part specifically offers. Such as the health benefits of moringa seeds, health benefits of  moringa leaf, health benefits of moringa oil, health benefits of moringa roots and the health benefits of moringa flowers. I will attempt to explain these in detail below.
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Health Benefits of Moringa Leaves (22 Remedies Minimum)

moringa leaf
  1. Moringa Leaves are used to manage malnutrition.
  2. In India, juice from Moringa leaves is believed to have a stabilizing effect on blood pressure and is used to treat anxiety.
  3. In Senegal, an infusion of Moringa leaf juice is believed to improve blood sugar levels in cases of diabetes.
  4. Moringa Leaf juice applied as drops is used against conjunctivitis(inflammation of the eye) also known as 'apolo'.
  5. Moringa leaves can be mixed with honey and followed by a drink of coconut milk, 2 or 3 times a day, as a remedy for diarrhea, dysentery and colitis.
  6. Moringa Leaf juice, sometimes with carrot juice added, is used as a diuretic.
  7. Eating leaves is recommended in cases of gonorrhoea on account of it’s diuretic action.
  8. In Nigeria, leaf sap is used as a purgative.
  9. In India and the Nicaragua, leaves and young buds are rubbed on the temple i.e the forehead as a remedy for migraine headache.
  10. In India and Philippines, a poultice made from fresh leaves of Moringa oleifera is applied to reduce glandular swelling.
  11. In Bahamas and Jamaica, men drink leaf decoction (Decoction is a method of extraction by boiling of dissolved chemicals from herbal or plant material, which may include stems, roots, bark and rhizomes) to build up blood.
  12. Leaf juice is also taken as an emetic - An emetic is a medicine or other substance which causes vomiting.
  13. Malaysians sometimes applied a leaf poultice to the abdomen to expel intestinal worms.
  14. Leaf juice is sometimes used on the skin as an antiseptic.
  15. In India, leaves are used to treat fevers, bronchitis, eye and ear infections, scurvy and catarrh.
  16. Leaf infusion is used to treat febrile conditions in Nigeria.
  17. Leaves are considered to be anthelminthic.
  18. Leaves are used as an irritant and as a purgative.
  19. In Nicaragua, Guatemala and Senegal, leaves are applied as poultice on sores and skin infections.
  20. Leaves are used to treat malaria and jaundice.
  21. In Nigeria, leaf poultice is effective against inflammations and migraine headache.
  22. In the Philippines, eating moringa leaves is believed to increase a woman’s milk production and is sometimes prescribed for anaemia.

Health benefits of Moringa Flowers ( 8 Remedies Minimum)

moringa flower
  1. Moringa flowers are used in the Treatment of malnutrition, just like moringa leaves.
  2. You can use infusion made from flowers for colds.
  3. Moringa Flowers and root contain the antibiotic pterygospermin, which is highly effective on cholera and at high concentration functions as a fungicide.
  4. Moringa Flowers are traditionally used as a tonic, diuretic, and abortifacient.
  5. Moringa Flowers are considered to be anthelminithic.
  6. Moringa flowers are used to treat inflammations, muscle diseases, tumors and enlargement of the spleen.
  7. Juice pressed from the Moringa flowers is said to alleviate sore throat and catarrh.
  8. An infusion of the flowers is used as eyewash and a decoction from the flowers has been used to treat hysteria.

Health benefits of Moringa Pods (3 Remedies Minimum)

moringa pods
  1. Treatment of malnutrition.
  2. Pods are believed to be anthelminthic.
  3. Pods are used in affections of liver and spleen, and in treating joint pains.

Health benefits of Moringa Roots (14 Remedies Minimum)

moringa roots
  1. Moringa roots are used as a carminative (A carminative, is an herb or preparation intended to either prevent formation of gas in the gastrointestinal tract or facilitate the expulsion of said gas, thereby combatting flatulence.) and as a laxative. Laxatives are substances that loosen stools and increase bowel movements. They are used to treat and prevent constipation.
  2. Moringa Roots are considered useful against intermittent fevers and are sometimes chewed to relieve cold symptoms.
  3. Juice from roots is applied externally as a rubefacient, counterirritant or vesicant.
  4. Roots are used as an abortifacient, diuretic and as cardiac and circulatory tonic.
  5. Roots are used to treat epilepsy, nervous debility and hysteria.
  6. In Senegal and India, roots are pounded and mixed with salt to make a poultice for treating rheumatism and articular pains. In Senegal, this poultice is also used to relieve lower back or kidney pain.
  7. Roots are used as a purgative.
  8. In India and Indo-China, Nicaragua and Nigeria, a root poultice is used to treat inflammations, especially pedal odema and arthritis
  9. A decoction of roots is used to cleanse sores and ulcers.
  10. In India and Indo-China, roots are used to treat cases of scurvy.
  11. Root juice mixed with milk is considered useful against hiccoughs, asthma, gout, lumbago, rheumatism, enlarged spleen or liver, internal and deep-seated inflammations, and calculous affections. Crushed root mixed with run has been used as a liniment of rheumatism.
  12. A snuff made from roots is inhaled to relieve earache and toothache.
  13. A juice made from a combination of fresh roots, bark and leaves is inserted into nostrils to arouse a patient from coma or stupor.
  14. Root ash is used in the treatment of splenosis.


Health benefits of Root Bark and Stem Bark (17 Remedies Minimum)

moringa root back
  1. Moringa root and tree bark are used to treat sores and skin infections. In India, a paste from ground bark is considered effective in treating boils.
  2. Bark is regarded as useful in treating scurvy.
  3. In India, stem and root bark are taken as appetizers and digestives.
  4. In India, hysteria is treated by taking orally and smearing the body with a paste made from the leaves and barks.
  5. In Senegal, a decoction of root-bark, roots, leaves and flowers is used to treat epilepsy, hysteria, and intestinal spasms.
  6. In India, a decoction of the root bark is used as a fermentation to easy intestinal spams and is considered useful in calculous affections.
  7. Stem bark is used to cure eye diseases.
  8. In India, root bark is said to prevent enlargement of the spleen and formation of tuberculous glands of the neck, to destroy tumours and to heal ulcers.
  9. Juice from root bark is put into the ear to relieve earaches and also placed in a toothache cavity as a pain killer.
  10. Bark is used as a treatment for delirious patients.
  11. In India, a paste made from ground bark is applied to relieve the pain caused by rheumatism, scorpion bites and sprains.
  12. In the Philippines, it is believed that roots, chewed and applied to a snakebite, will keep the poison from spreading.
  13. Bark is used as a rubefacient and as a vesicant.
  14. In India, bark is sometimes mixed with peppercorns and used as an abortifacient (although often with fatal consequences).
  15. In India, bark paste is taken orally against colds.
  16. Root bark has antiviral and analgesic characters.

Health Benefits of Moringa Gum (9 Remedies Minimum)

Moringa gum can be got by cutting the stem of the moringa tree as shown above.

  1. Moringa Gum, mixed with sesame oil, is used to relieve headaches. This is also poured into ears for the relief of earache.
  2. In Java, gum is given for intestinal compliments.
  3. In India, gum is used against dental caries.
  4. Gum is considered to be diuretic- causing increased passing of urine
  5. In India and Senegal, gum is considered useful in treating fevers, dysentery and asthma.
  6. Gum is used as an astringent and ruberfacient (rubefacient is a substance for topical application that produces redness of the skin e.g. by causing dilation of the capillaries and an increase in blood circulation.)
  7. In India gum mixed with mustard oil and garlic is massaged on the soles of the feet to treat typhoid.
  8. In India, gum is sometimes used as an abortifacient(causing pregancy abortion).
  9. In India, gum is used to treat syphilis and rheumatism.

Health Benefits of Moringa Seeds (13 Remedies Minimum)

  1. Seeds are used against fevers.
  2. Seeds are used to treat abdominal tumours
  3. A report form Nicaragua says that consumption of two Moringa seed kernel morning and night daily can reduce pains, arthritis and back pain.
  4. In Aruba, a paste of crushed seeds is spread on warts.
  5. Brain Boost
  6. Enhanced vision
  7. Increase in semen in men.
  8. Improved libido in men.
  9. Helps with constipation.
  10. Alleviates ear aches
  11. Helps with Menstrual cramps in women
  12. Instantly stops severe headaches and stomach aches.
  13. Helps with mood swings.

Health Benefits of Moringa Seed Oil (17 Remedies Minimum)

Moringa oil

  1. Cooking(but expensive :) 
  2. Energy supply to the body
  3. Anti-aging oil.
  4. Natural skin glow.
  5. Fights acne, black heads and dark spots.
  6. Fights dandruff and split ends
  7. Induces good sleep for insomniacs
  8. Protects bones, soothes nervous system
  9. Natural hair cleanser.
  10. Moisturizes scalp
  11. Maintains Stronger hair
  12. Moringa seed oil is applied externally to relieve pain and swelling in case of gout or rheumatism, and to treat skin diseases.
  13. Oil is used to treat hysteria and scurvy.
  14. Oil is applied to treat prostate and bladder troubles.
  15. Oil is considered to be a tonic and a purgative.
  16. Oil is used as a cold remedy in children and adults.
  17. Drinking the oil relieves abdominal pains.

In conclusion, Moringa is growing in popularity largely as a result of the many beneficial uses that it can be put to. If you are in doubt of the efficacy of the moringa tree, these testimonials will be of help.
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