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Moringa also referred as The Mighty Moringa is rich source of phytonutrients i.e moringine, moringinine, the potent antioxidants quercetin, kaempferol, rhamnetin, and various polyphenols.  The benefits of Moringa with its powerful antioxidant activity against free radicals prevents ageing, helps to treat inflammation, arthritic condition, infectious disorders, various problems of the cardiovascular and digestive organs, while improving liver & kidney function, blood sugar level , lowering lipid and cholesterol level  includes the following:

  • Liver Health: Moringa extracts exert a hepatoprotective effect on the liver.  It helps to restore the levels of glutathione content in the body and prevents radiation-induced hepatic lipid peroxidation. This protective effect is attributed to the presence of phytochemicals such as catechin, epicatechin, ferulic acid and vitamin C found in moringa.
  • Nephrotoxicity (kidney’s health): Moringa extracts exert a protective effect against nephrotoxicity which helps in attenuating renal injuries due to its high antioxidant content. It serves as an effective bio-absorbent and helps in the removal of heavy metals and harmful toxins.
  • Diabetes: Moringa extracts exert anti-diabetic effects in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. It works positively towards the reduction of blood glucose, urine sugar and urine proteins by neutralize the effect of free-radical on Beta cells, regulates and control sugar levels & balances the permeability of cell membranes thus accelerate Processes of protein and nucleic acid metabolism which alter the injured pancreatic beta cell and also stimulate the secretions of insulin.
  • Healthy Skin:Moringa seed oil is beneficial for the skin. The hydrating and detoxifying effects of moringa extracts help in neutralizing the effects of harmful pollutants, prevents wrinkles and slows premature aging. The high protein content of moringa aids in protecting the dermal cells from damage caused by heavy metals such as mercury and cadmium
  • Stomach Disorders: The isothiocyanates present in moringa are effective in the treatment of abdominal disorders such as constipation, gastritis and ulcerative colitis. Moringa extracts can be considered as an effective herbal alternative to a range of commercially available antacids and antihistamines . It contains antibiotic and antibacterial properties also thus exerts inhibitory effects on the growth of various pathogens.
  • Musculo-skeletal protection: Moringa extracts are beneficial for maintaining healthy bones, which is attributed to the presence of essential minerals like calcium and phosphorous. Its extract possess anti-inflammatory properties thus reduces the degradation of Glycosaminoglycans which help in the formation of cartilage and accelerating articular formation in arthritic conditions & also helping to heal various bone ailments such as mandibular or jaw bone fracture.
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases: The effectiveness of moringa has been very valuable in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. It’s extract have the potential to alter brain monoamines like nor-epinephrine , serotonin and dopamine, also extends its protection against monoaminergic deficiencies related to Alzheimer’s disease helps in improving sensory perception and memory.It possesses anti-epileptic properties and reduce amyloid aggregation or oxidative neurotoxicity thus helps in combating depression, anxiety and fatigue.
  • Cholesterol: Moringa extracts serve as an effective remedy for maintaining healthy cholesterol levels in the body and  the hypocholesterolemic effects of moringa helps in reducing high-fat diet-induced rise the liver, kidney and serum cholesterol levels.
  • Cardiovascular Protection: Moringa extracts are helpful in the prevention of myocardial or cardiac damage, due to the presence of powerful antioxidants. It helps in inhibiting the increase in lipid perioxidation in the myocardial tissue and aids in maintaining a healthy heart.
  • Anemia: Moringa extracts are beneficial to cure & prevent anemia. It is facilitating the absorption of iron, increasing the red blood cell count and helping to maintaining normal blood parameters.
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Ranjana Mishra
Ranjana is a MSc. in Life Sciences (Bio-Chemistry) and is presently pursuing Phd. in Bio-Molecules. She is in the Products Research & Development Department in Herbalage and had got immense knowledge on Health & Diseases which she is sharing with us via her articles.

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