Fairly new to the West, this small miracle tree has been highly valued and used for centuries in South-East Asia. It’s been used in almost everything from medicines, spices, fertiliser to fibre, rope and dye. The most potent nutritional content and its extensive healing property comes from the Moringa leaves. These leaves are edible both raw and cooked – in the West, you’ll most likely find them dried and ground in powders and capsules.
This herb gets a superfood status from its rich nutrition profile – many recent studies rank Moringa with more Vitamin A than carrots, more Vitamin C than oranges, more Iron than spinach and more Potassium than bananas. It is also extremely high in protein and contains a shocking 9 out of the 10 essential amino acids – this is an extremely rare trait in plant-based proteins.
Aside from being nutrient dense, it is anti-inflammatory in nature, antimicrobial and its antioxidant compounds help protect your body’s performance and strengthens it against a plethora of diseases.