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Moringa Tea

Moringa tea, a typical organic infusion made from the leaves of the moringa tree (Moringa oleifera) has been used for its medicinal properties over a long period. The caffeine-free herbal tea has a pleasant, all-natural aroma with a reddish-brown or dark yellowish color.

Moringa Tea

Moringa Tea

Moringa Tea

History and origin

Over centuries, uses of the moringa tree have spread throughout Asia, Africa, Mediterranean, and America. This medicinal plant has been traditionally called “The Miracle Tree” with its history dating back to thousands of years. Moringa flowers, leaves, roots, pods, and seeds are all used for various edible and culinary purposes.

Moringa Leaves

Moringa Leaves

Moringa tea benefits

It is a rich source of essential minerals, vitamins, protein, amino acids, and beta-carotene. As it provides a combination of kaempferol, caffeoylquinic acid, beta-sitosterol, quercetin, and zeatin, moringa, the tea offers plenty of health benefits.

  • Weight Loss: Being rich in nutrients and having a low fat content, moringa leaf tea is an easily digestible beverage that helps to check weight gain by reducing food cravings between meals.
  • Diabetes: Blood glucose level in diabetic patients can be controlled with consumption of organic moringa tea. Magnesium, an important constituent in moringa, works with vitamins to promote metabolism of glycogen as well as other metabolic processes within the cell.
  • Cancer: Several studies have demonstrated the anti-tumor capacity of moringa. It has a constituent chemical, called benzyl isothiocyanate, which has chemoprotective and anti-cancer properties. Therefore, the tea strengthens cells in patients suffering from cancer, helping them tolerate chemotherapy.
  • Cholesterol: Moringa oleifera leaf extracts help in keeping LDL cholesterol levels low. An animal study performed by researchers from Pharmacology and Therapeutics Department, University of Nigeria, showed significant decrease in levels of high-fat-diet-induced cholesterol.
  • Sexual health: This natural decoction helps in increasing libido both in men and women, thereby treating certain sexual dysfunctions.
  • Liver health: Regular intake of moringa offers the liver with the capability to deal with the harmful effects of air-, water- and food-borne toxins. It stabilizes cell membranes and protects the liver by promoting regeneration of cells damaged during usual detoxification process.
  • Kidney disease: Patients on dialysis can take this antioxidant-rich tea to protect the kidney cells from damage. The herb is also good for boosting immune system, preventing infections, and maintaining blood pressure in patients.
  • Vitality: With plenty of energy boosting constituents, this herbal tea boosts stamina, concentration and mental clarity.
Moringa Tea Images

Moringa Tea Images

Moringa Tea Photos

Moringa Tea Photos

How to make moringa tea

  • Place a handful of fresh or dry moringa leaves into tea kettle
  • Pour a cup of boiling water over it
  • Add fresh ginger, cinnamon sticks, or cardamom pods for aroma (optional)
  • Keep the kettle covered and steep for 5 minutes
  • Strain out into a teacup
  • Add sugar or honey along with lemon juice to enhance taste (optional)

Moringa tea safety and precaution

The tea, prepared from moringa leaves, is safe for drinking. However, consumption of the root should be avoided because it contains a harmful substance that could cause serious health hazards including paralysis and even death.

Side effects

Over-consumption of moringa could cause a few side effects like heartburn, diarrhea, and nausea.

Consumption during pregnancy

Since there is lack of evidence about the effects of moringa tea on the fetus, pregnant women are advised to avoid its intake. Flowers and barks of this herb should not be taken during pregnancy, as they might cause miscarriages due to contractions in uterus.

Moringa Tea Pictures

Moringa Tea Pictures

Moringa Tree

Moringa Tree

Moringa Seeds

Moringa Seeds

Where to buy moringa tea

The USDA-approved, all-natural moringa tea can be purchased from a health store or herbal shop specializing in medicinal teas. It is also sold online in the form of moringa tea bags containing fresh or dry moringa leaves.

Article was last reviewed on 3rd November 2017

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2 Responses to "Moringa Tea"

  1. sherry woods says:

    I LOVE IT

  2. Rachael EghArevba says:

    Has Used. It for uiP To 2 year« it I’d sn amsazing &. SOOTHING Tes. Makes me well &. HEalthU

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