You may not have heard of this one. Stick around, and you might learn something new. Moringa oleifera, commonly called the Drumstick plant, has a lot of health benefits to offer. Moringa leaves have several bioactive plant compounds that make them very nutritious. When we combine this amazing plant with the people’s favourite green tea, we get Moringa Green tea, which has the goodness of both these amazing ingredients.
What’s In It?
Moringa May Reduce the Risk of Cancer
Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases in the entire world. It is better to prevent it when we have the chance. Moringa is said to have potential therapeutic effects to fight cancer.
In a study conducted in 2011, Moringa oleifera displayed chemopreventive properties. A high dose of (6%) boiled Moringa oleifera caused tumour incidence and multiplicity to decrease.
Due to the presence of compounds called niazimicin and glucomoringin, the inhibition of tumour cell proliferation was observed. The seed extract showed activity against several different cancer cell lines (lung, liver, colon, and neuroblastoma).
Moringa May Help Reduce Anxiety
Moringa oleifera has been used as a traditional medicine for a long time. Sources indicate that moringa oleifera could be used as a potential treatment for anxiety.
Authors from the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) suggest that fresh Moringa leaves in dried form are very suitable and beneficial for consumption.
Researchers from the Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences (AM&HS) suggest that Moringa oleifera has anxiolytic properties. They speculate that this can be due to its modulating role on the above neurotransmitters or due to its antioxidant property.
Another study, involving Swiss albino mice revealed that combined administration of MOE with low doses of fluoxetine, or other SSRI drugs seem to have promising potential in fighting anxiety.
Moringa Helps Maintain Blood Pressure
As we get older, we must keep a check on things like blood pressure and sugar levels. Moringa may help in controlling blood pressure.
Due to the presence of compounds named isothiocyanate and niaziminin, moringa may reduce the risk of hypertension, since these components help in stopping arteries from thickening.
A study involving 10 males with hypertension revealed interesting results. The researchers gave 150 ml of Moringa oleifera leaf juice to the patients. They did this two times a day, for a period of 30 days. The researchers observed a drastic reduction in the systolic and diastolic blood pressures of the subjects.
Moringa Helps Cure Sore Throat
According to the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Moringa has been used as a traditional medicine around the world for sore throats. Apart from all the other amazing benefits, moringa also offers benefits that span several disciplines such as botany, chemistry, and pharmacology.
In studies involving both living organisms and test-tube experiments, researchers have demonstrated the wound healing property of Moringa Olifeira. However, we need more research on this subject to open the direct application of this property.
Moringa is Filled with Antioxidants
Antioxidants are essential to our bodies. They protect us from the damage caused due to free radicals. Free radicals can cause oxidative stress, which can result in chronic ailments like diabetes and heart disease. Researchers tested aqueous and ethanolic extracts of Moringa on markers of oxidative stress, its toxicity evaluation, and correlation with antioxidant properties in a study.
In fact, Moringa oleifera has shown antioxidant activity in both test-tube experiments and experiments on living organisms
It also contains a powerful antioxidant called quercetin. It may help in reducing blood pressure in hypertensive subjects.
Moringa is Anti-Inflammatory
Inflammation is a protection mechanism of our body, which activates when we are injured. This process can be harmful if it does not stop for a long time. In tests done in test tubes and on living beings, Moringa has shown anti-inflammatory properties.
A study done in 2010 indicated that the Moringa possessed anti-inflammatory properties against CCl4-induced liver damage and fibrosis.
Similarly, research from the National Library of Medicine states that isothiocyanates are the prominent anti-inflammatory compounds in moringa seeds, leaves, and pods.
Moringa is also Anti-Diabetic
Hyperglycemia refers to increased levels of sugar, or glucose, in the blood.
It is the main cause of diabetes, which can be a major problem if not prevented early. High blood sugar may also lead to other serious health problems, including heart disease.
Studies suggest that the anti-diabetic nature of moringa is considerably prominent. These leaves may lead to reduced blood sugar levels.
Similarly, another small study on six people indicated that adding 50 grams of Moringa leaves to the diet decreased the rise in blood sugar levels by 21%.
GREEN TEA LEAVES
Green Tea for Weight Management
Green tea is one of the most popular beverages for most health-conscious people out there, and it deserves all the attention it gets. Among the abundance of health benefits that it offers, weight management has to be the most prominent one.
A review of studies shows that green tea demonstrates anti-obesity properties due to the presence of polyphenols. These polyphenols affect major factors such as cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. As you might know, these factors are the ones responsible for weight management.
Green Tea Reduces the Risk of Stroke
Research suggests that consumption of green tea may lower blood pressure and thus reduce the risk of stroke in the future.
Another study suggested that drinking green tea daily might reduce the risk of stroke by about twenty per cent. Poor health choices always lead to our downfall, and hence, green tea just might act as insurance against stroke for such people.
Green Tea May Reduce The Risk Of Cancer
Cancer is one of the deadliest and most uncertain diseases that really difficult to cure. Therefore, prevention being our only option, we must incorporate healthier life choices that start with our food.
Scientists suggest green tea to be anticarcinogenic in nature. The consumption of green tea may prove to be helpful in the prevention of many types of cancer, including lung, colon, oesophagus, mouth, stomach, small intestine, kidney, pancreas, and mammary glands.
Green Tea May Prevent Neuronal Damage
Ageing is something we cannot stop, and it often leads to effects that include neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. These diseases cannot be cured, but you can prevent them.
Studies show that green tea is neuroprotective in nature, and green tea polyphenols may significantly help in reducing the risk of these neurological diseases.
So if you start drinking green tea in your youth, you will never regret it in your old age!
Green Tea May Prevent Heart Disease
Green tea is of the drinks that are actually good for your heart. In the long run, it prevents most of the damage to your cardiovascular health from the inside.
Since green tea may lower our body’s blood pressure, studies suggest that it may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Although it should be noted that heart patients are not recommended to overconsume green tea.
Green Tea May Help Maintain Blood Pressure
As discussed before, research has indicated that regular consumption of green tea may help in lowering the blood pressure of your body. Green tea may significantly reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure, making it a perfect beverage for those who have hypertension. This soothing refreshment can help drastically when consumed daily.
Green Tea is Anti-Diabetic as well
A review of studies has demonstrated that green tea has a direct effect on our blood glucose levels and might help in significantly reducing them.
This property of green tea can result in an anti-diabetic effect, as lowering blood glucose levels can mean better diabetic health for most diabetes patients. Hyperglycemia is a serious issue and any preventive steps that can be taken are really helpful.
Think Green, Think Moringa Green
What’s a great way to improve green tea? Adding moringa leaves to it! These ingredients are carefully selected to complement each other’s flavour, aroma and health benefits. With just a moderate amount of caffeine content, the dry aroma and woody taste of Moringa Green will energize you.
After reading all these benefits, you might want to try it out yourself. You can do so by ordering Moringa Green and getting it right at your doorstep. You can try a small pack for the first time, or take that leap of faith and buy the 30 Days Pack.
If you like herbal teas, you might like reading Chamomile Mint- Minty and Soothing. Another great read for herbal tea lovers is “Drink Away your Stress with Chamomile Lemongrass Tea“. If you want to try one of our traditional brews, try the Masala Tea.