Moringa a cure for regular folks and even dictators?
By: Jason "Pepe" 12/14/12
Before you read this I want to make one thing clear! I am no fan of Castro, Chavez or Communists! So please read this only with an interest in the possibility that the Moringa tree is a powerful nutritional and health stimulating plant.
Okay now that I got that off of my chest. One more point I want to make clear. I take Moringa tea once a week and I feel great! What you do is your choice of course. This article is just discussing the possibilities of using Moringa as food and as a health supplement. Always speak with your Healthcare Professional before using any plant not in the mainstream food supply!
The Moringa has been called a miraculous plant. In The Dominican Republic the leaves are sold on street corners faster than vendors can count the money! As a matter of fact. Well maybe it's a fact? So many Moringa trees have been sold in The Dominican Republic that they are taking over the countryside! Somebody send me an update on this please?
This incredible demand for Moringa has been fueled by the fact that the presidents of Venezuela and Cuba, Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, respectively, have revealed publicly that they are regular consumers of Moringa oleifera and both attribute many healing and nutritional properties to Moringa.
People in Africa and other parts of the world knew about the Moringa trees benefits for hundreds of years. In Africa it is used to fortify the poor diet of many malnourished people. In Santo Domingo the tree is referred to as the Tree of Liberty. I don't think they use that phrase in Cuba however, liberty in Cuba?
In The Dominican Republic street vendors are selling Moringa leaf, powders, pods and drumsticks like hotcakes. The vendors insist that people are finding Moringa cures everything from chest congestion to hypertension and it's even better than Viagra? OMG!
Is it possible that Castro regained his health as a result of the Moringa tree? It has been reported that Fidel Castro's Spanish doctor helped Castro regain his health by incorporating Moringa as part of an organic and holistic healing approach.
The scientific explanation for the effectiveness of Moringa on improved health, healing and nutritional power is partly a result of many complex amino acids found in the plant. These compounds benefit all mammals and even other plants. Moringa compost tea is used by organic farmers to help plants grow stronger and resist diseases. Wow, this is pretty interesting isn't it?
Moringa was so helpful to Fidel Castro's recovery that Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has also taken an interest in the tree. Chavez has been reported to be a cancer patient and being treated in Cuba. As of this writing the AP (Associated Press) has reported that Chavez is doing well after surgery in Cuba.
Moringa Oleifera and Moringa Stenopetala are both edible trees. People use almost all parts of the Moringa tree. The nutritional benefit is incredible!
Some of the benefits people swear by are as follows:
The Moringa tree helps to increase the body's natural defenses and naturally controls elevated cholesterol levels, reduces wrinkles, improves the skin and is also reported to improve memory. Moringa is also considered to slow down the aging process because of the antioxidants and even has anti-inflammatory compounds..
Moringa tea is usually the way the tree is used for healing. The leaves are dried and then pulverized into a fine powder. This fine powder is available from many health supplement retailers all over the web. Many people prefer to take capsules and I have meet many people who take both the tea and some who prefer the capsules. All of them are quite delighted with the benefits of Moringa.
With all this news about Moringa and its health and nutritional benefits, I bet more and more people will want to grow them. You just wait and see!