Moringa oleifera is a tree that is native to Northern India and can be found spread across Asia and Africa. Nicknamed the “miracle tree”, it is not very well known in Western countries for it’s medicinal properties, however it certainly lives up to it’s nickname.
Throughout history moringa has been used as a medicine for a variety of cultures and civilizations that existed in the same area that the plant grew, including ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. It has been used for a variety of reasons due to it’s diverse healing properties, including being anti-fungal and anti-diabetic. Many articles can be written on the various beneficial properties of moringa, but this article is going to focus on what I consider to be the most beneficial.
- Most people don’t know that moringa is an effective and safe anti-carcinogen. It contains a variety of cancer fighting compounds, including isoquercetin, kaempferol and rhamnetin. There is also recent evidence which suggests that moringa is effective at fighting specific cancers such as liver cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer.
Although moringa is still far from being a verified cure for cancer, it is important to note it’s anti-carcinogenic activities so it can be further studied. Medical developers in Saudi Arabia are already working on moringa-based medicines for cancer.
Although moringa is being cultivated on a large scale throughout Asia, Africa, the Caribbeans and Central America, moringa is still cultivated most in it’s native country of India. The cancer-fighting benefits or moringa should be obvious just from looking at the cancer rates of these countries.
For example, both the United States and Canada have a cancer rate that is three times higher than India! Moringa supplements and extracts are available online for your use.