The Moringa tree is considered to be one of the most nutritious plants ever discovered. The whole of the tree can be used for food or for medicinal purposes, but it is the leaves that contain the highest concentration of nutrients. The nutritional content of moringa tree is extraordinary high, it is actually being used in some parts of the world as a way to fight malnutrition, asthma, anemia, heart problems, rheumatism, diarrhea, athlete’s foot, gum disease, headache, and here are some of the beauty uses and benefits of moringa leaves that you can benefit from:
Extract of moringa leaves is a common ingredient in cosmetics. To use as a purifying face mask, just grind moringa leaves and mix with a little rose water until you have a paste and then, apply it to your face and leave on for about five minutes. When you wash it off again, your skin will feel fresh and rejuvenated. (Make sure your are not allergic to moringa leaves before applying to your face.)
It nourishes the hair
Moringa leaves contain an impressive array of hair strengthening ingredients, which can help to stop hair loss. Ingredients such as Vitamins C and E, folic acid and biotin help nourish hair and make it grow stronger. Various hair treatments with the use of moringa leaves can also help prevent or fight dandruff.
It has an amazingly high concentration of vitamins and minerals
Moringa leaves powder contains incredible amount of vitamins, minerals and other beneficial substances. It is very rich in protein, calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium. Moringa powder has four times as much beta carotene than you find in carrots, three times the potassium as there is in a banana and up to seven times as much Vitamin C as you get from an orange. Plus, it is high in Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B7, D, E, K. Now that’s impressive!
It has anti-ageing properties
Health benefits of moringa leaves also include anti-ageing. With its high concentration of Vitamins A, C and E, bioflavonoids and over 40 other antioxidants, moringa leaves have some absolutely amazing anti-ageing properties. Drinking the tea or eating the leaves can rejuvenate skin and fight off the onset of fine lines and wrinkles.
It removes toxins from your body
Moranga leaves are also great for detoxing. It has the ability to attach itself to toxins and help them get flushed out of the system. Moringa leaves are so good at doing this that it is sometimes used as a water purifier.
It can help heal wounds
Amongst their many other properties, moringa leaves are also anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. When applied to wounds, it can help prevent infection and make the wound heal faster.