Moringa Oleifera: The Most Nutritious Plant On Earth

Posted: May 10, 2011 in Supplements

I recently attended SupplySide East which is one of the largest supplement trade shows in the country.  In addition to networking, the show is a great place to learn about “new” supplements.  Of course, many of the new supplements we see have been in use for hundreds or thousands of years and we in the western world are now just discovering them.  One of the more interesting supplements I “discovered” at the show was Moringa oleifera.  Aside from being fun to say (go ahead, say it a few times – it has a nice ring!) Moringa oleifera may be the most amazing tree known to man!  Well, at least to this man.  Moringa oleifera is a tree native to the foothills of the Himalayas and is now widely cultivated in Asia, Africa, and South America.  Its use as a supplement in the US has been gaining popularity in the past few years and with good reason

The Moringa Tree is packed with protein and nutrients and has been dubbed “the most nutritious plant on earth”.  Over 90 nutrients have been identified in Moringa, including numerous vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients, too numerous to list.  Google it, you will be impressed!  The list of nutrients is probably longer than the list on the label of the multi-vitamins you take!  On its own, it is definitely one of the most complete supplements on the market.

I should also mention, while I am mainly interested in the use of Moringa as a supplement, it is a highly versatile tree and it’s been used as a source of food, medicinally to treat many diseases, as a source of oil, as a cleaner and to filter water!

My vitamin shelf is pretty full now, but from what I read and hear, Moringa oleifera deserves a spot.  I plan to add a Moringa oleifera supplement to my regimen soon and will report back with a review.   To be continued…..

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Comments
  1. Ekpo agatha says:

    I want to be part of this,what kind f diesease can u use it for

  2. John Anayo says:

    I jst heard of this nutritious plant 4 d ist tim on last 2 sundays. In fact, I ws convinced by it’s wonderful nutritional contents. Bt my questn is dis; whch type of soil is more conducive 4 growing it specifically in Nigeria?

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