Have you seen moringa powder on store shelves and wondered what it was? Like kombuicha, moringa has been used for thousands of years to support good health, but is only recently being widely recognized. Learn more about the health benefits of moringa, and why we offer a moringa-kombucha blend.
What is Moringa?
Moringa oleifera, also known as the “miracle tree,” is a fast-growing deciduous tree native to India. It is widely cultivated today in tropical and sub-tropical climates all over the world, including Hawaii. This special plant was highly regarded for its medicinal properties for thousands of years, but (like kombucha) has only recently gained recognition for its many health benefits.
Simply put, moringa is a nutritional powerhouse. Its leaves and pods are very high in amino acids, the building blocks of protein. It is also a great source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B1, B2, B3, and B6, as well as vitamin A, calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium and zinc. In fact, moringa is such a rich source of nutrients, and so fast and easy to grow, that it has gained widespread support among humanitarian organizations as a partial solution to widespread malnutrition in poverty-stricken areas.
Moringa is not just a rich source of nutrients; it is also contains powerful antimicrobial properties. Recent research supports the claim that moringa extract is effective against diseases including E. Coli, Salmonella, and even the antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus.
The full extent of moringa’s health benefits are still being explored, but this incredible tree is shown to help treat edema, protect the liver, treat multiple abdominal disorders, and even heal the skin from aging and injury. Moringa is also packed with phytonutrients and antioxidants, including kaempferol, chlorogenic acid, quercetin and many others. These antioxidants, combined with anti-inflammatory properties, make moringa a very promising treatment for cancer, arthritis, asthma and even diabetes.
At Valley Isle Kombucha, we are delighted to offer Moringa Kombucha. It offers all the best benefits of moringa, combined with the delightful taste and health benefits of kombucha.