Paloma Tea Company

Moringa

$8

 

The moringa tree has several intriguing nicknames. It is called horseradish tree because of the sharp flavor of its roots. People noted the long, thin bean pods and called it drumstick tree. Because of its medicinal uses, some call it the miracle tree. Researchers are looking into its potential health benefits. One of the easiest ways to enjoy this interesting plant is in the form of moringa tea.

Moringa leaves are an excellent source of vitamin C, but they lose most of that vitamin during drying. The dried leaves contain:

Calcium
Iron
Vitamin A
Thiamine

In animal studies, moringa extract has improved heart health. In one study, moringa lowered cholesterol and reduced the formation of plaque in arteries. It acted in a manner similar to a statin drug.

Moringa tea could help people with diabetes regulate their blood glucose levels. Many studies have shown positive results with animals. Human studies have been less consistent. Some show that moringa consumption can lower glucose levels after meals. Researchers say that differences between moringa varieties and preparation methods could cause differing results.

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