Health Benefits of Moringa leaf powder

Moringa is medicinal tree native to the Sub-Himalayan part of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The leaves of this tree are very nutritious and are very good source of proteins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. These leaves can be used as food supplement in fresh or dried form.


Latin name: Moringa oleifera, Syn. Moringa pterygosperma Gaertn.

Family: Moringaceae

English: Drumstick, Horse-Radish

Ayurvedic: Shigru (white var), Madhu Shigru, Sigra, Shobhaanjana, Haritashaaka Raktaka, Murangi, Mochaka, Akshiva, Tikshnagandhaa

Unani: Sahajan

Siddha/Tamil: Murungai

How to prepare Moriga leaf powder

  • Collect moringa leaves from tree. Wash thoroughly to remove dust and soil.
  • Spread on clean cloth to remove water.
  • Dry leaves in shade. You can use thin cloth to cover leaves to avoid dirt.
  • When leaves are completely dried, pulverize and sieve them.
  • Store this green powder in air tight container for future use.

Health Benefits of Moriga leaf powder

  • Cures anaemia
  • Treats malnourishment in children
  • Good for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers
  • Improves overall health and gives nutrition and energy
  • Cures recurrent infections such as diarrhoea, dysentery, skin diseases etc.
  • Rich in protein, minerals and vitamins
  • Low cost and easily available

Dosage of Moriga leaf powder

1 teaspoonful thrice a day with meals.

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