Moringa oleifera, also known as drumstick tree, is native to India, grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world and belongs to the family of Moringaceae. It is a fast-growing, deciduous tree reaching a height of 30–40 ft. The bark is smooth, dark grey in colour and is surrounded by thick cork. The leaves are rounded-elliptical, dark green above & pale from under the surface. The flowers are fragrant and hermaphroditic, surrounded by five unequal yellowish-white petals. The fruit is a hanging, three-sided brown capsule of 20–45 cm size which holds dark brown, globular seeds. Moringa exhibit analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, anticancer, antioxidant, hepatoprotective, gastroprotective, anti-ulcer, cardiovascular, anti-obesity, antiepileptic, antiasthmatic, antidiabetic, anti-urolithiatic, diuretic, local anesthetic, anti-allergic, anthelmintic, wound healing, antimicrobial, immunomodulatory, and antidiarrheal properties. Moringa is used for the treatment of hyperglycemia, asthma, flu, heartburn, dyslipidemia, malaria, syphilis, diarrhea, pneumonia, scurvy, headaches, bronchitis, skin diseases, eye and ear infections, hyperthyroidism, rheumatism, epilepsy, gout etc.
- Rasa (taste): Tikta, Katu (Bitter, Pungent)
- Veerya (nature): Ushna (Hot)
- Vipaka (taste developed through digestion): Katu (Pungent)
- Guna (qualities): Laghu, Ruksha, Tikshna (Light, Dry, Sharp)
- Doshas (effect on humors): Balances Kapha & Vata
Moringa (Moringa oleifera) Powder
Common Name Moringa Botanical Name Moringa oleifera Standardization Powder Part Used Leaves Application Anti-Oxidant & Immune Support