Q: What is Moringa Oleifera?
A: Moringa oleifera is the most nutrient-rich plant. It has been nourishing people in less-developed societies for thousands of years, and significant nutritional research has been conducted since the 1970's. Moringa provides a rich and rare combination of nutrients, amino acids, antioxidants, anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties used for nutrition and healing.
Q: Is Moringa's dried leaf powder more potent than fresh Moringa leaf?
A: There is significantly higher nutritional value in the shade-dried Moringa leaf, in some cases over ten times in specific nutrients when compared to fresh Moringa leaf. Many universities and independent research laboratory analyses have confirmed the higher nutritional values in the dried leaf powder. What's more amazing is the gram for gram comparison of Moringa to common fruits and vegetables. The nutritional values of Moringa's many vitamins, minerals, amino acids, chlorophyll, and anti-aging compounds are higher than it's own fresh leaves.
Q: Is Moringa safe?
A: In underdeveloped countries, health organizations and clinics distribute Moringa to infants, children, pregnant and lactating women. Moringa is sometimes called "Mother's Best Friend" and "Miracle Tree." Since 1998, the World Health Organization has promoted Moringa as an alternative to imported food supplies to treat malnutrition.
Q: What scientific studies support Moringa?
A: In the last ten years, hundreds of research articles, theses, reports, and patents have been published on Moringa. Newspapers, scientific journals, documentaries (Discovery Channel) feature Moringa more and more. The Church World Service recently organized the first ever Moringa Tree International Conference to educate about Moringa's use as an indigenous resource for fighting hunger and malnutrition.
Q: Is Moringa safe to take with medications?
A: We are not aware that any negative interactions have occurred. Please consult your doctor if you have health concerns.
Q: Is Moringa oleifera genetically modified?
A: No, Moringa is one of few beneficial plants NOT genetically modified (GM).
Q: What is the best book or reference I can get on Moringa oleifera?
A: The most recent publication on Moringa oleifera is by Dr. Monica Marcu, "Miracle Tree". Marcu's book is the leading reference on Moringa as she takes her clinical and analytical laboratory experience and gives the reader information on a majority of Moringa's wealth of nutrients. She covers the Moringa Tree's history, re-discovery, nutrients, benefits, and traditional cures and modern uses. The book goes into detail on the value of Moringa's nutrients and amazing phytochemical compounds which only a scientist could examine. For more information visit the publisher's website KOShealthpub.com.