What herb has* . . . (*in powdered form, ounce for ounce)
- 7x the Vitamin C found in oranges
- 4x the beta carotene of carrots
- 3x the iron of spinach
- 4x as much calcium as milk
- 3x the potassium of bananas
- Even more fiber than oats!
It’s MORINGA! One of the most all-around healthy herbs from Cottage Garden Teas.
This hardy tree now grows in sub-tropic regions all over the world – including South Florida. It has been used for centuries to treat a wide array of ailments, from snakebites to stomach ulcers. Moringa’s high levels of essential vitamins, proteins, and minerals make it a powerful herb. If that were not amazing enough, moringa contains many antioxidants to prevent cell damage from free radicals. The plant itself is easily cultivated, making it perfect for many poor regions of the world to have access to its nutritional and medicinal value.
For every 2 grams of carbohydrate in moringa, there is 1 gram of fiber. Moringa also boasts all nine essential amino acids, which our bodies cannot produce naturally but require for normal function.
Moringa tea has been used to treat gastrointestinal issues, heart disease, high blood pressure, and many viral, fungal, bacterial, and parasitic diseases. It has even been used to help with disorders of the nervous system such as epilepsy. Moringa can be consumed as a food to battle malnutrition or simply to add more nutrition to your diet. Sometimes moringa is used externally to treat wound abscesses. It can also be used orally for gingivitis or applied to the scalp for dandruff. It is easy to see why this plant is often called the miracle tree.
Cottage Garden Teas blends several teas with organic moringa leaf, including Moringa Morning and Persimmon Reflux Tea (one of our Adaptagenesis Teas). We also carry local moringa in powdered form for use in your favorite smoothie!