If I have to ask how many of you all know what moringa is? I am sure few hands would go up. However, if I ask you what drumstick is? Majority of the hands would rise. However, majority of them who I know doesn’t like drumstick much! To your surprise, Moringa is also called as drumstick leaves. Moringa is a plant that is native to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Traditionally, it has been used in Ayurveda for medicinal purpose.
While Moringa can be cooked and eaten as a tasty and juicy vegetable, it is also available in various forms like moringa leaves/ moringa powder and capsules. Moringa has lots of benefits that one should take note of.
The benefits of Moringa are:
- It helps in stabilizing sugar.
- Helps in regularizing cholesterol level.
- It is a powerful antioxidant as it is packed with vitamin A and C
- It controls blood pressure
- Helps in detoxification
- Boosts immunity
- Acts as an anti-ageing factor
- Improves digestive system
Moringa is a power house of minerals such as Iron, Calcium and Zinc. Let us look at each of these minerals and what they do
- Iron alleviates anaemia.
- Calcium is required for bone mineralisation.
- Zinc: It plays a vital role in hair-growth, spermatogenesis, and skin health.
Dosage:It is important to know the dosage of Moringa. It is ideal to have 5-6 gms (1 tsp) daily up to three weeks. It can be taken along with water/juices or in salads too.
The taste is not too pleasant and tends to produce a gag reflex on many first time users.Moringa thickens the blood. This is of note to those on blood-thinning medication.The consumption of Moringaincludes nausea, diarrhoea and heartburn. Reduce the dose in this case
Moringa is not recommended for pregnant and lactating mothers. The chemicals found in the roots, flowers and the bark could cause a contraction to occur on the uterus.
To conclude, by now I am sure you must have got an idea about how strong and beneficial moringa is! Next time, don’t say ‘NO’ to drumstick veggies and make it a part of your daily routine.
Parvesh chauhan says
I don’t known who is this plant &benefit&which place is produce&sale &cost
Deborah Ingram says
I just recently was abruptly admitted into hospital and was diagnosed as having blood clots that initially started from leg and broke off traveling in lungs as a tree branch type. I’ve NEVER had blood clots and docs simply stated it was because I didn’t walk during a four hour plane ride. Bull, I flown several times before at even longer distances and didn’t get up to walked during the journey and never encountered blood clots. The only thing that was different was I obtained the two doses of Moderma vaccine which last dose was on 1/9/21 and even though trip occurred in mid 4/2021, I believe this was my gift from taking this vaccine.
Nevertheless while at hospital I was administered a Heffernan drip. After discharging I’ve now been prescribed in pill form an expensive blood thinner pill — eloquis. I’m told blood clots should eventually dissolve but as to when that maybe is ambiguous (??)
I’m also told thru sonagram it was revealed a few cost and I must wait three months to then retake it and make sure it’s not grown and even more cancerous. I’d like to be proactive now rather than later and run possibilities that they are cancerous and become larger.
Could I take internally some part of the Moringa (Tree of Life) to aide in this plight. Or since I am daily consuming this pill blood thinner might it be contradictory abd run risk of thickening the blood — thus creating a more potential to produce more blood clots???
I’m thinking it might be beneficial to consume a daily 1/2 teaspoon in water mixed with Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar.
What do you think?
Just curious if you tried it?
Wow. Great information. Did not have any idea about moringa..
One question can it be consumed in the morning empty stomach and is it necessary to have it with water or juice or salads? Can’t we pluck the leaves and consume the leaves on an empty stomach early in the morning?
Anusha S says
Thanks! I am glad you liked my blog. yes, you can take in on an empty stomach or during any time of the day. Also, only powder would not be palatable and hence, it is better if you combine it with salads/juices/water/shakes 🙂
Yes, the freshly plucked leaves are a big YES! 🙂
I hope that solves your query
Janie Garcia says
Is moringa damage the kidneys
I Wonder IF you Take Moringa powder 1 teaspoon per day for 3 weeks, how long do you have to wait Until you can Take it again…is it 3 weeks per year or?
I was wondering the same thing.
you can take a break for 15 days before you start.
Hi, what would be the recommended dosage for use of fresh leaves?
They say all you need is a palm handful of fresh leaves. Caution they are “spicey” fresh but I like their taste fresh off the tree. Be sure to wash them if it is or isn’t your tree little tiny worms larva like moringa too.
Moringa Capsules says
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Brenda Coronel says
Is it safe for children under 12?? Ihave a tree and every morning I eat about 10 little leafs is it ok ???
I am confused! I found quite a few articles and blogs that say moringa is an anticoagulant! You say it thickens the blood. Is it both an anticoagulant and blood thickener? Doesn’t sound right. Could you pkease clarify.
How is it good for lowering blood pressure if it thickens the blood?
Tamchi tosum says
Breasfeeding mother can b use moringa leaf pwder?Or not
Not for pregnant moms or breastfeeding moms.
I read that moringa is good to build milk production,you just can’t use it while your pregnant
Sheila Nolley says
I bought Moringa and was told I can take it every day. Why do I have to stop after 3 weeks and if I must stop when can I start again?
After 3 weeks then stop till when ?
Can it cause itching. I had it with my meal and 2 hours after I started itching
i have the same thing with itching when i take it
Leena Sadek says
I’m suspecting it’s behind this strange itchy skin and sort of little spots I suddenly have been getting on my arms, and this is why I went in search of something about that but can’t seem to find any sources.
im a diabetic and also on blood thinner can I take moringa, I notice that our supermarkets here sell the
whole fruit of moringa , it looks like long bean , may I know how to cook them.
Just like green beans. Lots of recipes online search moringa seed pod.
Hi I have been taking half teaspoon morning and evening but getting a slight pain on my left area like a palpitations…what can this be
Hello I have been having fresh moringa leaves (1/4cup fresh leaves blended with 1 cup water every morning for the past month. I come from a family that suffers from deep vein thrombosis. When I started drinking this mix I found that I bleed more freely now. I’m not on chronic blood thinners . Usually I don’t bleed much or don’t bleed when I get cut. But was surprised at the amount of bleeding I experienced when I got cut. I was told that moringa thickens blood. This has an opposite effect on me. Can I continue with this drink. ? Other than the bleeding I don’t have other problems with moringa. I’m not on any medication except pain tablets that I buy over the counter. So no scheduled drugs. Thank u.
PRINCE ADDY says
CAN I COMBINE UROTHERAPU & MORINGA SEED
PRINCE ADDY says
CAN I COMBINE UROTHERAPY & MORINGA SEED ?
how many moringa seed that l can take in a day
Can one take it when suffering from dermatomyositis…an autoimmune disorder. Does it react with prednesolone steriods and novorapid insulin shots?
Hi…I have chronic Asthma related COPD. I have used Moringa powder to reduce my daily prednisolone dosage. I have also reversed my type two diabetes with the aid of Moringa powder and diet. I had to experiment a bit to find the best dosage for me. Hope this helps!!
Deepti Pandey says
Can we juice moringa leaves? And how much juice to consume?
Can the moringa capsule thickens the blood? Im suffering from excessive bleeding due to myoma so i’m taking hemostan to aid in blood clotting. I want to know if malunggay will help as well for blood clotting or is it considered an anti-coagulant? Many thanks. Hipe for a quick reply.
Severina o manhilot says
Hi, i have juice a large amount of uncooked morenga leaves. a blended it well with a glass of water then Refrigerate it. I have been drinking it 2x a day. 2 tablespoon with a glass of water and honey. Iam doing it right? Also i am a diabetic and under insulin. I read about your blog here. Can you please give me more information on how to take it.
Thanks and God bless.
Joshua Modaha says
could you please tell me any side effect of moringa seeds when eaten.
Hi, first i heard about moringa i took a tea spoon every morning usual with soft poridge and peanut butter, weeks after diarhea followed, became very thin. that was 10 yrs back but the problem is even now i have that same problem i am still thin my body was drastically affected. who can help me to restore it and how. rather inbox me please or whatsapp me instead. on 0027780033865, Mr Mkandla.
Hello, I have gout on my feet and am taking allopurinol. Will drinking the juice of the leaves cause me side effects as you mentioned it thickens the blood ?
Hi! Can moringa tablets be taken by a person who has had heart attack and heart surgery? And they also have diabetes.
Hema Reka Vino says
I feel nauseating with stomach upset since I had the moringa juice this morning in an empty stomach. What do I do to get rid of the nausea right now? I feel so uncomfortable.
Noorudeen Muhammed says
Don’t take on an empty stomach
Noel Harriott says
Wonderful article I loved it. I also read a lot about moringa benefits here http://benefitsofmoringa.life/drumstick-leaves-benefits/ Now I consume moringa daily and feel extremely better than I have in years.
Is Moringa Leaf safe for uterus?. I am planing to get pregnant in future may be year or two is it safe to take it.
Can i take moringa leaves in powder form as i am three stance in my heart and i take blood thinner is it harmful for me as i started had it for two weeks than i read you cant take it with blood thiner im diabatic as well plz reply soon will be greatfull
My mom started taking a spoonful daily a fee days back. She started having boils on her hands and they were itchy. Is this because of the Drumstick Power?
yes i itch too
I made a juice with a handful of fresh moringa leaf , one glass of water , one tea spoon honey and half a lemon and drank it empty stomach in the morning. from the time I drank it I was feeling terrible, it’s feeling of sickness in the stomach by an urge to vomit. Some how I hold it up around one hour and after that I cloud not and I vomited. Anyone had this type of experience with moringa…? what are the suggestions in this situation, I hardly need to loose weight . I feel like I have to regulate my metabolism . I though moringa will be a good option for that
When me and my brother took it on an empty stomach we were also very nauseous. We started consuming it only with food or after a meal and this helped.
Hi, is it true that moringa leafs when u boil n than drink the water is not good for ur eyes it weakens the eyes is it true
Hey help i heard moringa lowers your blood pressure is it true? I’m worried about my grandmother who has chronic high blood pressure I’ve been giving her moringa pass 3 days ! Please help WORRIED!
I know it’s beneficial to people with high blood pressure but what about those with low blood, can they take moringa leaf powder?
I am on ecospirin 75. Can i take moringa leaves powder with amla juice
I am suffering spine tumor , will moringo help me to reduce the temor.
Koon Hoo Khoo says
Hi Ami , I have fully recovered from a heart 3 years ago. but I am still taking baby aspirin, can I take any of the moringa products?
jenny chang says
Hi this is jenny..does taking moringa cassume daily complicates with liver defect? Thanks!
Jaaziel Alviter says
If you were to smoke this would it be healthy for you?would it be giving you the same benifets as if being eaten, put on tea and other normal ways to consume it?
Jaaziel Alviter says
Can it make menstruation non stop when taking during menstruation .?
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Sriram Rajasekaran says
This is sriram from singapore, my son having epilepsy and taking some AED medications, after he eats the Moringa leaves with rice together, he got gelastic seizures (uncontrolled laughing ) for some time. is it creates gastric? or what is the major content on it. pls explain
Does Moringa leave poured in hot water used as tea cause increased heart rate
Mariëtte Korda says
Moringa leaf powder is highly beneficial for lactating mothers as well as during pregnancy. It is the Moringa roots, bark and flowers which should not be taken during pregnancy. It would be good to correct that in your blog. We plant, harvest and produce Moringa powder and that is our first choice of treatment in malnutrition, lactating mothers and pregnancy. From Mariëtte Korda working with Action for Natural Medicine
Belkis Rodriguez says
If I drink the powder instead of the leave will I get the same result.
Thomas Williams says
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Jeffery Cornwell says
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hi! every morning raw moringa leaves included in my different fruits blend together before breakfast, it is possible to take everyday? thank you
Can I add moringa powder to my chin-chin while baking?
Can we have moringa juice with lime n honey daily
Kingsley INDYER says
my blood sugar level is 13.4mg/mol,will only taking moringa leaves decoction help to correct the imbalance?. Note I have not started taking diabetic drugs.
Hisham Ahmed says
How long can we take Moringa ?
Hi. I had a pulmonary embolism 6 years ago. I’ve taken 1 nattokinase tablet daily since. Can you take Moringa with the nattokinase?
Yvette Corver says
I’m a type 1 diabetic and concerned. I use the Moringa capsules and was told by 1 doctor that it thickens my blood and by the other docter it thinned my blood. Which one is correct please. Regards.
Zoe Bolton says
As always, I read your article as soon as, its very helpful thanks for sharing.
John Gatesby says
Thank you Ami Shah, for this excellent article for rising awareness and health wellness to mankind. Moringa is indeed an miracle plant and posses so much benefits for human beings. Its roots, leaves, flowers and drumsticks are loaded with essential vitamins. There are thirteen varieties of moringa but the moringa oleifera is most beneficial. It the African variety with thick dark long leaves.
Its great benefit to use for females to cope with iron and calcium deficiency.
I read your blog, its an excellent blog. Its very informative and helpful. I recommend this blog to anyone who wants to know about various benefits of moringa.
Thank you for sharing this amazing informative blog, It is easy to learn and understand. I have learned many things about the moringa from your blog and from the terryexports.
How long should I take morninga capsule.i started in August 2020 .and it makes me bloat in my stumoch an also upset my stumoch.should I continue taking it.my name is Fezeka
This blog is very informative and easy to understand .Thanks for sharing!!!