Moringa oleifera is commonly known as Moringa come from the pods on the moringa tree.
Moringa seeds contain low-sugar, high-protein, high-omega, high-potassium, high vitamin C
Here are some benefits of moringa seeds as stated in http://holistikhealth.com
1) Lower Blood Sugar Levels
According to Doctor’s Health Press, a 2014 study published in Acta Histochemica reported that moringa oleifera seeds can lower blood sugar levels in rats. Another study in the Journal of Diabetes found that moringa pod extract helped to increase insulin production and protein levels and reduce blood glucose levels.
2) Lowers High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol.
Moringa seeds contain 70% oleic acid, which protects cell membranes from free radicals, reduces blood pressure, and is one of the most common fats in myelin, which is a protective sheath around nerves and the brain.
3) Promotes Healthy Skin.
According to Doctor’s Health Press, the moringa seed is about 40% oil, and the cold-pressed extract is often called Ben oil or Behen oil. It has an oleic acid content of 72%, meaning it can penetrate deep into the layers of the skin. Moringa is also high in over 30 antioxidants and vitamins including Vitamin C and Vitamin A, which are important for collagen production. According to Trinity Kitchen, moringa is extremely high in the cytokinin plant hormone called zeatins, actually thousands of times higher than most plants studied. Zeatin protects the skin by increasing the activity of antioxidant enzymes that are anti-aging.
4) Purifies Water.
After the oil has been extracted from the seed, there is a ‘seed cake’ that remains that can be used to purify water. The seed cake is placed into the water, and after a period of time acts as a sponge, pulling bacteria, toxins, impurities, dirt, and algae into the cake, leaving behind clean water after it is filtered through a thin cloth.
5) Increases Energy.
A single serving of moringa has three times the amount of iron than spinach! About 70% of your body’s iron is found in the red blood cells of your blood called hemoglobin and in muscle cells called myoglobin.
6) Promotes a Healthy Digestion.
Moringa is high in fiber, which acts like a scrubber inside your colon. Debris and food waste don’t get stuck in the wall of your digestive tract, and you can have healthy, daily bowel movements. Constipation causes all sorts of things like bloating, weight gain, and even sleep and mood changes.
7) Anti-viral / Anti-bacterial / Anti-fungal.
According to allthingsmoringa.com moringa leaf powder has 46 types of antioxidants, 18 amino acids, 10 times the vitamin A of carrots, 15 times the potassium of bananas, and 17 times the calcium of cows milk. Antioxidants prevent free radical damage in tissues, which damages cells, weakens the immune system, and accelerates aging. As well as having a ton of nutrients to keep your body working at its best, the flowers and leaves contain pterygospermin, which is a natural antibiotic / antiseptic / fungicide.
8) Highest Plant Protein Ever.
Moringa is about 40% protein. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. According to research, moringa leaves contain all 9 essential amino acids, which are the 9 of 20 amino acids that we cannot produce ourselves in our bodies, and we need to get from food.
9) Protects and Benefits your Eyes.
Moringa is super high in lutein, which is a carotenoid known to promote healthy eye function and prevent macular degeneration. For a healthy adult, the recommended dose is 5-20mg, and 100g of moringa has more than 70mg. Other foods high in lutein are carrots, spinach, kale, broccoli, peppers, and tomatoes. A combination of all these foods with moringa can be a great lutein-rich soup or stew.
10) Promotes Liver Function / Detox.
Moringa is high in chlorophyll, which you can think of as the red blood cell of the plant world. Chlorophyll is known as a superfood for its antioxidant, anti-cancer, and overall health benefits. It improves liver function and detoxification, and is great for digestion and skin health. According to Healthy and Natural World the Journal of Food Science found that moringa seed oil contains compounds which helps clear free radicals that can lead to liver disease. The oil was used successfully to repair liver damage from hepatitis, and can be used for other liver disorders. Moringa boosts liver function to detoxify heavy metals that can accumulate in the body from environmental toxins, food, and other health and beauty products. Liver function is vital to overall health and longevity.
11) Decreases Inflammation.
Moringa has powerful natural anti-inflammatory properties, which can help with anything from injuries and joint pain, to inflammatory conditions such as lupus, fibromyalgia, and crohn’s disease. Many people say inflammation is the major cause of disease and aging. If we can reduce and manage the levels of inflammation in our bodies, we would live longer and healthier lives. According to Healthy and Natural World the journal Inflammation found that moringa seeds can reduce inflammation in chronic diseases, and other studies have found it helpful in rheumatoid arthritis by suppressing the immune systems overreactive response that causes inflammation.
According to Healthy and Natural World, there was a study published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology confirming that extracts from moringa seeds, leaves and fruit have powerful antioxidant properties.