Moringa oleifera leaf tea

moringa tea

Rural population in India, Philippines have known about medicinal benefits of moringa tea since ancient times. They used it moringa leaves, oil and seeds for everything from headaches to depression. One historian writer in the west has stated that this herbal tea has been used as a medicine in India for a period of 4,000 years till now. Contemporary scientific research in both Asia and west offers evidence for the health benefits of this tea. In 1994, Journal of the National Cancer Institute published results of an epidemiological study about the benefits of the tea. This showed that drinking this tea reduced risk of esophageal cancer in Chinese men and women by nearly sixty percent.

Researchers in few universities concluded that a compound in this tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Previous research studies indicating that drinking this tea lowers total cholesterol levels, as well as improving the ratio of good (HDL) cholesterol to bad (LDL) cholesterol. Some other health conditions were also analyzed to study the effect of moringa leaves Researchers concluded that moringa leaves are effective for conditions such as: cancer, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol levels, infection, impaired immune function and rheumatoid arthritis.

Moringa oleifera leaf tea nutritional benefits are mainly due to its rich catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant, which inhibits growth of malignant cancer cells. It kills cancer cells without affecting surrounding healthy tissues and cells. It has been effective in reducing LDL cholesterol levels and inhibits the abnormal formation of blood clots. Thrombosis (the formation of abnormal blood clots) is the leading cause of heart attacks and stroke.

Due to the way of processing, moringa leaf tea bags and loose leaf tea retains the nutritional value of the fresh leaves. Moringa tree leaves are dried at low temperature, with air circulation. This process prevents EGCG compound from being oxidized and converted in to different compounds that are not beneficial. Oolong and black tea leaves are manufactured using fermentation process. This results in EGCG getting converted into other compounds. These are not as effective in preventing and fighting against diseases.

Real user views are on the increase to prove that this tea can even help dieters following different diet plans. In November, 1999, the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published results of a study conducted at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. Researchers found that men who were given a combination of caffeine and this tea extract burned more calories than those given only caffeine or a placebo.

This tea can prevent tooth decay, by arresting dental plaque. With its anti bacterial ability, it can help prevent food poisoning. It has been known for its unique properties and health benefits. There are varieties of ways to capture the benefits of moringa oleifera leaf tea which are offered in different blends. Drinking this tea is a crucial part of any balanced diet and for health and longevity as a whole.