Benefits of Moringa Tea

What is Moringa?

Moringa oleifera is a plant native to India and has recently been grown in other tropical and sub-tropical climates, like Africa and the Caribbean. Eastern medicine has used the leaves, flowers, seeds, and roots of this plant for centuries.

Though studies have only been conducted in labs, in these countries, it has traditionally been used to treat a variety of conditions such as: Diabetes, Inflammation, Heart Health, Cancer, and Joint Pain


Moringa Nutritional Benefits

According to WebMD,  Moringa has many important vitamins and minerals. The leaves have 7 times more vitamin C than oranges and 15 times more potassium than bananas. It also has calcium, protein, iron, and amino acids. For this reason, Moringa is grown in many countries where food is not readily available.

Moringa Nutritional Breakdown

According to Healthline, one cup of fresh, chopped leaves (21 grams) contains:

  • Protein: 2 grams
  • Vitamin B6: 19% of the RDA
  • Vitamin C: 12% of the RDA
  • Iron: 11% of the RDA
  • Riboflavin (B2): 11% of the RDA
  • Vitamin A (from beta-carotene): 9% of the RDA
  • Magnesium: 8% of the RDA

Moringa is also packed with antioxidants, which can protect cells from damage and may boost your immune system. There’s some evidence that some of these antioxidants can also lower blood pressure and reduce fat in the blood and body.


Uses of Moringa

In many countries, the leaves are added to soups, stews, sautéed or sprinkled over a salad. With the popularity of Moringa teas, the leaves are dried and gently crushed to be used for steeping. Moringa powder has also been added to smoothies and oatmeal as part of a healthy breakfast routine. 

Is Moringa Safe?

It is generally safe to eat the leaves or young seed pods, and leaf extracts made from powder and water may also be safe. But it can be dangerous to eat bark or pulp, especially for pregnant women. 


Before starting any herbal regimen, you should always consult your physician. Though there are no documented allergies to Moringa, if you do have a reaction after consuming Moringa, stop immediately

Moringa Tea Recipe

PREP TIME: 5 Minutes


  • Tea Pot
  • Kettle



  1. Add Moringa leaves to your cup
  2. Add hot water
  3. Let steep for 5 minutes
  4. Add honey or sweetener to taste

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