Murungai Leaf Powder (Moringa oleifera): We are happy to bring you this valuable herb and a super food often referred to as the Miracle Tree or The Tree of Life. It is packed with 7 times the Vitamin C found in oranges, 4 times the Vitamin A of carrots, 3 times the iron of spinach, 4 times as much calcium as milk, 3 times the potassium of bananas and twice the protein of yogurt.
Murungai or Moringa Oleifera is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. The therapeutic use of Murungai in the Indian subcontinent is well known for centuries. Its a good source essential nutrients for people of all ages .
Different parts of this plant contain a profile of important minerals, and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol.
In addition to its water purifying powers and high nutritional value, Murungai is considered invaluable for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, anti-hypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, anti-diabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and anti-fungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine, particularly in South Asia.
Murungai (Moringa oleifera) contains essential amino acids, carotenoids in leaves, and components with nutraceutical properties, supporting its use as a nutritional supplement or constituent in food preparation. An important factor that accounts for the medicinal uses of Murungai is its very wide range of vital antioxidants, antibiotics and nutrients including vitamins and minerals. Almost all parts from Moringa can be used as a source for nutrition with useful values.
The leaves are the most nutritious part of the Murungai plant, being a significant source of B vitamins, vitamin C, provitamin A as beta-carotene, vitamin K, manganese, and protein, among other essential nutrients. When compared with common foods particularly high in certain nutrients per 100 g fresh weight, cooked moringa leaves are considerable sources of these same nutrients. The leaves are cooked and used like spinach and are commonly dried and crushed into a powder used in soups and sauces.
- Boosts energy levels
- Provides vital vitamins and several important minerals
- Improves digestive function
- Improves mental clarity/focus
- Promotes sound sleep
- Contains high levels of fibers
- Cleanses and Detoxifies the body
- Strengthens the immune system
- Improves Blood Circulation
- Helps stabilize blood sugar levels
- Found to be effective in the treatment of abdominal disorders such as constipation, gastritis and ulcerative colitis
Culinary uses: In Tamil Nadu Murungai keerai or leaves are quite popular and are used regularly as a part of diet to make various dishes like Murungai Keerai Dosai, Murungai Keerai Adai, Murungai Keerai Poricha Kuzhambu, Murungai Keerai Sambar and Murungai Keerai Poriyal and can also be added while making snacks like Vada, Cutlet or Pakora.
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