Moringa Tea Benefits
Moringa Tea and Moringa Tea benefits date back millennia. India’s ancient holistic tradition of Ayurveda has long claimed that it can aid some 300 diseases. In fact, the Sanskrit word for Moringa is “saubhajnana”, which means “knowledge of the heavens”.
This term holds true today, according to modern science. Moringa Tea benefits the mind, body and soul in a plethora of ways. It can, among other qualities, lower cholesterol and blood pressure while supporting healthy weight loss. It might even reduce the risk of developing type-2 diabetes.
In this article, we will look at the facts, the figures, the history and the health benefits of Moringa Tea. Afterwards, you can try Moringa Herbal Tea for yourself here at The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, where we pack everything fresh to order.
What is Moringa Tea?
Moringa Leaves come from the Moringa oleifera tree belonging to the Moringaceae family. This deciduous tree can grow to 8 metres high, consisting of smooth bark and sparse foliage. The leaves of the tree can reach lengths of up to 90 centimetres. It’s these leaves used in this Herbal Tea.
Moringa is native to India but has since spread to the rest of Southeast Asia and beyond. Indeed, it flourishes in many tropical or subtropical regions of the world. It was in India, however, that people first recognised Moringa Tea benefits.
Ayurveda used Moringa Leaf Tea for ailments as minor as skin blemishes and as severe as heart disease and tuberculosis. From India, it spread to ancient Egypt, where it quickly became a natural sunscreen to protect against the harsh desert environment.
The Romans and Greeks eventually discovered Moringa Tea benefits. They also used it for ointment and expensive perfume. In time, it spread to the Pacific Islands, including the Philippines, where its nutritional value saw it become a staple of the local diet.
In recent years, Moringa Tea has experienced a revival of interest in the west. This is mostly because of Moringa Tea benefits, which suit the needs of many a health-conscious individual. Those who’re less concerned about its benefits, however, can still enjoy this Tea. When brewed, it has a fresh, herbaceous flavour with mild spicy and sweet notes.
Moringa Tea Benefits
So what makes it so popular today? A wealth of vitamins, minerals and Antioxidants in Moringa Tea can improve daily life in small yet significant ways. Indeed, according to research, it has a variety of essential phytochemicals, including:
- 7 times more Vitamin C than oranges.
- 10 times more Vitamin A than carrots.
- 17 times more Calcium than milk.
- 9 times more Protein than yoghurt.
- 15 times more Potassium than bananas.
- 25 times more Iron than spinach.
Such is its nutritional value, in fact, that countries like Benin and Senegal treat child malnutrition with Moringa Tea benefits. Its abundance in phytosterols like stigmasterol, sitosterol and campesterol, meanwhile, can increase estrogen production, which in turn stimulates the proliferation of the mammary gland ducts to produce breast milk.
Perhaps most remarkable, however, is its ability to combat free radicals in the body. By combating these free radicals, Moringa Tea benefits can slow down the natural, though harmful, process of oxidation. This, in turn, reduces the risk of developing several chronic conditions, including type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
What else can it do?
Moringa Tea Weight Loss
There is no easy ‘fix-all’ solution to losing weight. However, Moringa Tea benefits might help. One 8-week study saw 41 obese people split into two groups. The first group took a 900 mg supplement containing Moringa, turmeric and curry. The second group received a placebo.
By the end of the eight weeks, the first group lost 4.8 kilos (10.6 pounds). In comparison, the second group taking a placebo lost only 1.8 kilos (4 pounds). It’s important to note, however, that no reputable weight loss studies have used Moringa leaves without other ingredients.
Furthermore, there is a possibility, though not proven, that Moringa Tea benefits can boost the metabolism of fat cells. If scientists can find evidence, this would mean that Moringa Tea, by boosting metabolism, could enable the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently. This would ultimately lead to weight loss, providing one adheres to an already healthy and active lifestyle.
Moringa Tea can Lower Cholesterol
Both animal and human based studies show that Moringa Tea can lower cholesterol. One particular study saw researchers randomise 130 people considered overweight to receive a supplement that included Moringa leaves and a placebo.
Not only did this study note that the supplement group lost 5.4 kg (11.9 pounds), but also showed signs of decreased “bad” LDL cholesterol and increased “good” HDL cholesterol. Again, however, it’s important to note that this study used other ingredients as well as Moringa leaves.
Moringa can Lower Blood Sugar
The risk of having dangerously high blood sugar levels has become increasingly common in the west. It can lead to many severe health issues, including heart disease. Research suggests that Moringa Tea benefits, on the other hand, can lower blood sugar to safe and balanced levels. This makes it especially popular among those living with type-2 diabetes.
One study recognised that a 200 mg dose of Moringa decreased blood glucose levels (BGL) in hyperglycemic rats by up to 29.9%. In sub and mild diabetic rats, meanwhile, results showed up to a 32% drop in blood glucose levels. Finally, in the case of severely diabetic rats, the results saw up to a 51.2% drop. It’s vital to note, however, that this was purely animal-based.
We await further studies on humans before endorsing this Tea, or any Tea, for lowering blood sugar levels. In fact, should you have concerns regarding any of the health benefits of Moringa Tea, always seek medical consultation before drinking it.
Where to Buy this Tea
We stock two kinds of Moringa Tea: Organic Moringa Leaves Herbal Tea and Moringa Citrus Wellness Tea. Both are as delicious as each other. Both have Moringa Tea benefits.
The latter of the two beverages is a blend. As well as Moringa leaves, it contains orange slices, tangerine pieces, apple pieces, rosehip pieces, lemon oil, yuzu, lemongrass and all-natural flavourings. These ingredients combined make for a match made in heaven. When brewed, Moringa Citrus Wellness Tea has a freshness like no other, boasting bold, tangy notes with herbaceous undertones.
If you’re looking to go down the traditional route, however, we recommend our Organic Moringa Leaves Herbal Tea, a standalone Herbal Tea. Whatever you decide, you’ve chosen exceptionally well with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee.