The Moringa Blog Center

Here at NaturaLeaf, we are all avid, experienced users of ecological, natural Moringa. We don't just want you to purchase our ecologically certified Canarian Moringa, but we want you to truly understand how this amazing plant can improve the health and quality of life of yourself, your friends, your family and even your pets.

We are a relatively small team, who carry out every aspect of the business, from planting the Moringa seeds by hand every year, nurturing the plants, harvesting, drying, and marketing the finished products. Although this dedicated personal approach to the business occupies a lot of time, we will regularly update this Moringa Blog section to keep you up to date with the latest Moringa Oleifera news, and also some great Moringa recipes from ourselves and some trusted culinary expert contributors.

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Moringa Health & Fitness Blogs

This is where you can read the latest articles about how Moringa, health, fitness and everything related.

Moringa Recipes

Taking Moringa Oleifera with capsules is a guaranteed method to control your daily intake. But you can also use natural Moringa as part of a multitude of savory dishes, desserts, breads, juices and smoothies. For many, the taste of Moringa can be rather bitter, so between the NaturaLeaf team and our expert culinary contributors, we have listed some great recipes which so that you can get the very best health benefits of Moringa in your day to day diet, with some great tasting dishes which all of your family will love.

Moringa  and our Pets

Moringa isn't just great for humans; our pets can benefit as well. Here's some useful articles regarding real life experiences of domestic animals which have benefited from a diet enriched with Moringa Oleifera.

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Archive; previous Moringa blogs

We update our Moringa Blog content on a very regular basis, so older posts tend to go to the bottom of the pile. But don't worry, if you missed any of our Moringa articles, you'll find them here.

¿Que es La Zeatina?


Vamos a hablar hoy de la Zeatina, fitohormona isoprenoídica del grupo de las citoquininas. La Zeatina es la responsable del enorme poder de crecimiento de algunas plantas, como la Moringa, y de su gran capacidad de regeneración.

La historia de las citoquininas es relativamente reciente, pues las principales investigaciones surgen a partir del año 1.950 (teniendo como precursores a Miller y Skoog) y ponen de manifiesto que dichos extractos vegetales actúan como potentes activadores de la división celular.

Flor de Moringa Oleifera

Las citoquinas, se utilizan para aumentar la productividad en la agricultura y jardinería y para ralentizar los procesos de envejecimiento en las plantas verdes. Se las puede considerar la “fuente de hormonas de la juventud” en la naturaleza. Pero estas cualidades, también las transmiten a los seres humanos y a los animales, en quienes tienen unos efectos similares.

La Zeatina mejora la utilización y distribución de los nutrientes vitales y el transporte de energía a través de los capilares de las plantas. Así mismo, optimiza el crecimiento saludable de las células, y promueve la división celular y la síntesis de las proteínas.

Esta hormona aumenta alrededor de seis veces la biodisponibilidad de los nutrientes, transportándolos exactamente allí donde se necesitan, incorporándolos a las células y promoviendo de este modo la curación (por ejemplo, sustancias que detienen la inflamación).


La Zeatina y Los Oxidantes de Moringa


Además la zeatina aumenta la actividad del resto de los antioxidantes presentes en la Moringa (45 antioxidantes más) actuando contra el daño causado por los radicales libres durante el envejecimiento celular, y protegiendo a las células sanas del estrés de la vida diaria.


Semillas de Moringa

Dichos estudios indican también, que los extractos de zeatina pueden reducir hasta en un 50% la actividad de la enzima acetilcolinesterasa, que a su vez promueve la descomposición del neurotransmisor acetilcolina (encargado de la transmisión de mensajes entre las células del cerebro).





¿Puede la Moringa tratar o curar el Alzeimer?


La enfermedad de Alzheimer se acompaña de la pérdida de dicho neurotransmisor, y por ello, el consumo de Moringa podría mejorar significativamente la capacidad mental de los pacientes con Alzheimer.

Así mismo, la zeatina retrasa el proceso de envejecimiento de la piel, ayudando al cuerpo (a un ritmo muy rápido) a reemplazar las células dañadas por la edad, o la luz solar, y promoviendo la producción de colágeno.

Ningún preparado de laboratorio, ni siquiera de origen vegetal, ha logrado nunca algo similar a esto (y tampoco, hasta el momento, se ha conseguido sintetizar este compuesto, la zeatina).


La Zeatina y La Moringa Oleifera


¡De ahí que, la Moringa, no sea solamente una bomba de sustancias vitales, sino que además actúa potenciando el efecto de dichas sustancias!

La Zeatina se halla presente en muchas plantas. Pero la Moringa oleífera contiene mil veces más cantidad de Zeatina, que cualquier otra planta conocida (0,2 microgramos por gramo). ¡Esto contribuye a que la Moringa sea la planta más rica en sustancias vitales del mundo!

Además la zeatina es un fitoestrógeno, que puede resultar de gran ayuda para las mujeres en todas las etapas de su vida: adolescencia, embarazo, lactancia o menopausia.

La Moringa es en realidad un elixir de la salud. Con ella, al cuerpo le resulta más fácil producir y mantener un equilibrio saludable, llegando así a alcanzar lo que conocemos por homeostasis.

Hojas de Moringa NaturaLeaf

Recetas de cocina con Donata Medina, Dietista Nutricionista “tu dieta online” y colaboradora con NaturaLeaf Moringa Canaria.



Croquetas con NaturaLeaf Canarian Moringa

Ingredientes:-


1 cucharita de Moringa NaturaLeaf en polvo.

1 tacita de quínoa..

2 cucharada de aceite de girasol o ghee (mantequilla clarifica).

2 tacitas de agua tibia.

1 diente de ajo pelado y picadito.

1 cebollita pequeña, pelada y picadita en trozos muy pequeñas.

1 zanahoria pelada y cortada en trocitos muy pequeños.

1 berenjena pelada y troceada en pequeñito.

2 hojas de kale (opcional), lavada y en trocitos.

1 taza de pan rallado.

3 cucharadas de harina de avena.

1 cucharada de maicena.

1 cucharita de café de cominos.

½ pimienta negra molida.

1 cucharita de café de cúrcuma.

1 cucharita de Sal marina o de Himalaya.



Croquetas con Moringa; la masa

Preparación:-


  1. Poner un caldero fuego moderado poner el aceite y las especias.

  2. Añadir el ajo y la cebolla removiendo poco a poco.

  3. Incorporar las verduras removiendo bien.

  4. Añadir el agua y cuando hierva incorporarle la quínoa.

  5. Cocinar durante 15 minutos. Añadir las harinas removiendo poco a poco hasta que quede una masa densa, incorporarle La Moringa en polvo. Dejar reposar durante 1 hora para que se enfríe la masa.

  6. Con la ayuda de dos cucharas coger parte de la masa y moldear las croquetas.

  7. Poner calentar el aceite de girasol en una sartén y cuando esté caliente ir añadiendo croquetas y girar hasta que se doren por todos los lados. Retirarlas en una fuente con papel para absorber la grasa.

  8. Servir con una salsa de yogurt o de aguacate.

“Munga” (Hindi), “Sainjna” (Punjabi), “Munaga” (Telegu), “Saijna” (Assamese), “Murungai” (Tamil). These are some of the names used for Moringa throughout India, where the species has been used for over 5 thousand years as an integral part of peoples lives, and where just about every part of the plant (leaves, pods, seeds, wood, flowers, bark, roots) are still used. In English, apart from it's official Latin name “Moringa oleifera”, it is also known as the “Miracle Tree” or the “Drumstick Tree”.


Moringa Seed Pods

Up until now, in the Western world, the use of Moringa has generally been limited to human consumption, with moderate use for domestic animals, livestock feed and some cosmetics. But if we look back in time, we can see that the traditional uses of Moringa are far more diverse. Here's a list of some of the most surprising traditional uses of Moringa.




1. Moringa seeds used for water purification.

For thousands of years, ground Moringa seeds have been used to purify dirty water. Recent studies have revealed that substances released from Moringa seed powder work in two ways; (1) by the strong antiseptic properties, and (2), electrical charges between seed particles and suspended sediment particles force the particles to join and fall to the bottom layer of the water, leaving the upper layer clear.


2. Moringa flowers as a cough remedy.

Cooked Moringa Oleifera flowers, mixed with natural honey, is a traditional and effective cough remedy and has been used to help relieve the symptoms of asthma and other respiratory ailments.


3. Moringa bark used as a cure for eye and ear infections.

The liquid which can be pressed out of Moringa bark has been used to treat eye and ear infections, also rubbed onto tumors and ulcers to remove them.


4. Moringa seed oil, used as a skin cleanser, hair conditioner and mosquito repellent.

Healthy Moringa seeds can be pressed to yield up to 40% volume of edible Moringa oil. This oil has been traditionally used to clean skin, treat skin infections, as an anti-fungal agent, to condition hair, as a base for perfumes, and to repel mosquitos, flies and other insects. The remaining pulp has been used to feed livestock.


5. Fertilize plants with Moringa.

Moringa has been used as a traditional fertilizer for many crops. Recent studies indicate that crops sprayed with a Moringa based fertilizer increase growth by over 25%. Also, Moringa as a fertilizer can trigger the activation of physiological compounds in plants to alleviate the oxidative damage caused by lack of moisture, resulting in improvements in physiological and biochemical aspects for plant growth under drought conditions.


6. Moringa leaves to reduce headaches and migraines.

Moringa Oleifera leaves are frequently eaten raw or cooked to relieve migraines, but another traditional use is to rub fresh leaves on each temple for 10 minutes for immediate relief. Leaves have also been used to help clean and heal sores and wounds.


7. Control pests and crop plagues with Moringa.

The Moringa plant is naturally very resilient against many bacterial or fungal infections, and is also very resistant against many plagues. Moringa leaves, ground and mixed with water, have been traditionally sprayed over other crops to prevent or remedy infections.


8. Moringa roots to reduce muscle spasms.

A traditional use of Moringa roots is to relieve muscle spasms, including those which result in intestinal or stomach spasms. Recent clinical research points to the presence of several substances in Moringa which are generally used in pharmaceutical treatments for gastrointestinal disorders.


9. Accelerate livestock growth and milk yield with Moringa.

A recent study concluded that including Moringa leaves to fodder increased cattle’s daily weight gain up to 32% and increased their milk production by over 40%. This supports the traditional use of Moringa as a staple food for livestock.


10. And finally, Moringa can act as a powerful natural aphrodisiac!

In many parts of India, Moringa leaves, flowers and seeds have been used as an aphrodisiac, to increase male and female fertility, and to remedy male sexual dysfunction. Several recent studies support this, and suggest that more research should be made to explore these attributes before moving onto clinical trials.



NaturaLeaf Moringa Plantation, Tenerife (Spain).

Remember, NaturaLeaf Canarian Moringa is not only available in capsule format; you can also purchase it as powder or dried leaves which are both very cost effective formats to obtain the world's finest Moringa Oleifera. So why not experiment with Moringa and make the most of over 5000 years of tradition!