Moringa is a common plant in Kerala of which leaves, flowers, fruits, bark and roots are used for cooking and/ or medicinal purpose in almost every house hold. It holds a wide range of health benefits and is lately recognised as a super food. It is rich in healthy antioxidants, bio-active plant compounds, protiens, minerals, and vitamins. Moringa is mainly used for anemia, arthritis, joint pain, cancer,asthma, diabetes, constipation, stomach pain, headache, heart problems, ulcers,kidney stones, fungal infections and lot more. This even protects cells from damage. Moringa is used in many Ayurvedic herbal combinations and massage treatments to address inflammation, poor metabolism and nutritional deficiencies.
I have seen Moringa trees (also known as drum stick trees) in Sydney. You can also buy Moringa leaves and drum sticks (fruits of the plant commonly used as a vegetable) from Indian shops here.
Following are some of the ways you can add moringa in your diet:
This is a super drink that really helps to fight against anemia, asthma, digestive troubles, headaches, and joint pain. This is also a remedy for swelling and bacterial, fungal, and viral types of infections. In order to make the tea simply boil A quarter teaspoon of Moringa powder in 1 cup of water for 2-3 minutes. You may add 2-3 fresh ginger slices, a pinch of cinnamon or half a teaspoon honey according to your taste for added benefits and/ or better taste.
Super Healthy Moringa Oatmeal Recipe
Oatmeal is one of the best ways to start the day. Adding toppings and super powerful foods like moringa powder add extra delicious and nutrient punch. This healthy moringa oatmeal recipe just takes 10 minutes to prepare and you will have all the essential beneficiary elements for the day.
• Gluten-free rolled oats – 4 tablespoon
• Almond milk – half a cup
• Moringa powder – 2-3 Tsp
• Chopped pista – 1/3 cup
• Dried mulberries – 1/3 cup
• Unsweetened shredded coconut – 1/4 cup
Steps to follow:
Step 1: Take a medium saucepan and add rolled oats and almond milk.
Step 2: Cook the mixture over medium heat. Stir it occasionally till the milk
has completely absorbed and the oats become soften. Add some water if required.
Step 3: Add moringa powder and the rest of the ingredients, stir well and then turn off the heat. Oatmeal is ready to eat now.
The Healthiest Moringa Soup
Moringa soup is the best which holds detoxifying powers and crazy-nutritional benefits. These protein-rich leaves are mixed with other beneficial ingredients to create a bright soup that refreshes both your mind and body.
• Moringa stalks/ drum stick(cut into 3 inch pieces) – 8 ounces
• Water – 4 cups
• Olive oil – 1 teaspoon
• turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
• cumin seeds – a pinch
• Curry leaves, salt as needed
• lemon – 1/2 slice
• Fennel seeds – 1 teaspoon
• Black pepper – to garnish
Step 1: Take a medium sized saucepan and roast the fennel and cumin seeds. Then add olive oil and add curry leaves and turmeric powder. Then pour water and add Moringa stalks. Heat in a medium flame and bring to boil. Simmer the heat and cook covered till the drumstick is cooked well.
Step 2: Pour this mixture to a blender and pulse till the soup completely blends. Using a spoon, press as much pulp as possible from the moringa fibers and then remove the fibers.
Step 3: Pour this into a serving bowl and squeeze the lemon slice over the soup. At last, garnish the soup with fresh black pepper and serve.