Detoxification - Studies have shown Moringa's ability to remove hazardous materials from water. Its usefulness in water purification has been demonstrated many times in University studies, in laboratories and in the field. This is now widely studied because it's estimated that 1.3 billion people in the world use contaminated water for drinking and cooking. It is estimated that 6 million children die each year from infections caused by unclean water.
Antibiotic - Moringa is used as a topical treatment for minor infections. Its antibiotic property is identified as Pterygospermin, a bacterial and fungicidal compound. Its chemical description is glucosinolate 4 alpha-L-rhamnosyloxy benzyl isothiocyanate. Studies have shown an agueous extract made from seeds was equally effective against the skin infecting bacteria Staphylococcus aureus as the antibiotic Neomycin.
Skin Treatment - Moringa has great healing benefits for the skin. It has been used to cure cuts, scrapes, sores, and rashes as well as cracking and other signs of aging.
Anti-inflammatory - The oral tradition of India has long praised Moringa as an anti inflammatory for use in healing wounds. Moringa was also found to be effective in trauma initiated chronic swelling.
Diabetes - An extract from the Moringa leaf has been shown to be effective in lowering blood sugar levels within 3 hours of ingestion, though less effectively than the standard hypoglycemic drug, glibenclamide. The effects increased with larger doses.
Traditionally, Moringa has been used for years with no reports of negative side effects. The powder made from fresh Moringa leaves seems to provide a long-lasting energy boost when used regularly. People frequently report having much more endurance in their work, at home and at play.www.leafpower.wordpress.com