Determined to achieve your health goals this year? Or is the caffeine content of your favorite teas keeping you up at night? Moringa Tea is the answer. The health benefits of Moringa Tea boost your health and immunity while the zero caffeine content will have you waking up in the morning with a restful night’s sleep.
The Science Behind the Miracle Tree
Commonly known as the ‘Miracle Tree’ or ‘Drumstick Tree’, the Moringa plant, every part of it in fact leaves, seeds, stem, and all are rich in essential nutrients and minerals. It is rich in Vitamins A, C, and B6 and contains micro-nutrients like amino acids and antioxidants. It is also uniquely rich in protein content, for a plant.
Native to Southeast Asia, the Moringa plant flourishes in subtropical countries like Philipines, Nepal, Indonesia, and Taiwan, with India being the largest cultivator of the plant. It has long since been used for agricultural and medicinal purposes in the subcontinent. Moringa leaves since they grow in subtropical climates are better suited for high temperatures, and have a longer brewing time when compared to other teas. Moringa Tea, as a result, has an earthy and full-bodied flavor and aroma.
Moringa Leaves Health Benefits
- Antioxidant-rich to Boost Immunity-
Moringa Tea, rich in antioxidants can reduce the harmful effect of the free radicals that cause cardiovascular disorders, certain cancers, and contributes to the early onset of Alzheimer’s. Quercetin, an antioxidant that controls blood pressure, along with essential vitamins like A, C, and B6, which are present in Moringa Tea boosts immunity and keeps chronic ailments at bay.
- Anti-inflammatory Properties-
The anti-inflammatory properties of Moringa Tea reduce inflammation and treat ailments like chronic bone and muscle pain. The anti-inflammatory properties also provide protection from infections, abdominal cramps during menstruation, nausea, and gastrointestinal disorders like diarrhea and constipation. Vahdam Teas’ Turmeric Moringa Latte packs twice the health kick with the antimicrobial properties of turmeric and moringa. Whether you like your lattes steaming or iced, it is the perfect morning brew to boost your immunity and stay healthy.
- Skin and Hair Health-
The proteins and antioxidants in Moringa Tea protect your skin and hair from damage caused by free radicals. It both detoxifies and hydrates, reducing pigmentation and signs of aging like fine lines, spots, and sun damage. If you are looking to lose some unwanted fat or fight the early signs of aging, Vahdam Teas Moringa Tulsi Green Tea is the perfect combination. Green tea in itself is beneficial towards burning fat, combined with moringa, it detoxifies and strengthens, giving you healthy, glowing, and youthful skin and hair.
- Gastrointestinal Health-
The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of Moringa Tea prevents and treats stomach disorders like gastritis, colitis, and constipation. It also contains Vitamin B, which boosts and regulates digestion.
- Boosts Bone Health-
What gives bones their density and strength? Calcium and Phosphorous. Moringa Tea has both and in rich amounts. It keeps bones strong and healthy. Moreover, Moringa tea can also help treat conditions like Arthritis. Moringa extract is extremely beneficial in healing bones and can reduce the damage to bones that have gone through excess wear.
Moringa Tea is chock full of health benefits and side effects are extremely rare. However, you should be aware of what they might be so that you can seek the required medical advice. It might be a simple allergy to the plant, an intolerance for it, or a pre-existing condition that prohibits you from consuming Moringa tea.
Moringa Tea Side Effects For Pre-existing Conditions Like-
Pregnant women are strongly advised against drinking Moringa Tea during their pregnancy. Recent studies indicate that the flowers and rhizomes of the Moringa plant contain certain compounds that cause contractions. This could lead to premature birth or a miscarriage. True, Moringa Tea is brewed from the leaves of the plant and not the flowers, but when it comes to pregnancy, the principle of caution is necessary and sacrosanct.
The alkaloids, present in the Moringa plant help regulate heart rate and blood pressure. But, if you are already taking medicines to treat your blood pressure or any cardiovascular disease, it can lower your heart rate to critical levels. It is strongly advisable to consult a physician before you make any changes to your diet if you have issues with your blood pressure and heart health.
If you have any thyroid-related health issues, chances are that your medication contains Levothyroxine. Now, Levothyroxine and Moringa Tea should not be taken together. Both Levothyroxine and the compounds found in the Moringa plant, when taken individually can aid thyroid function. It is, however, ill-advised to take both. They can cause an extremely harmful effect. Consult a physician to learn which would suit you better.
About the author:
Born in Assam, India, Neha spent her weekends growing up drinking endless cups of tea with her grandmother who read Ruskin Bond to her in between sips. Voted ‘least likely to dance at a party’. A lifelong admirer of all things tea and literature. The day starts with a cup of tea and ends, well… a cup of tea, and a book.
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