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Moringa is derived from Latin word moringa oleifera. It is also known as subhanjana, sahajan, drumstick tree and life plant. It belongs to the family of Moringaceae. It is a handsome softwood tree, native of India, occurring wild in the sub Himalayan regions of Northern India and now grown worldwide in the tropics and sub-tropics. In India it is grown all over the subcontinent for its tender pods and also for its leaves and flowers.Flowering begins within the first six months after planting. In seasonally cool regions, flowering only occurs once a year in late Spring and early Summer (northern hemisphere between April and June, southern hemisphere between October and December). In more constant seasonal temperatures and with constant rainfall, flowering can happen twice or even all year-round. The pod of moringa is a very popular vegetable in South Indian cuisine and valued for their distinctly inviting flavour. The cultivation of moringa in India occurs mainly in the southern states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh as well as in central India also.

Moringa is considered to be a complete food in itself and is a nutritional powerhouse. It contains more than 92 nutrients and it is the one of the most important antioxidant on the earth. It has 46 types of Anti-Oxidants, 36 Anti-inflammatory and 18 Amino-acids 9 of which are essential Amino Acids. It is a natural Anti-ageing and said to cure about 300 diseases. It has all the vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B3, B6, B7,C, D, E and K which are found in fruits and vegetables.
It is the most nutritious herb on earth.
It has:-
25 times more iron than spinach.
07 times more vitamin C than oranges.
15 times more potassium than bananas.
10 times more Vitamin A than carrots.
17 times more calcium than milk.
04 times more protein than eggs.

Benefits of Moringa 
1. Moringa is useful in reducing obesity and extra fats.
2. Moringa has high content of phosphorus in it which is beneficial for reducing extra calories.
3. Moringa helps in regulating metabolism.
4. It is beneficial for the problems related to digestion.
5. Moringa is beneficial in diseases like cholera, dysentery, jaundice,etc.
6. Intake of moringa provides relief in kidney and urinary bladder stones, by dissolving stones.
7. Moringa keeps the skin healthy and glowing. It purifies our blood because of which pimples do not come up on face.
8. Moringa keeps the hair healthy and prevents hair fall.
9. Moringa has high content of beta carotene, protein, amonio acids, iron, calcium, vitamin-B, and nutrients which prevents malnutrition.
10.Presence of calcium, copper and phosphorus in moringa helps in the treatment of diseases related to bones and teeth.
11.It helps to prevent anemia.
12. Moringa boost the immunity system which is effective in reducing the chances of having cold and flu.
13. Moringa regulates cholesterol and maintains sugar level.
14 .Moringa helps to give relief in heart related diseases, asthma, arthritis and infertility.
15 .Moringa is thought to be helpful in treating depression, anxiety, and fatigue.

1.Pregnant women should not intake Moringa has it may lead to miscarriage. 
2.Likely unsafe for people with high blood pressure as Moringa makes blood thin.

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