Forget the traditional Christmas Tree, if you really want to feel good this festive period ensure you have some ‘Drumstick Tree’ to hand...
Known as the 'miracle' or 'drumstick tree', the leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots of moringa are all used traditionally throughout Asia for a host of claimed health benefits.
Research continues 1,2,3
to highlight, that on top of its traditional use, moringa could also help our bodies and livers better protect themselves from the onslaught of 'poisons'. In the studies scientists looked at the effect on animal livers of moringa extracts when exposed to poison. Under normal circumstances the liver helps filter toxins from the body, but excess exposure over time can cause lasting damage to the organ and prevent it from working efficiently.
In numerous studies, scientists have found that moringa extracts can help reduce markers of liver damage and improve the condition of the liver's cells when exposed to poison, indicating the plant somehow has a protective effect on the body.
How to include moringa in your diet this Christmas
Natur Boutique's organic moringa tea offers one of the easiest and tastiest ways to feel the benefits of the plant. The tea is one of the only organic versions available and uses the leaves of the moringa tree to create a drink that is 100% pure and free of additives, flavourings or preservatives. With a robust rich flavour, the tea offers a great way to give yourself a natural and beneficial boost.
Sweeten as desired with honey, natural sweetener or sugar.
Available from www.naturboutique.co.uk
or leading health stores.
Not recommended for individuals with diabetes or dementia, pregnant or lactating women, those with liver or kidney conditions, or those taking any form of medication, iron or supplements or suffering with a medical condition. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur. If in any doubt, speak to doctor before using. Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Keep out the reach of children.
1. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int. 2020 Jul 28. Hepatoprotective effect of Moringa oleifera leaves aquatic extract against lead acetate-induced liver injury in male Wistar rats. Mohy E Abdel Fattah 1
, Hanan M Sobhy 2
, Areeg Reda 3
, Heba M A Abdelrazek 4
2. J Biomed Res. 2017 Jun 20. doi: 10.7555/JBR.31.20160051. Moringa oleifera-based diet protects against nickel-induced hepatotoxicity in rats.Oluyomi SA1
, Cincin SA1
, Musbau AA2
3. J Basic Clin Physiol Pharmacol. 2017 Jul 26;28(4):337-345. Protective effect of Moringa oleifera oil against HgCl2-induced hepato- and nephro-toxicity in rats. Abarikwu SO1
, Benjamin S1
, Ebah SG1
, Obilor G1
, Agbam G1