Moringa oleífera (M. oleifera) is a plant native to the sub-Himalayas of northern India, where its various parts have been used throughout history as food and medicine. A wide variety of nutritional and medicinal virtues, that is, prophylactic and therapeutic, have been attributed to their roots, barks, leaves, flowers, fruits and seeds. Daily consumption is a strategy for the conservation of health and prevention of a number of diseases. The ancient Ayurvedic medicine of India says that the leaves of Moringa can prevent 300 diseases.
M. oleifera is labeled in different parts of the world as Miracle Tree, Tree of Life, the best friend of the mother, gift of God for man, freedom. Moringa is one of the foods recommended by the WHO and UNICEF, to combat child malnutrition due to its unusually high content of Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A and high quality proteins. Scientific research has shown that the leaves of this plant are one of the richest sources in: Proteins (10 essential amino acids and large amount of non-essential amino acids) Vitamins: Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamins B1, B2, B3 , B6 Minerals: Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorus, Sulfur, Iron, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium, Phyto Nutrients Anti-oxidants: Alpha-carotene, Beta-carotene, Lutein, Beta-cryptoxanthin, Chlorophyll and Anti-oxidants Flavonoids that prevent cancer: Quercetin, Campferol, Beta-sitosterol, Caffeoylquinic acid, Zeaxanthin, Rutin.