Moringa Leaf Powder. What the heck is it and how does it benefit me?

What is Moringa Leaf Powder?

Most people haven’t heard of moringa leaf powder, I hadn’t until a couple of months ago and now I couldn’t imagine going through my skin routine without it! This wonder tree truly delivers something special in the world of beauty, health, and nutrition.

Moringa is a small tree native to India. The entire tree is edible, yet it’s most valuable and most known for part is its leaves and long twisted pods. 

Moringa leaf powder is considered to be a superfood and is made from naturally-dried moringa leaves. It has a mild, spinach like flavor. The leaves are dried at low temperatures and ground into a fine consistency then screened to remove impurities before being packaged for sale. Notably the powder remains fresh and retains most of its health benefits for several months. And surprisingly the dried moringa leaf powder is actually more valuable than fresh because of how concentrated the nutrients are.

Though it’s been used in natural medicine for thousands of years, modern nutrition science is only starting to catch up on everything that dried moringa leaf powder can do for your body.

Benefits of Moringa Leaf Powder

  • High in Antioxidants: Moringa leaf powder is rich in catechin polyphenols and has power antioxidant properties to keep free radicals at bay and prevent cells from undergoing cancerous mutations. These antioxidants also stave off cell damage due to inflammation and stress keeping your skin looking younger and healthier. 
  • Natural Anti-fungal and Anti-bacterial: moringa leaf powder can be used to treat bacterial and fungal infections
  • Contains Antioxidants: Antioxidants delays the ageing process and reduces the signs of aging once it’s there.

The list of benefits of moringa leaf powder goes so much further than this. You can read more about it here with Dr. Axe.