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Information About The Moringa Plant. 

 January 18, 2024

By  Linda Rook

Introduction.

The Moringa plant has many names such as Moringa Oleifera, which is grown in parts of Africa and Asia.  The plant is also known as The Drumstick Tree or Miracle Tree, this is due to its possible health benefits.

Moringa is full of vitamins, minerals calcium and much more.

The connection that is between arthritis and moringa is the substance which is in the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant products of the plant. Inflammation is the main symptom of arthritis, as it leads to pain and damage of the joints.

There are some hopeful research found that anti-inflammatory products in the moringa, but more clinical studies needed to establish the effectiveness of the arthritis.

In this blog I shall first explain what is arthritis, then what is moringa, and which parts of the plant is used and what is it used for, and then some side effects.

What is Arthritis.

When you develop arthritis, it can cause damage to the joints, with symptoms of pain inflammation stiffness and can lead to mobility, some types can affect your immune system.  There are hundred different types of this terrible, disease and can affect millions of people worldwide, often restricts individuals from leading a pain-free and active life. 

Arthritis is also an incurable disease, therefore you can only help with the symptoms, and slow them down.  When you see your doctor, they will help you by prescribing you drugs, but with all drugs you may have side effects. 

With the side effects of some of the medications, people these days, are looking for more natural alternatives, such as moringa or other supplements.

What is Moringa.

The Moringa plant is a vegetable and is grown in many Indian states and Asian countries like the Philippines etc.…

All of the plant is edible;  such as the leaves, roots, seeds also flowers.  The seeds are made for cooking oil and have biofuel potential.

The plants are full of nutrients like:

  • Vitamin A, B1, B2 and B3.
  • Folate.
  • Calcium.
  • Potassium.
  • Iron, Magnesium.
  • Phosphorus and Zinc.
Zinc supplements

How Does Moringa Help With Arthritis.

The Moringa plant is used as a supplement and is full of antioxidant from its leaves, pods and seeds, which they all have health benefits. 

These can include the following:

Leaves: 

Moringa leaves are full of nutrition and are rich in vitamins and minerals, that include vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and iron.  The leaves are normally eaten fresh or dried or ground into a powder,

Pods (Drumsticks):

The pods of the plant are long, and slender and commonly known as drumsticks.  You can also eat the pods, and people say that they taste like asparagus.  

Roots:

The roots are used for traditional medicine. They are ground into a paste and applied for various skin conditions, such as psoriasis.

Flowers:

Moringa flowers are small, white, and have a fragrant.  These can also be edible that can be up in salads or as a garnish.

Side Effects.

Even though the Moringa plant has many benefits with its essential nutrients and antioxidants, you should also be aware of the potential side effects.  Keep in mind that people will have different reactions to the plant.  You must always consult with your healthcare professional before trying out any thing new.  

Below are some potential side effects related to the consumption of moringa:

1.    Digestive Issues:

•     If you develop diarrhoea or a stomach upset whilst taking moringa, particularly in large doses, then you should start with a small amount and monitor your body's response.

2.    Blood Sugar Levels:

•     You should be cautious taking Moringa as it may lower your blood sugar levels, and if you have diabetes or taking medications it may be very bad for you.  You need to monitor and adjust your medication with your healthcare professional.

Digestive system
Taking Blood

3.    Thinning Blood:

•     If you have Thin blood, then the Moringa contains a substance called anticoagulant. If you are taking blood-thinning medications, with the moringa you may have a risk of bleeding. You should consult with a healthcare provider to ensure that you are using moringa safely.

4.    Allergic Reactions:

•     You may have an allergic to moringa, if you experience symptoms like an itch, rash, or having difficulty in breathing after having moringa, you need to get medical attention immediately.

5.    Pregnancy and Breastfeeding:

•     There is limited research on the safety of women that are going through their pregnancy and breastfeeding.  They should consult with their healthcare provider before taking any moringa supplements.

6.    Interactions with Medications:

•    The moringa may interfere with certain types of your medications. Before starting any supplements, you should seek help with your healthcare provider or doctor, they can advise you of the possible connection.

A weekly box of medication.

7.    Liver and Kidney Concerns:

•     When taking the moringa in excessively, it may have adverse effects on your liver and kidneys. If you have a condition with your liver or kidneys you need to take extra caution, also consult with a doctor or healthcare professional.

8.    Low Blood Pressure:

•     If you have a low blood pressure or taking medication for low blood pressure you need to monitor your blood frequently and consult with your healthcare provider.

You must always read the label and always follow the instructions and dosage. Also, see your doctor before taking any moringa.

Conclusion.

Moringa can offers a variety of potential health benefits, it is crucial to be aware though of potential side effects and interactions, especially if you have any pre-existing health conditions, or taking medications. Always seek advice from a healthcare professional before adding moringa supplements to your diet, and pay attention to how your body responds.

Research was done on the relationship between moringa and arthritis, but is still in its early stages, and more clinical studies are needed to establish a more definitive links and effective dosages. The potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of moringa, particularly its leaves, may contribute to reducing inflammation that is associated with arthritis.

 However, it is essential to consider that arthritis is a complex condition with 100 different types, such as osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. If you or someone you know is considering using moringa for arthritis or any other health condition, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional. As they can provide personalized advice based on your specific health situation, they can also consider potential interactions with medications, and guide you on the appropriate use of any supplements.

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I am not a medical professional, and this blog is for information only. If you have any worries you should consult your doctor.

I hope this blog has helped.


Linda Rook

Linda is now retired and has suffered from Osteoarthritis for about 40+ years.  She struggled with her weight until she found the correct one that also helped with her arthritic pain.  Linda was in terrible pain until the physician thought her right hip needed replacement. 


Now Linda has an artificial right hip, which has left her with the left leg shorter than the right.  Therefore, her spine is now wonky, and has arthritis of the lower back, also it seems to be going all over the body, her pain is now in the knees, elbow, wrist, fingers and both hips.


Linda now spends her days writing information to help others with the same conditions, so they do not suffer like Linda.


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