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What is Moringa Oleifera?

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What is Moringa Oleifera?

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Moringa oleifera is most nutritious species of the 13 species of the Moringa family, and has earned the honor of being the most nutritiously dense botanical on earth (values listed in appendix A). This botanical has been honored by nearly 100 cultures over time, and because of such has been referred to by more than 60 different names. Moringa oleifera can be an exceptional source of nutrition for all ages and has been endorsed by numerous institutions for daily consumption, and as a mechanism for treating malnutrition; these institutions include Trees for Life Research and the World Health Organization (WHO). The scientific community has recognized Moringa oleifera as the most nutritiously dense botanical for the sheer value and diversity of nutrients, for example:

Dried Moringa leaves contain:
• 10x Vitamin A of Carrots
• 17x Calcium of milk
• 15x Potassium of Bananas
• 25x Iron of Spinach
• 9x Protein of Yogurt

Furthermore, numerous institutions have validated the nutritional value and mechanism of drying the leaves for optimal nutritional enrichment and value. These practices include shade drying the leaves indoors, in moderately controlled temperatures, and away from direct sunlight. The process takes anywhere from 3-10 days to complete depending on humidity.

The health and wellness benefits of Moringa oleifera are carried beyond its nutritional benefit. As Balbir Mathur, President of Trees of Life Research states:

“In a remote village of eastern India, I was approached by an old and dignified practitioner of traditional medicine. He had learned that Trees for Life was helping villagers plant fruit trees, and he had traveled more than a hundred miles to meet me. As we talked, he made an outrageous claim: “The leaves of the Moringa tree prevent 300 diseases.””

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The Tree of Life!!

I know I have posted on Moringa Oleifera before, but it is so worth repeating! This amazing botanical superfood has more benefits than you even know!  I am so glad that I have made Moringa a part of my daily health routine!  And, I am so glad to have those that I love including it in theirs!

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The moringa tree is often referred to by its advocates as the ‘tree of life’ due to its seemingly miraculous nutritional benefits and sheer versatility. This unassuming, curiously shaped tree is grown as a landscape tree and food source in many parts of the world – although its use as a type of vegetable and nutritive food first developed in countries such as Africa, the Himalayas, China, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. This hardy plant grows in a wide variety of soils ranging from sandy, loamy, and even clayish soils and is resistant to drought and is fast-growing. Due to its hardiness, moringa can be found growing in different climates, and with its adaptability (with the exception that it does not tolerate frost very well), the trees are easily grown and cultivated with very little to no maintenance required. – See more at:

However, not all Moringa is created equal….

Thank you Dr. Plant for all of your caring and knowledge!

There are five key points that are critical in ensuring the highest possible quality of Moringa.
1) Species:
There are 13 different species of the Moringa genus, each specie differs widely in it’s nutritional content and value. Moringa oleifera, is claimed to be the most nutritiously dense through numerous scientific publications.
2) Sourcing:
Additionally to Moringa oleifera being the most nutritiously dense of all the Moringa genus, Moringa oleifera’s nutritional value also depends on where it is grown, and when it is harvested. Several studies, including thesis work from prominent universities has shown this. Look for a company that sources their Moringa oleifera from India near the base of the Himalayas, numerous data points to this as the ideal location for maximizing Moringa’s nutritional impact.
3) Preparation:
There are several ways in preparing Moringa oleifera for consumption. The most nutritiously advantageous way is to shade dry the moringa leaves, this helps to naturally preserve and enrich for Moringa’s inherent nutrition. The second, and much more common way, is to dry the moringa in the sun. Though cheaper and quicker the ultra-violet radiation from the sun can crosslink the nutrients rendering them inert for physiological benefit.
4) Blend:
Moringa oleifera is a tree, and with that the nutritional power of the Moringa’s nutrition is found in different parts of the tree. For example, the leaves are enriched in amino acids, while the seeds are enriched in the essential fatty acids, and finally the fruit contains the powerful minerals critical for cell to cell communication. To maximize the nutritional power of Moringa oleifera, one must look to these three components.
5) Manufacturing:
Manufacturing can create havoc on natural products. It is often in this step that many natural botanicals loose their effectiveness. To overcome these challenges one must look to a company whose manufacturing is NSF certified, thereby giving greater confidence that they are adhering to practices that allow for quality found throughout the manufacturing process.

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Enjoy this short YouTube documentary on Moringa Oleifera!

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When I became a part of Améo Essential Oils, never in my wildest dreams, did I think I would find such an amazing botanical superfood in addition to all of the wonderful Clinical Grade essential oils!  Thank you Zija/Améo/Ripstix!

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Meet Moringa Oleifera!!!

You say…”What the Heck is Moringa Oleifera“…Well check this out!

Native to the Himalayan Mountains, Moringa Oleifera is nature’s “miracle tree”!  A botanical superfood!

It is packed with 90+ verifiable, cell-ready vitamins, minerals, proteins, antioxidants, omega oils and more.



*  4x the calcium of milk

*  3x the potassium of bananas

*  2x the protein of yogurt

*  4x the vitamin A of carrots

*  7x the vitamin C of oranges



*  Delivers anti-inflammatory support

*  Promotes health digestion

*  Heightens mental clarity

*  Increases energy

*  Provides natural anti-aging benefits

*  Nourishes body immune system

*  Regulates blood glucose levels

*  Promotes health circulation



Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine, Arginine


Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Cystine, Glutamine, Histidine, Proline, Serine, Tyrosine


Chlorophyll, Carotenoids, Cytokinins, Flavonoids, Omega (3, 6, 9) Oils, Plant Sterols, Polyphenols, Lutein, Xanthins, Rutin, and more….


Vitamin A (Alpha & Beta-Carotene), B, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D, E, K, Folate (Folic Acid), Biotin, and more…..


Calcium, Chloride, Chromium, Copper, Fluorine, Iron Manganese, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Selenium, Sulfur, Zinc

**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA

I start my morning with Moringa every day! (you don’t have to pay retail..ask’s too easy)

Will you?

To ensure the highest quality possible, all of Zija’s Moringa trees are grown on proprietary farms in hot, dry climates.  They are raised without chemicals, harvested carefully by hand, and then shade dried, ensuring that essential nutrients remain intact.  Zija’s uses all the most beneficial parts of the tree:  the leaves, the seeds, and the fruit in our line of Moringa based products!

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