What is Moringa?

Moringa Oleifera is a tree that primarily grows in the foothills of the Himalayas. However, it can be found scattered among portions of India, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It can grow up to 36 feet in height and can live as long as 20 years if undisturbed. However, people native to areas in which moringa oleifera grows often cut the leaves back 4-5 feet each year to harvest the leaves and pods that grow on the tree.

The primary benefit of Moringa Oleifera is the high nutritional value of the leaves. In one serving of Moringa Oleifera leaves, you can find:

 - 125% daily value of Calcium

 - 61% daily value of Magnesium

- 41% daily value of Potassium

- 71% daily value of Iron

- 272% daily value of Vitamin A

- 22% daily value of Vitamin C

Moringa oil possesses exceptional oxidative stability which may explain why the Egyptians placed vases of Moringa oil in their tombs. Moringa oil has a potent antioxidant considered to be the factor behind its remarkable stability. Moringa oil is non-drying nutty flavored oil with a pale yellow consistency. The healing properties of moringa oil, also known as behen oil, were documented by ancient cultures. It has tremendous cosmetic value and is used in body and hair care as a moisturizer and skin conditioner.