Originating from northern India, moringa was first described as a medicinal herb as early as 2000 BC. Across the Indian Subcontinent, West Africa, and parts of Asia, moringa tea was widely consumed, and the young leaves, stalks, and pods of the plant were eaten as a nutrient-rich vegetable. The Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians also extracted oil from moringa seeds to be used as skin lotion and perfume.
Analyzing the composition of moringa is like utilizing the produce department for multiplication tables. Moringa contains 25x more iron than spinach, 17x the calcium of milk, 15x more potassium than bananas, and 7x more vitamin C than oranges. With nutritional makeup that impressive, it’s no wonder that “the miracle tree” is dubbed as such.