Healthy Food – 辣木籽 Moringa

Date:  Jun 18, 2016

My mom introduced me to Moringa.  She said it helped to reduce the high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar, etc.  There seems to be a lot of health benefit of this.


Especially that it comes with an ability of detecting early illness of your body.  For example, if after eating it, you felt very bitter, you have to watch out your liver, if it is sour, then, your heart is not doing well.  For me, it is sweet.  So, I guess I am healthy.

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Since I am healthy, so, I treat it as health supplement.  I only eat 4 of these in the morning.  And make sure drink a lot a lot of water.


It seems very popular for people talking about this.  That day, when I was at Sim Lim tower, some sales ladies are gathered talking about the health benefits of this.


I am just sharing the news that I am eating this as supplement.  So, you still have to read and watch Youtube to find out yourself how good is this.  Of course, some people will also say there is no health benefits at all.

And also it is said that it might not work the same way to every one.  So, use it at your own risk la.  hahahaha



Documentary of Moringa.  (In English)

The health benefits of Moringa. (In Mandarin) Discovery Channel.

Some entertainment show discussing about Moringa in Mandarin.

What is Moringa in Mandarin.

From Taiwan.

Some experiment to purify water using Moringa.


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The Many Uses of the Mighty Moringa Tree

August 24, 2015 | 707,033 views

By Dr. Mercola

Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing tree native to South Asia and now found throughout the tropics. Its leaves have been used as part of traditional medicine for centuries, and the Ayurvedic system of medicine associates it with the cure or prevention of about 300 diseases.1

Moringa, sometimes described as the “miracle tree,” “drumstick tree,” or “horseradish tree,” has small, rounded leaves that are packed with an incredible amount of nutrition: protein, calcium, beta carotene, vitamin C, potassium… you name it, moringa’s got it. No wonder it’s been used medicinally (and as a food source) for at least 4,000 years.2

The fact that moringa grows rapidly and easily makes it especially appealing for impoverished areas, and it’s been used successfully for boosting nutritional intake in Malawi, Senegal, and India. In these areas, moringa may be the most nutritious food locally available, and it can be harvested year-round.3

Personally, I grew a moringa tree for two years and I can attest to the fact that it grows like a weed. For those living in third-world countries, it may very well prove to be a valuable source of nutrition.

However I don’t recommend planting one in your backyard for health purposes as the leaves are very small and it is a timely and exceedingly tedious task to harvest the leaves from the stem to eat them.

The leaves are tiny and difficult to harvest and use, so you’ll likely find, as I did, that growing one is more trouble than it’s worth. That being said, there is no denying that moringa offers an impressive nutritional profile that makes it appealing once it is harvested…

6 Reasons Why Moringa Is Being Hailed as a Superfood

1. A Rich Nutritional Profile

Moringa leaves are loaded with vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, and more. One hundred grams of dry moringa leaf contains:4

  • 9 times the protein of yogurt
  • 10 times the vitamin A of carrots
  • 15 times the potassium of bananas
  • 17 times the calcium of milk
  • 12 times the vitamin C of oranges
  • 25 times the iron of spinach

2. Antioxidants Galore

Moringa leaves are rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C, beta-carotene, quercetin, and chlorogenic acid. The latter, chlorogenic acid, has been shown to slow cells’ absorption of sugar and animal studies have found it to lower blood sugar levels. As noted in the Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention:5

“The leaves of the Moringa oleifera tree have been reported to demonstrate antioxidant activity due to its high amount of polyphenols. 

Moringa oleifera extracts of both mature and tender leaves exhibit strong antioxidant activity against free radicals, prevent oxidative damage to major biomolecules, and give significant protection against oxidative damage.”

Further, in a study of women taking 1.5 teaspoons of moringa leaf powder daily for three months, blood levels of antioxidants increased significantly.6

3. Lower Blood Sugar Levels

Moringa appears to have anti-diabetic effects,7 likely due to beneficial plant compounds contained in the leaves, including isothiocyanates. One study found women who took seven grams of moringa leaf powder daily for three months reduced their fasting blood sugar levels by 13.5 percent. 8

Separate research revealed that adding 50 grams of moringa leaves to a meal reduced the rise in blood sugar by 21 percent among diabetic patients.9

4. Reduce Inflammation

The isothiocyanates, flavonoids, and phenolic acids in moringa leaves, pods, and seeds also have anti-inflammatory properties. According to the Epoch Times:10

The tree’s strong anti-inflammatory action is traditionally used to treat stomach ulcers. Moringa oil (sometimes called Ben oil) has been shown to protect the liver from chronic inflammation. The oil is unique in that, unlike most vegetable oils, moringa resists rancidity. 

This quality makes it a good preservative for foods that can spoil quickly. This sweet oil is used for both frying or in a salad dressing. It is also used topically to treat antifungal problems, arthritis, and is an excellent skin moisturizer.”

5. Maintain Healthy Cholesterol Levels

Moringa also has cholesterol-lowering properties, and one animal study found its effects were comparable to those of the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin.11 As noted in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology:12

Moringa oleifera is used in Thai traditional medicine as cardiotonic. Recent studies demonstrated its hypocholesterolemic effect. 

… In hypercholesterol-fed rabbits, at 12 weeks of treatment, it significantly (P<0.05) lowered the cholesterol levels and reduced the atherosclerotic plaque formation to about 50 and 86%, respectively. These effects were at degrees comparable to those of simvastatin.

… The results indicate that this plant possesses antioxidant, hypolipidaemic, and antiatherosclerotic activities, and has therapeutic potential for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.”

6.  Protect Against Arsenic Toxicity

The leaves and seeds of moringa may protect against some of the effects of arsenic toxicity, which is especially important in light of news that common staple foods, such as rice, may be contaminated.13 Contamination of ground water by arsenic has also become a cause of global public health concern, and one study revealed: 14

“Co-administration of M. oleifera [moringa] seed powder (250 and 500 mg/kg, orally) with arsenic significantly increased the activities of SOD [superoxide dismutase], catalase, and GPx with elevation in reduced GSH level in tissues (liver, kidney, and brain). 

These changes were accompanied by approximately 57%, 64%, and 17% decrease in blood ROS [reactive oxygen species], liver metallothionein (MT), and lipid peroxidation respectively in animal co-administered with M. oleifera and arsenic. 

Another interesting observation has been the reduced uptake of arsenic in soft tissues (55% in blood, 65% in liver, 54% in kidneys, and 34% in brain) following administration of M. oleifera seed powder (particularly at the dose of 500 mg/kg). 

It can thus be concluded from the present study that concomitant administration of M. oleifera seed powder with arsenic could significantly protect animals from oxidative stress and in reducing tissue arsenic concentration. Administration of M. oleifera seed powder thus could also be beneficial during chelation therapy…”

Moringa Leaves May Even Purify Water… and More

From a digestive standpoint, moringa is high in fiber that, as the Epoch Times put it, “works like a mop in your intestines… to clean up any of that extra grunge left over from a greasy diet.”15 Also noteworthy are its isothiocyanates, which have anti-bacterial properties that may help to rid your body of H. pylori, a bacteria implicated in gastritis, ulcers, and gastric cancer. Moringa seeds have even been found to work better for water purification than many of the conventional synthetic materials in use today.

According to Uppsala University:16

“A protein in the seeds binds to impurities causing them to aggregate so that the clusters can be separated from the water. The study… published in the journal Colloids and Surfaces A takes a step towards optimization of the water purification process.17

Researchers in Uppsala together with colleagues from Lund as well as Namibia, Botswana, France, and the USA have studied the microscopic structure of aggregates formed with the protein. 

The results show that the clusters of material (flocs) that are produced with the protein are much more tightly packed than those formed with conventional flocculating agents. This is better for water purification as such flocs are more easily separated.”

There is speculation that moringa’s ability to attach itself to harmful materials may also happen in the body, making moringa a potential detoxification tool.

How to Use Moringa

If you have access to a moringa tree, you can use the fresh leaves in your meals; they have a flavor similar to a radish. Toss them like a salad, blend them into smoothies, or steam them like spinach. Another option is to use moringa powder, either in supplement form or added to smoothies, soups, and other foods for extra nutrition. Moringa powder has a distinctive “green” flavor, so you may want to start out slowly when adding it to your meals.

You can also use organic, cold-pressed moringa oil (or ben oil), although it’s expensive (about 15 times more than olive oil).18 As mentioned, while I don’t necessarily recommend planting a moringa tree in your backyard (a rapid-growing tree can grow to 15 to 30 feet in just a few years), you may want to give the leaves or powder a try if you come across some at your local health food market. As reported by Fox News, this is one plant food that displays not just one or two but numerous potential healing powers:19

“Virtually all parts of the plant are used to treat inflammation, infectious disorders, and various problems of the cardiovascular and digestive organs, while improving liver function and enhancing milk flow in nursing mothers. The uses of moringa are well documented in both the Ayurvedic and Unani systems of traditional medicine, among the most ancient healing systems in the world.

Moringa is rich in a variety of health-enhancing compounds, including moringine, moringinine, the potent antioxidants quercetin, kaempferol, rhamnetin, and various polyphenols. The leaves seem to be getting the most market attention, notably for their use in reducing high blood pressure, eliminating water weight, and lowering cholesterol.

Studies show that moringa leaves possess anti-tumor and anti-cancer activities, due in part to a compound called niaziminin. Preliminary experimentation also shows activity against the Epstein-Barr virus. Compounds in the leaf appear to help regulate thyroid function, especially in cases of over-active thyroid. Further research points to anti-viral activity in cases of Herpes simplex 1.”

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辣木籽之所以被誉为一种极限植物之母,是因为它是原产于自然条件极其恶劣的非洲辣木树的种子。   辣木籽的长相很怪异,它的果荚像豇豆,但它的籽实却一点也不规矩,长得有菱有角的,还穿着白色的象纸一样的衣服。你别看它长得很另类,其实它很好伺候的,表现在在种植的时候,你只要随便挖个坑,丢一粒种子进去,然后浇上几瓢水让土壤湿润,过不几天它就能长出苗了,而且长得很茁壮,一个月就可长到二、三十公分的高度!












3.6 辣木籽可改善睡眠、增强记忆力、延缓衰老,还可用来治疗肝脏、脾脏、经络等特殊部位的疾病。

3.7 辣木籽有治疗口臭和醒酒作用。


4.1 辣木籽剥外壳食内子(请勿将籽壳丢弃,可用水泡服或作为净水剂)


4.3 针对各方面疗效的食用方法


4.3.1排毒 促进代谢  天然辣木籽对排毒及加速新陈代谢有特殊的功效。在平常喝水、泡茶、喝花茶之中,先喝一口后,吃一至三粒(剥壳食内籽)后再喝多量的水,你会对刚喝过的水或茶有另一种自然的甘甜味。一般来讲,肝功能代谢不正常的人,第一次吃辣木籽,口感会偏苦,食用后喝500CC温开水,一至两个月后,有强肝、改善睡眠、增强免疫力及记忆力、加速代谢、排毒、减肥等功效。

4.3.2 皮肤疾患  皮肤过敏,香港脚,湿疹,富贵手,皮肤莫名痒等。辣木籽可含壳一起吃。早上 中午空腹吃2~3粒,依轻、重情况增减用量)。

4.3.3 解酒 在喝酒前15分钟吃辣木籽2~3粒,较不易醉,酒量增加2~3倍,醉酒也不会宿醉。宿醉后让胃不再难受




4.3.4 消除口臭  在吃完大蒜 臭豆腐或口臭,吃辣木籽1~2粒后喝水即可除异味,可含壳一起吃。

4.3.5 糖尿病 早上、中午空腹(早上 中午空腹吃辣木籽2粒后喝水,服用期间要忌口,少吃甜食)。剥壳食内籽。三个月让糖尿病人摆脱药物。病人的糖尿病算是较为严重,吃西药,打胰岛素基本是生活不可少的。食用印度传统种的辣木籽,刚刚开始还需要西药辅助,三个月左右的时间,血糖稳定,不再吃药。用法如下:


4.3.6 痔疮 便秘 清宿便 早上、中午空腹吃辣木籽2粒后喝水。剥壳食内籽。让宿便畅通,让毒素远离人体经过一夜的内循环,第二早一般都会将体内的毒素废物通过大便的方式排出体外。但因为外界各种因素,有一部分人经常会有便秘或隔几天才排便。这样直接导致原本应该排出体外的毒素又会重新吸收回人体,造成毒素累积。用法如下:




4.3.8亚健康从此离您而去 随着生活节奏的加快,运动量的减少,加班熬夜成了“常饭”,环境污染之类等等,人体的透支是越来越严重,亚健康就是这样日积月累而成的。现在,很多人会有吃钙片,维生素片之类来补充,但这些只能是特定的补充。但是,人体需要的营养素得全面而不是个别,再者,某一类的营养素过量是坏事而非好事。平衡,才是健康之源。用法如下:




One more thing.  You need to take out the outer wrappers.  🙂


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