Moringa 101

Behold the latest health craze; moringa. If you’ve been following health magazines and blogs, you’ve heard of moringa. As a green addition to smoothies, a sprinkle on top of salads and soups or even in a pill form, moringa is a power-packed plant!

What is Moringa?

Moringa, also known as moringa oleifera, comes from a softwood tree called a Miracle Tree. It’s packed with more nutrients than you can count on two hands; vitamin A, B, D, C, E, calcium, magnesium, phytonutrients and tons and tons of antioxidants; the list just goes on and on. This is an ingredient that you want on your skin, and in your body! 

Benefits for the skin

Anti-pollutant: Moringa is an incredibly anti-pollutant. It gives the skin that oh-so-gentle cleanse that it often needs and rids it of the dirt, dust and pollutants that can lead to clogged pores and a dull appearance.

Reduces signs of aging: As it’s packed with antioxidants, moringa is a powerful anti-aging ingredient. These antioxidants prevent free radical damage and leave you with youthful and supple-looking skin.

Antibacterial: Moringa truly is a super ingredient that belongs in every acne preventing arsenal. With its antibacterial properties, this multitasker helps prevent breakouts and reduces the appearance as well. 

Don’t get us wrong, moringa is a superpower for the skin. Why not take it one step further and incorporate it into your diet? We love to buy moringa powder from our local Indian grocery store and incorporate it into our smoothies, soups, lentil curries and just about anything else!

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