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Amaze your Body

Posted in moringa articles on Wednesday, 28 June 2017.

Amaze your Body

 Just Amazing... .. thats what Greengold moringa products are to my body cells... My well balanced diet is 50 nutrients.  How about just having a cup of Greengold tea .. 96 Nutrients  PAP.. this nutrients nourish all the body organs and the first to show the state of your health is your SKIN yeeeees it glows .... You'll lOOOOOOOVE our teas they are just AMAZING .... sweetened with raw green stevia.. yumyumyum 300x sweeter than normal sugar YET ZERO calories.  No weight gain, No skin outbreaks, NO effect on Diabetics  or BP patients....Try our Teas youll love them

Amaze your Body

Posted in moringa articles on Wednesday, 28 June 2017.

Amaze your Body

 Just Amazing... .. thats what Greengold moringa products are to my body cells... My well balanced diet is 50 nutrients.  How about just having a cup of Greengold tea .. 96 Nutrients  PAP.. this nutrients nourish all the body organs and the first to show the state of your health is your SKIN yeeeees it glows .... You'll lOOOOOOOVE our teas they are just AMAZING .... sweetened with raw green stevia.. yumyumyum 300x sweeter than normal sugar YET ZERO calories.  No weight gain, No skin outbreaks, NO effect on Diabetics  or BP patients....Try our Teas youll love them

Growing business from the moringa tree

Posted in moringa articles on Friday, 31 March 2017.

Growing business from the moringa tree
Submitted by Kate Langford on August 8, 2013

The healing potential of the moringa tree is being recognized in Kenya with a growing business.

A story in the Daily Nation tells how Elizabeth Mbogo has established a business from moringa after she was given the seeds to help her in breastfeeding her child.

Native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in northwestern India, Moringa oleifera is today widely cultivated in Africa, Asia, Central and Latin America. In some regions, the young seed pods are eaten, while in others, the leaves are the most commonly used part of the plant. The bark, sap, roots, leaves, seeds, oil, and flowers are used in traditional medicine in several countries.

After realizing the benefits of moringa, Mbogo further investigated the seeds and with assistance from the World Agroforestry Centre and Ministry of Agriculture, she gathered the knowledge required to create her business, Botanic treasures, which processes, distributes and sells products from the moringa tree.

Mbogo now works with a network of 500 farmers in Kenya to grow the tree. After processing in their factory based at Karen, Nairobi, the various herbal products from moringa are supplied to supermarkets and distributors in and outside the country.

Read the full story: Wonder tree with medicinal value gives hope to farmers in arid areas

The miracle herb that turned me on

Posted in health guides, moringa articles on Friday, 31 March 2017.

The miracle herb that turned me on

My story began a few years ago when I was expecting my second child. I thoroughly enjoyed my demanding job as an international film producer and cast director. I was ecstatic after I got my second-born but my joy was soon replaced with frustration and despair.

I had very little milk, so the baby cried a lot because she was always hungry. The many flasks of porridge and black beans (njahi) did not work. My back constantly ached and my husband was seriously worried. During a farm consultancy job he mentioned my predicament. The farmer told him about Moringa oleifera and its immense properties. He later introduced him to a group that was growing it in collaboration with an NGO to alleviate malnutrition.

I started mixing Moringa leaf powder in all my food and chewing the seeds. The results were immediate. I am usually big after my pregnancies so I suffer from knee and lower back pain. After some time I noticed that my knee and back pain was gone and the weight was steadily melting away. I got the whole family to take Moringa. I noticed great improvement in my son’s health and in that of my mother-in-law.

When I resumed work I was one restless lady, especially during the dry spells in between commissions. I looked forward to weekends to go and market Moringa and make deliveries. My passion had shifted — it was no longer the flare of the camera lens that turned me on but the miracle of seeing someone’s health transformed. The positive success stories and the repeat buys gave me the courage to finally quit. It took a lot of sacrifice — we had to cut the family budget and even change our lifestyle.

For a while, I literary hawked Moringa! I was that lady who walks into your office or shop, excuses herself, and starts explaining. The first time, I bought five kilos with money from my salary. I packed Moringa in polythene sachets and stuck a handwritten label on them because I could not afford proper packaging. I would sell it, then buy a slightly bigger quantity. I printed brochures with Moringa information to educate people on its health benefits.

TURNING POINT

I vividly remember this one time after I quit my job to do Moringa full-time and my husband’s business went low financially. I barely had transport to get to town to sell Moringa. The matatu tout overcharged me and I had to alight midway to borrow money from a friend. I was angry and desperate — my business idea was good but money was not forthcoming!  I ended up in her toilet crying and praying for strength to press on.

I do not know how long I stayed in there but it was my turning point. I decided I would not give up. I had an amazing product, so my business had to work.

what are the benefits of Moringa?

Posted in moringa articles on Friday, 31 March 2017.

what are the benefits of Moringa?
 

Moringa earned the name "miracle tree" because it's packed with essential nutrients and medicinal properties to keep you healthy. It's certainty a live-saver in remote parts of the world because its seeds help purify dirty drinking water. The leaves are useful too, providing important protein, vitamins and phytochemicals. You'll mostly find moringa in powder form in the U.S., so try adding it to your smoothies, soups, casseroles and stews as a supplement. If you want to eat raw leaves, you'll have to move to a tropical climate where the trees grow.

 

Essential Nutrients

If you're tired of the same old protein powder shakes, try moringa leaves in a smoothie instead -- moringa provides all nine essential amino acids. You'll also get vitamin C, beta-carotene, iron, calcium and potassium from moringa. These keep your bones, skin, teeth, muscles and immune system healthy. After hitting the gym, moringa can help your muscles recover quickly from a tough workout and may prevent injuries and reduce inflammation. Moringa was called an "ideal dietary supplement" by writers of scientific study published in the journal "Phytotherapy Research."

Boosting Your Immune System

If you're worried about catching a cold or feel your immune system needs a boost, moringa provides vitamin C and can help fight off bacterial and fungal infections. The journal "Ancient Science of Life" published research showing that moringa leaves have a powerful effect against bacteria responsible for staphylococcus and E. coli infections. Moringa's antifungal abilities also combat annoying yeast infections and athlete's foot. The combination of vitamin C and iron is especially helpful for new cell growth needed to heal wounds and repair broken bones.

Antioxidants

Not only are the leaves of the morgina tree useful, the seeds, flowers and stems all have powerful antioxidant activity thanks to their phytochemicals. Flavonoids, carotenoids and tocopherols help prevent cancer and diabetes, and reduce inflammation in your body. A study published in the "Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention" in 2003 found that moringa slows cancer tumor growth. As an added bonus, your skin may have fewer wrinkles because of the anti-aging power of its phytochemicals.

Preventing Heart Disease

Taking moringa may ease your mind about heart disease. It has a slight diuretic effect, which helps to reduce water retention -- preventing bloating and even lowering blood pressure. Supplementing with moringa also helps you control both cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Obese people who ate high-fat diets had lower cholesterol levels after being given moringa supplements, according to the "Journal of Ethnopharmacology." Lower blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels all mean less risk of heart disease for you.