Had we written it today, the research would have been much easier. Just this month a comprehensive review of Moringa was published in the academic journal, Phytotherapy Research.
The review is a meta-analysis. That is, it looks at all existing published research on moringa to assess the big picture, and report on the overall findings.
In this case, the researchers were looking at safety and efficacy. How much Moringa leaf powder or extract can we take without adverse effects? How significant are the health benefits?
We’re giving ourselves a little pat on the back, because the meta-analysis lines up very nicely with what we discovered in our book research. In fact, we’re very familiar with the source studies, because we used many of the same.
What Phytotherapy Research concludes is this: moringa is “exceedingly” safe, and though more research is needed to fully understand Moringa’s power, we know from human and animal studies that Moringa:
Whew, long list! That feeling of “where do we start?”, and “this is so huge” prevailed during our research months. All along we felt that if only Canadians knew what Ayurvedic medicine has long maintained, there would be a run on Moringa that no supplier could meet.
After all, Moringa treats and prevents heart disease, diabetes and cancer - our biggest threats. Moringa also promises relief from chronic illness and pain associated with inflammation - another widespread issue for Canadians, given our pro-inflammatory diets.
So, please help us get the word out there. Share this blog post, or better yet, direct people to our book on Kindle.
What kind of a read is it?
Though we scoured the academic literature, we wrote with the general public in mind: we’ve taken the dense, difficult science and translated it into key points for everyday health.
We give you the straight goods on what’s in Moringa leaf powder. You’ll learn which of the nutrients are most significant - from your run-of-the-mill vitamins and minerals, to rare and powerful phytochemicals.
We also set out the health benefits of Moringa in handy, alphabetical order, from allergies to ulcers.
Plus, we’ve included an incredible set of recipes for using SuperLeaf Moringa every day. Sure, you can stir it into water, but it’s also fun to sneak Moringa into smoothies, soups, dips, sauces and desserts. Mastering the use of Moringa in the kitchen can turn you into a nutrition-ninja. Kids on an anti-veg streak? Spike their pasta sauce with Moringa. No one need ever know.
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Phytotherapy Research, Review of the Safety and Efficacy of Moringa oleifera, by Sidney J. Stohs* and Michael J. Hartman. Article first published online: 24 MAR 2015. Accessed at Wiley at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ptr.5325/full