Moringa, also known as miracle tree, grows in the Himalayas in India, and it’s 5 to 10 meters tall. Its English name is horseradish tree. All parts of this plant, its leaves, flowers, roots and seeds, are usable and edible. For more than a thousand years, it has been used as an antibiotic in the traditional medicine. But, the scientific use of the horseradish tree is only recorded at the end of 1940.


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The active ingredient in this drumstick tree, responsible for its antibacterial properties, is known as Pterygospermin. The Indian scientists are the first who have recognized the powers of this ingredient. And, when you consume it, the Pterygospermin decomposes into two separate benzyl isothiocyanate substances.

Besides its antibacterial properties, this plant also brings many other health benefits to the human body. Namely, studies have shown that the drumstick tree contains more than 90 nutrients and 45 antioxidants, and that it can cure more than 300 different diseases. Most probably, this is the healthiest known plant on the Earth. And, apart from protecting the human body, it can also be used in the cosmetics industry, for perfumes and aromatherapy oils.

Moringa Has Ability To Destroy Bacteria And Cleanse The Liver

Studies show that the Moringa leaf juice can be very effective against a wide spectrum of bacteria, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, and Helicobacter pylori.

The natural benefits of this miraculous tree include:

  • Improving the body’s immune system
  • Improved circulation
  • Supporting the normal levels of glucose in the blood
  • Natural anti-aging properties
  • Anti-inflammatory properties
  • Increased mental clarity
  • Naturally increased levels of energy
  • Anticancer compounds that help prevent the growth of cancer cells and can assist in the treatment of ovarian cancer.

Also, scientists have noticed that it contains unique compounds and mechanisms that help the cleansing process of the liver. In addition, it protects the liver from the toxic effects of salts, cerium and indium.

Another interesting fact about this plant is that its seeds can help with cleaning polluted water. They are non-toxic and biodegradable, and reduce the turbidity of the water, purifying it from clay and bacteria.

Moringa can be found in its raw form, and as a powder and capsules. You can use it in your daily smoothies, as an addition in soups and salads, or steamed like a side dish.

Pterygospermin: the Antibacterial Principle of Moringa pterygosperma
Moringa as a Natural Antibiotic
In vitro antibacterial effect of aqueous and ethanolic Moringa leaf extracts
The Many Uses of the Mighty Moringa Tree