The Scientific Research on Moringa Oleifera

The Scientific Research on Moringa Oleifera

Moringa Oleifera, also known as the "Miracle Tree," is a plant native to tropical regions around the world. It has been used for centuries in traditional medicine due to its numerous health benefits. 

Disclaimer: While Moringa Oleifera offers numerous health benefits, it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating it into your routine, especially if you have any underlying health conditions or are taking medications. Do your OWN research into the plant. Twowards Threedom staff are not responsible for any adverse affects you may experience, if any. This post is purely for educational purposes.


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The leaves, seeds, root, drumstick, flower and oil extracted from the plant are used in various forms to address a wide range of health issues:

  • Boosting Immunity - Moringa Oleifera is rich in antioxidants, which help strengthen the immune system and protect the body against harmful free radicals. Regular consumption of Moringa supplements or tea can help enhance overall immunity.
  • Managing Diabetes - Studies have shown that Moringa Oleifera may help regulate blood sugar levels, making it beneficial for individuals with diabetes. The plant's bioactive compounds help improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood glucose levels.
  • Supporting Digestive Health - Moringa Oleifera has natural anti-inflammatory properties that can aid in soothing digestive issues such as gastritis, ulcers, and constipation. It also acts as a natural detoxifier, promoting a healthy digestive system.
  • Enhancing Skin and Hair Health - The high vitamin E content in Moringa Oleifera makes it an excellent ingredient for skincare products. It helps nourish the skin, reduce signs of aging, and promote healthy hair growth.
  • Improving Nutritional Intake - Adding Moringa Oleifera leaves or powder to your diet can significantly increase your nutrient intake. It is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids, making it a valuable addition to a balanced diet.
  • Promoting Weight Loss - The low-calorie content and high nutritional value of Moringa Oleifera make it an excellent addition to a weight loss diet. It provides essential nutrients while keeping calorie intake in check.
  • Alleviating Inflammation - MO possesses anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce inflammation in the body, potentially benefiting individuals with conditions such as arthritis.
  • Supporting Heart Health - The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds in Moringa Oleifera contribute to cardiovascular health by reducing the risk of heart disease and lowering cholesterol levels.
  • Strengthening Bones - Moringa Oleifera is a rich source of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, which are essential for maintaining strong and healthy bones.
  • Boosting Energy Levels - The high iron content in Moringa Oleifera helps combat fatigue and boosts energy levels, making it an ideal natural energy booster.


The Research

Ask I said in my recent Instagram live (@twowardsthreedom), scientists have been studying this plant and have been able to prove the efficacy of its claim. Even better yet, they’ve been able to see marked improvements in people who been offered moringa as a drink and food to support nutritional demands over a number of weeks. I’ve linked research and interviews below for those of you who are curious. You will also notice the importance of Moringa for the livelihood of farmers in tropical countries and their wider community. If you’re looking for personal testimonials then these can also be found online - but I have chosen not to link any here and stick with the science.


1. Moringa oleifera is a Prominent Source of Nutrients with Potential Health Benefits.

2. Health Benefits of Uses and Applications of Moringa oleifera in Bakery Products

3. Moringa oleifera: A review on nutritive importance and its medicinal application

4. Could a miracle tree help end malnutrition in Zambia?

5. Anti-cancer and medicinal potentials of moringa Isothiocyanate

6. Moringa the miracle tree - Lisa Curtis & Dr Jed Fahey (PODCAST)

7. Moringa case studies - Kuli Kuli 

8. Bioactive Components in Moringa Oleifera Leaves Protect against Chronic Disease

9. Moringa Benefits Documentary | "The Miracle Tree" | The Most Nutrient-Dense Plant in the World (VIDEO)

10. Dr Jed Fahey - Moringa Oleifera opportunities in agroforestry and medicinal plant development (VIDEO)

11. Moringa FAO United Nations 

12. Moringa the ultimate guide (BOOK)


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