The nutritious leaf of the Moringa Oleifera tree is an excellent ingredient for making teas filled with potent antioxidants. Moringa leaves can be steeped in hot water for several minutes in a traditional tea-making process, where the leaves release an abundance of nutrients and antioxidants into the hot water, creating a refreshing and flavorful tea.
The moringa tea is made by collecting or harvesting fresh leaves from the Moringa tree, then drying them at low temperatures in order to preserve the vital nutrients that will be released into your tea water. It is full of beneficial compounds that promote energy and wellness. The dried leaves are then shredded and either retained in their loose form or bagged into tea bags.
Benefits of Drinking Moringa Tea
People who drink Moringa tea report a pleasant boost in energy and mental clearness after consuming a single cup. Moringa tea helps with cramps and bloating during menstrual cycles for women, and men report increased levels of stamina during their working hours. Other benefits include:
Weight Loss: Moringa tea is an excellent addition to a weight loss diet with its powerful nutrient profile that helps boost metabolism, burn calories, balance sugar levels, boost digestion, and increase energy levels.
Energy Booster: moringa tea is a non-caffeinated drink that can give you an energy boost. It helps increase vitality and overall wellness, and contain no sugar or caffeine.
Anti-inflammatory Properties: The Moringa tea is known primarily as an anti-inflammatory tea, and is excellent for reducing inflammation of the tissues and cells throughout the body. It is also known for relieving pain, chronic aches, and joint disorders, as well as gout, stomach upsets, headaches, and fever.
Rich Source of Antioxidants: Moringa tea has high-antioxidant power, which helps fight free radicals and reduce oxidative stress, and cellular damage.
Skin Care: With its high concentration of vitamin C and bioflavonoids, moringa tea is an anti-aging drink which boosts collagen production, gets rid of free radicals, prevents the development of fine lines, and increases the moisture content and the glowing of the skin.
Treats Depression & Migraines: Moringa tea can act as an anti-depressant that balances serotonin and dopamine levels in the body. This showed that moringa has the ability to treat and manage migraines and chronic headaches.
Kidney Health: The moringa extract used in the tea, has a protective effect against nephrotoxicity. This can boost kidney health, and can also help break down kidney stones and increases urine output.
Hair Care: Moringa tea has high levels of iron, vitamin C, vitamin B-complex, and essential amino acids, which help promote hair growth and maintenance, and also prevent dandruff and dry hair.
How to make Moringa Tea
Moringa can be prepared as a vegetable or included in soups, but others prefer to drink it as tea.
Here are some simple steps to prepare Moringa tea:
- First of all, you should harvest fresh leaves from the moringa tree and dry them at room temperature.
- Place the leaves in a brown paper bag with some holes in it and hang the bag in a cool area of your home, and in about 10 days your leaves should be dry enough to use.
- Shred or pulverize the leaves for 10-15 seconds. You can use a blender or similar tools to grind the leaves.
- Put the ground Moringa in tea bags, and store in a cool, dry place, ensuring not to leave it in open moist places.
- Any time you want to prepare Moringa tea, just add hot water, lemon and sugar to taste.
Side Effects of Moringa Tea
The side effects of drinking moringa tea include:
- Diarrhea, and
- Risk of miscarriage during pregnancy.