Moringa May Reduce Inflammation

Young Moringa Leaves - Moringa factsInflammation is the body’s protective natural response to infection or injury. It involves blood vessels, immune cells and molecular mediators. During the inflammation, a body eliminates the initial cause of cell injury, clears out necrotic cells and tissues damaged during the original insult and the inflammatory process, and initiates tissue repair.

The tests have shown that Moringa leaves, pods and seeds have anti-inflammatory properties. Anti-inflammatory properties are expressed probably due to isothiocyanates.

So far tests have been limited to test tubes and animal studies. It remains to be seen if Moringa oleifera has similar anti-inflammatory effects in humans.

Sources:

Evaluation of Moringa oleifera Aqueous Extract for Antinociceptive and Anti-Inflammatory Activities in Animal Models
Immunosuppressive activity of ethanolic extract of seeds of Moringa oleifera Lam. in experimental immune inflammation.

Potential anti-inflammatory phenolic glycosides from the medicinal plant Moringa oleifera fruits.

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