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Moringa Benefits Plus Beauty Mask

Moringa Benefits Plus Beauty Mask Recipe

Some products that contain moringa.  I'm not recommending one over the other but you can buy the whole leaves and process them into powder or buy the powder pre-made.

The first time I heard of moringa was in the cosmetic section of a natural foods store for its beauty benefits.  When a friend gave me some dried moringa leaves, it was time to look into it some more.  Native to the Himalayas, the leaves on this tree are power-packed with goodness.

BENEFITS:  According to the Natural Society, moringa has more Vitamin C than oranges, more potassium then bananas, and more calcium than milk. Claiming 92 nutrients and 46 antioxidants, it's no wonder moringa is getting a lot of attention. Here are some highlighted benefits, certainly not all of them here as this blog would be too long.

WEIGHT LOSS:  Moringa is believed to increase the metabolism due to its dense amount of nutrients.  It has a high amount of fiber to cleanse and detox the liver.  It does not contain caffeine.  In my tutorial video I made a hot "matcha" teafrom grinding up the leaves.

LOWER BLOOD SUGAR:  Moringa is said to lower blood sugar levels due to its rich amount of Vitamin C, often said to be in decreased levels in the pancreas. Moringa touts itself as a rich source of Vitamin B 12, often difficult to find in modern-time vegetation life.  For vegans and vegetarians, this can be an optimal superfood for its V-B12.

BEAUTY with Facial Mask Tutorial.  Antioxidants are needed for skin to stay youthful.  Hair, skin, and nails need nutrients, such as calcium, vitamins A, B, C, D, E as well as minerals, such as copper, iron, zinc, magnesium, silica and manganese...for starters.  I took some leaves, ground them to a powderfor a facial mask and tea.

OTHER BENEFITS I READ ABOUT:  Helping with alzeihmer's, anti-inflammatory, fighting cancers, protecting the brain, liver, and heart.  Moringa is also said to promote a good night's sleep.

FACIAL MASK:  Starting with dried leaves, I made moringa powder by processing them in a blender or food processor.  For the mask, take a spoonful of powder and add just enough water to form a paste.  Spread the mask on your face, gently massaging in the nutrients in.  This mask also exfoliates and sloughs off dead skin cells.  Leave on for 15-20 minutes.  Wash off.







Jennifer Mac