Moringa, a tree native to India, is fast-growing and drought-resistant. Almost all parts of the tree can be utilized in one way or another, giving it the nickname "the miracle tree". The leaves and pods are the most commonly consumed parts of the tree due to their nutritional value. They are full of vitamins and minerals including: vitamin C, vitamin A, magnesium and more!
A scientific paper was published in 2018 saying that moringa can "provides 7 times more vitamin C than oranges, 9 times more protein than yoghurt, 10 times more vitamin A than carrots, 15times more potassium than bananas, 17 times more calcium than milk and 25times more iron than spinach" (2018, Rajbhar et al.)
When it comes to skincare, moringa has been making headlines. Topically, moringa can help with your skins appearance from complexion to fine lines to the occasional blemish. Because moringa is rich in vitamin C and vitamin A, it can give your skin elasticity, antioxidants to fight off free radicals while also giving you a natural, healthy glow.
We love this plant SO MUCH that we created a whole skincare line using its leaves in various ways (like oil infusions, tinctures and dried/powdered). By using this plant in various ways throughout our product line, each product extracts something a little different and we even have a beauty tea containing moringa if you want to incorporate it into your diet!
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