This tea is amazing. I asked the lady at the Ankh Wellbeing Centre in Shephard’s bush, (if you haven’t been there go) if she had anything to give me a cleanse. And Moringa tea was the answer. This packet of tea sat in my room for about a week before I decided to try it. And I made the adult decision not to put in any sugar or honey, because I’m trying to be healthy an eat clean. What is the point of drinking a tea meant to cleanse you and then mixing it with SUGAR (which is basically the devil, that I’m in love with)
I whipped up a batch of this with fresh boiling water and let it brew for a few minutes. The smell is a little weird, but the taste is actually not that bad; you get used to it pretty quickly. This particular tea that I bought, comes in tea bags, making it easier for me to make. But you can get the fresh dried Moringa and do all that yourself.
So I made a cup of this tea recently, during my cycle. I usually get little annoying cramps that make me miserable for the rest of the day. I tell you, this tea was magic it made me relax completely, after 5 minutes the pain was gone and I was in a better mood. I think it was a mixture of drinking something hot and the added benefits of the Moringa that really helped me. No painkillers needed. I also use it for my D.I.Y fem wash, which I will talk about in a later post.
So what actually is Moringa?
Moringa oleifera, also known as horseradish tree, ben tree, or drumstick tree, is a small tree from India, Nepal, Jamaica and of course Africa, that has been used for generations in Eastern countries to treat and prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, anemia, arthritis, liver disease, and respiratory, skin, and digestive disorders.
Moringa has become popular as a leaf powder supplement, although the pods, roots, bark, flowers, seeds, and fruits are also edible.
Benefits of Moringa
- It’s nutrient-packed: Moringa is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It contains significant amounts of vitamins A, C, and E; calcium; potassium; and protein.
- It fights free radicals: Antioxidants fight free radicals, molecules that cause oxidative stress, cell damage, and inflammation. Moringa contains antioxidants called flavonoids, polyphenols, and ascorbic acid in the leaves, flowers, and seeds.
- It helps reduce some diabetes symptoms: Moringa leaf powder has been effective at reducing lipid and glucose levels and regulating oxidative stress in diabetic patients, which means it lowers blood sugar and cholesterol and improves protection against cell damage.
- It contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties: Moringa has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that fight infections. It’s been effective against types of fungi that cause infections on skin and strains of bacteria responsible for blood and urinary tract infections and digestive problems.
So please ladies, go give it a try. I bought mine from The Ankh Wellbeing Centre. (https://www.list.co.uk/place/72218-ankh-wellbeing-centre/) *Go support them* Or you can just get some online. This links into looking after your temple, you need to be healthy from within.
Stay blessed Queens.