Moringa is indeed a miracle plant and a divine gift for the nourishing and healing of man. This plant has so many uses and unique features; it is hard to know where to begin sharing what I have learned about this beautiful plant. This book is the result of my research on Moringa. I have read many books, research papers, seen many videos and have visited many websites. In this book, I have distilled the best and most useful information from all of these sources to save you the reader from having to wade through all of the information out there about Moringa. This book will give you the critical information in a concise way so that it will be easy to read and share its content with others. I plan to write more in the future about Moringa, but for now, this book will serve as an excellent introduction to Moringa.
Moringa is the sole genus in the flowering plant family Moringaceae. The genus Moringa, in turn, is made up of 13 species. The species most common, and which is the main subject of this book is the species called “Moringa Oleifera.” Moringa Oleifera is found in many tropical and sub-tropical regions. Moringa can be grown in the even the harshest and driest of soils, where barely anything else will grow. In fact, one of the nicknames of Moringa is “never die” due to its incredible ability to survive harsh weather and even drought.
Since folk medicine practitioners have long recognized moringa species as having value in tumor therapy, we examined compounds for their cancer preventive potential. Recently, these compounds were shown to be potent inhibitors of phorbol ester (TPA)- induced Epstein-Barr virus early antigen activation in lymphoblastoid (Burkitt’s lymphoma) cells.
In one of these studies, they also inhibited tumor promotion in a mouse two-stage DMBA-TPA tumor model. In an even more recent study, Bharali and colleagues have examined skin tumor prevention following ingestion of drumstick (Moringa seedpod) extracts. In this mouse model, which included appropriate positive and negative controls, a dramatic reduction in skin papillomas was demonstrated. Thus, traditional practice has long suggested that cancer prevention and therapy may be achievable with native plants.
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