I love a good tea, morning or night. Plus, there are so many delicious herbs and combinations to try! This healthy and tasty Moringa Tea is no exception.

The scientific name of moringa is Moringa Oleifera, and it belongs to the family Moringaceae. Moringa is native to northwestern India and is widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions.

If you love moringa then you will also love my Moringa Smoothie Recipe for breakfast.

Moringa is considered medicinal due to various chemicals like pentacosane, E-phytol, hexacosane, and 1-[2,3,6-trimethylphenyl]-2-butanone which are the basic components of the essential oil extracted from Moringa. This plant is widely consumed in Africa for self-medication by those affected by diabetes, hypertension, or HIV/AIDS. Read More.

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Moringa Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits

Moringa is high in proteins and all the types of amino acids present in it. The nutrients also include many micro and macro elements, antioxidants, flavonoids, and glucosinolates. Other nutrients like iron, vitamin C, vitamin A, Calcium, Potassium, and vitamin E are also found in Moringa. Because of such a rich nutrient profile, it is often added as a supplement to poor foods like cereals and tubers.

Moringa is now commonly used to deal with malnutrition. The nutrients in Moringa include B-vitamins, iron, magnesium, vitamin A, C, zinc, and many other beneficial nutrients. Moringa contains more proteins as compared to yogurt, more potassium than bananas, more calcium than milk, and more vitamins C than oranges.

Other benefits of using Moringa include reduced fatigue, improved skin texture, better immunity, muscle growth, reduced stress, good digestion, strong teeth, improved energy level, strong bones, better vision, and high libido.

moringa leaves for moringa tea

How to Harvest Moringa Stem/Branches:

As discussed earlier, it is cultivated due to the tremendous medicinal properties it bears. To harvest the plant, all the shoots are cut to the desired length, i.e., about 3 feet above the ground.

Sometimes, the harvesting can also be done by removing the leaves, picking them directly off from the tree. The leaves can be easily removed from the base of the petiole. The leaflets are rinsed with clean water followed by rinsing with 1% saline solution for 3-5 minutes to remove all the microbes. After treating with saline solution, leaves are again washed with clean water and are allowed to room dry. The place should be dust-free and should be insect and rodent-proof.

The process to dry these leaves must be done away from the sunlight in a well-ventilated room because the sunlight can degrade the secondary metabolites present in the plant. Dried leaves are ground into the powder using a blender or grinder and sift it to free it from unwanted particles.

Store this powder in a dry, clean, and opaque container and keep it away from the sunlight. Keep the jar in a dry, cool place to retain the nutritional contents as well as to prevent spoilage.

Health Benefits of Moringa Tea

Moringa tea has many health benefits that have been investigated in labs orb on animals. The health benefits include:

1. Cardiac health: 

Moringa is proved beneficial for cardiac health in many lab investigations. It helps to lower your cholesterol level by reducing the chances of plaque formation in your arteries. The mode of action is similar to the statin drug. The antioxidants of Moringa helps to maintain a healthy heart.

2. Diabetes control:

The constituents of Moringa helps to decrease the blood glucose level as well as the sugar and protein content in the urine. The studies have shown positive results in animals. Consumption of Moringa can help to reduce the glucose level after meals. The results vary between the different varieties of Moringa. Read more here.

3. Moringa for treatment of cancer: 

Cancer is caused due to uncontrolled cell divisions. In the lab studies, Moringa slowed the growth of cancer cells found in the pancreas and helped to improve the effect of chemotherapy. It also showed well-tolerated promising results by lab animals. Read more here.

4. Blood pressure control:

The dehydrated leaves of Moringa which are used in the tea helps to control the blood pressure. this is due to the presence of quercetin which is a chemical that helps to reduce blood pressure. This chemical also has anti-inflammatory activity due to anti-oxidants. Read more here.

5. Moringa tea helps to enhance your beauty:

Moringa is rich in antioxidants that help to improve the texture of your skin as well as your hair by fighting the inflammatory and oxidative stress in the body. the antioxidants help to flush away the toxins from your body and contribute to healthy and clear skin.

6. Moringa for weight loss:

The essential vitamins and minerals found in Moringa help to mobilize the visceral mass. It is rich in antioxidants including polyphenols and other compounds that help to lose the back fat and is proved effective weight loss. The Moringa leaves are low fat and full of nutrition and can be easily viewed as an alternative to high-fat foods.

moringa tea in pot

Moringa Tea Recipe

  • Bring water to a boil in a pot over medium heat. Add ginger and turmeric roots. Cover the pot and reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add moringa leaves or powder. Remove the pot from the heat and allow the tea to steep for 5 minutes.
  • Pass the tea through a sieve to get a bright yellow tea, without the leaves.

Fresh moringa leaves can be dehydrated and ground to powder at home. You can also clean leaves and boil them in water directly to make the tea. Always consult your physician before including this in your diet. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 11 kcal / 46 kJ
  • Fat: 0.2 g
  • Protein: 1.2 g
  • Carbs: 1.4 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 15 min
  • Ready in: 25 min
  • For: 2 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Bring water to a boil in a pot over medium heat. Add ginger and turmeric roots. Cover the pot and reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes
  2. Add moringa leaves or powder. Remove the pot from the heat and allow the tea to steep for 5 minutes.
  3. Pass the tea through a sieve to get a bright yellow tea, without the leaves.
  4. Serve.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.