What is Moringa?
Moringa oleifera is the most widely cultivated species in the genus Moringa, the only genus in the plant family Moringaceae. Common names include moringa, drumstick tree, horseradish tree, and ben oil tree or benzoil tree.
Not too long ago, I was walking in a wellness aisle at my local drug store to check out new products they have brought in. A beautifully, minimalist, eco colored bag caught my eye on the top shelf. There are so many superfood plants out there I can hardly catch up and Moringa was one I wasn’t informed of. Luckily, if you do your research you can find a decently sized bag for close to $20.
Rushing home to read all the luxurious benefits to make myself feel better, I found out that I just purchased the miracle plant of all miracle plants. One subject I haven’t dived into yet is chronic illnesses, which is something I have to maintain every day. Moringa happily battles inflammation, packed with vitamins and minerals, supports brain health, protects your cardiovascular system and much more.
Since Rad + Raw is home to clean eating, my skin, however, doesn’t always show it, especially when stress and hormonal acne happens to be my not so best friend. After sipping on a cup, I decided to create a face mask to soak in the benefits inside and out. A lot of recipes use honey, but since that is not looked as vegan, I simply used light water and a pinch of cashew milk to thicken. If it does look like the powder is sitting, simply whisk in a fast motion and use the top paste as an advantage when using the watery proportion to stick. I can honestly say it created a nice glow and softened any scars I have on my face.
I can say it doesn’t taste the best, so don’t think that you will turn into a fruitful growing tree. But, in the end, the benefits out stand the negative palette.