The midwife suggested I offer moringa leaves to the baby. She said it’s one of the best things an infant can consume. So, Ahalya was introduced to the healing properties of Moringa as her 21st ingredient.
Moringa leaf is best known as an excellent source of nutrition (with over 90 nutrients) and a natural energy booster. This energy boost is not based on sugar, and so it is sustained.
Moringa is also soothing. It helps lower blood pressure and acts as a sleep-aid. Its detoxifying effect may come from Moringa’s ability to purify water. Moringa acts as a coagulant attaching itself to harmful material and bacteria. It is believed that this process takes place within the body as well.
And did you know that the leaves of the Moringa Plant Or Moringa Oleifera are considered nature’s multivitamin – providing 7 x the vitamin C of oranges, 4 x the calcium of milk, 4 x the vitamin A of carrots, 3 x the potassium of bananas, and 2 x the protein of yogurt.
How I prepared Moringa leaves for the baby (as suggested by the midwife) is by first drying it out or dehydrating the leaves in the oven and later grinding the dried up leaves and storing them in an airtight glass container.
I added just a pinch or two in baby’s lunch and combined it with all the other ingredients. (Moringa leaves will also keep longer, dried and ground in the refrigerator, so I don’t have to constantly hunt for them for future use).
I also made Moringa Tea for my husband and myself because having read all those health benefits I felt that the two of us could use an energy boost ourselves!