92 Nutrients and 46 Antioxidants In One Tree Moringa Oleifera

If you searched for the list of all the nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, amino acids and nutrients of the Moringa Tree (drumstick tree) - you've found it.

As far as we know this is the only place online where we list all 92 (and more) Nutrients of the Moringa tree and we list all the 46 Antioxidants of the Moringa tree too.

Deep in the Himalayas is a tree called Moringa oleifera, also known as the drumstick tree, and throughout the subtropics, this tree is cultivated for its amazing health benefits.

This amazing tree has the ability to grow in an array of conditions and its health benefits are absolutely astonishing.

The drumstick tree contains a staggering 92 nutrients and 46 natural antioxidants and as if that weren’t enough it also holds a number of anti-inflammatory compounds.

The sheer number of nutrients found in this tree brings it to the top of the superfoods list, and in its native locations, it is said to have the ability to treat more than 300 diseases and illnesses.

To give you an idea, just a single serving of the Moringa tree contains 4 times the amount of calcium in the same amount of milk, more vitamin C than 7 oranges, double the protein of a banana and 3 times the amount of potassium in a banana.

Its high antioxidant levels freeze free radicals in their tracks and cut the risk of cancer while also slowing down the ageing process and promoting longevity.

It lowers cholesterol levels and regulates blood pressure thanks to the high niacin levels and contains large levels of vitamins B3 and B10.

A serving of 100g of this tree gives over 8g protein, over 400mg potassium, nearly 450mg calcium, as well as 164mg vitamin C and 738 μg of vitamin A.


Table of Content:

   

Moringa-Oleifera-Drumstick-Tree-infograph

   

Vitamins: it also contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B7, A, C, K, E and D.

 

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Amino Acids: On top of that it contains various other nutrients, including the following essential amino acids:

  • Threonine which is a nutrient that helps metabolism and prevent fatty build up in the liver. It also aids digestion.
  • Isoleucine is good for a healthy brain and helps to give the body natural energy.
  • Leucine works hand in hand with isoleucine to increase energy levels.
  • Phenylalanine aid communication between the brain’s nerve cells and also helps to reduce hunger pangs and it also increases alertness and improve memory.
  • Tryptophan supports your immune system, and its mood boosting ability helps to beat depression and anxiety-associated insomnia. It also reduces the risk of heart attack and lowers bad cholesterol levels.
  • Lysine aids the absorption of calcium into the bones, supports antibodies and regulates various hormones as well as inhibiting the growth of virus cells.
  • Methionine provides the body with sulphur as well as helping to lower cholesterol.  It also supports the liver, kidneys, and helps you to stay younger for longer by keeping skin, hair and nails healthy.
  • Valine helps to keep the mind calm.

 

There are other amino acids in Moringa too which are not essential to the body but are still good for supporting health.

These include histidine, alanine, glutamic acid, arginine, cysteine, proline, aspartic acid, glycine, serine and tyrosine.

Moringa seeds contain oils that hold high levels of oleic acid, which is great for holistic health.

 

Nutritional compositions and medicinal uses of different parts of Moringa.


(source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213453016300362)

Part of tree

Medicinal Uses

Nutritive properties

Leaves

Moringa leaves treat asthma, hyperglycemia, Dyslipidemia, flu, heart burn, syphilis, malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoea, headaches, scurvy, skin diseases, bronchitis, eye and ear infections. Also reduces, blood pressure and cholesterol and acts as an anticancer, antimicrobial, Antioxidant, antidiabetic and anti-atherosclerotic agents, neuroprotectant

Moringa leaves contain fibre, fat proteins and minerals like Ca, Mg, P, K, Cu, Fe, and S. Vitamins like Vitamin-A (Beta-carotene), vitamin B-choline, vitamin B1-thiamine, riboflavin, nicotinic acid and ascorbic acid are present. Various amino acids like Arg, His, Lys, Trp, Phe, Thr, Leu, Met, Ile, Val are present. Phytochemicals like tannins, sterols, saponins, trepenoids, phenolics, alkaloids and flavanoids like quercitin, isoquercitin, kaemfericitin, isothiocyanates and glycoside compounds are present

Seeds

Seeds of moringa help in treating hyperthyroidism, Chrohn's disease, antiherpes-simplex virus arthritis, rheumatism, gout, cramp, epilepsy and sexually transmitted diseases, can act as antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory agents

Contains oleic acid (Ben oil), antibiotic called pterygospermin, and fatty acids like Linoleic acid, linolenic acid, behenic acid, Phytochemicals like tannins, saponin, phenolics, phytate, flavanoids, terpenoids and lectins. Apart from these, fats, fibre, proteins, minerals, vitamins like A, B, C and amino acids

Root Bark

Root bark acts as a cardiac stimulant, anti-ulcer and anti-inflammatory agent

Alkaloids like morphine, moriginine, minerals like calcium, magnesium and sodium

Flower

Moringa flowers act as hypocholesterolemic, anti-arthritic agents can cure urinary problems and cold

It contains calcium and potassium and amino acids. They also contain nectar

Pods

Moringa pods treat diarrhoea, liver and spleen problems, and joint pain

Rich in fibre, lipids, non-structural carbohydrates, protein and ash. Fatty acids like oleic acid, linoleic acid, palmitic acid and linolenic acid are also present

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Here is the list of the 92 Nutrients mentioned (and more...)


Minerals Aldehydes
1.iron 64.Pentena
2.copper 65.2-Hexenal
3.sodium 66.Heptenal
4.calcium 67.2,4-Heptadienal
5.magnesium Alcohols
6.phosphorus 68.2-Pentenol
7.potassium 69.3,3-Dimethyl-Cyclohexanol
8.sulfur 70.Benzyl alcohol
9.manganese Ketones
10.zinc 71.Methyl heptenone
11.selenium 72. 2-Hexen-4-olide
Vitamins 2-Acetyl pyrrole
12.vitamin B1 (thiamin) 74.Dihydroactinidolide
13.vitamin E Terpenoids
14.Vitamin B1 75.alpha-Himachalene
15.Vitamin B6 76.(E)-Geranyl acetone
16.Vitamin B7 >77.Ti(E)-beta-Ionone
17.Vitamin D Acids
18.Vitamin K 78.Acetic acid
19.vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 79.Pentanoic acid
20.vitamin B3 (niacin) 80.Hexanoic acid
21.Vitamin C 81.Octadecanoic acid
Amino acids 82.Hexadecanoic acid
22.aspartic acid 83. erythrobic acid
23.glutamic acid 84.citric acid
24.serine Others
25.glycine 85.meChlorophyll
26.threonine 86.meDihydrozeatin
27.alanine 87.Zeatin
28.valine 88.Carbohydrates
29.leucine 89.fibers
30.isoleucine Alkaloids
31.histidine 90.Moringine
32.lysine 91.Strophantidin
33.arginine 92.4-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
34.phenylalanine 93.benzyl isothiocyanate
35.tryptophan 94.4-(4’-O-acetyl-α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
36.cystine 95.benzyl isothioyanate
37.proline Flavonoids
38.tyrosine 96.Catechin
39.methionine 97.4-(β-d-glucopyranosyl-1→4-α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy)
40.cysteine 98.benzyl thiocarboxamide
41.phenylalanine 99.Epicatechin
42.choline 100.4-O-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
Fats 101.benzyl glucosinolate
43.Myristic 102.Quercetin
44.Palmitic 103.4-(α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy)-benzylglucosinolate
45.Palmitoleic 104.Kaempferol
46.Stearic 105.Niazimicin
47.Oleic 106.4-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
48.Linoleic 107.benzyl acetonitrile (niazirin)
49.Linolenic 108.O-ethyl-4-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
50.Arachidic 109.benzyl carmate
51.Eicosenoic Phenolic
52.Behenic 110.Gallic acid
53.Lignoceric 111.Glycerol-1-1-(9-octadecanoate)
Sterols 112.p-Coumaric acid
54.Cholesterol 113.3-O-(6’-O-oleoyl-β-d-glucopyranosyl)-β-sitosterol
55.Brassicasterol 114.Ferulic acid
56.24-methylenecholesterol 115.β-sitosterol-3-O-β-d-glucopyranoside
57.Campesterol 116.Caffeic acid
58.Stigmasterol 117.3-Hydroxy-4-(α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy)
59.Ergostadienol 118.benzyl glucosinolate
60.Clerosterol 119.Protocatechuic acid
61.Stigmastanol 120.4-(2/3/4′-O-acetyl-α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy)
62.β-sitosterol 121.benzyl glucosinolate
63.venasterol 122.Cinnamic acid
  123.Glucosinalbin
  124.Ellagic acid
  125.Glucoraphanin
  126.Glucoiberin

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Moringa oleifera powder

 

Here is the list of the 46 natural antioxidants mentioned in our title:


Antioxidants (9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
1.       β-carotene 
2.       calcium 
3.       potassium
4.       Quercetin
5.       Chlorogenic acid
6.       hydroxyanisole (BHA) 
7.       butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT)
8.       tertiary-butylhydroquinones
9.       propyl gallate
10.   Vitamin E (tocopherols)
11.   ascorbic acid (vitamin C) 
12.   glucose oxidase 
13.   reduced Glutathione
14.   citric acid 
15.   polyphospages
16.   aminopolycarboxylic acids 
17.   vanillin
18.   Moringine 
19.   Strophantidin 
20.   4-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
21.   benzyl isothiocyanate 
22.   4-(4’-O-acetyl-α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
23.   benzyl isothioyanate 
24.   Catechin 
25.   4-(β-d-glucopyranosyl-1→4-α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy)
26.   benzyl thiocarboxamide 
27.   Epicatechin 
28.   4-O-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
29.   benzyl glucosinolate 
30.   Quercetin 
31.   4-(α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy)-benzylglucosinolate 
32.   Kaempferol 
33.   Niazimicin 
34.   4-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
35.   benzyl acetonitrile (niazirin) 
36.   O-ethyl-4-(α-l-rhamnosyloxy)
37.   benzyl carmate 
38.   Gallic acid 
39.   Glycerol-1-1-(9-octadecanoate) 
40.   p-Coumaric acid 
41.   3-O-(6’-O-oleoyl-β-d-glucopyranosyl)-β-sitosterol 
42.   Ferulic acid 
43.   β-sitosterol-3-O-β-d-glucopyranoside 
44.   Caffeic acid 
45.   3-Hydroxy-4-(α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy)
46.   benzyl glucosinolate 
47.   Protocatechuic acid 
48.   4-(2/3/4′-O-acetyl-α-l-rhamnopyranosyloxy)
49.   benzyl glucosinolate 
50.   Cinnamic acid 
51.   Glucosinalbin 
52.   Ellagic acid
53.   Glucoraphanin 
54.   Glucoiber

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71 Antimicrobial / Biocidal Benefits

 

1.       Aspergillus flavin
2.       Trichoderma sp
3.       Staphylococcus aureus
4.      Shigella dysenteriae
5.      Shigella boydii
6.       Bacillus megaterium
7.      Escherichia coli
8.      Enterobacter aerogenes
9.       Providencia stuartii
10.   Klebsiella pneumoniae
11.   Pseudomonas aeruginosa
12.   Bacillus subtilis
13.   Mycobacterium phlei
14.   Bacillus cereus
15.   Sarcina lutea
16.   Basidiobolus ranarum
17.   Basidiobolus haptosporus
18.   Propionibacterium acnes
19.   Staph epidermis
20.   Strep pyogenes
21.   Trichophyton mentagrophytes
22.  Microsporum canis
23.   Trichophyton rubrum
24.   Epidermophyton floccosum
25.  Pseudomonas fluorescens
26.   Citrobacter freundii
27.   Serratia marcescens
28.   Enterobacter sp.
29.   Salmonella sp.
30.   Proteus vulgaris
31.   Streptococcus mutans
32.   Vibrio parahaemolyticus
33.   Enterococcus faecalis
34.   Aeromonas cavieae
35.   Streptococcus aureus
36.   Streptococcus mutans
37.   Penicillium expansum
38.   Penicillium digitatum
39.   Penicillium aurantiogriseum
40.   Penicillium citrinum
41.   Aspergillus niger spp.
42.   Microcytis aeruginosa
43.   Salmonella typhi
44.   Vibrio cholera
45.   Candida albicans 
46.   Syphilis 
47.   Typhoid 
48.   Urinary Tract Infection 
49.   Thrush 
50.   Viral Common cold 
51.  Epstein-Barr Virus 
52.   Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1)
53.   HIV-AIDS 
54.   HBV
55.   mouth disease virus
56.   foot disease virus
57.   Warts 
58.   Dranunculiasis (guinea-worm) 
59.   Schistosomes 
60.   Trypanosomes 
61.   Bronchitis 
62.   Earache 
63.   External Sores/Ulcers
64.   Fever 
65.   Hepatic infections
66.   Skin (Dermal) infections
67.   Throat Infection 
68.   Water treatment (general) 
69.   Asthma 
70.   Malaria
71.   Trypanosoma

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Cancer Therapy / Protection


1.       Cancer Therapy 
2.       Anti-tumor 
3.       Prostate cancer
4.       Colon cancer
5.       lung cancer
6.       Esophageal cancer
7.       Neuroblastoma
8.       Astrocytoma
9.       Liver cancer
10.   Breast cancer
11.   ovarian cancer
12.   Radioprotective 

 

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Circulatory/Endocrine Disorders


1.       Anti-anemic 
2.       Anti-hypertensive 
3.       Cardiotonic 
4.       Diabetes
5.       hypoglycemia 
6.       Diuretic 
7.       Hypocholestemia 
8.       Hypolipidemic 
9.       Thyroid 
10.   goitre
11.   Tonic 
12.   Hepatorenal 
13.   cardioprotective
14.   cardiac arrhythmia
15.   coronary artery disease
16.   cardiac hypertrophy
17.   myocardial infarction
18.   heart failure

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Detoxification


1.       Antipyretic 
2.       Purgative 
3.       Snakebite 
4.       Scorpion-bite
5.      Insect bites
6.       Oxidative DNA damage protective
7.       Antiperoxidative 
8.       tsetse fly bites

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Digestive Disorders


  1. Colitis
  2. Diarrhea
  3. Digestif
  4. Dysentery
  5. Flatulence
  6. Stomach Ulcers
  7. Intestinal Ulcers
  8. Gastritis
  9. intestinal spasms
  10. swelling
  11. liver fibrosis
  12. fatty liver
  13. Aiding digestion

Inflammation

  1. Rheumatism
  2. Joint Pain
  3. Edema
  4. Arthritis
  5. Abscesses

Immunity

  1. Immune-stimulant
  2. Weak immunity
  3. Lupus

Nervous Disorders

  1. Anti-spasmodic
  2. Epilepsy
  3. Hysteria
  4. Headache
  5. Paralysis
  6. convulsions
  7. Reduce pain

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Nutrition


1.       Antinutritional factors 
2.       Antioxidant 
3.       Carotenoids 
4.       Energy 
5.       Goitrogen 
6.       Iron deficiency 
7.       Oil quality 
8.       Protein 
9.       Vitamin/Mineral deficiency 
10.   Malnutrition

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Reproductive Health


1.       Abortifacient 
2.       Aphrodisiac 
3.       Birth Control 
4.       Lactation Enhancer 
5.       Prostate function 
6.       increase sex drive
7.       improves the quality and flow of mothers’ milk
8.       sexually transmitted diseases
9.       help during labor

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Skin Disorders


1.       Antiseptic 
2.       Astringent 
3.       Pyodermia 
4.       Rubefacient 
5.       Vesicant 
6.       Boils
7.       Fire burn wounds
8.       Skin rashes

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Others


1.       Bladder 
2.       urination problems
3.       Catarrh 
4.       Gout 
5.       Hepatamegaly 
6.       Lactation 
7.       Low Back
8.       Kidney Pain 
9.       kidney stones 
10.   Scurvy  
11.   Splenomegaly 
12.   athlete’s foot 
13.   dandruff 
14.   warts 
15.   Weakness of thigh 
16.   Weakness of  calf muscles
17.   wounds 
18.   obesity 
19.   muscle diseases
20.   hysteria
21.   Colds 
22.   Coughs
23.   Eye infections
24.    throat infections
25.   dental decay
26.   aphrodisiac substances
27.   Dental Caries/Toothache

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Fresh Moringa (Drumstick tree)

 

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3 Comments
Brandie 2018-11-12
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Toiahi 2018-11-03
hi would just like to know more info of moringa

mohsin 2018-05-19
Moringa is the miracle tree that could cure almost 300 diseases including cancer, tumor and diabetes. Due to its reach nutrient density it call miracle tree. The seeds of the moringa tree are used to purify the water, I read an article about <a href="http://infohealth24hour.blogspot.com/2018/05/moringa-side-effects-fertility.html">health benefit of moringa leaves</a>, but this article is much good and informative. Thank you.

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