It is called the tree of life and it really is. We are talking about Moringa Oleifera, a plant well known and appreciated all over the world for its antioxidant, antibacterial, antidiabetic, antiulcer, antispasmodic, hepatoprotective, antitumor and, as emerges according to the most recent scientific research, also neuroprotective properties. In particular, moringa appears to be able to help prevent and treat neurodegenerations such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's (Ghimire et al, J Agric Food Chem, 2021 - Razak Mahaman et al, J Alzheimers Dis, 2018).
Moringa is neuroprotective
Some recent studies have been able to demonstrate the presence, in moringa, of neuroprotective compounds capable of protecting the brain and preventing neurodegeneration. In particular, it has been observed that moringa helps to combat diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, dementia but also symptoms related to neurotoxicity, caused, for example, by exposure to external toxic substances or by taking certain drugs.
Moringa restores synapses in case of Alzheimer's
Worthy of note is the ability of moringa to restore synapses between neurons that have deteriorated following neurodegeneration. Moringa extracts were found to be able to both prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease in mice. Scientists have shown that moringa is capable of preventing and countering oxidative stress in the brain and cognitive impairment, re-establishing synapses and slowing down neurodegenerations, if already in progress. Not only that, moringa was also able to reduce the accumulations of beta amyloid proteins, which are one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's.
Moringa, how you can take it
Moringa can be used in the form of loose leaves, to be added to herbal teas, or as a powder supplement obtained from the leaves. Moringa is generally considered safe and has been shown, even in low doses, to improve learning and memory. In any case, before starting any moringa treatment, always ask your doctor for advice as moringa can interfere with some medications, such as those you take for blood sugar control.