How To Make Moringa Powder (DIY – With Pictures)

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Numerous studies have already been carried out on Moringa’s medicinal properties and it has been found to be effective for many conditions, ranging from skin diseases to hypertension, diabetes, kidney stones, tuberculosis, and even tumours.

In Ayurvedic medicine, Moringa is cited as being able to cure more than 300 diseases and illnesses.

Apart from vitamins, Moringa is also abundant in minerals, antioxidants, and defensive properties of antibacteria and tissues. It contains incredible numbers of nutrients: 92 nutrients, 46 antioxidants, 36 anti-inflammatory agents, 18 amino acids, and nine essential amino acids!

What does this mean to you? If you choose to incorporate Moringa into your daily diet, it means your body can:

Fight Free Radicals. These cause oxidative stress and damage to the cells, thus make your organs healthy and help them to function optimally.

Fight Inflammation. Helps to treat chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, breathing problems, and cardiovascular disorders while reducing or even avoiding obesity.

Protect Your Brain From Alzheimer’s. The antioxidants and neuro-enhancers in Moringa boost cognitive performance and help brain health.

Ward Off And Fight Infections. The natural antimicrobial and antibacterial properties of Moringa are effective against a host of microbes, bacteria, and fungi that cause all kinds of infections.

Protect Your Liver. The high concentrations of polyphenols and other antioxidants in Moringa will protect your liver from toxins and oxidant harm.

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Keep Your Skin Youthful And Radiant

The Moringa antioxidants not only combat toxins and free radicals but also protect the cells and tissues.

Improve Your General Health

In fact, nothing comes close to Moringa when it comes to nutritional supply for your body, health, and beauty.

The most convenient and enjoyable way to take Moringa is by its powder form.

Step-by-Step Guide On How To Make Moringa Powder

1. HarvestHow to make moringa powder

If you have Moringa trees in your backyard, simply harvest a bunch of stalks, about one kilogram (two pounds). You can also buy some at the wet market. Always opt for the mature, rich green leaves.

2. Sanitize

How to make moringa powderSanitize a basin, pan, bowl, or any vessel that you can use to wash the leaves. Sprinkle a few tablespoons of baking soda into the water to clean the dust and other impurities off the Moringa leaves.

3. Cleanse

How to make moringa powderWash the Moringa leaves and remove the dead and yellow leaves and any infected parts.

4. Hang

How to make moringa powderShake the excess water off the leaves, tie the ends of the stalks together, and hang them upside down in an enclosed space that doesn’t get direct sunlight to preserve the nutrients.

5. Air Dry

How to make moringa powderLeave the leaves hanging for three to four days till they are brittle to the touch.

6. Separate

How to make moringa powderSeparate the leaves from the stalks and stems. The fewer stems there are, the smoother the powder will be.

7. Grind

How to make moringa powder

You can use a blender to grind the moringa leaves into powder form.

How to make moringa powder

Run from 30 seconds to a full minute or till you achieve the desired texture.

How to make moringa powder

8. Store

Keep the Moringa powder in an airtight container for nutrient preservation and store it in a cool, dry spot. Keep the bottle closed at all times to keep out the moisture and ensure a longer shelf-life. Without preservatives, the powder can last until six months.

Now you’re going to try to enjoy your moringa powder to play with a multitude of ways! You may make hot tea, cold tea, or iced tea, or add it to your smoothies, shakes, and salads.

How to make moringa powder

Just add a teaspoon of Moringa powder to hot water to make Moringa tea. You may also add peppermint leaves and lemon to taste for flavor and sugar or honey.

Here are some ways to enjoy your Moringa powder:

Mangosteen Moringa Tea

How to make Moringa Powder

A mixture of mangosteen tea and moringa powder will produce a very powerful antioxidant and antibacterial concoction. Mangosteen is a specific source of xanthones, that can inhibit the growth of cancerous cells.

Just add a teaspoon of moringa powder along with some lemon and honey to mangosteen tea, and you’ll get a very refreshing and balanced drink.

Moringa Chicken Soup

What you will need:

  • 1/2 lb. cut chicken
  • 2/3 small slices of Fresh Ginger
  • lemongrass leaves
  • bell pepper
  • table salt
  • 1 Tbsp Moringa powder
  1. Sauté the cut chicken on a few slices of ginger.
  2. Add a cup or two of water and salt to taste; throw in the bell pepper and a few lemongrass leaves.
  3. Bring to a boil till chicken is tender then sprinkle Moringa powder.

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Moringa Fish Soup

What you will need:

  • 1/2 lb. fish
  • 2/3 small slices of Fresh Ginger
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 onion
  • table salt
  • Moringa powder
  1. Fry fish and set aside.
  2. Slice the onion, tomato, bell pepper, and ginger.
  3. Boil two cups of water.
  4. Add onion, ginger, bell pepper, fried fish, and salt to taste.
  5. Boil for ten minutes more, then add Moringa powder and coconut milk.
  6. Boil for 15 seconds more, then serve. Never boil coconut milk longer than 15 seconds or it will start to turn into oil.

Moringa Lentil Curry Soup

What you will need:

  • 2 teaspoons edible oil
  • 1/4 lb pork, in cubes
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 cup baby carrots, grated
  • 1 cup lentil
  • salt to taste
  • a pinch of black pepper powder
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  1. Soak the lentil in some water an hour or two before cooking to reduce cooking time.
  2. Preheat pan, then add oil.
  3. Sauté onion till golden brown.
  4. Add ginger and curry powder and stir for 30 seconds.
  5. Add pork and salt to taste, stir for one to two minutes.
  6. Add just a little water (about 1/4 cup) to keep the meat from being burnt.
  7. Cook in slow fire, till meat is tender.
  8. Add 2 cups water, bring to a boil.
  9. Add lentils, more salt if needed and pepper. Keep adding a little water as necessary.
  10. When lentil is soft, add carrots and Moringa powder.
  11. Simmer for 2 minutes, then add coconut milk, then simmer for 30 seconds.
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