Leaves Of This Tree Shown To Kill Pancreatic Cancer Cells

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Of course, there needs to be more research on this plant, especially studies involving humans, but this study is important as it indicates the plant has a powerful start when it comes to possibly being a cancer treatment.

Moringa is currently used extensively throughout Asia, Central America, Africa, and the Caribbean. If you don’t believe that an in vitro study means much, consider this: Moringa is the largest crop grown in India, where it is not only consumed on a regular basis, but where the death rate from pancreatic cancer in that country is an almost unbelievable 84 percent lower than it is in America.

 

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There are 13 species of moringa that range from incredibly tall trees to tiny herbal plants. The most common of these species is Moringa oleifera, a fast-growing tree that has been used for centuries as medicine. Some people call this species of tree the “drumstick” tree because it has long, slender seed pods that look like drumsticks.

In addition to its cancer fighting compounds, moringa has many other nutritional benefits, which is why this crop is so popular in many other countries.

Moringa has three times the amount of iron found in a serving of spinach. It also has high levels of protein, calcium, antioxidants, as well as vitamins C, B, and A. In fact, the leaves of this tree have seven times the amount of vitamin C in an orange, four times the amount of vitamin A than a carrot, and four times the calcium in a glass of milk.

The leaves of this tree also contain essential amino acids which improve and strengthen the immune system.

So even if you aren’t looking for a cancer-curing supplement, moringa oleifera has more nutrition than you can shake a stick at!

You can find moringa oleifera extract supplements in most health food stores, and it is readily available online. Be sure you are buying from reputable sources.

References:

Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Princeton.edu

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