During my battle with Lyme Disease battle, I talked with a doctor from Florida who off-handedly asked if I had heard of moringa tea and suggested I drink it for energy. I’d never heard of it before but was intrigued and started trying to find information on it. Eventually, I ordered loose leaf moringa from a company in Fort Myers, Florida called “Moringa Energy Tea.” I’d say it’s an “acquired taste.” It’s not terrible but you know you are just drinking it for the health benefits. However, on a recent trip to Florida, I located a box of Traditional Medicinals moringa with spearmint and sage and now, I am really enjoying this tea. With all the health benefits, I’m enjoying a cup every mid-morning. Maybe you’ll try it, too. Here’s some interesting information about moringa oleifera:
1) It’s native to the northwestern part of India near the Himalayas and is known there as the “Miracle Tree” and the “Wonder Tree.” It is used in Ayurvedic medicine.
2) It’s been categorized as a superfood because it is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories.
3) Moringa has high nutritional value with 3 x’s more iron than spinach, for example.
4) It is good for aiding digestion and boosting energy as it works like caffeine in the body but contain no caffeine.
5) The taste is spicy and often compared to horseradish.
6) Avoid this tea if you are pregnant/breastfeeding.
7) Do not overconsume—can cause upset stomach if overused.
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