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Moringa is well recognized in Afrika and parts of India to be consumed for self-medication in a wide array of conditions ranging from diabetes, hypertension to HIV/AIDS [1]. It is also consumed as a food for its nutritional content. The plant is high in vitamins A, B, C, D, and E as well as the minerals potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, and magnesium [1]. In addition to that it contains 19 of the 20 required amino acids including the 9 essential amino acids which can't be produced by our own bodies[2][3]. The seed pods and leaves are used as vegetables and other parts of the tree and be consumed as well.

Moringa assists the body in liver detoxification and has been shown in a laboratory study to restore liver enzyme counts in rats after being damaged by acetaminophen [4].

Sources
  1. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128092866000224
  2. http://www.offthegridnews.com/off-grid-foods/how-to-grow-moringa-the-world-famous-all-purpose-survival-tree/
  3. http://moringafacts.net
  4. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1756464615002443