Moringa Olifiera Australia INFLAMMATION

What’s in Moringa that makes it so effective against inflammation?

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36 known anti-inflammatory compounds
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Acute inflammation is characterised by the redness, heat, swelling, and pain that is the immune system’s normal response to infection or injury. Immune cells congregate at the site so that they can overwhelm and dispose of infectious organisms or debris from injury. Healing can then take place. But there’s another kind of inflammation—low-grade, chronic, and “systemic.”

Is inflammation the root of all disease?

This type of low-grade inflammation is now thought by an increasing number of researchers to be associated with many diseases, so much so that some researchers now believe that low-grade inflammation is associated with everything from heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and arthritis. It may even prove be the cause of most chronic diseases.

Independent studies that appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine say inflammation is as potent as cholesterol. An article in Men’s Health (Dec 2004), Bonfires of the Arteries, concurs, reporting that “inflammation is the slow burn that sparks thousands of heart attack and strokes every year”.

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“Half of all heart attacks and strokes in the United States each year occur among people with essentially normal cholesterol levels, There is more to heart disease than just lipids. A heart attack occurs when plaque ruptures inside your vessels. Rupturing is not dependant just on how much plaque is present, but also on the level of inflammation”. (Paul Ridker, MD, Professor, Harvard Medical School)

The University of South Florida found in 2003 that chronic inflammation due to oestrogen deficiency may be linked to increased vulnerability to degenerative conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimers disease in post-menopausal women.

There is an easy way to test for inflammation, since it can prompt the liver to produce a protein in the blood known as C-reactive protein (CRP). Elevated levels of CRP often accompany or signal an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. This may help explain why many people who suffer heart attacks have normal blood cholesterol levels and no other identifiable risk factors. Scientists have been searching for the missing pieces of this puzzle, and inflammation might be one of them.

Anti-inflammatory compounds of Moringa
Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Arginine, Beta-sitosterol, Caffeoylquinic Acid, Calcium, Chlorophyll, Copper, Cystine, Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9, Fiber, Glutathione, Histidine, Indole Acetic Acid, Indoleacetonitrile, Isoleucine, Kaempferal, Leucine, Magnesium, Oleic-Acid, Phenylalanine, Potassium, Quercetin, Rutin, Selenium, Stigmasterol, Sulfur, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Zeatin, Zinc.

In a Study at the Africa University, Zimbabwe, Moringa is said to have the potential of building immune systems, an important consideration in treating AIDS.

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