According to the Vedic scriptures and Ayurveda, the moringa plant has been around for over 5000 years. A 16th-century Ayurvedic book called Bhava Prakash identifies moringa as Sigru, which means something that moves like an arrow because it penetrates your skin very quickly. The human body easily absorbs moringa and its by-products.
An Ayurvedic expert from the Shankha Vamsa lineage named Vaidya Mishra defines moringa as both a detoxifier and a tonic. It purifies and nourishes the blood and muscle tissues. It also gets rid of any toxins from the bone marrow and fat tissues. Moringa is pungent (katu) and bitter (tikta) in taste (rasa).
Moringa powder is derived from grinding sun-dried moringa leaves and is bright green in color. It is often associated with superfoods, which means that adding it to your meals and beverages increases their nutritional value. However, few know that it also has great benefits for your skin. It is therefore often used in face masks.
In Ayurvedic medicines/ herbal medicines Moringa provides antioxidants, that help fight/protect cells against/reduce (the oxidative effect of/the oxidative damage caused by/cell damage caused by) free radicals. Moringa Oleifera as per Ayurveda is a source of antioxidants.
Cautions and Warnings:
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a health care practitioner prior to use.