Sunday, March 20, 2016

Natural health from the Miracle Tree - grown locally.

I’m sure not many people have heard the word “Moringa,” and I was one of them.  I’m talking about the miracle tree also known as “Moringa Oleifera”. Before I tell you more about this “miraculous” tree, it was a somewhat “roundabout way” for me to get to know about it.

My niece in Germany who is using Moringa supplements, asked me if I know anything about this tree and the supplements from it, to which I had to say, “No”. She sent me some links and I read more about it in German. But I forgot to look further into it for some months here in Australia. Then on my morning walk I spotted a van with Moringa Farm etc written all over it, this evoked my memory. I was keen to talk to the driver, but I was sidetracked by somebody and when I looked around the van had gone.

So, I went to Google for help and found that there is a business in Cairns not far from
me, and I now had an e-mail address and wrote to the company for more information. I got a prompt answer from Charles, the business owner. He told me that he knows me, (small world) saying that my son, Peter, built his house. He invited me to see him, which I did. We had a long and interesting discussion.  He told me among other things that producing those Moringa capsules is very labour intensive, so they are not cheap.

He recommended for me to take 2 to 3 capsules per day to maintain good health. A pack for 3 months supply, costs $75.00. However, when considering what these capsules contain, I thought it would be worth every penny for the maintenance of good health. Certainly better than having to spend it on chemical medication.

The Moringa tree is also known as the “Drumstick or Horseradish tree. For thousands of years the world has benefited from this miracle tree – now you can too. Following are some extracts from the “Moringa Brochure”. – Werner

In the leaves of this tree there are 36 anti-inflammatory agents. 92
nutrients. 46 antioxidants. 9 essential  amino acids. 18 amino acids, and dried Moringa, carefully made and continually chilled – gram for gram contains 15 times the potassium of bananas. 25 times the iron of spinach. 4 times the protein of eggs. 10 times vitamin A of carrots. 17 times the calcium of milk. 7 times vitamin C of oranges. 10 times Omega 3 of salmon. (By now you would have had a ”WOW MOMENT”– but there is more to come. – Werner)

Moringa Oleifera is a plant saturated with important & natural forms of nourishment. Noted in the bible as 'the miracle tree', the modern world has discovered its potential to help all of us. Modern food & lifestyles makes us undernourished, unhealthy & unwell. Moringa has helped generations to become healthier & more energetic, & is reputed to cure various illnesses & diseases. Moringa must be consumed freshest to stem nutrient losses, meaning freshly harvested, freshly processed, constantly chilled, never warehoused or aged.

The foremost advocate of Moringa is Dr Monica G.Marcu Pharm.D. PHD.

"Rare for a plant source Moringa leaves contain all the essential amino acids to build strong healthy bodies. In addition Moringa has the following attributes. * 92 Nutrients.* 46 Antioxidants. * 9 Essential Amino Acids. * 18 Amino Acids. * 36 Anti-Inflammatory agents. It Nourishes the Immune System. Promotes Healthy Circulation Provides Anti-Inflammatory Support Supports Normal Hormone Levels. *Provides Relief From Acne. *Promotes Heightened Mental Clarity. *Boosts Energy Without Caffeine. *Natural Anti-Aging Benefits. *Encourages Balanced Metabolism. *Supports Normal Glucose Levels. *Promotes Softer Skin. *Promotes Healthy Digestion. - Dr M Marcu. Miracle Tree. May 2005/2013

Anti-inflammatory compounds - Vitamin A, Vitamin 131 (Thiamin), Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Arginine, Beta-sitosterol, Caffeoylquinic Acid, Calcium, Chlorophyll, Copper, Cystine, Omega 3, Omega 6, Omega 9, Fibre, Glutathione, Histidine, Indole Acetic Acid, Indoleaceton.itrile, Isoleucine, Kaempferal, Leucine, Magnesium, Oleic-Acid, Phenylalanine, Potassium, Quercetin, Rutin, Selenium, Stig¬masterol, Sulfur, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Zinc,     and Zeatin.

Studies published in 'Rejuvenation Researches' shows the undeniable youth-preserving effects of Zeatin are due to its ability to regulate cell division & growth, plus delay cell aging. With Moringa's Zeatin, new skin cells grow at a faster rate than old skin cells die. This results in a marked reduction of look and feel of wrinkles on the face and other parts of the body, and a more youthful skin appearance, and Moringa contains "Several thousand times more Zeatin than any other known plant.
Antioxidants -  Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Vitamin B (Choline), Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 Cobalamin), Alanine, Alpha-Carotene, Arginine, Beta-Carotene, Beta-sitosterol, Caffeoylquinic Acid, Campesterol, Carotenoids, Chlorophyll, Chromium, Delta-5-Avenasterol, Delta-7-Avenasterol, Glutathione, Histidine, Indole Acetic Acid, Indoleacetonitrile, Kaempferal, Leucine, Lutein, Methionine, Myristic-Acid, Palmitic-Acid, Prolamine, Proline, Quercetin, Rutin, Selenium, Threonine, Tryptophan, Xanthins, Xanthophyll, Zeatin, Zeaxanthin, Zinc.

Essential Amino Acids - Isoleucine - Leucine - Lysine - Methionine - Phenylalaine - Threonine - Tryptophan - Valine.

Non-essential Amino Acids - Alanine - Arginine - Aspartic Acid - Cystine - Glutamic Acid - Glycine - Histidine - Serine - Proline.

Some other nutrients
- Vitamins B5, D, E, Chlorophyll, Selenium, Superoxide Dismutase, Xanthins, Xanthophyll, Zinc, Lutein, Neoxanthin, Violaxanthin, Fiber, Flavonoids, Folate (Folic Acid), Iodine, Iron, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Arachidic-Acid, Behenic-Acid, Gadoleic Acid, Lignoceric Acid, Myristic Acid, Palmitic-Acid, Palrnitoleic Acid, Stearic-Acid, 4-(A lpha-L -  Rhamnosyloxy)Benzylglucosinolate, 4-(Alpha - L-Rhamnosyloxy), Senzylisothiocyanate; Niazinin A, Niazinin B, Niaziminins A & B, Niazimicin, 28-Isoavenasterol, Brassicasterol, Campestanol, Campesterol, Cholesterol, Clerosterol, Delta-5-Avenasterol, Delta -7, 14-Stigmastanol, Delta-7-Avenasterol, Ergostadienol.

All Omegas 3, 6, &, 9.

Moringa contains the full spectrum of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, known as the omegas. In fact, ounce for ounce dried Moringainga leaves contain 10 times the omega 3's found in salmon. Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid that plays an important role in cell health, blood clotting, immune function, and in reducing inflammation throughout the body - in blood vessels, joints, and elsewhere. Eating foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids can help lower the risk of diseases such as heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke, cancer, depression, as well as lower LDL or "bad" cholesterol. Omega 3s, like omega 6s, cannot be produced in the body; they must be obtained by dietary sources.
Omega 6 is an essential fatty acid thought to reduce the risk of heart disease, lower total cholesterol levels, specifically targeting "bad" LDL cholesterol, while raising "good" HDL cholesterol levels. Omega 6 may also reduce the risk of some forms of cancer. Omega 9 fatty acids, commonly known as monounsaturated fatty acids, offer important health benefits. Research has shown that Omega 9s are protective against metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Because Omega 9 fatty acids have been shown to increase HDL ("good") cholesterol and decrease LDL ("bad") cholesterol, they play an important role in reducing plaque build up in the arteries, reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Here are some medicinal BIOCHEMICAL ACTIONS Moringa is believed to provide to the body - *Antiulcer (9 actions) -*Hypocholesterolemic (14 actions) -*Cancer-preventive (19 actions) -*Anti-viral (9 actions) - *Anti-osteoporotic (5 actions) -*Antiseptic (7 actions) -*Hepatoprotective (7 actions) -*Anti-asthmatic (6 actions) -*Anti-parkinsonian (7 actions) -*Laxative (5 actions) -*Anxi-olytic (6 actions) -*Anti-atherosclerotic (6 actions) -*Cardio-protective (8 actions) -*Anti-depressant (8 actions) -*Vasodilator (9 actions) -*Antitumor (10 actions) -*Pesticide (13 actions) -*Hypotensive (9 actions) -*Fungicide (8 actions) -*Hypoglycemic (5 actions) -*Anti-herpetic (6 actions) -*Anti-histaminic (5 actions) -*Anti-fatigue (5 actions) -*Anti-menopausal (4 actions) -*Anti-prostatitic (4 actions) -*Diuretic (8 actions) -*Anti-rheumatic (5 actions) -*Sedative (4 actions)

Bio-available. The body receives Moringa as pure usable nutrients, not as synthetic supplements. High bio-availability means its nutrients are utilised immediately.
Calcium - Up to 8.79 times more bio-available.
Chromium - Up to 25 times more bio-available.
Magnesium - Up to 2.20 times more bio-available.
Also.... * Iron - 1.77 times more absorbed into blood.
Molybdenum - 16.49 times more absorbed into blood.
Zinc - 6.46 times more absorbed into blood.
Manganese - 1.63 times more retained in the liver.
Copper - 1.85 time more retained in the liver.
Selenium - Up to 17.60 times the antioxidant effect.
An important note from the manufacturer!
Australia wide, Moringa is still classified as a "Novel Food" & not as `Normal Food', therefore Moringa products cannot be "sold as" a "nutritional supplement" or "food" However, There are no restrictions whatsoever in the using or uses of Moringa.

Accordingly, WE DO NOT SELL our Moringa as a 'food' or `Nutritional supplements' but only 'non human food' or raw materials like powder, etc. that you instruct us to produce. Being Australian Moringa Farmers, & also with GMP Processing ,& Laboratory Facilities, we supply (Ready-made) Moringa Items PLUS (Made to order) Moringa raw materials in various forms a customer demands, for whatever uses they need it for.

How to obtain Moringa from their online shop? 1. READY MADE (Standard Items) 2. MADE TO ORDER (Buy our harvested leaves etc, & instruct us to process into powder, etc ( Made to order, on demand, raw materials ) are delivered in customer chosen forms of Moringa & come without any instructions or recommended uses. Our specialised processing is, to shred, desiccate, dry, extract, or mill & fill, using temperature controlled drying, air-conditioned processing, with immediate & continuing refrigeration. Our extremely important `Cold Chaining' prevents raw materials to decay, ensuring highest potencies, in whatever use they are meant for. Even our organic foliar spray fertiliser needs `cold chaining'. Separately, we strive to achieve TGA Listings for appropriate products.

So do yourself a favour and visit the shop now at: - and look at too. Their office is 13B Johnston Street Cairns – down from “Jonsson’s Farm Market”. Phones 1800140826, or 07 40551888.
My thought for today. - Werner
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, March 11, 2016

Herbs can boost your health.

I like herbs like most people. Herbs can easily be grown in pots if you don’t have a veggie patch or live in a unit. Food is not the same as it used to be, they are grown with chemical fertilisers and sprayed with poison. So, growing it yourself organically is the way to go.  Herbs do not only enhance the taste of our food, but they have also many amazing health benefits and are full of “goodness” as you will see.

Like virtually all leafy green plants, herbs are quite nutritious. But ounce for ounce, fresh herbs like oregano, rosemary, parsley, and basil are among the most nutritious greens you can find.  Compared with the same amount of lettuce, raw parsley gives you 3 times as much vitamin A, 4 times as much calcium, 5 times as much iron, 17 times as much vitamin K, and 44 times as much vitamin C.  Similarly, the total antioxidant capacity of fresh oregano is eight times higher than spinach. Herbs are rich in many essential oils, antioxidants, phytosterols, vitamins, and other nutrient substances that equip your body to fight against toxins and germs, as well as boosting the immune system.  – Werner
Low in calories (100 grams of it contain only 30 calories), chives are rich in dietary fibre, with 100 grams containing 7% of your daily intake. Chives are also rich in antioxidants, such as allicin, which is shown to reduce cholesterol production and has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Allicin also helps reduce blood pressure and helps prevent strokes, coronary artery disease, and peripheral vascular diseases.

Chives also contain vitamin A and antioxidants, such as carotenes, zea-xanthin, and lutein, which together offer the human body protection from lung and oral cancer. Furthermore, chives are one of the best sources for vitamin K in nature, which helps limit neuronal damage in the brain and is essential for the treatment of Alzheimer’s. Packed with minerals such as copper, iron, manganese, zinc and calcium, these leafy greens contain several vital vitamins such as B-6, B-5, B-3, B-2, and B-1 in healthy proportions.

Cilantro contains many antioxidants, essential oils, vitamins and dietary fibres that help reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and raise good cholesterol (HDL). The leaves and seeds contain oils such as borneol, linalool, cineole, cymene, terpineol, dipentene, phellandrene, pinene, and terpinolene, and the stems are rich in polyphenolic flavonoids (such as quercetin, kaempferol, rhamnetin, and epigenin).

 Cilantro is a good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron and magnesium, which help control heart rate and blood pressure. It is also rich in many vitamins like folic acid, B-2, B-3, vitamin A, beta-carotene and vitamin C (all are essential to your health). Some 100 grams of cilantro leaves provide you with 30% of the daily recommended levels of vitamin C (a powerful antioxidant). Vitamin A is required for maintaining skin and mucous membrane health. It is also essential for vision, and like chives, cilantro is also rich in vitamin K.

Basil contains oils such as eugenol, citronellol, linalool, citral, limonene and terpineol, which have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Basil is very rich in beta-carotene, vitamin A, cryptoxanthin, lutein and zea-xanthin. These help protect against free radicals (that play a role in aging and various disease processes). Zea-xanthin was found to filter harmful UV rays and protect your eyes' retinas. Basil contains a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium. All help to control heart rate and blood pressure. Basil leaves are an excellent source of iron - a component of hemoglobin inside your red blood cells

Dill sprigs and seeds contain many essential oils (d-carvone, dillapiol, DHC, eugenol, limonene, terpinene and myristicin) and have been used as a local anesthetic and anti-septic. Dill was also found to reduce blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. Oil extracted from the seeds has anti-spasmodic, carminative, digestive, disinfectant and sedative properties, and is rich in B-9, B-2, B-3, vitamin A, beta-carotene and vitamin C. Dill is a great source of minerals such as copper, potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. Copper is essential for many of the body's vital enzymes (like cytochrome c-oxidase and superoxide dismutase). Zinc is an essential component in many enzymes that regulate the body's growth and development, sperm production, digestion and nucleic acid synthesis. Potassium is important for cell and body fluids that assist with controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is essential for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.

Thyme has disease-preventing and health-promoting properties. It contains thymol, an essential oil, which has been found to have antiseptic and anti-fungal characteristics. Thyme contains flavonoid phenolic antioxidants, like zea-xanthin, lutein, pigenin, naringenin, luteolin, and thymonin. Thyme leaves are one of the best sources of potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, magnesium, and selenium, and are a rich source of many important vitamins such as B-complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin E, vitamin C and B-9. Thyme provides about 27% of our recommended daily intake of vitamin-B-6 - a beneficial neurotransmitter for the brain, that helps with reducing stress. Fresh thyme is one of the richest in antioxidant among all herbs.

Turmeric has been in use since ancient times. Known for its anti-inflammatory, carminative and anti-microbial properties, it also contains essential oils such as termerone, curlone, curumene, cineole, and p-cymene. Curcumin is the pigment that gives turmeric its orange colour. Studies suggest that the curcumin may have anti-tumor, anti-oxidant, anti-arthritic, anti-amyloid, anti-ischemic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is rich in antioxidants and dietary fibre, which help control bad cholesterol levels. Turmeric is a rich source of many vitamins such as B-6, choline, B-3, B-2 and more. B-6 is used in the treatment of CBS deficiency, anaemia and even radiation sickness. B-3 helps prevent dermatitis, and B-2 helps the body convert carbohydrates into sugar, which in turn gives us energy. Fresh turmeric root contains high levels of vitamin C, which helps the body develop immunity against infections and remove harmful free radicals. Turmeric also contains healthy amounts of minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, copper, zinc and magnesium.

Rosemary leaves contain certain phytochemicals that are known to have disease-preventing and health-promoting properties. The herb parts, (especially the flower tops) contain phenolic antioxidant rosmarinic acid, as well as numerous oils that are beneficial to human health, such as cineol, camphene, borneol, bornyl acetate, alpha-pinene, and more. These compounds are known to reduce irritations and inflammations, as well as for having anti-fungal, antihistaminic and antiseptic properties

Rosemary contains very good amounts of vitamin A, and is exceptionally rich in many B-complex groups of vitamins, such as B-9, B-5, B-6, and B-2. It also contains high levels of folates, which are important for DNA synthesis. Fresh rosemary leaves are a good source of vitamin C, which is required for collagen synthesis in the body (collagen is required for maintaining the integrity of blood vessels, skin, organs, and bones). Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C protects the body from scurvy, boosts its immunity and helps clear it of free radicals. Fresh or dried, rosemary is a rich source of minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, copper, and magnesium, and it is an excellent source of iron (a component of hemoglobin inside red blood cells, which determines the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood).

Parsley contains essential oils like myristicin, limonene, eugenol, and alpha-thujene, as well as flavonoids, including apiin, apigenin, crisoeriol, and luteolin. Many of these (particularly myristicin) have been shown to inhibit the formation of tumours in the lungs. Myristicin also activates the enzyme glutathione-S-transferase, which helps attach the molecule glutathione to oxidized molecules that can be very harmful to the body. The oils in parsley qualify it as a "chemoprotective" food, meaning it can help neutralize particular types of carcinogens.

The flavonoids in parsley (especially luteolin) function as antioxidants, halting the damage that free radicals cause to the body. Additionally, extracts from parsley will help increase antioxidant capacity in the blood. Parsley is an excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C, and is helpful with preventing recurrent ear infections and colds. Beta-carotene (another important antioxidant in parsley), is known to reduce risk of the development and progression of certain conditions, such as diabetes, atherosclerosis and colon cancer. It may also help with reducing asthma attacks and some forms of arthritis.  Source:
How to grow herbs.
Grow in containers.
The ten easiest vegetables to grow in a pot.

My thought for today. Werner
Good health starts in the stomach. German proverb

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