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Top Nutritional Benefits Of Drumstick Seeds

By Sravia Sivaram

Drumstick seeds, popularly known as moringa seeds, are a power-packed superfood with a hoard of health benefits. They are known for their high nutritious profile and are also rich with antioxidants.

The health benefits of drumstick seeds are abundant and their anti-inflammatory property tops the list. It is also one of the most sought-after natural supplement.

It has been used for generations in our country, mainly because of its disease-fighting property. It is known to prevent chronic diseases like diabetes, anaemia, heart disease, liver diseases, arthritis as well as digestive disorders, respiratory and skin diseases.

Moringa seeds are also said to be a nutritional wonder, mainly due to the fact that all its health benefits are scientifically backed. The best part is that the other parts of the drumstick tree like its pods, flowers, leaves and its fruit are also edible apart from its seed.

Continue reading in order to know the nutritional and health benefits of drumstick seeds.

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1. Packed With Nutrition:

It is enriched with vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It contains Vitamins A, C and E and minerals like calcium, protein and potassium, which are essential macronutrients that are required by the body.

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2. Fights Free Radicals:

Moringa seeds have anti-inflammatory properties and they combat free radical damage, which is mainly caused due to oxidative stress, molecular cell damage and inflammation. It contains several antioxidants like flavonoids, ascorbic acid and polyphenols in its seed, leaf and flower.

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3. Reduces Diabetes:

Moringa seeds can help prevent diabetic retinopathy. Vitamin A supports eye health, strengthens cornea and prevents inflammation. Vitamin C has the ability to prevent the blood vessel damage in people suffering from type 1 diabetes. Hence, moringa seed is the best natural medicine for diabetes.

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4. Protects Cardiovascular System:

Moringa seeds contain antioxidants and are instruments in protecting the heart health and making the blood vessels stronger and flexible.

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5. Supports Brain Health:

Moringa seeds contain essential compounds like folic acid, amino acids, omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E which are the right nutritional requirement to boost brain power. It is also one of the best health benefits of moringa seeds.

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6. Protects The Liver:

It has a very high amount of polyphenols that shield the liver against toxicity and oxidative damage, thereby protecting it.

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7. Heals Wounds Faster:

Each part of the moringa plant helps with blood clotting and it quickly heals scratches, cuts and wounds when topically applied or consumed.

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8. Has Antibacterial And Antifungal Properties:

Moringa leaf and its seed have the power to boost immunity. The seed is effective in fighting against fungal infections, urine infections and digestive-related problems.

Story first published: Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 11:05 [IST]
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