It can be added to any meal or to any drinks, according to your taste! It has a bit of an grassy taste and will not be tasted in spicy dishes. You can check out our blog for some delicious recipes with moringa leaf powder!
It is an easy way to add more nutritional value to your daily diet. Here are some directions on how to use it best.
It is best to take it with a meal, but it is important not to cook it, as it would diminish its nutritional value. Moringa oleifera leaf powder is a rich, nutritious food (or a food supplement), but it is not a medicine : it is meant to be consumed a little bit of it regularly to maintain or increase general health, but not to be taken in big quantities on a short period of time as a medicine. However, it can help increasing energy and the body’s defences during an illness or a recovery (but again, particularly if taken regularly ; remember that it is not a medicine, in case of health problems, the first thing to do is to consult a doctor).
How much ?
During the first 3 to 5 days : It is advised to start with little intakes (1/2 or 1 teaspoon per day), in order to let the body get used to it.
During the 2 following weeks : Gradually increase to 1, 2 or 3 teaspoons per day and regulate your intake according to your needs and to your body’s reactions.
Later on : Some people take it every day, some every two or three days ; some people take 1 teaspoon per day, others 2 or 3. It is up to you to feel what suits you best ! Only regularity on the long run is the key !
When you want (morning, afternoon, night time…) and as many times as you want, but always with some food and without exceeding the recommended daily dose (3 teaspoons).
Do not take too much, too soon ! It can cause nausea, diarrhoea, flatulences, and hot flashes. It can have a laxative effect if one takes too much of it and/or on an empty stomach. It is not advised to take a lot of it outside meal time. To get the laxative effect, 2 teaspoons on an empty stomach should be enough.
The powder slightly thickens the blood : if you are undergoing an anticoagulant treatment or if you are pregnant, consult your doctor before adding moringa oleifera powder to your diet.
It contains oxalic acid ; contained in many types of food (especially rhubarb, sorrel, spinach, …), it fixes calcium but it can be toxic in very high quantities. For healthy people, it is naturally eliminated by urine, but it should be avoided by those who have oxalemia, oxalic urolithiasis, renal failure, kidney stones, tendency to have cystitis or gout.