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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > October/November16 > FOCUS ON MORINGA


This tropical tree used in traditional medicine in South Asia and Africa is packed with nutritious benefits, as dietician Carrie Ruxton explains

What is it?

Moringa is a leafy shrub that’s native to the tropics and sub-Himalayan areas of Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Bangladesh. Thanks to its long, dangly seed pods, which are eaten in a similar way to green beans, it’s also known as the ‘Drumstick Tree’. In addition to the pods, its leaves, flowers, bark and roots are highly prized for their traditional healing properties, which are linked to treating anaemia, joint pain, diarrhoea and ulcers, as well as boosting libido! However, most medical claims remain untested.

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Discover a #BodyofKnowledge in the October/November edition of healthy magazine, in which we reveal the results of our Body MOT reader survey. In light of Breast Cancer Awareness month this October, we also talk to three women about their very different experiences of the disease. Plus, we explore the world's best natural beauty secrets from Australia to South Korea, and take a fresh look at the 'F' word (fat, that is!). As the seasons change, keep your health and happiness on track with the new digital issue of healthy.