Kelor & Its Great Benefits for Health

"Once almost unheard of, now kelor (moringa) is much sought after. Once it’s only for bathing dead bodies or driving away ghosts for local Javanese, now kelor leaves are popular to treat various diseases."

Published by : Kurnia HD  -  13/08/2020 15:47 WIB

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Kelor (moringa, moringa oleifera L.) is a fast-growing tree, it can grow up to 12 meters tall. Before becoming popular as nutritious plant, kelor was widely used locally for supernatural purposes. In fact, kelor leaves are synonymous with dead bodies and ghost.

But this plant turns out to have many health benefits. Kelor leaves have a variety of mineral and vitamin content, ranging from vitamin B6, protein, vitamin C, vitamin A, to magnesium. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) has introduced kelor as an alternative food crop to treat malnutrition.

According to the Minister of Forestry Regulation Number: P.35 / Menhut-II / 2007 (Peraturan Menteri Kehutanan Nomor: P.35/Menhut-II/2007) kelor is classified as one of the Non-Timber Forest Products commodity groups. Such commodities include biological forest products, both vegetable and animal, as well as derivative and cultivated products, except timber originating from forests.

The high nutritional values, properties, and benefits of kelor have led to its nicknames: mother’s best friend, the miracle tree, the tree for life, and the amazing tree. Kelor is believed to have the potential to overcome malnutrition, hunger, and prevent and cure various diseases around the world. kelor plant parts, from the leaves, fruit, seeds, flowers, bark, stems to its roots have great benefits.

The benefits of kelor leaves are as follows.

  1. Provide nutrition for our body
  2. As an antioxidant
  3. Lowering blood sugar levels
  4. Help relieve inflammation
  5. Lower cholesterol
  6. Protect the body from arsenic poison
  7. Help overcome cancer
  8. Good for memory
  9. Good for heart health
  10. Prevent anemia
  11. Help to overcome bacterial infections

That’s it, there are so many benefits of kelor leaves for us.  So, don’t hesitate to consume kelor leaves from now.



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