Sacred Plants 1

by Beth Haley

Two superfoods that can give you a healthy boost throughout the day are Turmeric and Moringa.


Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a potent antioxidant. It has been shown to enhance the immune system and treat liver disease, clotting disorders, inflammatory disorders and high cholesterol.

Turmeric can be helpful with digestive issues and digestive cancers. It has been used to treat psoriasis and skin disorders and can also be used as a foot soak for athletes foot. The brilliant yellow of turmeric is caused by curcumin. While turmeric leaves are not edible, they make nice-looking houseplants.


Moringa oleifera is a fairly large tree that is native to North India and goes by a few different names: drumstick tree, horseradish tree and ben oil tree.

Moringa is well known for its many nutritional properties to fight diseases and almost all parts of the tree are eaten or used in traditional herbal medicines.

Moringa has been shown beneficial in protecting the liver in general, but can also protect from the damage caused by anti-tubercular drugs, in addition to speeding up the recovery process.

Moringa can be helpful with stomach disorders, edema, improving kidney function, flushing kidney stones, and in resolving urinary tract infections.

I recently found this tea with both Moringa and Turmeric, and although I would rather make it from fresh ingredients, this was a time saver. I used 4 tea bags to make a big jug-full to drink through the weekend.

This data is meant to compliment, not replace, the care and treatment given by your doctor or healthcare provider and is not an exhaustive list of all possible uses.

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