Moringa and Stomach Ulcers
Moringa is proven to help heal gastric ulcers which are a painful and debilitating digestive system disorder. They are also known as peptic ulcers, inflammations and irritations of the stomach wall, which can cause painful symptoms and serious complications.
Usually gastric ulcer are caused by a failure in the immune system that allows 'Helicobacter pylori' bacteria to infect the stomach, leading to severe inflammation and breaks in the tissue lining of the stomach walls. Ultimately this leads to interference with the normal production and regulation of gastric acids, creating excessive acid that eats away the stomach wall lining over time. Other contributing factors include changes in the blood chemistry that affect the acid resistance of the stomach, dietary choices, drinking and smoking and cancerous growths in the stomach. Stress can also cause gastric ulcers, either alone or in combination with the other factors.
Whilst at present we only sell Moringa leaf powder, we are teaching people in Nicaragua the importance of Moringa Oleifera root extracts which when combined with fruit rind (citrus sinensis) extract, have been found to be effective in treating Ulcerative Colitis.
The flower bud of Moringa widely consumed in Pakistan has been reported to possess antiulcer activity against aspirin-induced gastric ulcers in rats (Akhtar & Ahmad, 1995). A clinical study from the University of Calcutta shows that Moringa Oleifera protects against ulcer formation.
Due to poor diets in Nicaragua ulcers can be common place, therefore teaching families how to use the whole Moringa tree as part of their normal diet will help to alleviate Ulcers. The mechanism by which moringa leaf extract heals these ulcers is not fully understood.
The supplements are thought to work in a number of ways including reducing the inflammation caused by an excessive build-up of Helicobacter pylori, increasing capillary resistance to these bacteria and increasing exposure to proven antioxidants that can eliminate free radicals in the system and improve the overall health of the sufferer.