Moringa seeds contain powerful antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that improve cardiac health, fight against cancer, regulate diabetes, strengthen the immune system, improve vision and lower cholesterol, according to Nilankeeta Roy Chowdhury for StyleCraze. The seeds are also taken to reduce the risk of anemia, improve bone strength, increase sperm production, build collagen in the skin, fight acne and improve hair growth.
While Chowdhury states that moringa seeds are rich in vitamins A, C and B, zinc, oleic acid, protein, calcium, iron, magnesium and copper, they are just one part of the moringa plant, which is native to areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. WebMD explains that in addition to the seeds, the leaves, bark, flowers, fruit and root are used to make medicine. Moringa is applied to the skin to treat athlete’s foot, dandruff, warts, skin infections, snakebites and gingivitis. People take moringa orally to treat asthma, arthritis, constipation, diarrhea, epilepsy, gastritis, stomach and intestinal ulcers, headaches, heart problems, high blood pressure, kidney stones, inflammation, thyroid disorders, infections and low sex drive. Moringa is also used to increase breast milk production. According to WebMD, there is insufficient evidence available to prove the efficacy of these treatments.
WebMD also notes that oil from the seeds is an ingredient in perfumes, foods and products for hair care. The roasted or boiled seeds are used as a food source in some parts of the world.