Moringa Oleifera, known as “the drumstick tree” and “the miracle tree” native to India and Pakistan has a enormous proven nutritional value and they are also attributed medicinal properties, some of them flattering for men.
High nutritional profile
The moringa leaves contain high amounts of proteins, iron, potassium, calcium, vitamins C, B, and A. Offers protein almost like powdered milk, are easy to digest, and provide essential amino acids, which is known as a complete protein and it does not contain antinutritive substances that impede its digestion, say experts from the UNAM Institute of Biology.
Not only are the leaves nutritious, but also the seeds that keep the pods are rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
In laboratory and animal studies, moringa leaves and seeds have been shown to have strong anti-inflammatory, cardioprotective, antiasthmatic, antibiotic, and anti-diabetic properties and it would even have an effect anticancer.
Can Moringa Relieve Erectile Dysfunction?
It has been suggested that the moringa plant has the potential to increase blood flow to the penis, allowing a man to have an erection more easily when he is aroused.
Blood flow can be affected by a number of causes such as high blood sugar, hypertension, and hardening of the arteries.
The rat studies have revealed positive results from moringa. The phenolic contents of leaves such as gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, quercetin, and kaempferol, can improve blood flow. They increase nitric oxide production and lower blood pressure.
Regarding the moringa seeds, the extract relaxes the smooth muscle of the rodent penis and allows an increased blood flow to the area.
Some researchers point out that moringa is a potential aphrodisiac as it can improve stress-induced male sexual dysfunction.
In studies in rats, the dose of moringa extract increased serum testosterone, sperm and improved sexual performance in animals exposed to stress.
Test tube studies have revealed that compounds of the moringa seeds have antitumor activity. May inhibit the growth of human prostate cancer cells.
While the effects of moringa have shown potential to treat erectile dysfunction, as an aphrodisiac, to improve fertility, and even as an anticancer, studies have been positive in animals, so far further research is required to prove its effectiveness in humans.