Moringa tree, a plant native to the Himalayas and India, may be the perfect remedy to help patients deal with the devastating side effects of mesothelioma, according to ongoing studies and research.
Also known as Moringa Oleifera, the moringa tree boasts powerful health benefits. With over 13 species, moringa has been used to help a variety of ailments, including HIV, the flu, colds, diabetes, ulcers, and more. In recent years, its popularity in helping mesothelioma patients has increased after studies indicated its anti-cancerous properties. In addition, it’s extremely useful in boosting the immune system and helping with common mesothelioma side effects. Packed with protein, calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, and iron, moringa can help with typical mesothelioma issues, including:
- Joint pain
- Breathing problems
- Chronic coughing
- Weight loss
According to a 2003 study published by Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, results indicated that after mice ingested moringa seedpod extracts, there was a remarkable difference in tumor growth on their skin. This helped researchers in launching more research into how moringa can benefit cancer patients.
Mesothelioma and Malnutrition
When mesothelioma becomes aggressive, malnutrition may become a serious problem for many patients, especially those who undergo surgery. Simply meeting daily nutritional requirements may become a difficult task, leading to weight loss and a host of other medical conditions. Many mesothelioma patients lose their appetite and have a hard time eating a full meal. Moringa helps supply the needed nutrients while also boosting the immune system.
Each part of the moringa tree has beneficial uses. For example, the leaves, bark, flowers, seeds, and root all have health advantages. It can be eaten raw, taken as a supplement, used as a powder, or used as an oil. It’s recommended, however, to always speak with a physician before taking moringa. It’s also important to note that different treatments affect people in different ways. While one person may get great benefits, it may not work as well for someone else.
Some studies have shown that side effects of taking moringa can occur. According to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, moringa can cause uterine contractions, lower heart rate, and can heighten the risk of both renal and hepatic damage. Further research is needed to determine additional acknowledgement on how beneficial the plant is to mesothelioma patients.
Regardless, molinga use has been promoted for its health benefits by several organizations, including the Church World Service and the Trees for Life. In addition, the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations named moringa as the crop of the month in September, 2014.
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