QUESTION: Is Moringa an antifungal? I’ve been reading a lot about the various benefits of both eating it, and also using the oil from the seed pods. Does it really work? – Francisco N
ANSWER: Moringa is a type of tree that grows in many tropical parts of the world. The leaves from the moringa tree are extremely nutritious and are even used as a food to fight malnutrition in poor parts of the world.
It turns out that in addition to being very nutritious, moringa also has good antibacterial and antifungal abilities as an extract. Many plants (like garlic, for example) have evolved over time to fight fungus as they grow, and consuming them can provide antifungal benefits.
We found a couple of studies that have shown that moringa offers antifungal properties. So we’d guess that it’s probably similar to the effects eating garlic. It’s good for you, and fungus doesn’t like it much.