The leaves seem to be getting the most market attention, notably for their use in reducing high blood pressure, eliminating water weight, and lowering cholesterol. Studies show that moringa leaves possess anti-tumor and anti-cancer activities, due in
part to a compound called niaziminin. Preliminary experimentation also shows activity against the Epstein-Barr virus. Compounds in the leaf appear to help regulate thyroid function, especially in cases of over-active
thyroid. Further research points to anti-viral activity in cases of Herpes simplex 1.
The Ori tree is found in several West African countries. It is bitter in taste and eaten as stew and also used for medicinal purposes. Ori leaf has been found to be a very effective leaf for addressing diabetes and high blood pressure. It is also known
to contain liver cleansing properties and kidney repair abilities. It is said to cure hemorrhoids.
This West African herb is used to boost energy and increase oxygen in the blood. Rich in iron, it is used in treating anemia and general loss of energy. It is also given to extremely weak and emaciated people to regain strength and boost immunity. Gonu
leaf is also known to be anti-inflammatory and has the ability to lower blood sugar.
The leaves of the graviola tree have powerful anti-cancer properties coming from phytochemicals in the plant. The journal "Cancer Letters" published a study looking at the impact of graviola on pancreatic cancer. Supplementing with graviola stopped cancerous
pancreatic tumor cells from replicating and caused them to die. Researchers suggest this natural medicine may prevent and treat cancer. The leaves may also be useful for treating skin cancer when applied topically.
Hibiscus also has impressive antioxidant properties. It helps to lower levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol from the body, thereby helping to protect against heart disease and protecting blood vessels from damage. The hypolipidemic and hypoglycemic properties
of hibiscus tea can be beneficial for those who suffer from blood sugar disorders like diabetes.