Moringa: Immune System Boost for HIV/AIDS Patients

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moringa plant leavesAIDS is unfortunately a common health issue in some areas around the world, including many African countries. In fact, Africa, while being home to just 4.5 percent of the world’s population, is estimated to have nearly 70 percent of their total population living with HIV, and 72 percent of all AIDS deaths in the world.

AIDS ultimately leads to a slow, drawn out failure of the immune system, which can lead to diseases and infections thriving in the body. There is no cure for the disease today. However, there are ways to help ease the suffering of patients.

Moringa has emerged as a viable option in African nations to help treat certain symptoms of AIDS, such as malnutrition and immune system weakness. Several nations, including Malawi, Senegal, Burkina Faso and Zambia, have started to organize moringa tree growing projects to help provide people with the nutrition they lose while suffering from AIDS.

Moringa is an excellent option to help provide nutritional solutions for these problems, as it is easily grown in the region, and all parts of the tree can be used either for nutrition or for various other economically sustainable functions.

The seeds of the plant, for example, can help to increase the production of breast-milk in new mothers. For mothers with HIV, this is extremely helpful, as malnutrition could prevent them from providing their children with the sustenance they need to survive. Moringa seeds and powder can also be used to create baby formula, another potential solution to a lack of breast milk production.

The seeds can also be used to develop oils that can be applied to the skin in order to maintain a healthy appearance and a feeling of elasticity, which is also important for overall health for those living in this dry, and sometimes harsh climate.

Finally, the numerous vitamins and minerals found in the plant can help provide people suffering from malnutrition with high concentrations of the nutrients they need on a daily basis.

A big part of the suffering for people who have AIDS is dealing with symptoms of malnutrition or immune system problems, but moringa can help to provide some support in those areas.

For more information about the benefits of the moringa plant, contact us today at Dead Sea Moringa.

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