I was at a exhibition in Malaysia and noticed a interesting booth selling health product. It was selling a health supplement drink which consists of extract from the Moringa tree. For those who are unsure what on earth is Moringa, it is sometimes known as the Miracle tree.  The Moringa tree is commonly found in Asia and its entire parts of the tree can be used for different purposes. The leaves of the Moringa tree are highly nutritious and is high in vitamin c, potassium, iron and protein. The roots of the Moringa tree can be used to treat fevers, epilepsy, rheumatism, etc.  In traditional medicine the Moringa tree is also used to treat erectile dysfunction in men and increase sexual virility in men and women.


Moringa Beverage

I took the opportunity to understand more about this health supplement by asking some questions. The health supplement is sold like a beverage in a large bottle. The brand name is Lactovida and there is basically 2 types – the normal and the premium. There are many photos of current Malaysian Prime Minister and the former Prime Minister Badawi visiting the booth being displayed. Since this health beverage is so well marketed in Malaysia, I decided to try and asked for a sample drink. I was given a small cup of Moringa beverage and the smell of the beverage is like herbal. The color of this Moringa beverage is dark and after I put into my mouth and drank it, the instant response was that I dislike the taste of this herbal beverage. It has a strong herbal and sour taste.  Immediately  I took a bottle of mineral water from my backpack and try to flush down the awful taste from my mouth. The person at the booth told me to not to do it and to refrain from drinking any water for 10 minutes. He told me that the smell of this beverage will disappear from my mouth after 10 minutes; and thereafter my mouth will be fresh and without any bad breath. In fact, one of the useful remedy that this Moringa beverage is to remove bad breath from our mouth. So after 15 minutes later, I discovered that the awful taste in my mouth was really gone. I even asked my friend whether there was any bad breath on my mouth and the answer was No.

I believe Moringa is a good food supplement and it does help our body Bto be stronger and healthy. I will find out more about this wonder tree and see what other Moringa products that I can buy in the stores.