This post has been updated since I originally share how to cure IBS symptoms with moringa back in 2015. I have since been using a variety of moringa products to heal my gut and keep things…ahem….flowing smoothly. Check it out:
(this post was updated 9/19/18 at the bottom, with the current products I use and updated results)
Giiiiiirls…I gotta testify.
Before I do, let me warn you…this post is partially about poop…well, a lot about poop. Or the lack thereof.
You’ve been warned….
So…I have had a problem for…oh…let’s say….31 years or so.
It’s called constipation. I just didn’t poo.
I tried every day…but I just couldn’t do the do….if you will.
Whenever this would come up in conversations with family/friends, they’d always have suggestions of what would “definitely” work:
- hot water w/ lemon
- fiber bars
- fiber cereal
- green veggies
- colon cleansers
- water on the hour
- colonics (i do love them tho…)
I tried ALL of it, and then some more. Nothing worked. I went vegetarian for a year or so, thinking it would help, it only made me poo every few days versus every week. I would do a medley of poop bringing techniques and would even (don’t laugh) meditate about my chakra that controls my gastrointestinal system, to open it up, heal and clear it so waste will flow smoothly. All to no avail.
I just couldn’t shit. Period.
I figured I was just doomed to poop weekly (if I was lucky), and with lots of…um…effort…required (read: grunting). And pain and strife. And sometimes…ok most of the time… ::sniff:: tears.
Enter the miracle via my crazy “cousin” Nat.
Doesn’t he look like the “crazy cousin”
He came to Rohan’s sip and see back in August (2012) all hopped up with excitement, carrying a bag of bush and ranting and raving about how magical it was.
He said “You’ll never go to the doctor again!” “It will cure any ailment!” Now, every time I see Nat he’s got some new magical powder, or tea, or something…so I was not impressed with this bush he was going on about.
Then I googled it.
Turns out…this stuff is legit.
Dr. Oz spoke about it a bit:
And the moringa plant is used all over the world (not in the US as much of course, thanks to Big Pharma) to prevent disease and heal disease. Not just increase energy like Dr. Oz mentioned.
It is starting to get more and more popular now, though. This is a good thing.
My family in Florida, we all got suckered into crazy Nat’s salespitch. He gave everybody plants. And then my aunts went to the nursery and bought more…just in case.
So, Gram started making tea w/ the fresh leaves of the plant. I drank it each morning and afternoon for about a week+.
My vain hope was that it would help clear up the skin on my face which was looking raggedy. Maybe give me more energy if I was lucky, because breastfeeding really drains me.
Instead of clear skin and energy…..I got:
Thrush in my mouth.
FYI That’s called:
A YEAST INFECTION.
::insert Barf Emoji here::
Remember when I told you about formula feeding baby boy while I was on meds? Well, that’s why.
How gross is that?!
Thanks a lot Moringa! You filthy witch, you.
So, I took my meds for the thrush, figured that moringa was the devil, and kept it moving.
Until I realized…I’d been moving!
I’d been pooping daily ever since day 4 of drinking the tea!!
I can poop!!!
Hold Up. Waaaaaiiit.
So of course I went through the disbelief that something could actually make poop come out of me. I tried to think if anything else was different about what I was doing, eating, drinking etc… Nope.
I don’t know if I had some weird overgrowth of yeast that needed to come out? I don’t know if I had something binding that just had to be released and came out in the form of yeast? I don’t know if the moringa just eradicated a bacteria that was clogging me, and also eradicated the good bacteria too. I just don’t know.
All I know is I’ve been pooping daily ever since, and I. FEEL. GREEEEAAAATTT!!!
(i hope you read the “i feel great” the way oprah would say it.)
If you dont know the vice grip of death, that is constipation, then you won’t get the true meaning of the freedom and joy moringa has brought into my life. I’m a daily pooper yall!!
I CAN POOP!!!!
There are other gastrointestinal moringa benefits for me. I am less gassy after eating certain foods (read: dairy) and I have had no tummy aches since. I am going to re-up on fresh moringa leaves when I go back down to Florida, but until then I’m going with this brand: Moringa Source
(FYI: this is an affiliate link, if you buy from them, I get a few pennies thrown my way! So if you go…please buy $48,000,000 worth of moringa stuff :))
You can find Moringa Products on Amazon too, if you prefer shopping there.
There are more than just teas and pills, there are hair and beauty products that incorporate moringa as well. I think I’m going to try some out. I bet one day I’ll wake up looking better than Halle after using moringa!
OK, well…maybe it’ll clear up my face like it cleared out my poop chute. (was that gross?)
2018 MORINGA UPDATE
Yes, I am still using moringa, very often. I took a break for a while when I was drinking my shakeology daily, because it kept me moving easily as well. (PS: I think it had moringa in it, but I forget) After I stopped drinking the shakeo, after a while….things slowed down again. That’s when I started experimenting.
As of September 2018…. still. loving. moringa. I have since tried many brands and have tried moringa in various forms: capsules (these are my fave capsules), teas, powders, and home made tea/juices made from the raw plant outside.
I have yet to figure out the exact recipe to give me great gastrointestinal benefits, without a tummy ache. I will either make the tea/juice too strong, boil the leaves down too much, or weak/not enough. It’s never right. I WANTED to make it work this way because it would be 100% organic, home made, from MY yard…. But alas.
I love the powders because I can throw it in ANYTHING. Not just my morning smoothies. I’m talking pasta sauce, muffin mix, etc.
The brands I’ve used for powder are always the certified organic/ no gmo brands, since I feel like they’ll be the closest to the original “bush” action that initially got things….moving.
The two I keep re-purchasing are:
I have tried a couple, (this one is my fave – it’s a tablet) but I won’t go back to them ONLY because I’d rather use the powder. They work perfectly fine. I prefer the tablet to capsules tho. The capsules are just powder in plastic. I could buy my own empty capsules in bulk and fill it with my fave powder if need be.
This is my favorite tea and when you try it, it’ll be your favorite moringa tea too. I love
I’ve tried 5011 others, but I just can’t remember off hand right now.
Hair and beauty:
I dunno if it’s only the moringa that made these products work so well for me, but here are the ones I’ve tried:
- Conditioner w/ olive oil and moringa (the entire line from this brand is great, the deep conditioner in the jar, the liquid conditioner in the bottle, I didn’t try the shampoo, but I”m sure it works well. I have their lotion and bath gels and I LOVE it)
- Facial Oil – the one I tried isn’t listed, but ….I think I’m gunna get this one lol…after my fiscal fast. lmao
- Black soap with Moringa oil – this is the only brand I’ve tried. I liked it, but there are so many others to look into lol.