Moringa is known as “A Miracle Tree”. It is also known as “Mother’s best friend”. It has enormous health benefits. One of the top food supplement used to overcome the nutrient and vitamins deficiency. Every part of this plant is useful. Moringa is not only a food but also used as food supplement and energy booster. seeds, pods, leaves, bark, roots, gum every part is used for human food, animal feed/fodder, cosmetic products and a large number of industrial uses. Moringa is famous for its over 300 disease curing properties. Moringa is mostly used to help management of diabetes, hypertension, joint pains, restlessness sleep, heart diseases and weakness. Although no side effects have been reported so far but in certain cases the use of moringa should be stopped or reduces like during piles, kidney diseases.
- Benefits of Multigrain Flour over wheat
White flour of wheat and its products are major part of our diet. This flour is very high in glycemic index and major reason of diabetes, cholesterol, digestion problems curse of the modern life style. Eating whole grain stone crushed wheat is a balanced staple diet which is usually not available. last year I introduced Multigrain Flour instead of wheat alone. That multigrain must be stone crushed and blen of at least 9 ingredients like wheat, barley, oat, pulses, flax, millets, quinoa. This combination makes it so healthy as a result it became popular among diabetic patients. But it is not just for diabetic patients, everybody must use it so that it can help avoiding diseases and improving immune system.
- How to use moringa for maximum benefits by Dr Shahzad Basra
Moringa is getting popularity as a nutrient dense and lot of health benefits. However, there are always confusions about its methods of usage. This video explains the different methods being used and their benefits.
- Delicious Moringa Product Ideas
During II Moringa Symposium, Pretoria, South Africa, Dr Asati from India had a very interesting stall where he presented a large number of tasty moringa products. This interview of Dr Asati shows a range of products especially according to Sub continent taste buds. Most of these products are very easy to use and acceptable by the community. A good way to popularise the moringa consumption.
- Moringa priming post care
Moringa leaf extract is very effective tool of seed germination. How to use it? and how to handle after seed priming. This video explains the post priming care.
- Is moringa a medicine or not?
Moringa is known for one the best natural supplement. A food which is very dense in most of the nutrients and vitamins required by a human being. Moringa is very effective in supplementation of poor unbalanced food. Moreover, lot of bioactive compounds are also present those are effective against many diseases. There is a misconception that moringa is a medicine, rather it is dietary supplement.
- How to adjust best dose of moringa
What is effective dose of moringa? There is no fixed universal dose of moringa. You have to adjust yourself according to your body need. Just listen to your body. Means start with lowest dose and see the body response. If you feel comfortable and positive response then gradually increase. Otherwise keeping taking low dose or intake and let your body adjust to moringa. Moringa detoxifies your body which people may take wrongly as the moringa is not suitable for them. Gradually in a few days the negative effect will be over. What is the lowest dose? Better take tea only for a few days. Then start taking 1/2 teaspoon of moringa dried leaf powder. Keep on increasing upto 2-4 teaspoons per day. But key point is adjust the dose according to the need and response of your body.
- Earth day and moringa plantation
How to celebrate earth day. The way is to plant a tree. For tree selection moringa can be a very attractive choice.
- Duration of using Moringa by Dr. Shahzad Basra
Moringa oliefera is a miracle tree having enormous health benefits. It is used for improving immune system and nutrient deficiencies. Moringa is also very effective against diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, arthritis, inflammation, body pains and arthritis. Moringa dried leaves are used by majority of the people. How long moringa can be used? Is there a specific dosage and period for using moringa? Is prolonged usage is harmful? No, moringa is a food supplement and can use safely used for prolonged period, even for whole life.
- Moringa Response on Saline Conditions
Moringa oliefera is known as a miracle plant. It is getting popularity world over as a highly beneficial plant. However, its response to saline conditions is rarely known. Salinity is a worldwide problem and in Pakistan more than 7 mha land is salt affected. Moringa has recently been introduced as a crop and getting popularity. Farmers are still confused about the type of the soil to be used for moringa. This study addresses this problem.This pot study explains the response of 4 moringa land-race on 4 saline conditions.
- How to use Moringa in Ramzan and boosting Immunity
Here are some easy and tasty ways of using moringa during Ramadhan and boosting immunity against Corona virus. Moringa oliefera is the most nutrient dense plant ever discovered. It is rich in minerals, vitamins and a large number of bioactive compounds (like flavonoids) which are very effective in fighting against many diseases. But it is always difficult how to use during ramadhan. In this video three simple ways are explained. 1. Moringa Sauce (Moringa chatni). Take a handful of fresh moringa leaves or 1 spoon of leaf powder grind with mint leaves, coriander leaves, onion, garlic, tomato, pepper, salt, yogurt (quantities vary according to taste). Grind to paste. Mix with yogurt or as such as dip sauce for iftaar dinner or pakora samosa etc. 2. Iftaar Moringa Energy Drink. Shake moringa and mint leaves (each 1 handful), add salt, pinch of black pepper powder, sugar or fruit of taste and…
- Moringa and product quality judgment tips Large
How to recognize a moringa plant and quality of its products. Many people confuse the moringa plant with so many other trees like Neem, Cyrus, amla etc. Here I shall explain some basic tips. Secondly during drying process we may loose its quality but how to judge? Then products in market may have poor quality. I am explaining in this video how to evaluate the quality of the produce so that people can safely use.
- Very Delicious Moringa Recipes by Dr. Shahzad Basra
Moringa oliefera is one the best nutrient dense plant ever discovered. It is getting popularity as a wonderful dietary supplement. There are many ways to use, however majority of the people dont like its taste. Some of the traditional dishes of moringa are very tasty but they loose its nutritional value. Here I am presenting some very simple recipes in which nutritional and medicinal values are not lost. Ingredients 1. Fresh Moringa leaves (or dried leaf powder) 2. Fresh Mint Leaves 3. Coriander leaves 4. Green Chili 5. Lemon 6. Honey 7. Salt Wash the leaves and grind to a fine paste with mortal and pistle. In half paste add yogurt and salt. A very delicious Moringa Mint Sause is ready to use as dip, with rice In other half paste add lemon juice and honey. A very delicious moringa lemon honey sauce is ready.
- Making fun while Moringa sowing by Dr. Shahzad Basra
Laughter is the best medicine. This is the way I work with students during nursery preparation, sowing and field work. I love to work with students. It not only keeps me active but students also love it. The work efficiency is also good. Moringa a passion for me and I involve my students and colleagues. We not only prepare nursery but also launch a distribution and plantation campaign.
- What is effective daily dose of Moringa? Shahzad Basra
Minimum recommended dose of moringa dried leaf powder for a normal person or a patient. Usually people take very low dose of moringa as a result the desired results are not received. According to clinical trials there is no moringa toxicity even 8 g for 28 days. However the minimum effective dose is 3 g per day and can be safely taken for life time. While for diabetic, Blood Pressure (BP), cholesterol, arthritis the minimum recommended dose 5-7 grams of dried leaf powder per day.
- Excellent results of Bio fertilizer on Moringa crop
Bio-fertilizers are natural fertilizers. There are different types of bio-fertilizers like compost, charcoal, inoculam bacteria etc. These are natural and more effective than the chemical fertilizers because these provide all necessary nutrients to the plants. In this video 2 scientists Dr Shahzad Basra and Dr Naveed from University of agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan are demonstrating the effects of biofertilizers on moringa crop. Four varieties of Moringa, the superfood, crop were sown on April 16, 2020 and compost and a biofertilizer were applied. The crop responded excellently to the compost + inoculum + fertilizer while very poor to chemical fertilizer.
- How moringa recovers heart, kidneys, diabetes and heart diseases
Moringa oliefera is known for its amazing medicinal, nutritional and industrial value. Moringa is especially very effective against some of the very common diseases like heart diseases, diabetes, blood pressure, arthritis, cholesterol etc. This is an interview of a 76 years old patient who was declared unrecoverable and unfit for operation due to kidneys and heart issues. He then started taking moringa after watching an interview of Dr shahzad basra. Within 4 months he has amazing recovery and all clinical tests are normal.
- Best Iftaar Drink of Moringa during Ramazan by Dr. Shahzad Basra
Moringa is the "Mother's Best friend", The miracle Tree. How to use during Ramazan.
- Moringa, quinoa and Multigrain Flour for Improving Immunity
In a live interview on ARY News Channel Dr Shahzad Basra explained how moringa, quinoa, chia are effective againsts corona. There is no vaccine, proper treatment for COVID19. Only solution is social distance and better immunity. To improve immunity superfoods help a lot. These superfoods are nutrient dense foods which are heavily loaded with minerals, vitamins, phyto-active compounds. The leading superfoods are moringa, quinoa, chia and amaranth. These are now available and being grown in Pakistan. Multigrain flour comprising wheat, barley, oat, millets, sorghum, chickpea, pulses, flaxseed, moringa and quinoa is another interesting introduction. So instead of eating white flour 3 times a day eating bread of multigrain flour improves health and immunity.
- Moringa, Quinoa and Stevia marketing By Dr. Shahzad Basra
Super foods like moringa, quinoa and Stevia are getting popularity. But there are several issues regarding production, processing and marketing.
- Which Moringa Type is Good for Cultivation
Moringa oleifera, locally called as "Sohanjna", is native to Punjab, Pakistan with its relatives in other parts of the world including India, Ghana, Cameroon, etc. For promising nutritional quality of moringa leaves being used as livestock fodder and plant growth enhancer, good oil quality of moringa seed oil and dietary potential of its roots, moringa is being a widely populated plant in dry tropics of the world. From last decade, many research trials have been conducted to optimise production technology and designing of post-harvest leaf processing technology. Here the research findings are being compiled briefly for different purposes. Choosing moringa variety In Pakistan, main moringa landraces are categorized based on seed coat colour i.e., black, off-white and dark brown. Black and off white are more common and both landraces are good in its nutrition. Sowing time: Moringa can be sown two times during a year. 1. 15 February to 1…
- کچن گارڈننگ ایک صحت بخش مشغلہ - Benefits of kitchen Gardening
Whether you have an acre of land or a few pots on a balcony, plant a family garden: You'll all live healthier! Gardening is an easy activity to share and you'll harvest benefits along with your fresh vegetables, colorful flowers, and aromatic herbs. Even better, you don't have to wait for your plants to bloom to see those benefits. Some of them (like stress relief) are almost instantaneous. When parents and kids work together to plant and care for a garden, they can all enjoy these perks.
- Time management for active life
Good old days. A very common saying of middle and old aged people. Why such people dont own the current time? Perhaps people think of their youth and active age. But a vast majority has spent a very sluggish routine bore life. No thrill, no fun just routine life. They have spent whole life as shuttle cock between home, office, market, hospital, hotel....In ripe age then such people become more sluggish and bored life. But the people who accept old age gracefully they remain active, happy and healthy. Accept the changes in life style and technology and enjoy life.
- Healthy life style by Dr Shahzad Basra
Being healthy is not merely exercise or organic food, it is a complete set of life style. Dr Shahzad Basra is talking on Healthy Life Style on Radio FM 93. Healthy life style is an attitude towards life including interaction with people, food and exercise. This interview explains the basics of eating habits, food to eat and yoga. Special emphasis on behavior.
- Change your life style before you suffer from heart attack
Poor life style is a common reason for diseases, low vigor and stressful life. It is just like a suicide and waiting for the worst. It is like a time bomb when due to unhealthy food, lack of exercise, over sitting and stressful routine, your health gradually decline and one day you got a heart attack or kidney failure. Then usually it is too late to recover. People think that they are healthy, they will never die and will never sick. Every one will die but live an active and healthy life before it is too late. Living long is not important, but living a quality cheerful life is important. So, realise and change your life style into a healthy life before it s too late. Start walk, yoga, Healthy eating habits and stress free life.
- Amaranth a Highly Nutritious Food Grain
Poor food and poorer eating habits are the leading reasons of poor health of Pakistani people. Dr Shahzad Basra, professor, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan, is struggling hard to introduce new superfoods in the country. Amaranth is a group of more than 60 different species of grains that have been cultivated for about 8,000 years. These grains were once considered a staple food in the Inca, Maya and Aztec civilizations. Amaranth is classified as a pseudocereal, meaning that it’s not technically a cereal grain like wheat or oats, but it shares a comparable set of nutrients and is used in similar ways. Its earthy, nutty flavor works well in a variety of dishes.Besides being incredibly versatile, this nutritious grain is naturally gluten-free and rich in protein, fiber, micronutrients and antioxidants
- Liking Disliking of Food and Attitude
I dont like this food I dislike the taste of... I cannot eat this food I dislike this flovor It is very common habit that most of the people dislike some foods or flavors. No problem Every one has his own choice. Food is the most important thing in life and everyone has some favorite food. However, rejection of and wastage of food is not a good activity. This column is about this habit where a young girl is very choosy and very strict on it. Even when she is invited somewhere she rejects foods, dishes, flavors which creates embarrassing for the host. Prophet Muhammad (MPBUH) sunnah is explained at the end how he even praised very poor food presented by the host.
- Newly introduced Super Food Crops by Dr. Shahzad Basra
Superfoods are foods that have a very high nutritional density. This means that they provide a substantial amount of nutrients and very few calories. They contain a high volume of minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. Antioxidants are natural molecules that occur in certain foods. They help neutralize free radicals in our bodies. Free radicals are natural byproducts of energy production that can wreak havoc on the body. I am working as professor at University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan and lead Alternate Crops Lab. I have introduced 7 super food crops. This video explains a basic information.
- How to change unhealthy birthday cakes into a healthy food
Cakes, sweet, drink along with with pasta and fries are common celebration food in birthday, anniversary, promotion etc parties. Such foods can be taken occasionally once in a while but in modern changed life style such celebrations are very common. Hardly any day without such parties/events and such food. When such food is taken in routine then it becomes very unhealthy. Since cakes and sweets are very rich in sugar, fat and starch so very high in calories. When cakes are taken in combination with drinks then it is a worst food. Such eating habits are among the reasons of obesity, diabetes, heart diseases, blood pressure, high cholesterol etc. Strange celebrations where in the name of good wishes unhealthy food is presented. Can we change this bad eating habit into healthy eating habits. Yes. Cakes shape healthy foods like Fresh fruits, rice etc can be prepared. There is a dire…
- Kashmir solidarity day
Kashmir is life line of Pakistan. India has occupied Jammu and Kashmir for the last 70 years. The issue is being highlighted worldwide. Planting Moringa is a unique and healthy activity on this Kashmir Solidarity Day.
- Vitamins rich food to fight against corona and boosting Immune system
Corona Nutritional Management Although mere intake of good food cannot cure coronavirus many foods have potential to boost immunity and helps in preventing against viral infections Eating soluble fibre boosts the production of a protein (interleukin-4), which in turn stimulates the infection-fighting cells (T-cells) in the body. In the digestive tract, soluble fibre undergoes fermentation, and upon reaching the large intestine, it is broken down by the gut bacteria into short-chain fatty acids (SCFA), which enable the movement of immune cells. Fruits, veggies, seeds, dals, etc. are good sources of soluble fibre. The leaves of tulsi, neem and curry patta are valuable additions. Other leafy vegetables are also of great value. Tea is also a leaf and plays a role in disease prevention. Green tea, black tea are good options. Among the fruits, the (amla) and all other berries are valuable. The citrus fruits of the season, figs, dates, pear,…
- سب سے اچھا دیسی کھانا کہاں سے ملے گاTasty street food of Pakistan by shahzad basra
Dhaba is a restaurant on the highway, which serve local food dishes. Such shacks of roadside are basically mud structures with charts (charpaais), mainly for truck drivers to sit upon and have food.These hotels are also known as Truck Hotels. These offer very tasty local food and tea at very cheap rates. Some of such hotels are getting popularity due to tasty food and New Haji Hotel is an example. It is situated near Manawala, Sheikhura on GT Road. This hotel offers desi murghi, batair, beef, mutton and daal. The specialty of this hotel is fresh wheat chapati.
- بہترین ناشتہ کیا ہونا چاہیٔے
Breakfast is the best meal of the day. Always prepare best healthy food to start a day. Never for just heavy and fried food, rather go for full of nutrition and light so that you can work easily whole day. This video demonstrates a best breakfast recipe.
- Foxtail Millet a Future Crop of Pakistan
Oxtail millet (Setaria italica) is a common food in parts of India. Its health beneﬁts in diabetic rats, produced a “signiﬁcant fall (70%) in blood glucose” while having no such eﬀect in normal rats. Diabetic rats fed millet also showed signiﬁcantly lower levels of triglycerides, and total/LDL/VLDL cholesterol, while exhibiting an increase in HDL cholesterol. It is recently introduced in Pakistan.
- Gardening with Children
Gardening is one of the Most healthy activity. Involve your children and gradually they will be involved and get motivated. Once the kids are motivated then for rest of the life gardening, tree plantation and healthy life style will be their habit.