Moringa leaves come from the moringa oleifera tree or “the miracle tree.” Their roots can grow in a variety of soils, including depleted soils. Because they are drought-resistant and can grow without rain water, moringa trees do particularly well in harsh and dry climates like India and Africa. Moringa is a distant relative to cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, kale and cabbage.

Moringa leaves are 25% protein and contain all 9 essential amino acids. They’re also a great source of fiber and plant-based iron. The antioxidants in moringa leaves have been shown to prevent oxidative damage and protect against oxidative damage as well as free radicals.

Moringa contains all of the major beauty vitamins (vitamin A, C and E). These antioxidant-rich vitamins promote your own natural collagen production, which fights signs of anti-aging by keeping skin firm and preventing fine lines and wrinkles.

Moringa is also anti-fungal and antibacterial, meaning it can help protect the skin from infections.