The vitamins, minerals, proteins, and other nutrients in moringa have many potential health benefits. For example, moringa's high potassium and niazimycin levels help lower blood pressure. Niazimycin is a sugar compound found in certain foods.

Moringa helps control blood sugar levels, which can prevent and treat diabetes. Plus, the leaves are high in protein, which can further reduce the chances of diabetes. In one study, men who replaced meat in their daily diet with protein from plants such as moringa reduced their risk of type 2 diabetes by up to 18%.