Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Two members of Ankh Rah were interviewed by
VISION NEWSPAPER in April 2012. Here is the article:
Moringa - The Miracle TreeDubbed the miracle tree or tree of life -Moringa- is truly an outstanding plant for various reasons. It’s unique combination of vitamins, amino-acids and antioxidants makes it one of the most nutritious plants. All parts of the tree can be used medicinally, or for cosmetic and nutritional purposes. Crushed Moringa seeds have the ability to purify water by aggregating suspended particles and thus removing harmful elements. The juice of the trunk is used to disinfect wounds and makes them heal quicker. Moringa oil is used in the cosmetics industry and the leaves are crushed to a powder used as a nutritional supplement. Monica Marcu a Clinical Pharmacologist who has studied many plants calls it: “One of the most exciting trees.” A young entrepreneur team in London has set up Ankh Rah, a company who endeavours to make the use of Moringa more popular. Vision talks to Ankh Rah: Q. What exactly is Moringa? A. A tree which grows in tropical and subtropical regions (India, The Philippines, West Africa) that has been used for thousands of years. It’s referred to as the Tree of Life and the modern day scientist call it The Miracle tree, because of the amount of nutrients the tree carries. There are not many plants who have this characteristic. The Moringa leaves are the main part which are crushed to a powder rich in minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and omega oils. Q. How did you discover Moringa for yourself? A. I came across it while travelling in West Africa. I saw people using it and was curious. That’s when we started to do our research and tested Moringa from different parts of the world. From the research we found slight differences. For our products we source the most potent of all the Moringa we tested. The whole process started three years ago with the research to eventually being able to sell the products and ensuring we are working with the right ones. Its been a long time in the making and we now can bring our ideas to reality. Q. How do you use the Moringa Leaf powder? A. The Moringa powder makes a very refreshing cup of tea. You can also sprinkle it on your greens or any other meal. For the tea one key thing is not to use hot boiling water as you will burn out the enzymes and some of the vitamins. Sports persons will quickly notice the energy they get from it. In fact there are some champions who use Moringa like the Philippinian champion boxer Manni Pacquio; this was his secret formula. Q. What products do you offer and where are they produced? A. We have products produced from all over the world. Our Moringa leaf powder is sourced from a special farm Ghana which does a nutritional analysis and we over here have our product ,tested according to the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) testing standards (ISO 17025). So we have made sure it’s absolutely safe for the public. It’s 100% natural and safe to use for all ages. The Moringa oil is from Uganda. It is used for dry lips or as a moisturiser after shaving to prevent shaving bumps, it is antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral. We also offer a Moringa soap, which sold out very fast at one point and is still selling fast!.. Sharpen the Brain is a combination of 12 herbs including Ginkgo Biloba, formulated specifically for activating the brain and helping your memory. People who are studying and using it find that their level of concentration improves. For women we have a product called Just like a Virgin! gel, vaginal gel for hormone balancing and PH correction, it is rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, rich in minerals, helping women of all ages, also women to get through the menopause. Women find relief with their PMS symptoms. It’s anti-fungal and also has a tightening effect. All products have been tested and we don’t test on animals.
Africa’s influence grows with new beauty productsThursday 7 Feb 2013 6:00 am
Mainstream beauty brands now realise African ingredients are essential.
We are used to ingredients from around the world but, with beauty, Africa is now the hot spot, with lush, plant-derived oils and extracts reaching mainstream brands. Protein-rich baobab, from the baobab tree, is a key ingredient for skincare as it’s high in antioxidants, calcium, and vitamins C and A. Marula oil, from the tree of the same name, boasts higher antioxidant and omega-9 levels than argan oil, while nutrient-dense moringa leaves contain no less than 30 antioxidants.
Ankh Rah High Quality Moringa. Winner of the Best New Product at The Natural Lifestyle Product Awards 2013