Moghat (moe-gat) or known by its scientific name, Glossostemon bruguieri, is a type of flowering plants in the Sterculiaceae family. It's a shrub with thick, long, tapering dark colored roots found in Egypt, Morocco, Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia. The dried peeled roots of G. bruguieri are called in Arabic, Moghat.
The roots are commonly used in traditional medicine for many nutritional and medicinal values. The roots have high amounts of dietary fibers, pectin and mucilage, which possess the potential for utilization of the roots as natural functional foods. The herbal formula made from it has been traditionally used to support vitality and body recovery post body trauma.
The Egypt Remedy
It is believed by many modern day Egyptians that the use of this root can be traced back to the time when Pharaohs ruled Egypt. If one were to be ill in ancient times, the best place to receive treatment was Egypt, with the satisfaction of being treated by physicians whose knowledge was renowned all over the ancient world. Since the time of the Ancient Egyptian physician, Imhotep, botanical herbal tonics have widely contributed to the health and wellness of many throughout the centuries. Today, Moghat is still used to make a traditional, therapeutic hot drink. Among other uses, it is given to nursing mothers needing nutritive replenishment and bone strengthening from childbirth as well as lactation.
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