Our Story

Bruce and Amanda Witherspoon come from health and wellness and marketing backgrounds and have always had a great love for all things natural.

During 2015, Amanda was diagnosed with a chronic inflammatory pain condition, which became so debilitating, that she was unable to work for two years. She tried many different treatment regimes, supplements, and exercise, in an effort to go into remission, with varying degrees of success.

At the end of 2019, the family moved to the picturesque and quiet little town of Kleinmond in the Western Cape, where they met a moringa tree  farmer. After chatting to him about the health benefits of using products made from moringa leaves, Amanda decided to start supplementing with the leaf powder.

Within weeks her energy levels increased dramatically, and for the first time in many years, she felt almost completely well. Her results inspired Bruce, who was recovering from a serious neck operation at the time, to also start using moringa.

Bruce and Amanda Witherspoon

Strengthens the immune system

Soon afterwards, Bruce was diagnosed with Covid-19. Both him and Amanda had very mild symptoms and recovered remarkably quickly, which they attributed mostly to their moringa supplementation. This piqued their interest and after extensive research, they learned that moringa offers powerful immune support and contains anti-viral and anti-oxidant properties, amongst a plethora of other benefits.

They realised the enormous healing potential of the product and felt so blessed by their discovery, that they were compelled to share the knowledge with as many people as possible and thus started their own company, Matana (it means “blessing” in Hebrew) Health Group, to make the benefits known to a wider audience and sell the wonderful products.

Supporting local industries is close to their hearts and the fact that the certified organic moringa powder and juice is sourced from farms in Limpopo and create jobs for many local people, was an important consideration in starting their business. They are keen to export South African Moringa to the rest of the world in future.

Become a partner

In keeping with our desire to spread the benefits of Moringa to as many people as possible, we have partnered with distributors who wish to take these wonderful products to their social and business networks. These include health shops, pharmacies, medical practices and home-based businesses.

Should you wish to join our distribution network and build your own business based on great products with healthy profit margins, please contact us.