Moringa, also known as “drumstick tree,” is a fastgrowing tree, native to the Himalayan Mountains in northwestern India. The moringa tree grows best in dry soil and is drought tolerant. It grows well even in soil of poor quality, such as in sa
Moringa, also known as “drumstick tree,” is a fast growing tree, native to the Himalayan Mountains in northwestern India. The moringa tree grows best in dry soil and is drought tolerant. It grows well even in soil of poor quality, such as in sandy soils of the coastal areas. Due to its superior cultivating quality and nutrient-rich edible parts, the moringa is researched and actively cultivated by several NGOs for the purpose of reducing poverty and malnutrition in developing countries
Moringa, the Natural Nutrition From the Tropics
Although many parts of the moringa are edible,the leaves are the most nutritious part of the plant. They contain three times more iron than spinach and are loaded with tons of vitamins, including vitamin C and vitamin A, calcium, potassium and protein, as well as powerful antioxidants.
Benefits of Moringa
Currently with its high content of nutrients,moringa is recommended for energy enhancement by researchers and doctors.Compared to common foods, each serving has twice as much Vitamin A as carrots,14 times as much calcium as milk, four times the amount of potassium as a banana, twice as much protein as yogurt,seven times the amount of Vitamin C in an orange, nine times the amount of iron as in spinach and four times the amount of fibre in oats.
The moringa plant yields health benefits from the roots to the sap. First, moringa plants are rich in phytochemicals and other antioxidants. Phytochemicals are compounds produced by plants that have health benefits. Seeds, in particular, protect the liver and help to normalize blood pressure through their antioxidant properties.
Traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine uses the flowers, gum, bark, roots and seeds of moringa trees for heal. Practitioners use Moringa for its antibacterial, antiviral,anti-fungal, antidepressant and anti-inflammatory properties. Moringa gum is used to treat headaches, fever,dysentery, asthma and intestinal cancer.
Moringa plant compounds have significant antibacterial properties. A 2010 study found that moringa seed and leaf extracts killed Escherichia coli, Pseudomonasaeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus and Enterobacter aerogenes bacteria.
Moringa extracts are also effective against Salmonella typhimurium, a germ that causes dysentery and inflammation of the stomach and intestines. In addition, the researchers found that moringa has significant anti-fungal activity.