Moringa Seeds-Drumstick Tree,Tree of life or The Miracles Tree-Moringa oleifera
Horseradishtree, Drumstick Tree, Benzoil tree, Ben Oil tree Moringa oleifera - Moringa pterygosperma
Moringa oleifera , commonly referred to simply as "Moringa" (from Tamil : Murungai (முருங்கை ) and Malayalam : Murunggi ), is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa , which is the only genus in the family Moringaceae. It is an exceptionally nutritious vegetable tree with a variety of potential uses. The tree itself is rather slender, with drooping branches that grow to approximately 10 m in height. In cultivation, it is often cut back annually to 1 meter or less and allowed to regrow so that pods and leaves remain within arm's reach.
Once the Moringa tree is established it offers prolific yields and is rude and hardy a friend to any gardener. Moringa is easily grown in most soil types and prefers climates from sub tropical to the tropics.It responds very well to water and will hang around even in the most disastrous droughts magically blazing back to life at the first sniff of good water.
What is Moringa Oleifera?
Moringa Oleifera is the most commonly known as The tree of life or The Miracles Tree . It is also referred to as Drumstick Tree in Indian from the appearance of the long, slender, triangular seed pods, horseradish tree or Ben oil tree, from the oil derived from the seeds. Moringa goes by many names around the world. Moringa also known as Mother’s best friend. One of the nicknames of Moringa is “never die” due to its incredible ability to survive harsh weather and even drought. Moringo is condsidered to be the most nutrient rich plant on Earth with a variety of potential uses, these vivid green leaves are nature’s super-powerful foods, can be eaten raw or can be cooked as a vegetable, soups,pesto, pasta, etc or made into tea.
Moringa tree grows in tropical and subtropical areas, widely in Malaysia, Philippines, India , Sri Lanka, Africa, Central and South America.The tree is slender with drooping branches, and grows up to 15-30 meters in height. The moringa tree grows very quickly- it comes into leaves at the end of the dry season, when other foods are the scarcest. Actually, the Moringa grows quickly in any tropical climate. Within six months of planting a seed or a piece of trunk, one can cut leaves from the tree to eat. The leaves can be cooked, which looks like cooked spinach, or dried, ground over a screen for several days, and ground into a fine powder that can be added to almost anything as a nutrient supplement. Moringa leaves have been consumed by Asian, India, Africa and Latin America as healthy dish food. The goodness of Moringa dried and grind into oringinal powder form, made in convenient capsules or brew it as tea form, has been available used in a wide range as a nutrition and healthy benefits products form from the dietary supplements to the smoothie mixes in many countries like Malaysia, India, US, UK, and Australia .
Moringa tree leaves is absolutely safe and organic, and is suitable for people from any age group.
Moringa is considered to be one of the most useful trees, since almost every part of the Moringa tree has some beneficial property:~
The Leaves~For salads, juice of the day,tea,soups, porridge, pasta, breads, etc.
Pods~ called “drumsticks”, are commonly consumed in South Asia. They are prepared by parboiling and cooked in a curry until soft. The seed pods are particularly high in vitamin C.
Seeds~In some parts of the world Moringa seeds used to purify water due to their ability to remove harmful material. It is believed that the same process also takes place in the body when Moringa seeds are consumed. Sometimes removed from more mature pods and eaten like peas or roasted like nuts, contain high levels of vitamin C. The oil from the Moringa Oleifera nut was used by the since ancient Egyptians.
Flowers~ used in making herbal tea, for they add a refreshing aroma to the tea.
Roots~ are shredded and used as a condiment in the same way as horseradish and bark of the drought resistant moringa are eadible has numerous healing property medicinal qualities that ancient civilizations relied upon to heal and cure the human body of illness and ailments for centuries.
Nutritional content of Fresh Moringa leaves:-
Moringo tree’s leaves contain high amounts of vitamin C, which is 7 x more than oranges.
Moringa leaves contain twice the amount of protein and 4 x more calcium than milk.
Moringa is also rich in potassium- it contains triple the amount in bananas.
4 x more Vit A than in carrot thus can prevent blindness.
25 x the Iron of spinach.
3 x more Vitamin E than almonds
4 x more fiber than oats
As much Protein as in eggs and better protein than soy
The benefits of the Amazing Moringa Leaaves:
*Moringa can help to control diabetes and hypertension.
*Moringa is said to be effective in treating ovarian cancer
*It help stop the growth of cancer cells
*It helps to boost your immune system
*It works to detoxify your body
*Boosts Energy Without Caffeine
*Acts as an antioxidant
*Takes care of the immune system of the body
*Increases the Natural Defenses of the body
*It’s great for pregnant because of its abundance of iron and lactating women because it increases milk production
*Beautifies your skin and Lowers the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
*Provides nourishment to the eyes and the brain
*Stimulates Hair growth
*Promotes natural Serum cholesterol
*Promotes metabolism with bio-available ingredients
*Promotes the Cell structure of the body
*Promotes the normal functioning of the liver and the kidney
*Increases your sexual drive & Enhances sexual function
*Promotes proper digestion
*Promotes healthy circulatory system
* It is anti-inflammatory
*Gives a feeling of general wellness
*Supports the normal sugar levels of the body
*In can control rheumatism, arthritis and anemia
*It can help restrict the growth of tumors
~These are just a few of Moringanga healing qualities
Moringa containing more than 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants its nutrients are easily digested and assimilated by the human body. According to the annals of the ayurveda, India’s old tradition of medicines, the leaves of the Moringa Tree could treat at least 300 diseases and maladies
Moringa leaf boosts your energy in a natural manner, and is a remarkable source of nutrition. This energy promotion does not happen because of sugar, so it is lasts for a long time. Individuals ingesting it say that their ulcers are healed, tumors restricted, there are reduction in the arthritis pains and inflammations, controlled blood pressure, the skin problems are restored, and finally they have stronger defenses against disease.
Thank GOD for His perfect design in this wonderful multi-purpose superfood with endless health benefits.
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: seeds normally germinate in 7-30 days at diurnally alternating temperatures of 86 and 68 degrees F.
Plant seeds 1/4" deep in well-drained, sandy soil mixed with mulch or organic material and light fertilizer in large pot.
Top with about 1” of mulch.
Do NOT soak seeds or remove hard seed shell or “wings”.
Maintain full sun exposure and warm environment of 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
Set pot on black plastic garbage bag to increase heat until seeds sprout.
Water lightly daily until seeds sprout in about 1-2 weeks; do NOT over-water!
Seedlings grow quickly and might reach a height of 15' in one year.
Cut tops of trees to encourage branching at lower levels.
Cultivate by cuttings: use minimum 3/4" diameter branch.
Moringa has drought-resistance, but is NOT cold tolerant. Freezes will cause it to die back.
Good salt tolerance.
Rate of growth per year is relative to the number of hours of full sun per day.
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Horseradishtree, Drumstick Tree, Benzoil tree, Ben Oil tree
Avg Count Packet:14
Germination Test Type: cut
Minimum Hardiness Zone: 9
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A Review of the Medical Evidence of Nutritional, therapeutic and Prophylactic Properties of Moringa by Fahey
The Potential of Moringa Oleifera For Agricultural and Industrial Uses by Makkar and Becker
The Moringa Tree By Dr. Martin L. Price Published by ECHO Staff
Retention and Storage Stability of Beta-carotene (Moringa oleifera)
Effect of Dehydration on the Nutritive Value By Joshi and Mehta