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Common Name: Moringa
Botanical Name: Moringa oleifera
Other names: Clarifier tree, Horseradish tree, Drumstick tree
Growing Area: Found growing in tropical and subtropical climates such as India and Africa
This fast growing-small tree has been used in ayurveda for thousands of years. It produces long drumstick like pods, which contain its seeds. The Moringa tree can bear fruit the first year of planting and almost every part of the tree is beneficial in some way and is treasured by the native peoples.
Nutrients & Applications:
A nutrition powerhouse, Moringa contains 7 times the Vitamin C of oranges, 4 times the Vitamin A of carrots, 2 times the protein and 4 times the calcium of milk and 3 times the potassium of bananas. Helpful in maintaining healthy blood pressure levels, it has been used to help joint health, promote long lasting endurance and energy and also as a digestive aid.
Moringa is nourishing to the brain and eyes and promotes a healthy circulatory system as well as normal functioning of the liver and the kidneys. Moringa oil is used to beautify and protect skin from the elements. The seeds may help with water purification.