The Moringa Oleifera
Originally the Moringa tree comes from India, it grows there at the foot of the Himalayas and has been an important tree for the Indians for centuries.
The Moringa tree grows not only in India, Pakistan and some other parts of Asia. It can also be found in the southern parts of Africa and has been given there for a long time, according to the old traditions, as a dietary supplement to sick people.
In other parts of the world (the Philippines, U.S.A., Mexico, the Caribbean islands and Cambodia) the Moringa tree is cultivated for medicinal purposes and applications in food.
The Moringa tree can grow up to 12 meters high, it is a strong tree that can survive a drought of several years. Several parts of the tree can be used for medical purposes. The flowers, leaves, bark, roots, seed and fruit can all be used.
The leaves of the Moringa Oleifera can be eaten both raw and cooked. They contain a high dose of essential vitamins, minerals and proteins. They are harvested regularly, then washed and dried as soon as possible in a warm, dark place. Most of the harvest is crushed into powder and a small part is cut up to make tea.
The chopped or finely ground leaves still contain a lot of nutrients and are easy to store or process.
Rawy and therefore fresh, the leaves are good to use in juices, salads or soups.
People who add it to their diet get a lot of energy from it and less need to eat, so it fits perfectly into an adapted diet for people who want to lose weight.
The bark and roots.
In Ayurvedic medicine, the bark and roots of the Moringa have since time immemorial been used for its medicinal powers against numerous diseases.
The seeds and beans.
On the tree grow beans that are about 60cm long and contain seeds that are full of oil. Moringa oil is cold-pressed and edible but is mainly used in India as a skin and hair care product.
Moringa oil keeps the skin young and elastic and ensures that tangles do not get a chance in the hair.
The beans are harvested at an early stage and the pods are easily edible and can be used in a dish. The beans are fleshy and full of valuable nutrients.
The flowers are also edible and have a honey-sweet taste. They are used to make an aromatic tea.
Moringa is a source of vitamins, amino acids, proteins, beta-carotene and all kinds of polyphenols and it contains a rare combination of phytonutrients: zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol.
there is a reason that this tree has the nicknames Miracle Tree, Tree of Life, Mother's Best Friend, God's Gift to Man and Savior of the Poor?
Plant proteins and natural vitamins and minerals are easily absorbed by the human body.