What is Moringa?
Moringa oleifera, also known as The Miracle Tree, is native to Northern India dating back around 2000 B.C. when it was used as a medicinal herb. The Romans, Greeks and Egyptians learned of therapeutic properties of the plant and used it for skin care and water purification.
Moringa is one of the most powerful health enhancing plants in the world. An unique feature of the Moringa tree is that every part of the tree serves a useful purpose. The leaves are best known as an excellent source of nutrition and natural energy booster. The seeds, which is the part used for purification, possess the incredible detoxifying effect also when consumed in your body.
Moringa is an important food source in some parts of the world. Moringa is used in countries such as India and Africa in feeding programs to fight malnutrition.
Moringa is a very hardy plant that can grow in very dry climates, though it will grow very tall and big. With proper care and watering they can grow up to 16 feet in a year. It is recommended however, to cut it back and keep it short and easier for harvesting the leaves and pods.
The young pods (referred to as drumsticks) can be cooked like asparagus. Older green pods can be cooked much like okra, and the inner flesh scraped out and eaten. It is recommended to eat the leaves sparingly raw as they are very potent. They can accent a salad or be cooked like collards or other greens. The leaves can be dried and powdered and used in drinks or teas. Moringa has many ways that it can be consumed and enjoyed daily.
The Moringa plant is getting discovered by more and more people in every parts of the world.
Moringa Oleifera has many nutritional qualities to characterized it as the perfect superfood for everyone.