Moringa benefits for men and women - from my garden to yours

Moringa is a superfood known to be an aphrodisiac, hormone & mood balancer as well as anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and an anti-inflammatory.  

“NEVER DIE”

In many African languages, this plant is called nebedaye or “never-die.” It’s a tough, drought-resistant tree with documented medicinal use that dates back to 2000 B.C. In fact, practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine have said that this tree can be used to prevent and treat over 300 diseases!

Considering it provides more than 30 natural anti-inflammatory agents and contains more than 40 different antioxidants, it’s no wonder that it’s referred to as the Miracle Plant.

If that’s not enough, all parts of the plant can be used for medicinal purposes, including the root, seeds, flowers, bark, and leaves. And compared to naturally healthy foods that might already be in your kitchen or on your shopping list, Moringa leaves contain:

  • 7 times the vitamin C found in oranges
  • 4 times the calcium in milk
  • 2 times the protein of yogurt
  • 4 times the vitamin A in carrots
  • 25 times the iron in spinach
  • 3 times the potassium in bananas

More than 1,300 research papers detail the many benefits, uses, and known ailments it heals.

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Fast-growing, ornamental and deciduous. If grown outside and not pruned, can reach 8 m high with a drooping spread of 3 m.

Can also be grown indoors and pruned to keep it small.

The stem is erect, with soft wood and corky bark; the leaves are fern-like and up to 50 cm long. The flowers are white and fragrant. The fruit is pod-like ‘drumsticks’ 30 cm long.

Moringa is drought-tolerant and requires a well-drained soil. Moringa grows well in semi-arid zones and on marginal soils, as well as high rainfall areas and fertile soils. It is suitable for subtropical and tropical areas – or for growing indoors.

USES

Food: the pungent root is used as a substitute for horseradish, eaten as a vegetable or pickled. The young foliage and flowers are a ready source of vitamins A and C as well as calcium, phosphorus; the leaves contain up to 38% protein.

Leaves should ideally be cooked – add them to soups, stews, curries and pickles.

Having said that, personally I use the leaves in salads, omelettes, and eat them raw from the tree.

The immature pods can be cooked and curried like okra.

Young seeds are used as a vegetable, mature seeds can be roasted and eaten like peanuts.

An edible oil, ‘ben oil’, is expressed from the seeds, used in salads and for lubricating delicate machinery.

Bee forage: nectar source for bees.

Wood: provides fuel and a raw material for cellophane and textile production.

Living fence: Moringa spp. are commonly used for living fences.

Water purification: the seeds are used for clarifying water. The powdered suspension added to the surface of turbid water will bring it to the clarity of tap water within one to two hours, taking bacteria and other microorganisms with the sediment to the bottom.

Get Moringa from Bamboo Park – online and posted to you, or visit our beautiful organic nursery us in person.

Here’s how to take care of your Moringa tree:

Moringa do not like compacted or waterlogged soil

Keep your pot or garden tree watered but not sitting in water. Moringa don’t like “wet feet”. 

Keep your Moringa warm … if you’re in a cold climate, a sunny windowsill can be a good place to grow your Moringa, which like plenty of sun and natural daylight.

Good results can come from growing them in pots, in loose, organic potting soil that has some coconut coir mixed in with it.

Or you can plant them right into the ground if you’re in the sub tropics or tropics, or transfer them into larger pots.

Moringa do not care for clay, heavily compacted soil, vermiculite, or peat pots. Peat pots or any small pots dry out too fast for Moringa.

Please remember that Moringa is considered to be a tropical tree, and they require sunlight, warmth, and water to grow properly. Once they are firmly established, with “woody” trunks, Moringas can withstand drought-like conditions – but, they do need sunlight, warmth and water to get off to a good start.

B sure to allow for good drainage, as their roots will rot in soggy soil. I cannot stress this, enough! It can be enough to water them only once or twice a week. They do not like their roots to be standing in wet soil, so be sure they have good drainage. When they are about 8 to 10 inches tall, we start to harvest a few leaves from each seedling, by cutting the branches in half, which encourages them to “bush” out.

Not too much water, lots of warmth, occasional organic fertilization, some water, and your Moringa will grow into lovely, valuable Moringa trees!

If planting more than one, bear in mind that spacing of plants should be 80 to 140 cm apart.

Commercially, Moringa is particularly desirable because it is a very low water-use crop and can be growon on marginal land, including semi-arid areas, on poor soils and in saline areas.

Moringa oleifera is being grown commercially on at least one farm at Bowen in northern Queensland, Australia, and in Asia.

The vegetable products of this crop grown in Queensland are being supplied to consumers in southern Australia, often to expatriate Asian communities. Production of these vegetable products in this region is about 35 tonnes per hectare per year.

More information:

MORINGA Syn. HORSERADISH TREE; DRUMSTICK TREE 

BOTANICAL NAME: Moringa oleifera

COMMON NAMES: Moringa syn Horseradish Tree; Drumstick Tree; Ben Tree; Miracle Tree

FAMILY: Moringaceae

ORIGIN: India

Often sold as a supplement – but some supplements are better eaten as fresh food – and moringa is one.

Why?

Simple! In this case, fresh is more nutritious than dried.

1lb of dried Moringa started out as 4 lbs of fresh Moringa.

Fresh Moringa and Moringa powder are incredibly nutritious. 

Moringa is a superfood known to be an aphrodisiac, hormone & mood balancer as well as anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and an anti-inflammatory. 

We currently have Moringa in stock – see www.bamboopark.com.au/product/moringa-tree.

While Moringa is best eaten fresh, there are other ingredients which are only available and effectivce as a supplements.

Our family’s range of Amino supplements, for example, contain the unique Norwegian ingredient YTE® which includes Fibroblast Growth Factor, concentrated proteins and amino acids, which cannot be found in food.

RIGHT NOW WE ARE PARTICULARLY EXCITED ABOUT OUR NEW AMINOSERENE “ADVANCED” FORMULA. FIND OUT MORE HERE: WWW.HEALTHEVOLUTIONPROJECT.COM/ADVANCED

As always, do get in touch with any questions 🙂

Sources:

http://www.ahealthyleaf.com/info-and-news/so-just-how-nutritious-is-moringa-oleifera
https://draxe.com/nutrition/moringa-benefits

(Soto 2006; Brockman 2007; SWCC 2007).

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