Moringa


COMMON NAME
Standardized: horseradish tree
Other: moringa, drumsticktree, West Indian ben, muringa (Tamil) jacinto (Spanish) sahijan or munaga, (Hindi) shigru or shobhanjana (Ayurvedic)

BOTANICAL NAME
Moringa oleifera Lam.
Plant Family: Moringaceae

CUT SIZES:
Large Cut, Crushed Leaves, Fine cut, Cut (size as request), TBC, powder. All “99% Quality”

PARTSUSED 

Leaves, seeds for pressing oil.

OVERVIEW
Moringa is a tree that has been used for thousands of years in India for everything from food, to building materials, and also for its beneficial properties. This ‘wonder tree’ truly is wondrous in that each part of the tree is useful. The roots, stems, leaves, seed pods, resin and flowers are considered to be healing herbs in Ayurvedic (traditional Indian healing system) and Unani (traditional Middle Eastern healing system) folk medicine. In modern times, the leaves and seed pods are utilized extensively due to their nutrient content and modern studies are investigating their vast potential.

BOTANY
Moringa is native to the sub Himalayan mountain region particularly in India and has been introduced to southwest Asia, southwest and northeast Africa, Madagascar, the Philippines, and in the United States in California, Arizona, Hawaii and Florida. This tree is in the Moringaceae, or horseradish tree, family which is closely related to the papaya containing Caricaceae family. It is the sole genus, containing thirteen species one such species being M. stenopetala, a species native to and cultivated in Africa.

HISTORY AND FOLKLORE
It is believed that the moringa tree originated in northern India and was being used in Indian medicine around 5,000 years ago, and there are also accounts of it being utilized by the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians. This tree was, and still is, considered a panacea, and is referred to as the ‘The Wonder Tree’, ‘The Divine Tree’, and ‘The Miracle Tree’ amongst many others.
Moringa grows in countries where 5% to 35% of the population is suffering from malnutrition. According to one organization working towards feeding malnourished populations called Trees for Life “Amazingly, moringa grows in subtropical areas, where malnutrition is most prevalent. It is an important nutrient source for nursing mothers as well as developing children.”

FLAVOR NOTES AND ENERGETICS
Bitter, pungent, heating

HERBAL ACTIONS
Nutritive

USES AND PREPARATIONS
Dried leaf as an additive to foods to increase nutritional value, or as a tea or juice.
Seed for producing oil

HERBAL MISCELLANY
Perhaps moringa really is a miracle tree..? Not only has it provided food, shelter, water filtration, and medicine, but it may also be a source for fuel in the future. Moringa is being considered as potential source for biodiesel (plant based fuel that diesel engines can run off of). This plant grows easily in tropical areas and can easily produce high quantities of biomass for fuel. This can be done without compromising leaf harvest, thus the same moringa plant can be cultivated for both fuel and as a nutritional supplement for the natural marketplace simultaneously. It is therefore considered a superior feedstock to jatropha (Jatropha sp.) which is commonly grown for biofuel.

*PRECAUTIONS
Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease without consulting a doctor, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or Tack any medications. This Specification has been evaluated by the EOS. The product comes to you with a one hundred percent satisfaction guarantee.