The botanical name for Moringa oleifera, belonging to the family Bennus, comes from India and is "Moringo". The roots have a high content of mustard oil glycosides and a strongly smell of horseradish. The German name for Moringa is "horseradish or horse radish tree". In England, Moringa is known as the Drumstick Tree because of its long fruit resembling as a drumstick.
Moringa is native to tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. The fast-growing tree, which has its origins in the Himalayan region, is growing at a fast pace. He can reach a remarkable height of 5-8 meters in his first year, while the Moringa tree branches into many protruding, thin branches with clumps of small, oval leaves and cream-colored, fragrant flowers. The ripe fruits, elongated and narrow, grow up to 70 cm long.
The Moringa tree is a true survivalist and is often referred in Africa as a "never dying tree". It grows on barren ground, repels after a precipitation, and even produces fruits in the most dry season.
The US National Institute of Health honoured Moringa as the plant of the year 2008.
Moringa and ethnomedical use
In ayurvedic teaching, moringa is considered as a multifaceted remedy, a tree that of miracles. The diverse composition makes this tree so special. All components of the tree are used according to ancient wisdom: the roots, the seeds for oil production, the bark, the leaves, the flowers and the pods.
"Moringa oleifera" is considered as one of the most nutritious plants with a high mineral content. Moringa contains important vitamins, minerals, amino acids and phytochemicals in very concentrated form.
Moringa is used in traditional medicine for the prevention or cure of various diseases. Especially the leaves are used in alternative treatments.
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Also noteworthy is that in some parts of Africa the crushed Moringa seeds are used to treat and purify polluted water.
Moringa and active research
According to the latest research Moringa can convince by its optimal synergetic interaction of the ingredients. There are over 700 scientific studies worldwide.
Moringa can nourish, prevent, regulate, repair and protect.
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