Moringa is commonly called the ‘drumstick tree” or the ‘horseradish tree.’ Moringa is one of the most powerful health-enhancing plants yet known to man. Moringa has more nutrition in the leaf than any other plant yet known. Moringa can be used in a wide variety of dishes, or cooked as a green like spinach.
March thru September
Where It Grows
Moringa is a plant that is native to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Also grown in the tropics, such as Florida.
How It Grows
Moringa tree is mainly grown in semi-arid, tropical and sub-tropical areas. While the best type of soil for this tree is dry and sandy, it can also tolerate poor soil such as that found in coastal areas. The tree is native to the Himalayan foothills in Northwestern India. Moringa is widely cultivated in areas such as Africa, Central and South America, Sri Lanka, India, Mexico, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
Did You Know?
- The bark, sap, roots, leaves, seeds, oil and flowers of moringa are used in traditional medicine in several countries.
- The leaves of the plant serve culinary purposes. They are used as the greens in salads and also as pickles for seasoning.
- The leaves of moringa can also be used for scrubbing utensils and cleaning walls.
- The bark of the plant, which leads a coarse fiber, can also be used for the purpose of tanning.
- The plant has also been used as an antibiotic for treating venomous bites and other conditions. It is also used to remedy rheumatism.
Calories from Fat12.6