Moringa - "The Tree of Life" by Wendy Kerr


"Known as the Tree of Life"  

Family: Moringa oleifera, Moringaceae, Drumstick Tree, Benzolive Tree, Horseradish Tree, Miracle Tree.  

Moringa is a miracle tree, the small rounded leaves, bark, roots, flowers and seeds are used to make natural remedies, used as nutritional supplements and has been around for at least 4000 years.  The Ayurveda system of medicine associates Moringa with cure or prevention of about 300 diseases. The leaves of the tree are packed with amazing amounts of protein, calcium, beta carotene, vitamin C and potassium to name a few. 

Moringa has many properties to aid and heal the body, here is a list of some of the popular qualities:

Anemia, arthritis, asthma, cancer, constipation, diabetes, stomach pain, intestinal discomforts, headache, heart problems, kidney stones, thyroid, bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic infections.  Also used as an aphrodisiac, prevent pregnancy, boost the immune system and increase breast milk production.  

Home Uses 

  • Can be applied directly to the skin as a germ killer or astringent.  Can treat abscesses, snakebites, warts and wounds.   

  • Gargling with a tea can help prevent gum disease.  

  • Can use as a spice when cooking or blending.   

  • Contains  All 18 essential amino acids. 

  • Tea will aid in digestion. 

  • Rinsing hair with a tea will promote healthy hair and scalp. 

  • Has 7 times the vitamin C of oranges 

  • Has up to 10 times the vitamin A of carrots 

  • Has up to 17 times the calcium of milk 

  • Has up to 15 times the potassium of bananas 

  • Has twice the protein of yogurt.