The Amazing Moringa Tree

moringa treeThe Moringa Tree is truly amazing given the incredible benefits it offers. The Moringa Tree contains 7 times the vitamin C of oranges, 3 times the potassium of bananas, 4 times the vitamin A of carrots, 4 times the calcium of milk, 2 times the protein of yogurt, plus iron, selenium, and vitamin E. The tree is packed full of anti-oxidents and contains all the essential amino acids.

I had never heard of the Moringa Tree until a neighbor of mine, Esperanza, mentioned the tree to me and asked me if I knew of it. I said I hadn’t and consequently Esperanza brought me 4 seeds. I planted them. They came up quickly with cute little leaves. I thought I was going to have four Moringa Trees.

Unfortunately I was out of town for a few days and three of the little seedlings died. The fourth seed was planted in the garden and has been absolutely amazing. You can almost watch it grow higher and higher. I’ve never seen anything grow so fast other than, perhaps, a puppy.

This seed was planted about three months ago. The tree is now about 12 feet high and the center section is chock full of beautiful little white flowers. The seed pods haven’t come yet but I’m sure they will and I will plant more trees.

The possibilities of this tree are outstanding. The tree does not grow in cold areas but, I think it certainly could in areas such as Southern Arizona. The tree grows in Hawaii, Mexico, the Phillipines, South America, Asia and Africa. In Africa children that were malnourished and given Moringa flourished. Interestingly enough the areas where the trees grow are the areas that have the most malnourished people.

Every part of the tree can be used. The seeds are full of oil, the roots can be used for making tea and the leaves can be dried and put into capsules or sprinkled over just about everything. I don’t know if this is done but breads can certainly contain Moringa. The leaves of this tree are even being used to purify water. Leaves can be chopped up and used in salads or other foods. This is truly a multi-purpose tree that can nourish the world.

If you have your own trees you can buy the empty capsules from Soya de Guaymas, or many find it much easier to buy it already processed and capsuled.

by Jacqui at

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