Do you know the traditional Moringa Oleifera plant? Food crisis, malnutrition, various diseases, Moringa Oleifera is the plant you are looking for to cope with all the inconveniences of life.
Moringa Oleifera: Traditional miracle plant
What is Moringa Oleifera?
Moringa Oleifera is a tropical tree, from the Moringaceas family. Moringa Oleifera is found in subtropical regions of Southeast Asia, Africa, Central America and South America and the Middle East. There are 13 species of Moringa in the world. Moringa is a thin tree, fast growing (3 meters high from the first year), with fast branches, very nutritious leaves which resists drought and grows in very arid areas (for example, the Sahara ). This tree needs little water and can survive in unfavorable conditions. It is inexpensive and does not require overly sophisticated farming methods.
Its description :
- Moringa tree can measure up to 10 or 12 meters.
- It can reach between 2.5 and 3 meters high from the first three months.
- It needs very little water.
- It grows faster in temperatures around 26 to 40 °
- At maturity, the Moringa tree produces fruit.
- Once the fruits dry out, you can harvest its seeds for different uses.
- These seeds contain 40% oil which can be used in cooking, as in cosmetics.
- Moringa is used for medicinal, nutritional and therapeutic purposes.
- The whole plant is beneficial to humanity. That is to say, the leaves, flowers, roots, seeds, oil are very beneficial in nutritional terms, for humans and animals.
|Feuilles de Moringa||Graines de Moringa||Fleurs de Moringa||Gousses de Moringa|
The nutritional value of Moringa Oleifera
Moringa is a plant very rich in nutrients (calcium, iron, potassium, minerals and proteins). But also, Moringa has the 10 animated acids essential to man. Moringa is both beneficial for humans and animals.
Moringa leaves contain vitamin A, B and C. As seen in the drawing above, Moringa leaves contain:
- 4 * more calcium than in four glasses of milk
- 7 * more vitamins C than in seven oranges
- 3 * more potassium than three bananas
- 2 * more protein than two glasses of milk
- 4 * more vitamins A than in four carrots
- In powder form, the leaves are also rich in carbohydrates, fats, fiber, magnesium, protein and potassium.
- Leaves, buds and flowers, pods, seeds can be used to enrich foods: bread, milk, salad, sauces, pizza, pasta, etc.
The use of Moringa Oleifera
1 / Moringa Oleifera, for medicinal & therapeutic purposes
Moringa Oleifera is said to cure over 300 diseases.
- Skin: it treats skin infections.
- It is a source of energy for the body.
- It strengthens our immune system.
- It helps fight against infectious diseases (eg colds, flu, etc.)
- It treats eye diseases.
- It treats heart disease.
- It treats memory disorders.
- It treats excess cholesterol.
- It helps reduce swelling.
- It calms the nervous system.
- He treats gastric ulcers.
- It lowers blood pressure and blood sugar.
- It helps fight anemia and malnutrition.
- It relieves during a cardiovascular accident.
- It relieves patients with HIV who suffer from malnutrition.
- It helps to fight against sexual weakness, premature ejaculation.
- It treats diabetes and hypertension.
- It is useful for rebuilding fragile bones.
- It fights against deficiencies that cause fatigue, dizziness.
- It allows a mother to breastfeed her infant.
Its benefits confirmed by various studies:
In 2005, a Chinese study confirmed the antifungal power on certain parasitic skin fungi.
In 2007, a Japanese study claims that Moringa leaves improve diabetes. This experiment was carried out on diabetic rats.
In 2007, a Thai study shows that Moringa contains antioxidant substances. In addition, they lower the level of blood lipids.
2 / Moringa Oleifera, for nutritional purposes and to fight malnutrition
Moringa Oleifera, in nutrition
Moringa Oleifera is very useful in nutrition. It can be consumed by humans and animals.
More specifically, the leaves, flowers, roots, seeds, oil are very beneficial in nutritional terms, for humans and animals. For example, it can be used as fodder for animals. You can also use its seeds to make fuel.
Examples of dishes to consume Moringa:
To drink it in tea: you add Moringa powder in hot water. For example, in Haiti, villagers add Moringa flowers to tea. Haitians use it as a cold remedy.
Moringa Oleifera, against malnutrition
Moringa is an essential plant to fight against malnutrition. It makes it possible to face the food crisis in many developing countries.
Vénantie Wanbo, a nutritionist explains: “Moringa is a reality in many households today. It is a substitute plant for cases of malnutrition and micronutrient deficiency. With its powder, you can recover the health of an acutely malnourished child in record time. ”
Clotilde Kasowa, a missionary nun, responsible for the children’s home, in the commune of Kintambo, says: “We are taking care of 27 orphans housed and fed here. They never suffer from anemia because they are regularly fed with leaves and Moringa powder which we add to the cassava leaves, milk and tea. “
Son Marie Tsimba with HIV, was in a state of acute malnutrition Marie Tsimba said that: “friends advised me to put him on a course of Moringa for all his meals. And 45 days later, the results were excellent my son is doing well.”
Jean Bolin Mbo, 68, had a cardiovascular accident. Jean Mbo says that it is the daily intake of Moringa that keeps him alive. He explains “I have made it a food habit since I discovered this plant. I often consume its powder with tea, porridge, milk or a sugary drink.”
The incredible story of Maïssatou & her daughter Awa
Maïssatou Diedhiou gave birth to her daughter Awa, two months before the end of her pregnancy. Little Awa weighed only 1.5 kg. Mother Maïssatou was extremely weak. She suffered from vertigo and was unable to produce enough milk for her baby.
She received “Nebeday” powder (this is Moringa) from the Agada people. She added the powder to her food. And the results are surprising, because the dizziness has stopped, her milk production has increased and little Awa has started to gain weight. Thanks to the miraculous nutrition of Moringa, Awa weighed 5 kg (as seen in this photo where she is 5 months old).
The story of Mariama Kamara
Mariama Kamara gave birth to a baby boy who weighed 4 kg. At 9 weeks, the baby weighed 7kg 500 g, because Moringa was part of his diet.
All these stories come from the book “The miracle tree” edited by Lowell J. Fugile (1997)
Leaf powder in milk and with sugar
Fight against malnutrition by eating Moringa
Different appellations of Moringa in Africa (source http://btaillefer.blogspot.fr/)
|BÉNIN||Bariba||Yoru ara, Yorwata, Yoroguma, Lagalagagundi|
|Fon||Kpatima, Kpanuma, Ma hizhizi, Yovokpatin, Kpano, Yovotin|
|Pulaar||Guildandeni, Latj iri, Egi-lakiliigru, Muringa|
|Nago||Ewé igbale, Ewé ile, Ewé oyibo, Agun, Ayere, Manyieninu, Oyib|
|HAITI||Créole||Benzoliv, banbou bannann, zoliv, maloko, olivier|
|RÉPUBLIQUE DÉMOCRATIQUE DU CONGOTANZANIEKENYA||Swahili||Mlonge, Mronge, Mrongo, Mlongo, Mzunze, Mzungu., Mjungu moto, Mboga chungu, Shingo|
|Sérère||Sap-Sap, Nébéday, Fuudeex|
|SOUDAN||zakalanda. Arabic||alim, halim, ruwag, shagara al ruwag|
In Africa, companies are increasingly interested in powdering Moringa leaves. In order to enrich their products with micronutrients.
Don’t hesitate to plant the Moringa tree! If you have a Moringa Oleifera farm, donate to children who are malnourished. With your gesture, you can save lives.
What is the method to transform Moringa into powder?
1. Take the fresh Moringa leaves and wash them
2. Dry out of direct sunlight (preferably inside the house), since vitamin A is destroyed by the sun’s rays; keep the leaves clean
3. Pillage the leaves by sieving them and obtain a fine powder
4. The powder thus obtained must be stored out of the sun; preferably in a tightly closed plastic container
3 / Moringa Oleifera, for water purification purposes
|1. Dirty water 2. Water purifies / dirt down 3. Purified water after 1 hour||Eau potable est essentiel dans les pays en voie de développement|
Developing countries absolutely need drinking water. It is an essential health issue for its populations. Moringa Oleifera is a miracle tree that purifies water and saves the lives of its inhabitants.
The crushed seeds of the Moringa Oleifera tree can be used to purify water in rural areas. These are rural areas where access to drinking water is difficult. The seeds remove 90-99% of impurities and microbes from contaminated water.
The use of Moringa is inexpensive. It replaces chemicals (aluminum sulphate), which are dangerous for humans and the environment.
It is a simple method of cleaning water from dirty rivers. It also has the effect of reducing water pollution and harmful bacteria.
What is the method to purify water with Moringa seeds?
4 / How to grow Molinga Oleifera in a square meter? (IN IMAGE)
Follow the advice of Newton Amaglo who explains how to grow Moringa in a square meter.
– First of all, you must measure an area of 4.1 m2 of land to recondition the soil in the measured area. Then you have to dig 2 meters deep. Then mix the soil with the same proportion of manure and fill it back into the pit.
– Water thoroughly and allow the resulting mixture to decompose for six weeks
– Divide the pot into four beds by crossing a piece of cardboard
– Sow your Moringa Oleifera and harvest it after 60 days of growth
5 / Moringa, a promising sector in the field of agriculture
In view of all the explanations cited above, we can see that Moringa is an exceptional resource for developing countries, because it helps to fight against the food crisis and malnutrition, purify water and treat diseases. Processed or not, these leaves constitute a new agricultural production with high income and employment potential. Moringa is a significant plant that must be used by families and sold on the market.
Moringa can be found on the local market. For example, in Africa (Senegal, Niger, DRC, South Africa, etc.) we market the leaves, seeds, Moringa powder. On the other hand, it is difficult to find Moringa on the European market, because there is not yet an authorization. There are various websites on the internet that sell Moringa.
There are other ways to use Moringa
- Animal fodder
- Growth hormone in animal nutrition
- Soap making
Fuel making (using Moringa seeds)
- Food oil for our kitchens
- Oil useful for the cosmetic industry (example for perfume, soap and hair oil)
- Can use it as a fertilizer (Moringa leaves)
- For algae aquaculture, wine cellars, the mining sector, pulp mills
- In the fight against desertification: in fact, Moringa trees can grow in arid areas of great drought.
In conclusion, Moringa is a tree, with multiple uses very practical for the man, but also for the animals. It is a tree that saves lives in developing countries. These nutritional values are exceptional. Moringa is a promising sector in the field of agriculture. We must continue to study this plant and discover all these virtues for humanity.
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