It’s like growing multi-vitamins at your doorstep.
Not only that, but Moringa leaves also contain a wealth of other complementary vitamins and minerals.
The Magic tree
These Leaves can change millions of lives
Within the past ten years, Moringa Oleifera, a tropical, multipurpose tree has grown
from being practically unknown, even unheard of, to being a new and promising
nutritional and economic resource for developing countries. The leaves, which are
easy to grow and rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals, are becoming widely used
in projects fighting against malnutrition.
Producing Moringa leaves is also a means of generating agricultural income, developing the food processing industry and founding new businesses.
These tiny little leaves have the potential to save the lives of millions of people on our planet.
What kind of leaves are they?
Consider the Possibilities
Not only are the leaves highly nutritious, but every single part of the Moringa tree can been used for beneficial purposes.
Medicine and Oil
Disease Prevention Ointment
Ornamentation & Shade
Cane Juice Clarifier
Eye and ear infections Fever
Glandular swelling Gonorrhea
Pain in joints
Respiratory disorders Scurvy
Stomach ulcers Tuberculosis
Ancient World Moringa Knowledge
In ancient times, Moringa was known and used in traditional societies around the world.
This was long before people had the tools of instant communication that we have today.
People must have discovered Moringa independently in all of these places,
and they all found great value in it.
That fact alone suggests that Moringa is worth investigating. People in these sosieties discovered a vast array of use for Moringa.
This knowledge exsisted in many different parts of the ancient world including
Latin America, Africa, South America, India, Indonesia, and many island nations.
It is said that the Moringa tree originated in Northern India. Records show Moringa being used in Native medicine some 5,000 years ago.
The Moringa leaf is a nutritionally rich, ecological and economical vegetable available in practically all tropical countries
.It is therefore essential to develop the production and consumption of this "green superfood".
Moringa leaves are an excellent, concentrated source of proteins, vitamins and minerals.
Of the 120 vegetable species tested for their nutrient content, antioxidant activity, gustatory qualities and the facility with which they are grown and processed, moringa leaves were top ranked by the World Vegetable Centre.
Moringa Oleifera grows quickly and is easy to cultivate. The Moringa leaf, fresh or processed into dried powder, can be used as an everyday food item in a multitude of ways: in ready-made meals, juices, breads, pasta, fritters, condiments, instant soups…
This food can be used in households, school cafeterias, dispensaries, maternity wards, nutrition rehabilitation centres, as well as in restaurants and supermarkets.
It’s time that we seriously consider the possibilities of Moringa.
The simple act of sharing this information with others could help save millions of lives.
Scientific knowledge and
Nutritional analysis has shown that Moringa leaves are extremely nutritious. In fact, they contain larger amounts of several important nutrients than the common foods often associated with these nutrients. These include vitamin C, which fights a host of illnesses including colds and flu; vitamin A, which acts as a shield against eye disease, skin disease, heart ailments, diarrhea, and many other diseases; Calcium, which builds strong bones and teeth and helps prevent osteoporosis; Potassium, which is essential for the functioning of the brain and nerves, and Proteins, the basic building blocks of all our body cells.
Growing and processing
Normally, Moringa grows in the
typical form of a tree,like this…..
Or like this...............
Moringa trees can also be planted
very close together as a field crop.
Stripping the leaves
Strip all the leaflets from the leaf petiole. This can be done directly from the branches if the leaves have not been stripped off the main branch before transportation. At this stage, diseased and damaged leaves are discarded.
Wash leaflets in troughs using clean potable water to remove dirt. Wash leaves again in 1% saline solution for 3-5 minutes to remove microbes. Finally wash again in clean water. Leaves are now ready for drying. Drain each trough after each wash: fresh leaves must always be washed with fresh water.Strain water from the leaves in buckets that have been perforated, spread leaflets on trays made with food-grade mesh and leave to drain for 15 minutes before taking them to the dryer.
Spread the leaflets thinly on mesh tied on racks (mosquito net mesh can be used) in a well-ventilated room. This room should be insect, rodent and dust proof. It is advisable to turn the leaves over at least once, with sterile gloves, to improve uniform drying. Leaves should be completely dry within a maximum of 4 days. The loading density should not exceed 1 kg/m2.
Malnutrition and Moringa
We are all well familiar with the problems of malnutrition in our world, and how much suffering and death results because of it.
The amazing thing about Moringa is ... it grows in almost exactly the same places as poverty exists!
Here are the countries with the highest rates
These are the countries where Moringa grows.
Exactly where it is needed
This is where you will find Moringa Colectivo.