moringa oleifera

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Called the "Tree of Life", very popular food, medicinal and garden tree in developing countries worldwide, sold in their local markets. All parts are used. Slender tree with drooping branches, grows to 10m (30ft) thin seed pods that look like drumsticks. One of the fastest growing trees- reaching 9 feet within 10 months of planting seed! has deep roots to survive dry seasons and bring up lots of nutrients from deep in the ground. Loves sun, does not tolerate frost. Roots taste like horseradish. Leaves used for soup, tea, salads, stews, stir-fries. Immature seedpods, called "drumsticks" are edible, as are the leaves, roots, flowers, mature seeds and oil from seeds. All parts including bark used medicinally. Sap makes blue color dye. Leaves are most nutritious part, very high in vitamin C, beta-carotene, magnesium, calcium and one of the highest sources of protein of any leaf. 3 times more iron than spinach. Leaves can be used like spinach- raw, cooked, soup, or dried and powdered. Seeds can be eaten like peas or roasted like nuts. Seed oils very high in beneficial behenic acid. Roots used like horseradish. Used to increase energy and expel parasites. Used medicinally for diabetes (controls glucose levels), Epstein-Barr, antibacterial, anti-parasite, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, increase breast milk, better sleep, depression, anxiety, liver, kidney, stomach inflammation, thyroid, cancer, colon inflammation anemia, high blood pressure, arthritis, rheumatism, joint pain, migraine, detoxification, skin beautification and ani-aging, chronic fatigue, stabilize chemicals that balance thoughts and emotions, faster recover from workouts. Used to disinfect questionable water from bacteria. Also effective against salmonella, staph, enterobacter, dysentery. No reported side effects.
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Composition and chemical analysis of the experimental diets containing different levels of Leucaena leucocephala (LLM) and Moringa oleifera leaf meals (MOLM) Items Control LLM (%) MOLM (%) 30 40 30 40 Ingredients (%) Leaf meal -- 30.
Comparison of levels of Se and S in leaves of Moringa oleifera and other food crops grown at the same location on the same soil Location Selenium Sulphur micrograms/kg milligrams/kg Drumstick Others Drumstick Others Adelaide 785 70 9300 2550 Torres Strait 970 86 8400 2140 Solomon Islands 2000 170 12300 3130 Samoa 540 28 12400 3460 Rwanda 455 40 8500 2070 Tuvalu 510 52 11300 3400 Mean 877 74 10367 2792 -fold increase 11.
This finding correlates with the work done by Benett et al (2003), Sabale et al (2008) and Anwar and Bhangar (2003) which found that the leaves of Moringa oleifera contain flavonoids, glycosides, proteins, alkaloids and saponins.
A decoction of four plants, namely Alstonia scholaris, Aegle marmelos, Moringa oleifera, and Azadirachta indica was used for treatment of puerperal fever, pain or jaundice.
Ulceration was induced using aspirin (500 mg/kg body weight) and using Moringa oleifera (MO), a herbal formulation, the modulatory mechanism has been studied and compared with a commonly used antagonist of 5-[HT.
Michael Lea, a Current Protocols author, and a researcher at Clearinghouse, a Canadian organization dedicated to investigating and implementing low-cost water purification technologies, believes the Moringa oleifera tree could go a long way to providing a solution.
Keywords: Gender and agriculture, Women in Nigeria, Moringa oleifera, sustainable development
Moringa oleifera (MO), commonly called 'drumstick' belongs to family Moringaceae, a multipurpose tree found almost all over the Asian and African countries and its fruit and leaves are consumed as food by the people.
Segundo Jahn (1989), foi isolado o produto coagulante presente nas sementes de Moringa oleifera Lam; dessa forma, foram identificados seis polipeptidios, que sao formados por varias unidades de aminoacidos.
Studies on natural water coagulants in the Sudan with special reference to Moringa oleifera seeds.