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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The widespread distribution of accessions particularly in cluster group A and C showed the ability of the Moringa oleifera accessions to adapt to varying/diverse climatic conditions across Nigeria.
Moringa oleifera leaf extract: An innovative priming tool for rangeland grasses.
Green synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles using Moringa oleifera leaf extract and evaluation of its antimicrobial activity.
Nutrient composition and sensory evaluation of dry Moringa oleifera aqueous extract.
Among the studied species, the highest growth in height was obtained by Moringa oleifera and Caesalpinia ferrea, especially when grown in saline soil treated with elemental sulfur (Figure 1).
Los factores asociados al efecto del consumo de la Moringa oleifera sobre la dinamica ruminal se pueden determinar por indicadores como digestibilidad de la materia seca (DMS), contenido de fibra detergente neutra (FDN), proteina cruda (PC) y parametros de fermentacion como la produccion de gases ruminales.
Growth performance, hematological indices and some biochemical enzymes of juveniles Clarias gariepinus (Burchell 1822) fed varying levels of Moringa oleifera leaf meal diet.
Addition of Moringa oleifera leaf extract considerably enhanced the storage stability of butter (Nadeem et al.
The use of the coagulant agent of Moringa oleifera Lam presented significant results as a natural coagulant and may be considered an alternative technique for the treatment of water (Santos, Pereira, Santana, & Silva, 2011).
TFI produces a ready-to-drink (RTD) superfood beverage with a base of freshly brewed organic Moringa Oleifera, grown in India, Africa and South America.