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moringa

moringa

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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Previously, researchers said moringa leaf tea could be useful in treating neurologic disorders and play a key role in memory, mental alertness, mood elevation, response to a stimulus such as stress and pleasure which are common in depression.
The Moringa Products market has witnessed growth from USD xyz million to USD xyz million from 2014 to 2019.
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Ahuja, Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, 'Moringa is a nutrient-dense plant that is rich in vitamins, calcium, iron and essential amino acids.
The nutritional contents of fresh moringa leaves compared to common foods, gram for gram is as follows: 7 times the vitamin C of oranges; 4 times the calcium of milk; 3 times the potassium of bananas; 4 times the vitamin A of carrots; 50 times the vitamin B3 of peanuts; 36 times magnesium of eggs; 25 times iron of spinach; 4 times vitamin B of pork; 63 times potassium of milk; 50 times vitamin B2 of bananas; 13 times vitamin A of spinach.
Having been used as traditional herbal medicine for a long list of conditions in Asia and Africa, modern medical research and agri-science has been thoroughly investigating the moringa tree over the past 15 years or so.
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WHERE CAN I SELL MORINGA?I want to know where I can sell moringa leaves and how much a kilo goes for?Phillip Otieno (Busia)Marketing and utilisation of moringa leaf powderLike any other processed food product, processing, packing/packaging and selling of moringa powder should follow the tenets outlined by the Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBs).
A Moringa oleifera Lamarck pertence a familia Moringaceae, composta apenas de um genero (Moringa) e quatorze especies.
(TAP) - Training certificates were given on Monday by Bir Salah training centre of El Hancha delegation (Sfax governorate) to about 20 rural women who have received training in planting and cultivating Moringa.
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For this purpose, a study was conducted to evaluate the effects of Moringa oleifera leaf meal on growth performance and immune response in broilers.