Moringa Stenopetala, the miracle tree
Known as the “Miracle Tree” moringa is a natural energy booster being also calming, soothing and detoxifying. Virtually all parts of the tree are edible or can be processed for therapeutic, prophylactic, medicinal and cosmetic purposes.
Moringa tree foliage have been used as part of traditional indigenous medicine for centuries and is much known in many parts of the world for its nutritious content necessary for a healthy and productive life.
Nutritional analysis indicates that moringa leaves eaten fresh or dried as a storable powder contain a wealth of essential disease preventing nutrients with more impressive attributes than olive oil. Regarded as a miracle plant, it combats malnutrition in developing countries and has the power to make very turbid water drinkable. This extremely fast-growing tree even long dry season and resistant to most pests has gained much importance in the recent days due to its potential for a sustainable and productive agricultural growth.
Moringa leaves is reported to have more than 200 calories (up to 400) with about 30% protein and 1-2% fat. On a dry-basis, the content of many nutrients on the leaves is even more concentrated and higher being a rich source of vitamins B, A, and C (when raw). Further, they are among the best plant sources for dietary minerals, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, copper, zinc and especially calcium (up to 2000 mg) and iron approaching 30 mg, about twice the level of spinach and exceeding even the amount in patent medicines.