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THE HORSE RADISH TREE [MORINGA OLEIFERA] – THE WONDER FOOD OF THE CENTURY

Also known as the Drumstick or Horseradish Tree

moringa-picMoringa oleifera is one of the world’s most useful plants. Native to India, it is cultivated for its leaves, fruits, flowers and roots for a variety of medicinal and nutritional purposes and also grown as an ornamental.

Its seeds are used for water purification.

According to the Trees for Life organization, gram for gram, Moringa leaves “contain 7 times the vitamin C in oranges plus 4 times the calcium in milk plus 4 times the vitamin A in carrots plus 2 times the protein in the milk plus 3 times the potassium in bananas.

” Moringa leaves “could practically wipe out malnutrition on our planet.”

A mature tree can tolerate only very mild frosts. Highly drought resistant. Up to 35 feet in height.

Sourced and published by Henry Sapiecha 13th Sept 2009

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