Moringa is a plant native to the Himalayan region of India, Pakistan and Nepal. It is used in traditional medicine as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial agent.
Moringa Fruit and leaves are used as a vegetable or added to soups, curries or salads. The flowers are used in some dishes.
Moringa has been traditionally used for its medicinal properties such as improving brain function and lowering anxiety levels.
Moringa Oleifera - All you need to know about
Moringa Oleifera Common Names:
|Moringa in English||➡ Drumstick, Miracle Tree, Ben Oil Tree, Horseradish Tree|
|Moringa in Hindi||➡ सहजन, सहजना, सुजना, सेंजन, मुनगा|
|Moringa in Tamil||➡ முருங்கை (Muruṅkai)|
|Moringa in Telugu||➡ మోరింగ (Mōriṅga)|
|Moringa in Marathi||➡ मोरिंगा (Mōriṅgā)|
|Moringa in Kannada||➡ ಮೊರಿಂಗಾ (Moriṅgā)|
|Moringa in Malayalam||➡ മുരിങ്ങ (muriṅṅa)|
|Moringa in Bengali||➡ সজনে (Sajanē)|
Botanical Name: Moringa oleifera
Moringa Plant Height: About 9 Metres (30 Feet) tall and have corky grey bark.
What is Moringa?
Moringa is a plant that is known to have many health benefits. It has been used in traditional medicine for centuries and it’s one of the most important plants in Ayurveda.
Moringa is considered to be a miracle plant because it can help with so many different conditions.
Moringa Plant History
Moringa is a type of plant that is native to the Indian subcontinent, but can also be grown in other parts of the world.
Moringa is the most popular plant in Nigeria, India and Pakistan. It is also grown in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and other tropical countries.
Moringa Leaves Benefits
Moringa leaves are a rich source of protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids.
Moringa leaves are eaten as a vegetable or ground into paste for sauces or soups. They are also popularly used as an herbal tea to treat colds and stomach upsets.
- Moringa leaves contain high levels of Vitamin A, C, and E which are important for healthy skin and immune system.
- Moringa leaves also contain minerals like calcium, potassium, magnesium, and iron which help with bone development and regulate blood pressure.
Moringa Flower and Fruit
The flowers can be eaten raw or cooked like spinach, while the fruit can be eaten raw or added to soups and salads. Moringa fruit are widely eaten as vegetable in India. It looks like a large cucumber with a thin, spongy green skin. . The inside is white and has a slightly tart flavor.
Moringa seeds are eaten raw or roasted and ground into a powder that can be sprinkled on food.
Moringa Powder Use and Nutrition
Moringa is a plant that is rich in nutrients and antioxidants. The leaves are used to make moringa powder which can be used as a food additive or as a supplement.
Moringa Powder Nutrition & Benefits
– Moringa powder is high in protein, fiber, vitamins C, E and K and minerals such as potassium and iron.
– It also contains essential amino acids such as tryptophan, lysine and arginine.
– It has been shown to improve blood sugar control, lower cholesterol levels and improve immunity.
– Moringa powder is gluten free making it an excellent substitute for wheat flour in baking recipes.
Moringa Nutritional Value
All values are in 100 g per plant material
|Moringa Nutrition||Fresh Leaves||Dry Leaves||Leaf Powder||Seed||Pods|
|Protein (g)||6.7||29.4||27.1||35.97 ± 0.19||2.5|
|Fat (g)||1.7||5.2||2.3||38.67 ± 0.03||0.1|
|Carbohydrate (g)||12.5||41.2||38.2||8.67 ± 0.12||3.7|
|Fibre (g)||0.9||12.5||19.2||2.87 ± 0.03||4.8|
|Vitamin B1 (mg)||0.06||2.02||2.64||0.05||0.05|
|Vitamin B2 (mg)||0.05||21.3||20.5||0.06||0.07|
|Vitamin B3 (mg)||0.8||7.6||8.2||0.2||0.2|
|Vitamin C (mg)||220||15.8||17.3||4.5 ± 0.17||120|
|Vitamin E (mg)||448||10.8||113||751.67 ± 4.41||–|
|Magnesium (mg)||42||448||368||635 ± 8.66||24|
|Copper (mg)||0.07||0.49||0.57||5.20 ± 0.15||3.1|
It has been used for centuries as a food source and as a traditional medicine.
Moringa has many health benefits and it can be used in different ways, such as:
– adding it to your diet;
– drinking it as tea;
– adding it to your cooking;
– using it topically on skin or hair
The leaves, flowers, and fruit of the moringa plant are all edible. The leaves are often cooked and eaten as a vegetable or made into a soup.
Moringa Plant Cultivation
|🌡️TEMPERATURE:||22°C to 30°C|
|☀️ SUNLIGHT:||Full Sunlight|
|FERTILIZER:||Organics Fertilizer for initial stage of growth|
|HARVEST:||After 6-12 Months|
Moringa Plantation and Care
Moringa seeds are very easy to sow. It is important to plant Moringa seeds in deep pots so they can grow tall without being constrained by the sides of the pot. You just need to put them in the ground and cover them with soil.
The most important thing is to make sure that you water them regularly. Moringa seeds are very sensitive and they need a lot of water and plenty of sunlight to grow well.
There is no assurance that Moringa leaves help to lose weight but studies suggest that eating Moringa Leaves can reduce the fat formation and hence in a way reduce weight.
The benefit of Moringa leaves for hair: Moringa is high in amino acids, which are the building blocks of cells. As a result, it aids in hair renewal and minimizes alopecia. It stimulates hair growth by reactivating dormant hair follicles in bald areas. It contains a lot of Biotin.
Several preliminary studies suggest that moringa’s insulin-like proteins may help reduce blood sugar levels. Plant compounds present in the leaves may aid in the body’s sugar processing and influence how insulin is released.
Moringa leaves in hindi is known as Sajna Sag and Munga Sag
Moringa oleifera is commonly know as Drumstick, Miracle Tree, Ben Oil Tree, Horseradish Tree