Written by Algoth’s Grove
‘If you’re looking for medicine, then turn to the Moringa Oleifera first…”
Native to Northern India, but cultivated across the world, the Moringa Oleifera is known in Africa as one of the nebedies or ‘never die trees.’ The Moringa Oleifera, or drumstick tree, horseradish tree or ben oil tree can survive in near to arid areas. The tree is extremely easy to grow from seed and it flourishes on next to no water. Studies continue to find more incredible healing properties from Moringa, and each finding produces more astounding results.
Facts about Moringa
- Moringa produces 7 times more Vitamin C than Oranges
- Moringa provides 9 times more protein than yoghurt
- Moringa provides 25 times more iron than spinach
- Moringa provides 15 times more potassium than bananas
- Moringa provides 17 times more calcium than milk
- Moringa provides 10 times more Vitamin A than carrots
- Approximately 6 tsp of leaf powder can provide a pregnant woman with her daily iron and calcium requirements
|Nutrients||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|
All values are in 100 g per plant material.
The science speaks for itself, Moringa Oleifera is an inspiring plant with only the tip of the iceberg being discovered. It has promise in studies surrounding anti-cancer fighting properties as well as healing or assisting in the fight against HIV. In fact patients with HIV are already being given Moringa supplements to keep them healthy and boost the immunity of the individual. It would be interesting to see what the future holds with Moringa.
Moringa Oleifera seeds are also used to purify water. The seeds are placed into the contaminated water and the seeds pull the bacteria from the water and sink to the bottom (This is described in laymen’s terms.) The water then has to be filtered through a cloth, and then boiled to render it safe to drink or cook with. Women that collect their household water from the Nile river have been using this process for years now.
A little Moringa Magic
This is a morning healing potion and it truly does wonders for the soul and for the body.
What you will need:
3 tsp Moringa Oleifera powder
1 tbsn coconut oil fit for consumption
1 tbsn honey
A drop of lemon juice
A glass of warm water
Bless the glass of warm water with the following words:
“Oh creature of water, I bless thee with the healing power of the purest light. I bless thee to activate the healing properties of each ingredient I add to thee, that you may enter my body and work your magic within my being to heal me from my soul, through every part of my body. As I will, so mote it be.”
Now add in the Moringa and stir until the water turns green, add the tbsn of honey, stir the mixture, add the heated coconut oil and then when you add the drop of lemon juice repeat the following words:
“By sun, by moon, by the god and goddess in unison, by air, water, fire and earth, this healing potion is now ready to work its magic within me.”
Drink the mixture down quickly, and with the last swallow, say:
“So it is done!”
Do this every morning for a week and record the differences in how you feel. Enjoy!