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Ngoi việc dng để trị cc bệnh u xơ tiền liệt tuyến, suy nhược cơ thể, thần kinh; gip ổn định huyết p, đường huyết; chữa tăng cholesterol; chm ngy cn l thuốc ngừa thai...

Gi trị dinh dưỡng

Moringa - tức l cy chm ngy, rất c nghĩa trong việc chống suy dinh dưỡng tại cc khu vực đi ngho. Chm ngy khng chỉ l thực phẩm m cn l dược liệu.


Chm ngy ra tri

Theo lương y Nguyễn Cng Đức - giảng vin khoa Y học cổ truyền (ĐH Y Dược, TP.HCM), chm ngy đ được biết đến v dng nhiều hơn nghn năm nay ở cc nước c nền văn minh cổ như Hy Lạp, , Ấn Độ. Do c nhiều hữu ch, nn hiện nay đang c chương trnh khuyến khch trồng cy chm ngy ở 80 quốc gia trn thế giới.

Cc bộ phận của cy chứa nhiều khong chất quan trọng, giu chất đạm, vitamin, beta-caroten, acid amin v nhiều hợp chất phenol. Cy chm ngy cung cấp một hỗn hợp gồm nhiều hợp chất qu hiếm như zeatin, quercetin, alpha-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid v kaempferol. Theo cc nghin cứu khoa học của nước ngoi, trong l v hoa cn tươi của cy chm ngy được đnh gi như sau: lượng vitamin C cao hơn gấp 7 lần so với lượng vitamin C c trong quả cam; gấp 4 lần lượng can-xi v 2 lần lượng protein của sữa; hơn 4 lần vitamin A của c rốt; hơn 3 lần potassium của chuối. Như vậy cy chm ngy l nguồn thực phẩm c gi trị cao.

Chữa bệnh

Nhiều nước đ sử dụng chm ngy lm thực phẩm v lm thuốc. Lương y Nguyễn Cng Đức cho biết: chm ngy được dng chữa cc bệnh như: trị u xơ tiền liệt tuyến - bằng cch, dng 100gr rễ chm ngy tươi v 80gr l trinh nữ hong cung tươi (hoặc dng rễ chm ngy kh 30gr v l trinh nữ hong cung kh 20gr). Đem nấu với 2 lt nước, nấu cn lại nửa lt thuốc. Uống ấm 3 lần trong ngy; trị suy nhược cơ thể, suy nhược thần kinh, gip ổn định huyết p, ổn định đường huyết, bảo vệ gan - bằng cch, mỗi ngy dng 150gr l chm ngy non rửa sạch, gi nt, thm 300ml nước sạch vắt lấy nước cốt (hoặc dng my xay sinh tố), thm 2 muỗng canh mật ong trộn đều, chia uống 3 lần dng trong ngy; trị tăng cholesterol, tăng lipid mu, tăng triglycerid, hoặc lm giảm acid uric, ngăn ngừa sỏi oxalate - bằng cch, mỗi ngy dng 100gr rễ chm ngy tươi (hoặc 30gr kh) rửa sạch, nấu với 1 lt nước, nấu si 15 pht, để uống cả ngy.

Ngoi ra, chm ngy cn c cng dụng ngừa thai, đy l loại cy được đồng bo người Raglay dng lm thuốc ngừa thai - cứ 5 ngy th dng 2 nắm rễ cy chm ngy cn tươi (150gr) rửa sạch băm nhỏ nấu với 2 lt nước, nấu cn nửa lt thuốc, chia uống 2 lần trong ngy. Phụ nữ Raglay trong tuổi sinh đẻ nếu uống nước sắc rễ chm ngy th sẽ khng c thai. Tuy nhin, cần lưu , phụ nữ đang c thai th khng được dng cy chm ngy. Chm ngy cn được dng để lm trong nước nước - bằng cch lấy 2 tri chm ngy tươi đ c hột gi, lấy hột gi nt, trộn đều 5 pht với 3 lt nước đục, để lắng 2 giờ th c nước trong dng được.

Thanh Tng

Việt Bo (Theo_Thanh_Nien

 

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Từ Mỹ, TS Trần Tiễn Khanh v b x của ng, Nguyễn Khoa Diệu L, gửi về cho chng ti một b hạt giống. Ha ra khng chỉ gip VN theo di cc dự bo kh tượng thủy văn tại website vnbaolut.com m ng b cn muốn gip cc vng ngho kh vươn ln.

 

Cy Moringa, được một số nh khoa học gọi l "cy php lạ - miracle tree" v n c thể gip chống nạn thiếu dinh dưỡng v nhiều chứng bệnh khắp trn thế giới, nhất l ở những vng đang pht triển ở chu v chu Phi. Ngay ở Mỹ v cc nước ở chu u cũng c bn cc loại nước uống, thuốc vin vitamin được chế biến từ cy thần diệu ny. Ước tnh đ c 1,3 tỉ người thường xuyn dng cc sản phẩm của Moringa. Người ta đầy cảm hứng với Moringa. Ở chu Phi, Nam Mỹ... cc nghệ nhn thường dng biểu tượng Moringa để lm hoa văn chủ đạo trn cc tc phẩm gốm.


L v hoa Moringa - Ảnh do b Nguyễn Khoa Diệu L cung cấp

Cy c tn khoa học Moringa oleifera. Cy ny đ được biết đến v dng nhiều từ hơn nghn năm nay ở cc nước với nền văn minh cổ như Hy Lạp, v Ấn Độ. Dầu được biết đến từ thời xa xưa nhưng đến ngy nay, khoa học hiện đại mới chứng minh đầy đủ cc hiệu quả hữu ch của cy Moringa. V thế hiện nay đang c chương trnh khuyến khch trồng cy Moringa ở trn 80 quốc gia trn ton thế giới.

Hướng dẫn cch trồng Moringa trong chậu - Ảnh do b Nguyễn Khoa Diệu L cung cấp

Theo b Nguyễn Khoa Diệu L, người đ trồng Moringa trong... chậu tại nh ring ở Nevada (Mỹ), cy Moringa rất dễ trồng v chng lớn. Cy đ được trồng ở những vng đất xấu như ở miền ni, biển. Cy cao đến tm mt với tng l rộng gần một mt. Sau khoảng tm thng, cy c hoa thơm mu trắng v tri di như tri mướp ngọt. Trừ vỏ cy c độc, hầu như mọi phần khc của cy Moringa đều ăn được. L cy c thể nấu canh hoặc ăn như rau sống. L v hoa cũng c thể nghiền thnh bột để uống như tr.


Trn ct, cy Moringa vẫn sống - Ảnh do b Nguyễn Khoa Diệu L cung cấp

Theo cc nghin cứu khoa học, l v hoa c nhiều vitamin C hơn tri cam bảy lần, bốn lần chất calcium v hai lần protein của sữa, bốn lần vitamin A của c rốt, ba lần chất sắt của rau nhiếp (spinach) v ba lần chất potassium của chuối. Tri v hột cy Moringa cũng ăn được, hột cy c mi vị như măng ty (asparagus). Trong hoa v rễ cy Moringa c chất pterygospermin l một trụ sinh (antibiotic) rất mạnh để chống cc vi trng. L v hoa đ được dng để chữa nhiều bệnh như cảm cm, bao tử, gan, tiểu đường, tim. Ngoi ra cy Moringa cn c nhiều ứng dụng khc, như hột cy được dng để lọc nước.

Cy rất dễ trồng v c thể mọc từ hột v bằng cch cắm cnh xuống đất. V cc chất dinh dưỡng cao nn hiện nay cc cơ quan quốc tế như Tổ chức Y tế thế giới v nhiều cơ quan thiện nguyện đang khuyến khch v hỗ trợ việc trồng cy Moringa. Nếu được trồng nhiều ở cc vng đất kh cằn, nhiều nắng hạn v thin tai ở nước ta, cy Moringa c thể gip chống nạn thiếu dinh dưỡng của người dn ở những vng xa vng su. Bạn đọc c thể tm hiểu thm thng tin tại website www.marikosfamilyfarm.com hoặc vo Google, g Moringa sẽ c nhiều thng tin v hnh ảnh đầy thuyết phục về loại cy thần diệu ny.


Hạt Moringa - Ảnh: Đ.N.K

TS Trần Tiễn Khanh cho biết, ng thường dng l của Moringa lm rau sống cho vơi nỗi nhớ VN. Nhiều kiều bo ở Mỹ cũng đang lm như ng. ng ni: "Cy Moringa rất khỏe v dễ tnh. Cy sống tốt tại những vng đất ct, kh cằn như ở Bnh Thuận, Ninh Thuận. C thể ở VN c chi cy ny nhưng cc nh khoa học đ khng để . Muốn tm hiểu su, hy vo trang web của Đại học Purdue ( www.hort.purdue.edu ). Họ giới thiệu kh chi tiết về Moringa".

Chng ti đ lần lượt chuyển 100 hạt giống Moringa của ng b Trần Tiễn Khanh đến một số bạn đọc l nng dn ở Quảng Ngi, Quảng Nam, Đ Nẵng. Hy vọng cy "thần diệu" ny sẽ pht triển mạnh mẽ tại VN.

Đặng Ngọc Khoa

Việt Bo (Theo_Thanh_Nien)

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Easy to use,
Amazing Benefits!

There is an old saying: Moringa leaves prevent 300 diseases.

Modern science is proving that these tiny leaves are packed with incredible nutrition that can strengthen our bodies and prevent many diseases.

Gram for gram, Moringa leaves contain: 7 times the vitamin C in oranges 4 times the calcium in milk 4 times the vitamin A in carrots 2 times the protein in milk 3 times the potassium in bananas 3 times the iron in spinach

 

Moringa contains the 9 essential amino acids that you must get from food! Recent studies have shown that these are necessary to develop a healthy human brain.

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The costs range from $28.00 to $150.00 a plant. They look so good!!! Take one home today from our Orange Farm or we will ship them direct to you. 
Experience the Fresh Moringa for salads, soups, smoothies or just for munching. It's a food not a drug, so add it to everything you eat for the full Moringa benefit.
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Love,
We brought together over twelve years of Moringa farming from Mariko's Family Farm and three generations of farming from Gregory Palm Farm to create a brand new family together. The purpose of this union is to promote the use and cultivation of Moringa from local to global. We are creating products from all the parts of this plant. We empower self-healing.

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Moringa oleifera Lam.

Moringaceae
Horseradish-tree, Ben-oil tree, Drumstick-tree

Source: James A. Duke. 1983. Handbook of Energy Crops. unpublished.


  1. Uses
  2. Folk Medicine
  3. Chemistry
  4. Description
  5. Germplasm
  6. Distribution
  7. Ecology
  8. Cultivation
  9. Harvesting
  10. Yields and Economics
  11. Energy
  12. Biotic Factors
  13. References

Uses

Almost every part of plant is of value for food. Seed is said to be eaten like a peanut in Malaya. Thickened root used as substitute for horseradish. Foliage eaten as greens, in salads, in vegetable curries, as pickles and for seasoning. Leaves pounded up and used for scrubbing utensils and for cleaning walls. Seeds yield 3840% of a non-drying oil, known as Ben Oil, used in arts and for lubricating watches and other delicate machinery. Oil is clear, sweet and odorless, never becoming rancid; consequently it is edible and useful in the manufacture of perfumes and hairdressings. Wood yields blue dye. Leaves and young branches are relished by livestock. Commonly planted in Africa as a living fence (Hausa) tree. Trees planted on graves are believed to keep away hyenas and its branches are used as charms against witchcraft. Bark can serve for tanning; it also yields a coarse fiber.

Folk Medicine

According to Hartwell (19671971), the flowers, leaves, and roots are used in folk remedies for tumors, the seed for abdominal tumors. The root decoction is used in Nicaragua for dropsy. Root juice is applied externally as rubefacient or counter-irritant. Leaves applied as poultice to sores, rubbed on the temples for headaches, and said to have purgative properties. Bark, leaves and roots are acrid and pungent, and are taken to promote digestion. Oil is somewhat dangerous if taken internally, but is applied externally for skin diseases. Bark regarded as antiscorbic, and exudes a reddish gum with properties of tragacanth; sometimes used for diarrhea. Roots are bitter, act as a tonic to the body and lungs, and are emmenagogue, expectorant, mild diuretic and stimulant in paralytic afflictions, epilepsy and hysteria.

Chemistry

 

Per 100 g, the pod (pod = a dehiscent fruit of a leguminous plant such as the pea) is reported to contain
86.9 g H2O,
2.5 g protein,
0.1 g fat,
8.5 g total carbohydrate,
4.8 g fiber,
2.0 g ash,
30 mg Ca,
110 mg P,
5.3 mg Fe,
184 IU vit. A,
0.2 mg niacin,
120 mg ascorbic acid,
310 mg Cu,
1.8 mg I.

Leaves contain
7.5 g H2O,
6.7 g protein,
1.7 g fat,
14.3 g total carbohydrate,
0.9 g fiber,
2.3 g ash,
440 mg Ca,
70 mg P,
7 mg Fe,
110 mg Cu,
5.1 mg I,
11,300 IU vit. A,
120 mg vit. B,
0.8 mg nicotinic acid,
220 mg ascorbic acid,
 7.4 mg tocopherol per 100 g. Estrogenic substances, including the anti-tumor compound, b-sitosterol, and a pectinesterase are also reported.

 

Leaf amino acids include 6.0 g arginine/16 g N, 2.1 histidine,
4.3 lysine,
1.9 tryptophane,
6.4 phenylalanine,
2.0 methionine,
4.9 threonine,
9.3 lucine,
6.3 isoleucine,
and 7.1 valine.  

Pod amino acids enclude
3.6 g arginine/16 g N,
1.1 g histidine,
1.5 g lysine,
0.8 g tryptophane,
4.3 g phenylalanine,
1.4 g methionine,
3.9 g threonine,
6.5 g leucine,
4.4 g isoleucine,
and 5.4 g valine.  

 

Seed kernel (7074% of seed) contains
4.08 H2O,
38.4 g crude protein, 34.7% fatty oil,
16.4 g N free extract, 3.5 g fiber,
and 3.2 g ash.

The seed oil contains
9.3% palmitic, 7.4% stearic, 8.6% behenic,
and 65.7% oleic acids among the fatty acids.
Myristic and lignoceric acids have also been reported.

 

The cake left after oil extraction contains
58.9% crude protein,
0.4% CaO,
1.1% P2O5
and 0.8% K2O.

 

Pterygospermin, a bactericidal and fungicidal compound, isolated from Moringa has an LD50 subcutaneously injected in mice and rats of 350 to 400 mg/kg body weight. Root-bark yields two alkaloids: moringine and moringinine. Moringinine acts as cardiac stimulant, produces rise of blood-pressure, acts on sympathetic nerve-endings as well as smooth muscles all over the body, and depresses the sympathetic motor fibers of vessels in large doses only.

Description

Short, slender, deciduous, perennial tree, to about 10 m tall; rather slender with drooping branches; branches and stems brittle, with corky bark; leaves feathery, pale green, compound, tripinnate, 3060 cm long, with many small leaflets, 1.32 cm long, 0.60.3 cm wide, lateral ones somewhat elliptic, terminal one obovate and slightly larger than the lateral ones; flowers fragrant, white or creamy-white, 2.5 cm in diameter, borne in sprays, with 5 at the top of the flower; stamens yellow; pods pendulous, brown, triangular, splitting lengthwise into 3 parts when dry, 30120 cm long, 1.8 cm wide, containing about 20 seeds embedded in the pith, pod tapering at both ends, 9-ribbed; seeds dark brown, with 3 papery wings. Main root thick. Fruit production in March and April in Sri Lanka.

Germplasm

Reported from the African and Hindustani Centers of Diversity, Moringa or cvs thereof is reported to tolerate bacteria, drought, fungus, laterite, mycobacteria, and sand (Duke, 1978). Several cvs are grown: 'Bombay' is considered one of the best, with curly fruits. Others have the fruits 3-angled or about round in cross-section. In India, 'Jaffna' is noted for having fruits 6090 cm, 'Chavakacheri murunga' 90120 cm long. (2n = 28)

Distribution

Native to India, Arabia, and possibly Africa and the East Indies; widely cultivated and naturalized in tropical Africa, tropical America, Sri Lanka, India, Mexico, Malabar, Malaysia and the Philippine Islands.

Ecology

Ranging from Subtropical Dry to Moist through Tropical Very Dry to Moist Forest Life Zones, Moringa is reported to tolerate annual precipitation of 4.8 to 40.3 dm (mean of 53 cases = 14.1) annual temperature of 18.7 to 28.5C (mean of 48 cases = 25.4) and pH of 4.5 to 8. (mean of 12 cases = 6.5). Thrives in subtropical and tropical climates, flowering and fruiting freely and continuously. Grows best on a dry sandy soil. Drought resistant.

Cultivation

In India, the plant is propagated by planting limb cuttings 12 m long, from June to August, preferably. The plant starts bearing pods 68 months after planting but regular bearing commenced after the second year. The tree bears for several years.

Harvesting

Fruit or other parts of plant usually harvested as desired according to some authors, but in India, fruiting may peak between March and April and again in September and October. Seed gathered in March and April and oil expressed.

Yields and Economics

While I have not located specific yield figures for Moringa, I feel, from personal observations, that its biomass and pod production should approach that of Prosopis growing in the same habitat. Hence, I would suggest a target yield of about 10 MT pods per hectare. Horseradish-tree is grown locally in India, Sri Lanka and elsewhere, and is consumed as a local product, either ripe or unripe. No commercial data are available.

Energy

According to Verma et al. (1976), "saijan" is a fast growing tree being planted in India on a large scale as a potential source of wood for the paper industry. It seems doubtful that the wood and seed oil could both be viewed as fountains of energy. According to Burkill (1966), "The seeds yield a clear inodorous oil to the extent of 22 to 38.5 percent. It burns with a clear light and without smoke. It is an excellent salad oil, and gives a good soap... It can be used for oiling machinery, and indeed has a reputation for this purpose as watch oil, but is now superseded by sperm oil." Sharing rather similar habitat requirements with the jojoba under certain circumstances, it might be investigated as a substitute for sperm whale oil like jojoba. Growing readily from cuttings, the ben oil could be readily produced where jojoba grows. Coming into bearing within two years, it could easily be compared to jojoba in head-on trials. I recommend such.

Biotic Factors

Fruitflies (Gitona spp.) have infested the fruits which then dried out at the tip and rotted. Leaves of young plants and freshly planted stumps are attacked by several species of weevils (Myllocerus discolor var. variegatus, M. 11-pustulatus, M. tenuiclavis, M. viridanus and Ptochus ovulum). Also parasitized by the flowering plant, Dendrophthoe flacata. Fungi which attack the horseradish-tree include: Cercospora moringicola (Leaf-spot), Sphaceloma morindae (Spot anthracnose), Puccinia moringae (rust), Oidium sp., Polyporus gilvus.

References

 

http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/FamineFoods/ff_families/MORINGACEAE.html

Famine Foods
Compiled by Robert Freedman

 

MORINGACEAE

Moringa oleifera, Lam. India (Rajasthan, western): flowers, leaves, leaf buds and long fruit ('drum sticks ') eaten as vegetable. Sudan: small lealets are stripped from the leaf stalks and eaten raw in salads. Young pods eaten like green beans and the flowers and leaves are eaten as vegetables. The green or dried leaves eaten as salad mixed with groundnuts, or cooked as a stew and served with porridge or Kisra (a thin, flat bread). Nigeria (Kano State, northern): leaves, roots, young pods, seed oil eaten. Chemical composition (after Abdelmuti): Protein (crude) = 15.6% (dry). Fat = 10.1% (dry). Fibre (crude) = 5.1% (dry). Ash = 11.5% (dry). Carbohydrate (soluble): Starch = 5.1% (dry). Sucrose = 5.5% (dry). D-glucose = 1.3% (dry). F-fructose = 1.5% (dry). Amino acids (g [16g N]-1): Aspartic acid = 10.4g. Threonine = 5.3g. Serine = 4.7g. Glutamic acid = 13.3g. Proline = 4.4g. Glycine = 6.4g. Alanine = 7.3g. Valine = 6.8g. Cysteine = 0.8g. Methionine = 1.8g. Isoleucine = 5.6g. Leucine = 10.9g. Tyrosine = 4.7g. Phenylalanine = 6.6g. Lysine = 6.1g. Histidine = 2.4g. Arginine = 6.6g. Minerals: Sulphur = 0.23% (dry). Postassium = 0.14% (dry). Magnesium = 0.69% (dry). Calcium = 3.18% (dry). Na = 0.16% (dry). K =0.91% (dry). Zinc = 15mg/kg-1 (dry). Iron = 854mg/kg -1 (dry). Manganese = 79mg/kg-1 (dry). Copper = 5mg/kg-1 (dry). Leaves rich in Vitamins A and C. Vernacular name - Rajasthan: Sainjan, Sanjna. Sudan (Arabic): Rawag. English: Drumstick Tree. Hausa: Zogale. Kanuri: Alinga. Ref. ABDELMUTI; DARLINGTON & AMMAL, GUPTA & KANODIA, MORTIMORE, SAXENA; SHANKARNARAYAN & SAXENA.

Moringa pterygosperma, Gaertn. India (Bombay Presidency): roots, leaves, flowers and fruits eaten cooked in water and mixed with salt and chili peppers. Vernacular name - Bombay Presidency, Surat district: Shekta. Ref. GAMMIE

Last update Thursday, March 5, 1998 by aw

 

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    excerpts from Dr. Fuglie 's book on MORINGA: ...the typical synthetic multivitamin tablet is only about 10 percent absorbable by the body, while nutrients derived purely from plants phytonutrients are close to 100 percent absorbable.
    Hence, nature and plants like Moringa loaded with phytonutrients are making a comeback.
     

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    Moringa Oleifera (Horseradish Tree) as an Eco-friendly Solution

    by: Junji Takano

    Moringa Oleifera, commonly known simply as Moringa. Moringa is one of eco-friendly plants that help the world hunger and sick people. It is a soft-wooded tree that grows to about 20 feet tall, with corky bark and small feathery leaves. Its root is just like a Japanese wasabi or horseradish.

    Moringa is entirely edible, from leaves to roots. The moringa plant is drought resistant and grows practically anywhere around the worldeven lands with poor soil, near the sea and dry areas, and can even withstand severe drought once the plant is established.

    Seeds sprout readily in one week. Alternatively, one can plant a branch and within a week, it will grow by itself with another sprout. It is often cut back year after year in fence rows and continues to thrive. Therefore, to keep an abundant supply of leaves, flowers, and pods within easy reach, topping out is useful. Of course, it is natural and understandable that water and fertilizer make it grow better.

    Nutritional Value of Moringa

    The leaves contain significant sources of minerals and vitamins A, B, and C. It contains high levels of calcium, phosphorous, iron, protein, with low fat, and low carbohydrates. Its iron content is very good for anemia.

    We like to believe that if we will plant moringa tree in our backyard garden as well as all vacant lots around the world, there shall be no food shortages and malnutrition problems.

    According to other sources on the internet, Moringa has seven times the vitamin C in oranges; four times the calcium and two times the protein in milk; four times the vitamin A in carrots; and three times the potassium in bananas.

    Culinary Uses of Moringa

    Virtually every part of it is edible. The Moringa leaves are also eaten as a leaf vegetable, particularly in the Philippines, where it is called malunggay. It can be cooked in any various ways like that of spinach. The roots can be pulled out and can be used as horseradish. Flowers can be eaten as vegetable, or you can use it to make a tea, and it provides calcium and potassium. From its seed, quality oil called Ben oil is yield by pressing. The oil is good for cooking and lubricating precision machines such as watches and sewing machines.

    So why I became interested in planting moringa? During the 1940s, Japan suffered from food shortages. We used desiccated coconut powder as bread flour mixed with edible grass powder. I can remember how moringa leaves were dried and powdered to make a bitterly tasting bread just to survive from hunger. However, it was good that moringa provided hungry Japanese with enough nutrients.

    How did we make bread out of moringa leaves? At first, rinse moringa leaves and boil it for 4-5 minutes. Then, dry it either under the sun or windy shade. Grind it and mix with any flour to make cake, bread, or noodles. This makes a highly nutritious daily meal.

    The above photos are Moringa and the author, Mr. Takano.

    This photo shows the author, Mr. Takano, and 6 pieces of small and big cut Moringa tree branches, about 18-20 inches long.

    Mr. Takano planting big and medium cuts of Moringa in his backyard garden.

    Left photo shows 3 pieces of Moringa tree, planted in the garden by Mr. Takano himself. New sprouts will be seen in a week time.

    The leaves and flowers are nutritious and helps especially for children's growth. Leaves can be dried and powdered, and mixed with any flour to make nutritious cake and bread. Fresh leaves are cooked just like any other vegetables, or be grinded for juice extract. It is recommended that the juice be boiled for a minute to remove some bitter taste and vegetable smell. Boiled juice is mixed with milk and honey or sugar. Our PYRO-ENERGEN staffs cook the grinded leaves with chicken to make a good, tasty, and nutritious soup practically on every daily meal. Oh, that's because our office fence is surrounded by plenty of Moringa trees.

    The ben oil from the seed can be extracted by pressing or mashing it and boiled with water. Boiling it will make the oil float to the surface of the water. Scoop it and you can use it as an excellent cooking or lubricating oil.

    Now, do not throw the mashed seed. You can use it for treating polluted water.

    According to the old folks and traditional healers, if eaten, grinded seeds are good for detoxification of heavy toxic metals in the body, although we do not have any clinical data for it. But certainly, it is way better than those fake foot detox machines sold worldwide.

    Water Treatment with Moringa Seeds

    Moringa seeds are also used for water treatment. As seen in the photo below, the right PET bottle shows artificially made polluted water out of kitchen wastes. When kept with grinded moringa seeds, the dirt contaminated in the water settles after a few hours as seen in the left PET bottle.

     

    Moringa's seed can remove hazardous materials from water. The use of Moringa for body detoxification is also being studied by several research groups.

    According to some scientists, there are several ways to improve the process of water treatment with the Moringa seed.

    Here's the simplest way we knew from old folks:

    Dried Moringa seed is grinded or mashed to extract Ben oil (the seed can be used for water treatment even after the ben oil is extracted). The ratio of seed and water depends on the purification quality and speed. 100-200 seeds to a liter of water are recommended. Note that bacteria cannot be eradicated by the moringa water treatment.

    Moringa for Medicinal Purposes

    Moringa is galactagogue, rubefacient, antiscorbutic, diuretic, stimulant, purgative, antibiotic, and antifungal. What more could you ask for? It is really a fantastic and a wonder plant.

    The Moringa seeds offer a relatively high yield of 36% Ben oil. The oil contains: 65.7% Oleic acids; 9.3% Palmitic acid; 7.4% Stearic acid; and 8.6% Behenic acid.

    The seeds are good for hypertension, gout, asthma, hiccups, cancer, body detox, and anti-aging. It also helps in increasing sperm count. Oil extracted from Moringa flowers can also be helpful for arthritic pains, and rheumatic and gouty joints. Its leaves are also used for hiccups, asthma, gout, backache, rheumatism, and skin wounds and sores. Moringa leaves are believed to increase the flow of mother's milk, and good for constipation, ulcers, diabetes, and for stabilizing blood pressure.

    Moringa contains a compound known as Pterygospermin. It has powerful antibiotic and fungicidal effects especially for skin infection. It helps slow down skin aging, too.

    Moringa contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties effective for chronic swelling as well as trauma.

    Traditional healers may know more about the effectiveness of these herbs.

    Proper use of moringa is therefore an excellent eco-friendly solution for the world.

    Now, you can call Moringa Oleifera an eco-friendly miracle tree of the world. Let us save the world from hunger and from sick people. Let us plant Moringa, today!


    About the Author:

    Junji Takano is a Japanese health researcher involved in investigating the cause of many dreadful diseases. In 1968, he invented PYRO-ENERGEN, the first electrostatic therapy device for electromedicine that effectively eradicates viral diseases, cancer, and diseases of unknown cause.
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