Moringa (Mornginaceae), a flowering plant that is native to parts of Africa and Asia. Its name comes from “murungai”, A Tamil word for drumstick. It has 13 known species all across the tropical and subtropical climates. These species can range from just tiny herbal plants to massive trees which contains different special health benefits.
It has been so beneficial to health nuts that it has been renowned by the community as “Magical Healing Plant”. The nutritional value and wide array of everyday uses in cooking and herbal drink water purification. It has been recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) as Botanical of the Year in 2007 and praised again last 2011 and again in 2012. Which helped in gaining popularity in the United States and European market.
The Most Common Moringa Species and their origins
The most common species of Moringa is the Moringa Oleifera (Drumstick Tree) , a multipurpose tree native to northwestern India at the foothills of the Himalayas, and cultivated as well thought the tropics. Moringa Olefera that makes it the most widely cultivated species because there are wide variety of culinary uses and herbal health benefits that cures particular illnesses.
Moringa stenopetala, known as the cabbage-tree, also a multipurpose tree that is native to Kenya and Ethiopia. Although it is now extirpated in the wild in Ethiopia, it is still grown as a crop on the terrace fields there to conserve water high up the mountains. With edible leaves, Its common uses is for folk medicines and water purification using the seeds as well as traditional medicinal products.
Moringa peregrina, a flowering plant of the Moringa family that grows on rocky wadis and on cliffs in dry areas. That being said it is native in the horns of africa and southern Sinai in Egypt. It is well liked by children and goats due to the sip of nectar when sucked. The fruit is not tough is considered to be good browse for camels. In eastern Oman, the roots will be roasted to be eaten, in the north they extract oil for treatment, used in polio or infantile paralysis.
The Benefits and Parts of Moringa
The Moringa oil is great for the skin, with a whole lot of anti-oxidants and vitamins. The use of it for the body is limitless, for moisturizing, cleaning, and relaxing the skin. It also soothes the nerves for helps with hysteria and scurvy. the natives in Oman uses the oil in their perfume and hair.
Moringa Seeds are used as antibiotics and anti-inflammatory to treat various of diseases and pain. It is commonly roasted, or pounded and ashed to mix with coconut oil and applied to the inflamed parts. Crushing moringa seeds to make an oil to cure the same ailments as seeds. The oil and seed helps with detoxifying the body.
Moringa Roots and Barks
The Roots and Barks contains the same benefits of the other parts but more concentrated. Medicinal use of which should be taken with care due to that fact. Its Bark can be used as digestive help and proves a natural cure for indigestion. Both the root and bark are used to cure cases of inflammation and used as tonics for cardiac and circulatory problems.
The leaves contains high amounts of fiber and protiens, used for cooking ingredients helps those who suffer from malnutrition. Leave serves as an all around cure, including fevers, bronchitis, eye sight and many many more. Moringa leaves also contains iron prescribed for anemia in the Philippines. The leaves of different species contains nutrients that cures specific types of ailment making some species more popular and different
The Flower of Moringa contains all the health benefits of the plant and the use of which can be great. In Haiti and other parts of Africa the flowers are infused in water or used in making tea. The Flower makes a powerful remedy and daily use.
Moringa The Magical Healing Plant