is a plant that has been praised for its health benefits. It was recognized by the National Institutes of Health as the Botanical of the Year for 2007 and praised again in 2011 and 2012. It is valued worldwide for its ability to treat over 300 diseases. [i] It has the ability to retain high concentrations of electrolyte minerals, allowing it to stay internally hydrated in the driest of conditions.It is very rich in healthy antioxidants and bioactive plant compounds.
Africans have honored it with names that translate to: “Never Die,” and “The Only Thing that Grows in the Dry Season,” and “Mother’s Milk.” I think it’s safe to say that this plant has saved more lives in 3rd world countries than any other. Why do I say this? This amazing tree is capable of delivering what the body needs and these enzymatically active amino acid sequences may simply not exist in the food chain anywhere else, and that is just the tip of the nutritional iceberg when it comes to Moringa Oleifera. [ii] [iii] [iv].
[i] NIH Record. NIH Celebrates Earth Day 2008. Vol LX. No.6. March 21, 2008.
[ii] Fahey J W. Moringa Oleifera: a review of the medical evidence for its nutritional, therapeutic, and prophylactic properties. Trees for Life Journal. 2005;1(5) p. 1-13.
[iii] Paliwal R, Sharma V, Pracheta V. A review on Horse Radish Tree (Moringa Oleifera): A Multipurpose Tree with High Economic and Commercial Importance. Asian Journal of Biotechnology. 2011;3(4):p.317-328.
[iv] Fisher H W. Moringa Oleifera: Magic, Myth or Miracle. Britannia Press. Toronto. 2011.