- Suburb: Currumbin
- State: Qld
- Country: Australia
- Listed: April 15, 2011 5:11 am
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THE MIRACLE TREE ( Moringa Oleifera ) 10 Seeds
is sometimes known as Moringa Tree,
Horseradish Tree, Drumstick Tree (India)
and benzolive (Haiti).
It is also referred to as Mother‘s Friend.
That is one way they sometimes refer to this tree in the Philippines where the leaves of the Malunggay, as they call it, are cooked and fed to babies.
It originated in India and has spread to many parts of Asia, Central and South America, Africa and the Pacific because of its array of uses and for nutritional value.
It is an extremely fast-growing tree. The tree has been known to grow more rapidly than papaya, with one three month old tree reaching 8 feet &can reach 15 feet in just 9 months. It is beneficial to prune trees frequently when they are young or they will become lanky and difficult to harvest.
It seems to thrive in impossible places–even near the sea, in bad soil and dry areas. Seeds sprout readily and usually within 2 weeks from planting.
The wood of the Moringa is very, very soft, though the tree is a good living fencepost. It makes acceptable firewood but poor charcoal.
It responds well to mulch, water and fertilizer, however the Moringa is set back when it receives too much water (wet feet for too long periods). It is not harmed by frost, but can be killed to the ground by freezes. It quickly sends out new growth from the trunk when cut, or from the ground when frozen. The Moringa likes the warmth of the sun but can tolerate some shade.
The Moringa tree provides
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,
and 3 times the potassium in bananas
Besides providing a natural energy boost, people also report after consuming the miracle plant their immune system is strengthened, skin condition restored, blood pressure controlled, headaches and migraines handled, diabetes sugar level managed, inflammations and arthritis pains reduced, tumors restricted and ulcers healed. Excited laboratory researchers have already confirmed many of these results, and work is continuing.
The Moringa tree leaves, pods, and roots can all be eaten; flowers are loved by bees; and seeds are powdered and used to purify water from murky rivers.
The leaflets can be stripped from the feathery, fern-like leaves and used in any spinach recipe. Small trees can be pulled up after a few months and the taproot ground, mixed with vinegar and salt and used in place of horseradish. Very young plants can be used as a tender vegetable.
After about 8 months the tree begins to flower and continues year round. The flowers can be eaten or used to make a tea. They are also good for beekeepers as the bees flock to the bright display of flowers.
The Moringa flowers are used in Haiti for a cold remedy. Water is boiled, then a cluster of flowers is placed to steep in it for about 5 minutes. Add a little sugar and drink as needed. It is very effective!
The young pods can be cooked and have a taste reminiscent of asparagus. The green peas and surrounding white material can be removed from larger pods and cooked in various ways. Seeds from mature pods (which can be 2 feet long) can be browned in a skillet, mashed and placed in boiling water, which causes an excellent cooking or lubricating oil to float to the surface. The oil reportedly does not become rancid.
There is more good news. The edible parts are exceptionally nutritious! The leaves are outstanding as a source of vitamin A and, when raw, vitamin C. They are a good source of B vitamins and among the best plant sources of minerals. The calcium content is very high for a plant. Phosphorous is low, as it should be. The content of iron is very good (it is reportedly prescribed for amenia in the Philippines).
They are an excellent source of protein and a very low source of fat and carbohydrates. Thus the leaves are one of the best plant foods that can be found, the leaves are incomparable as a source of the sulphur-containing amino acids methionine and cystine, which are often in short supply in many peoples diets.
A previous study had showed that Moringa seeds are effective against skin infecting bacteria Staphylococcus aureus .
A study at University of San Carlos in Guatemala is summarized. Herbal applications using the ground seeds are commonly used as an antibiotic to treat skin infections in developing countries.
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This rate does not apply to large seeds. Should the seed variety attract a higher delivery fee, it will be clearly specify in each individual listing. This offer excludes Bulk Large Seed Purchase, please contact us for details.
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