Here is my moringa tree patch, right after a good pruning
My long awaited post. The Moringa tree, also known as Drumstick tree, or the Miracle Tree, is said to have the ability to cure over 300 diseases. Just quoting research here. From a food point of view, Moringa leaves can be used like spinach, though they are far more nutritious. Sorry Popeye. And I love the nutty, legume scent of the leaves when picked fresh.
That’s quite a line up. The leaves also have the sulfur-containing amino acids methionine and cystine. Medically it is antibiotic and research shows it can be used to treat high blood pressure. A leaf tea is used by diabetics to help regulate their blood sugar. It is full of antioxidants, is anti-cancerous, and when eaten by mothers they give birth to healthier, heavier babies. A 28 December 2007 study said a root extract is very anti inflammatory.