Moringa Plant Uses
Moringa plant is native to the sub-Himalayan areas of Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. It is well known for its medical values and different parts of the tree and plants – bark, flowers, leaves, fruit, seeds, and roots are used for making medicines. The plant of moringa are used for different purpose and in different ways.
Let Us Take a Look at Some of the Major Moringa Plant Uses
- Moringa is used for curing joint pain, arthritis, diabetes; diarrhea, cancer; asthma, intestinal spasms, high blood pressure, heart problems, ; kidney stones, thyroid disorders, etc. It is also used to fight fungal, bacterial, and parasitic infections.
- Moringa plant uses also include reducing swelling, prevent pregnancy, increase production of breast, boost the immune system, etc.
- Moringa plant and its products are applied directly to the skin as they carry strong disinfectant properties and act as a germ-killer. It is common to see it used for fighting snakebites, gum disease, dandruff, warts, and wounds.
- Some people use Moringa plant as a nutritional supplement or tonic. Oil made from moringa seeds is used in skin and hair care products as well as in perfumes. The seed cake that remains after oil extraction is used as a fertilizer and can remove salt from seawater as well as purify well water.
- Moringa plant is also an important food source as it can be grown easily and cheaply. It holds an important place in countries like used in India and Africa in feeding programs as those immature green pods can be prepared and eaten in a similar way to beans. Its leaves can be cooked like spinach, and they can also be dried and powdered.
Because of the many Moringa plant uses, the tree is also known as the ‘Miracle tree’. Experts all over the world find it ideal to combat under-nutrition. Its easy availability and powerful nutritional benefits make it even more popular and widely used all across the world, especially in the developing world. Experts estimate that the fresh leaves of moringa contain 4 times more the calcium of milk, 4 times more the vitamin A of carrots and 7 times more the vitamin C of oranges. Its protein content is twice of that found in yogurt and carries three times more of the potassium of bananas. All parts of Moringa are used in some way or the other, whether it is the leaves, the pods, seeds or the flowers.