Updated June 09, 2017 – Moringa Tree Benefits: As a little boy my father always bringing home an amount of moringa or oleifera leaves from our farm. It’s our favorite viand, especially in our dinners.
My father used to plant moringa tree in our farm and in our backyards.
But we have our neighbors who always ask its leaves from our backyard, so my father must have another moringa plants on our farm.
So me too used to plant moringa tree wherever we stay. The Same scenario our neighbors would always ask the leaves.
How Moringa Tree Benefits acquired by Our Family Members
We used to help our father cleaning the farm, planting corn, sweet potatoes, bananas, coffee and cassavas- and there is always a portion of the estate for moringa plants. I live with my father until 18 years old which our viand especially dinners is our favorite – moringa leaves.
I am the eldest son with 11 siblings; we were all ten children at my age of 18 – with good health – yes at 18 years old we were all healthy. From then on, I cannot remember one incident that one of us went to the hospital or clinic because of sickness, except for a few accidents.
Today, all of my four brothers and seven sisters in my age of 49, I did not hear any information that one of them have been in the hospital because of sickness – of course, some of them are in the distance now. But we are so grateful because we are all alive healthy.
What is Moringa?
Moringa is widespread, especially here in Asia, South America, and Africa. The scientific name is “Moringa Oleifera.” It is mostly called “miracle tree or tree of life” because of its nutritional and medical properties. It grows in tropical, subtropical climate, particularly here in the Philippines and nearby countries in Asia.
Those who wanted to plant Moringa, here is the link from Amazon of the Moringa Seeds ready for planting.
Once this plant grows, it will be there for a lifetime or hundred years. When the trunk or a branch is getting older, it only needs to be cut out usually after fruit-bearing. We prune the old trunks or branches and leave about two to four feet from the ground, and other new branches will sprout again.
To plant Moringa could be the trunk or branch and or seeds during the rainy seasons. You can plant it in your backyard.
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Moringa Tree Benefits
Scientists describe it as one of the most nutrient plants they have discovered. The nutrients of its leaves are nothing compared with any fruits and vegetable plants.
Moringa tree benefits are found from the root, the trunk, vine, leaves, flowers, young fruits, and seeds:
- Traditionally old folks used all parts of the moringa tree for herbal uses.
- Plantations of Moringa tree also help in absorbing carbon dioxide.
- Its leaves, flowers, and fruits are one of the first-class vegetables in the rural areas, especially in our province. There are several different kinds of menu many people use to make viand from its leaves, flowers and young fruits.
- Some people used to make juices from its leaves.
- Dry seed-nuts could be eaten directly or swallowed like the food supplement in a capsule.
- We mixed leaves with chicken – native chicken is best, pork or meat, fish and eggs broth.
One of the moringa tree benefits is that we could make viand from its Young Fruits.
You can mix the flowers with the leaves according to your menu or the way you cook.
Another Moringa Tree Benefits Is Its Medicinal Effects
I am sure it’s the primary reason of my good health. Although I am always taking care of my body with different treatments, this plant has its vital part of all. I have my tips how to have good health.
Good health is gain by eating food that is nutritional. I think all the benefits I have is from eating a lot of moringa leaves since I was a little boy.
Wherever we stay, we always have moringa plants in our backyards.
We have been transferred from different places several times since my wife and I got married, I always look for this plant.
As we have our new home, I have to look for moringa trunks to plant in our backyard.
That’s all about the moringa tree benefits. Hope you enjoy my story!