This incredible plant which has amazing healing properties is called the “The Miracle tree”. The Moringa tree originates from northern India, however nowadays it can be found in the tropical and subtropical regions of Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Moringa is very nutritious and has potent healing properties. It possesses an impressive range of medicinal properties and has high nutritional value. Various parts of this plant contain a number of important minerals and they are a rich source of phenolics, amino acids, carotene, vitamins and protein. This plant also has a rare and rich combination of kaempferol, caffeoylquinic, sitosterol, quercetin and zeatin. The parts of this plant like the immature pods, flowers, fruit, bark, seed, roots and leaves act as circulatory and cardiac stimulants, possess antifungal, antibacterial, hepato protective, anti-diabetic, antioxidant, cholesterol lowering, antihypertensive, diuretic, antispasmodic, antiulcer, anti-inflammatory, antiepileptic, antipyretic and antitumor properties and are helpful for a number of ailments. This is stated in a research from 2006.
Moringa trees can be easily grown from cuttings and seeds. They can grow very fast even in poor soil and bloom 8 months after being planted.
This is how to grow Moringa tree
Step 1: Purchase Moringa seeds from a source which is controlled and certified
There are a number of Moringa tree seeds, however Moringa Stenopetala and Moringa Oleifera are the easiest to obtain.
- If you want a tree which grows fast choose the Moringa Oleifera.
- If you want a tree which has larger leaves choose Moringa Stenopetala.
Step 2: Pick the location for the planting of the tree
Keep in mind that the Moringa trees grow really fast and reach a height of 20 feet (6.1 m) during the first year. The average height of these trees is 15 feet (4.6m), but if the conditions are optimal they can grow even taller. Secondly, these trees need a lot of space since their branches grow from three to four feet throughout the first year. They also require sunlight, warmth and water to thrive.
Step 3: Buy the best organic potting soil
Moringa trees do not want their roots to get wet. They need a soil which is light and sandy. These trees can grow in poor, depleted or sandy soil. Add sand, peat moss or coconut coir to loosen the soil. The Moringa tree has a taproot, which is a single and central root from which other roots grow.
Step 4: Dig a hole in the soil and plant the seeds about ¾ inches to 1 inch deep, then cover it with soil and fill it.
Write down the time you have planted the seeds so that you can monitor the growth. After you have covered the seeds, water the soil thoroughly. Water the seed on a daily basis up until the seeds have emerged from the soil. When they have grown, water them once every second day until they become 18 inches (45.7 cm) tall. After that, water them once every week.
- If you grow Moringa trees in orchards, you need to cut them back once a year to allow them to re-grow and to encourage pod and leaf production. The leaves and pods should remain within the reach of the arms.
- The best place for the growth of this trees are the tropical and sub-tropical climates from where it originates. Nevertheless, it can be grown anywhere, just make sure that it is protected from frost and very cold temperatures.
- These trees need plenty of sun. The seeds need to be protected from strong wind in the beginning and if the climate is very hot, they need to be watered on a daily basis.
Incorporate Moringa in your diet and obtain its incredible nutrients:
This tree is almost completely edible. Its seeds, blossoms, buds, pods, flowers and leaves can be consumed. The leaves can be consumed raw or cooked and added to spreads or salads. A number of people eat them with lamb, beef, pork, fish, chicken and other meats. These leaves can also be added to baked goods, grains, rice, stews and soups. If you cook the leaves, add them towards the end so that you can preserve as much nutrients as possible.
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