Introduction: Gathering Moringa, A.k.a. the Miracle Tree
Let me tell you a little story of how I met Moringa and all its awesomeness. Certain day a friend of mine invited me to a Moringa Workshop, something that just sounded cool but I haven`t got idea of what the heck was Moringa. There were where I met Eric Leacock member and cofounder of Mission Moringa.He teach me the basics of Moringa and share with me his awesome Journey letting know the whole world the goods of such a great plant. But let Erick tell all this by his own words.:"
Moringa is found all over the topics, from South Asia to West Africa, and in South and Central America. Moringa contains powerful antioxidant vitamins such as vitamin C, E and A. Moringa has hundreds of substances such as vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, fats, minerals, and specific phytochemicals, each with clear importance and numerous applications in healing and nutrition. It contains around 20 types of amino-acids, 46 antioxidants, 36 anti-inflammatory compounds and 90+ nutrients which makes it one of the best nutritional supplements. Amazingly, this plant is used not only for nutrition (highly digestible, complete protein, large amounts of vitamins), but also for water purification, biomass, animal forage, bio pesticides, cleaning agents, gum and dye production, fertilizer, foliar nutrient, while the seed oil (non-drying, resisting rancidity) is used in cosmetics, lubricants and as a biodiesel. Moringa is considered to have the highest protein ratio of any plant so far studied on Earth. It is also the world record holder for most antioxidants for any plant. Moringa has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to prevent and treat over 300 different diseases.
Step 1: Materials Needed:
Knife or Clippers, Cord or String, Stone & Pedestal
Step 2: Find & Locate a Moringa Tree
If there are no Moringa Trees near-by then Step 1. Plant A Moringa Tree
Step 3: Gather the Leaves
Benifits: The leaves are high in vitamins A, C, and B1, beneficial oils and micronutrients. The Leaves have a stabilizing effect on blood pressure and glucose levels. They are also used to treat anxiety, diarrhea, and inflammation of the colon, skin infections, scurvy, intestinal parasites, and many other conditions. Contains Carbohydrates (several of the ``good’’ type, including fibers, about 3-13%). Moringa has a substantial content of vital macro- and microelements such as calcium, iron and sulfur, all absolutely necessary for good health. General Tonic, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, diuretic, antibacterial, antihelmintic(Induce parasite eliminations (kills parasites and their eggs)), reduce fever, reduce headache, laxative, anti-diarrheic, antihypertensive, anti-diabetic, hepatoprotector, relaxant sedative.
Take fresh leaves and hang upside-down in a well vented area not in direct sunlight.
It also boosts stamina, treats minor infections, and improves immunity.
4. Heal Wounds & Stop Bleeding- the powder can also be applied on cuts and wounds. It heals the cuts and wound fast and offers a clear skin devoid of wound marks.
5. Animals – Medicine/Food For Animals (Your Traveling Horse or Trusty Dog)
Step 4: Gather Flowers
Benifits: General Tonic, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-cancer, Antibacterial, Antibiotic
Take fresh flowers and hang upside-down in a well vented area not in direct sunlight.
a. Add to Any Food
b. Add to Any Drink
Step 5: Gather Branches
Benifits: The bark can be chewed to stimulate digestion.
1. Walking Stick & Later It Can Be Placed Into The Ground. After 2-4 Weeks A New Tree Will Begin To Grow.
Step 6: Gather Fruits
Benifits: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-cancer
Young(Green In Color):
Mature(Brown In Color):
2. Drumstick: for making music
Step 7: Gather the Seeds
The pods(fruits) are used to treat inflammations of the joints, the seeds have antispasmodic properties. The seeds were also demonstrated to reduce fever. Tonic, anti-inflammatory, treats bladder problems, antibacterial, reduce fever, laxative
a. Clean Water – have an extraordinary property: they can be used to purify dirty, bacteria-laced water.
i. They are pounded into small pieces, wrapped in a cloth and agitated with the water in containers. The seeds act as a flocculent, removing impurities, suspended bacteria, and other harmful organisms or particles out of the solution, leaving drinkable water above. The seeds contain powerful antibiotics as well as natural detergent-like substances that also contribute to the disinfection of water.
3. Seed Oil: Is considered an excellent tonic, as it contains a multitude of vitamins and beneficial substances.
Step 8: Plant a Tree & Share the Knowledge
1. Find a sunny place.
2. Make square holes in the ground 30 to 60 cm deep
3. Fill the hole with loose ground
4. Plant the seed 1 cm deep
5.Give the ground some water but not too much, otherwise the seed may rotten.
6. Within 1-2 weeks the tree sprouts out the ground! :-)
**For More Details Look Online Moringa mission.
Once Erick leave my country he passed me the torch to keep on going sharing the benefits of Moringa and also the seeds and knowledge...this the preciouss gift for the new generations.So i´m studying and learning more about this miracle tree, giving workshops and talking with friends.
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