Murunga (Moringa) -The Miracle Tree

Nov 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Environment

Murunga – (Moringa) The miracle tree

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The tiny leaves of the Murunga Tree have

7 x vitamin C of Oranges
4 x Vitamin A of Carrots
4 x Calcium as Milk
3 times potassium as Bananas
2 x Protein as Yogurt

And many more benefits from the rest of the tree.

 

Let’s plant a miracle Tree in every Home
Murunga is tree grown in many home-gardens for its use as a vegetable. Its fragile soft white/grey trunk and branches with tiny light green leaves and lily white flowers, are known from ancient times to have high medicinal value.

“The hardest thing to see is what is in front of your eyes “—Goethe

However, many people are hardly aware of its abundant health giving nutritional properties and its capacity to tackle malnutrition. Originating from north India, every part of the Murunga tree has value. Its seeds are used to get oil “Ben Oil” used as a cosmetic preparation. The tree is very easily grown by planting branch cuttings or seeds in any piece of land even in the most arid places in the tropics.

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Other benefits of this miracle tree are:

• Seeds used as water purifier
• Bark used to cure cut injuries
• Leaf supplement for lactating mothers to increase milk.
• Supplement for pregnant mother for healthy babies
• Cattle fodder to increase milk yield by up to 30%.
• Vitamin supplement to reduce malnutrition
• Root as a medicine
• Oil as moisturizer, cosmetic
• Leaf used as green tea as a health drink and energy supplement
• Fruit cooked as a vegetable
• Leaf powder spray as plant growth enhancer
• Anti cancer agents, improves immune system
• As an Aids therapy to reduce secondary infections

Watch this short video on YouTube about this miraculous tree

How to Plant
The easiest way to plant a murunga tree is to cut a mature branch of 1 meter length and 2 cm diameter from a tree and plant it in a small hole and fill it with compost and soil. Then just let it grow. Leaves can be harvested once every two weeks. A tree is expected to bear fruit after 2 to 4 years from planting

How to Use
Water Purification
Where there is no access to purified water like in remote villages, put a handful of dried seeds per bottle of water and keep it for about 5 hours and the water will be clean for general use and cooking.

Vitamin and nutrition intake.
Use the leaves fresh as a vegetable preparation or dry the leaves for one or two days and pound it to be a powder. It can be sprinkled into milk or other food preparations. A small handful of fresh leaves can be put into a cup with boiling water added to make a refreshing cup of green tea.

Fresh leaves used as a vegetable gives all the vitamin and mineral needs for healthy living.

Vitamins and mineral contents
Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, C, Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorous, Potassium and Protein.

Other Uses
Disease Prevention, Ointment
Fertilizer, Insecticide, Fungicide, Juice/honey Clarifier among others as well as its use in Traditional medicine for Anemia, Anxiety, Asthma, Blood impurities, Blood pressure, Bronchitis, Catarrh, Cholera, Conjunctivitis, Cough, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Eye and ear infections, Fever, Glandular swelling, headaches, Intestinal worms, Jaundice, Lactation, Malaria, Pain in joints, Pimples, Psoriasis, Respiratory disorders, Skin infections, Sores, Sprain, Stomach ulcers, Tuberculosis, /Tumor, Urinary disorders, Wounds among others.

Grow a miracle tree in your garden and spread the goodness through the humanitarian values we hold.

Mutual Respect & trust
Understanding and Compassion
Responsibility
Unity and Friendship
Necessity
Gratitude
Accountability and honesty

One Comment to “Murunga (Moringa) -The Miracle Tree”

  1. tissa de s says:

    keep up the good work about educating us about what our ancestors knew but what we socalled educated people are ignorant of.