5 seeds of Moringa oleifera, Horse Raddish Tree, Drumstick plant

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5 seeds of Moringa oleifera, Horse Raddish Tree, Drumstick plant

You will receive 5 Seeds of Moringa

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Moringa oleifera, this fast-growing tree is grown for human food, medicine, dye, fodder and water clarification- Moringa oleifera is known by several names in different countries, but it is popularly called the "drumstick tree" for its pods resembling drumsticks and the "horseradish tree" for the flavour of its roots-

The moringa is planted for its leaves, fruits, and roots for a variety of food and medicinal purposes- It has been described as one of the world's most nutritious crops- The leaves have more betacarotene than carrots, more protein than peas, more vitamin C than oranges, more calcium than milk, more iron than spinach, and as much potassium as bananas- The young fruits can be cooked in a number of different ways- An excellent oil is derived from the seeds, which is used for cooking and cosmetics- Immature seeds can be used in recipes similar to green peas- The leaves are extensively used as a vegetable in many parts of the world, and the root can be made into a condiment similar to horseradish- Fresh or dried flowers are used for making teas-

Moringa is used successfully in combating malnourishment in children and for its capacity to boost the immune system -- it can be used to complement modern medicines in chronically ill people including those suffering from AIDS and HIV related illnesses- It is also used in traditional medicine for the treatment of various illnesses including recovery from liver damage- It is currently being examined as a bio-enhancer of drugs and nutrients because of its production of compounds with antibiotic activity-

Leaves can be harvested after plants grow 1-5 to 2 meters, which usually takes 3 to 6 months- They are harvested by snapping leaf stems from branches or by cutting the entire branches 20 to 40 cm above the ground- Older leaves need to be stripped from their tough and wiry stems- These leaves are more suited to making dried leaf powder, since stems can be removed during the sifting process- For fresh vegetables, the leaves must be harvested early in the morning and sold the same day- Flowers and pods are produced during the second year of growth- The pods are harvested when young, tender and green- The pulp and immature seeds of older pods remain edible until shortly before the ripening process begins- Virtually every part of the tree is beneficial in some way-


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