Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Moringa-The Miracle Tree Of Life

Hello Folks,

This is a new blog so come back often. I will adding to it several times a week. I welcome your feedback, your knowledge, your questions, and participation. Thank you for stopping by and leave me a note.

I am an herbalist and herb gardener. This year we are finally in  a place and position to start my medicinal herb garden. It is important I feel with the cost of commercial products and events in the future, to have your own herb garden. It depends on the climate zone and area which kinds of medicinal herbs you can grow. I live in San Diego where the climate is mild and there is no snow or freezing weather. We do have frosts at times but not severe ones.  No matter where you live, you can grow herbs. Growing herbs is great for stress and gives joy to the mind and heart. It is also good for your family and their health as well.

We moved on to this present property less than 6 months ago and this will be our first winter. We have healthy Avacado Trees on this property so that says it does does freeze much here. We are located on a hill.  I have some natives that I just bought including two Elderberry,  two Manzanita,  two Strawberry Vines, mints, olives, and Moringa at this moment. There are all babies in large containers that I bought recently. They will stay in the containers until spring and warmer weather. We have an enclosed porch to protect all of them but the Moringa Trees.




The Moringa Trees are my most important trees in the group. They are hanging out in my kitchen all winter where there is the best sunlight. There are 20 of them from several inches to 16 inches high. They will lose their leaves when temperatures drop under 70 degrees. Haven't heard of them? Don't feel bad, most Americans have not. They are native to certain areas of Asia, Africa, Indonesia, South and Central America.  They are called by a different name in each country. You may find them with the search words, Moringa, Horseradish Tree, Ma-rum, Malunggay, and many more.

Why should you care? The tree is easy to grow, hard to kill, and is a fantastic powerhouse of food and medicine value.  You can eat the leaves fresh in a salad like spinach. You can dry the leaves for even greater nutritional value. the flowers and seed pods are also eaten.

Fresh Moringa leaves contain 7 times the Vitamin C of Oranges; 4 times the Calcium of milk; 3 times the potassium of Bananas; 2 times the protein of yogurt; 4 times the Vitamin A of carrots; and 3/4 the iron of spinach.  The leaves contain protein so is a vegetarian option for part of their protein needs.

Dried Moringa Leaf powder contain 1/2 the Vitamin C of Oranges; 17 times the Calcium of Milk; 15 times the potassium of bananas; 9 times the protein of yogurt; and 25 times the Vitamin A of carrots.   This is an incredible food source.

This tree is being used in projects around the world to end starvation.

Next time I will go into more on Moringa. Each blog will give more information on the wonderful medicinal herbs available to grow, use, and enjoy. Send questions you would like answered to herbladyisin@yahoo.com

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