I had a man call me to ask this question. If Moringa grows in these countries, why is it then, there are still starving women and children.
David Kennedy answered this question in his book, 21st Century Greens. He stated in his book that on one of his trips to these countries, he saw a woman sitting under a Moringa tree with her starving baby. He asked her questions. He discovered, she did not know about the Moringa's nutritious leaves. It grows all over the place in many countries, both naturally and planted. She had no idea that she was sitting under the answer for her starvation. There are many people ignorant of its benefits. It is David Kennedy's quest and the quest of Trees for Life and other organizations to teach the people how to use it power-packed nutrition.
Ginkgo is another medicinal tree with leaves that are beneficial for mental energy and memory. The tree is used as a decorator tree in cities. It is a beautiful tree but 90 percent of the people out there are ignorant to its benefits.
The sad truth is that there are thousands of herbs growing, native and planted, that people have no clue of their beneficial, medicinal properties. Yarrow grows in many yards as a pretty flower but has medicinal properties. Thyme, lavender, sage are all medicinal as well as beautiful. Do people use them as herbs? Most often not.
The truth is that nurseries lose thousands of dollars every year, because people don't have a clue on how to use herbs. Herbs and medicinal plants need education. The stores that sell them either don't know how to use them or have no time to educate the customer. The Moringa trees are new to most people in America. They have never even heard of Moringa. Those of us who have fallen in love with Moringa, know this beautiful, beneficial, medicinal tree will find its way into American life.
The good news is that this is changing. More people are calling me to find out about the tree and its benefits. More Americans are asking for it and trying it. If you love salads and fresh greens, then Moringa leaves are your best choice for nutrition. The tea, hot or cold is refreshing and brings up your energy level.
Moringa is also a survival tree....that means you could live on the leaves if needed. Its super- nutrition packed leaves, pods, and flowers would keep you healthy and alive. That is why you should grow them, as well as have the powder included in your food storage program. Most of all you need to use the Moringa leaves everyday, either fresh or as dry powder. This in itself will help you to be healthier and have more energy. It is a food that everyone would benefit from eating on a daily basis. I know that it has helped my energy and health since discovering it several years ago.
All for today. In my next column I will tell you what an Organic Certification really means from India. There are many terms thrown around: natural, pure, organic, organically grown, and certified organic. But what really is the truth on these terms....do you really know or do you just think you know. You may be surprised on what you will learn.
Kate Freer, The herbladyisin
Visit my Alternative Medicine In the News Blog here: