Moringa (Moringa oleifera) is native to the Indian subcontinent. Now it grows in tropical and subtropical areas all over planet Earth.
Functions of Moringa:
- Leaves are loaded with vitamins, minerals and all of the essential amino acids. Eat them in a salad, or dry them and use as herbal tea.
- Flowers and pods you can eat as vegetables too. www.treesforlife.org/moringa
- Every part of the tree, from the bark to the leaves to the roots, is used in traditional medicine.
- Fodder for cattle, increasing their milk production.
- A plant-growth spray made from Moringa oleifera leaves increases crop production.
- Treatment of the soil, to eliminate a portion of the toxic heavy metals and to activate the micro-organisms. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/search/article?option1=tka&value1=moringa&pageSize=10&index=40
- Control of nematodes: in a research situation the population of nematodes (species Meloidogyne incognita and Rotylenchulus reniformis) was significantly affected by moringa plants growing togteher with tomato plants. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03235408.2013.768062?src=recsys