Fight malnutrition with Moringa

According to TreesForLife.org, Moringa oleifera has great potential in combatting extreme poverty and hunger. The nutritious leaves grow quickly, and in many types of environment, and can feed people as well as livestock and sanctuary animals. Surprisingly, the leaves contain a well balanced profile of the essential amino acids, which is rare for a plant.

According to Dr. K. Shaine Tyson of Rocky Mountain Biodiesel Consulting, the defatted meal contains 60% protein, 40% more than soy meal. The high protein leaves can be used as animal fodder and together with the defatted meals, have been shown to increase weight gain in animals by 32% and milk production by 42-55%. The defatted meal can also be used to purify water, settling out sediments and organisms.

I ordered some seeds for a variety of moringa, and today I found out a bit more information while looking to make certain the seeds don’t require special handling.

I stumbled across the website at http://www.treesforlife.org/, and it has a lot more information than I previously found.

Some of the uses listed for Moringa:

Leaves:
Nutrition
Medicine

Trees:
Alley Cropping
Erosion Control

Flowers:
Medicine

Pods:
Nutrition
Medicine

Roots:
Medicine

Seeds:
Water Purification
Medicine
Oil

Gum:
Medicine

Bark:
Medicine

Its an impressive list.

Add to that list Plant Growth Stimulant.
The .pdf here has some examples of its effects.

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These images are from the pdf linked above.

http://www.bihrmann.dk/Caudiciforms/FOTO/mor-ova.JPG
http://www.bihrmann.dk/Caudiciforms/DIFO/mor-ova-up.JPG
These two images from: http://www.bihrmann.dk/Caudiciforms/SUBS/mor-ova-sub.asp

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