Balbir S. Mathur President of Trees for Life.
Some call it a miracle. Could it also be good science?
A potential life-saver In a remote village of eastern India,
I was approached by an old and dignified practitioner of traditional medicine. He had learned that Trees for Life was helping villagers plant fruit trees, and he had traveled more than a hundred miles to meet me. As we talked, he made an outrageous claim: “The leaves of the Moringa tree prevent 300 diseases.” His claim was based on real-life experience. Now science is confirming the idea. The more we study, the more it seems that the Moringa Oleifera tree truly delivers wonders. The leaves of this tree are worthy of special attention. Traditional medicine in several countries has used these leaves to cure a host of diseases. Clinical studies are suggesting that traditional medicine has been on the right track. Nutritional analyses show that the leaves are very high in protein and contain all of the essential amino acids, including two amino acids that are especially important for children’s diets. This is most uncommon in a plant food. Moringa leaves are also packed with essential vitamins and minerals—especially vitamins A and C.
Delivering such powerful nutrition, these leaves could prevent the scourge of malnutrition and related diseases. To top it off, Moringa is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree that grows even in marginal soils and with very little care. Some call it a miracle. Could it also be good science? Please spend a few minutes learning the story of Moringa. Then seriously consider joining hands with the worldwide community to explore how this remarkable tree could serve the people of your nation. These humble leaves have the potential to deliver the nutrition needed to prevent and cure diseases and save populations.
Balbir S. Mathur President Trees for Life, 3006 W. St. Louis, Wichita, KS 67203-5129 USA Ph: 316.945.6929 Fax: 316.945.0909 firstname.lastname@example.org www.treesforlife.org.
Here is another way that we have tried to grow Moringa seedlings. Place them in a small pot covered with plastic wrap. This creates a mini-greenhouse. Plant them about 2cm deep. Transfer them to larger pots when they are about 15cm tall or start them in larger pots to keep from having to put the plant through the transplanting shock.
There are a number of ways to germinate Moringa seeds. The above photos show one way of doing it. Wet paper towels, insert seeds in layers.
Place the container in a dark cool place. We us a kitchen cabinet. In 3-5 days they will grow roots and can be planted at that time.
3 photos of the same tree from different angles and lighting. This is what we call our kitchen garden tree. We cut it back daily for drying for tea, toppings for salads as it has a nice peppery taste. We also feed it to our 2 German Shepherds as a highly nutritious supplement. They eat it daily mixed in their food. The more you cut back Moringa the better the tree does.
20 Moringa trees ready for pickup. 7 euro each while supply lasts.
In the first 2 photos above both Moringa trees were planted on the same day. The one on the left was planted in a fertile vegetable patch with auto irrigation. The second one was planted in gravel with just the soil that was there but with 4 Vetiver grass plants. No great soil and no irrigation. It gets water whenever we think about it. In the third photo notice the size of the plant amongst the Vetiver and to the left of it you can see the other plant still near the same colored plate. Hardly any growth. The one on the right we have harvested many many times to keep it short and bushy but also for tea, salads and as a supplement added to our dogs food. Our 2 German Shepherds love it and it is great for them.
Click here to contact us for availability and pricing. Be sure to scroll down for information on this trees nutritional qualities including many articles, directions on germinating and planting Moringa and photos.
Photos of the Moringa's edible flowers that can be used in salads and as a decoration in drinks. They are pretty and have a vanilla taste to them.
Along with Treesforlife.org there are many sites to find information about the Moringa Tree. Here are some.
We hope this helps you in your learning about this incredible tree.
Moringa is also known as the "Miracle Tree", "The Tree of Life" and the "Drumstick Tree".
Moringa has other names in different languages.
English: (Horse)radish tree, Mother’s best friend, West Indian Ben
Spanish: Ben, Árbol del ben, Morango, Moringa
Here are some plants ready for pickup at our nursery here in Sayalonga, Spain
Photos of one of our many Moringa Trees at different stages of growth.
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VETIVER SPAIN now has MORINGA OLEIFERA
We raise and sell seedlings, seeds, seed pods and established trees.
Here at VetiverSpain we have found that Vetiver planted close to a Moringa tree really helps the growth of the Moringa Tree. Photos are posted below to show the growth of a Moringa Tree with Vetiver. Vetiver forms a symbiotic relationships between all of our crops. We raise the Moringa Trees from seeds most of the time by starting them in the greenhouse and then planting them out amongst closely planted Vetiver. There are several ways to propagate the Moringa Tree.
There is a lot of history behind the Moringa Tree. Rather than us trying to reinvent the wheel. We will guide you to a number of links that we have found useful. You will find them all below and we will add to them as we find them.
Directly below is an article written by Balbir S. Mathur who is the president of and founder of Trees for Life. Their office is located in Whichita Kansas, USA
You can find more information at the website www.treesforlife.org or you can go directly to this link for an incredible article on the value and uses of this tree. Click here. All of their contact information is at the end of Balvir S. Mathur's letter below.
Anna, being from Africa started growing these trees years ago in Sayalonga along with our crops of Vetiver, Olives, Citrus, Avocados, Vegetables, etc. We use almost all of the plant parts to dry as tea or eat raw. We add it to salads as it has a nice peppery taste. We use a combination of both dried and fresh leaves as they have different amounts of nutrients depending on how they are processed. We feed it to our dogs and chickens. We eat it while we are working in the fields here as a tasty fresh treat. The Moringa flowers look like small orchids and are edible, tasty and highly nutritious. The amount of additional vitamins is incredible including Protein! Look at the links and photos we have provided below and do your own research.
Please look at their website for additional information. Treesforlife.org.