A nutritional powerhouse high in vitamins C and A, protein, calcium and potassium

Common Name:  Moringa
Botanical Name:  Moringa oleifera
Habitat:  Native to Himalayan foothills in India

General:  Moringa is widely cultivated in temperate, subtropical and tropical regions worldwide.  It is fast growing and drought tolerant.  It is gaining interest given its highly nutritious properties.  

Nutritional Information:  Moringa is recently been commercially developed due to its extremely nutritious profile.  It has 7 times the vitamin C of oranges; 4 times the vitamin A of carrots; 4 times the calcium of milk; 3 times the potassium of bananas; and twice the protein of yogurt.  Trees for Life International states that this tree alone could save millions of lives worldwide.  

Traditionally, it has been used for joint health, to combat arthritis and rheumatism, for high blood pressure, thyroid disorders and many other uses.  
Moringa is considered an anti-inflammatory and in some uses is applied directly to the skin as needed.  It is reported to have immune supporting properties as well as a nutrition profile providing eye and brain nourishment.

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