Nutrition for Body and Soul


on August 18, 2015

Moringa is now more famous than ever in many parts of the world, and that fame is igniting exciting research projects in agriculture, forestry, botany, food and drug industries, health and cosmetics.

The following is out of the book “Moringa, an Introduction! by Monica Marcu, a clinical pharmacologist. To order this book go to


As stated in the book….

I would like to warmly introduce to you Moringa oleifera, the most studied of 13 species of Moringa trees.  Moringa o. is a fast-growing shrub or slender tree that can reach 12m (36 ft.) in height at maturity and can live for up to 20 years.  A short but intense life,…it is one of the fastest-growing trees as it can reach 3m (9 ft.) in just 10 months after it is planted.  Moringa is a “compassionate” ideal tree for agroforestry since its branches can be easily trimmed to regulate shade, and the open crown allows the sunlight to reach the garden vegetables below.  Moringa produces beautiful cream-colored, sweet-smelling flowers, great for teas or as a honey source.  The pods (triangular, 30 to 50cm long) host the black, winged seeds.  Of all the Moringa parts, the bark is the only on that can be toxic for human consumption and it should be avoided.  The other parts (green or dried leaves, buds, pods, seeds and seed oil, flowers) are edible raw or cooked, and are packed with exceptionally valuable nutrients for humans and animals.  Around the would, Moringa is getting better and better known for its many attributes and uses, wide adaptability and ease of growth.  The number of scientific studies and publications is growing at a fast pace, while anecdotal evidence about Moringa’s health benefits are abounding!

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However, not all Moringa is created equal!….

Thank you Dr. Plant for all of your caring and knowledge!

There are five key points that are critical in ensuring the highest possible quality of Moringa.
1) Species:
There are 13 different species of the Moringa genus, each specie differs widely in it’s nutritional content and value. Moringa oleifera, is claimed to be the most nutritiously dense through numerous scientific publications.
2) Sourcing:
Additionally to Moringa oleifera being the most nutritiously dense of all the Moringa genus, Moringa oleifera’s nutritional value also depends on where it is grown, and when it is harvested. Several studies, including thesis work from prominent universities has shown this. Look for a company that sources their Moringa oleifera from India near the base of the Himalayas, numerous data points to this as the ideal location for maximizing Moringa’s nutritional impact.
3) Preparation:
There are several ways in preparing Moringa oleifera for consumption. The most nutritiously advantageous way is to shade dry the moringa leaves, this helps to naturally preserve and enrich for Moringa’s inherent nutrition. The second, and much more common way, is to dry the moringa in the sun. Though cheaper and quicker the ultra-violet radiation from the sun can crosslink the nutrients rendering them inert for physiological benefit.
4) Blend:
Moringa oleifera is a tree, and with that the nutritional power of the Moringa’s nutrition is found in different parts of the tree. For example, the leaves are enriched in amino acids, while the seeds are enriched in the essential fatty acids, and finally the fruit contains the powerful minerals critical for cell to cell communication. To maximize the nutritional power of Moringa oleifera, one must look to these three components.
5) Manufacturing:
Manufacturing can create havoc on natural products. It is often in this step that many natural botanicals loose their effectiveness. To overcome these challenges one must look to a company whose manufacturing is NSF certified, thereby giving greater confidence that they are adhering to practices that allow for quality found throughout the manufacturing process.

Watch this Moringa oleifera documentary for more info!!

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Do you Moringa???  I sure do!!!!

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