Moringa (Moringa oleifera)

Moringa (Moringa oleifera)

Regular price $27.95

Moringa also known as Tree of Life, Horesradish Tree, Ben Oil Tree or Drumstrick Tree is a small tree and medicinal herb native to the foothills of the Himalayas.

Once established, it is drought resistant and can be grown without irrigation. The leaves, flowers, roots and young seedpods have a somewhat spicy flavor similar to horseradish.  Leaves and flowers can be eaten raw or cooked and are wonderful fresh-picked from the tree. All parts of the Moringa tree can be cooked and are typically prepared as a vegetable. 

Moringa is famously known as a nutrient-dense super plant.  It provides an amazing source of protein, fiber vitamin A, potassium, calcium and vitamin C. In fact, one serving of Moringa has seven times the amount of Vitamin C as an orange, three times the amount of potassium as bananas, twice the amount of protein as a cup of yogurt, and the list goes on.

Medicinally, this herb may be used to treat a variety of conditions including asthma, diabetes, ulcers, infections and cancer.  It contains antibacterial, antioxidant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory compounds.

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How to Grow Moringa

Plant Type: Perennial Herb, Tree

Harvest Season: Year-round

Mature Size: Up to 35 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Can grow in a variety of soil conditions. From poor sandy soil to rich composted soil, as long as it is loose and well-draining. It can survive in dry climates with little water, but water regularly until well-established. 

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade

Zone Hardiness: 9-10