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The miracle Tree Moringa Oleifera

The plant Moringa Oleifera

Moringa Oleifera is one of the most amazing plants that nature has bestowed upon us. So far, there is no plant that contains as many important vitamins, proteins, minerals and trace elements as Moringa.

There are 14 different species of this plant which are located in hot and subtropical areas. Moringa Oleifera is the most nutritious species and has its origin in the Himalayas. From there, it first gained recognition throughout India and Sri Lanka, where it has been admired and cultivated for thousands of years. The Ayurvedic medicine is well aware of the special healing properties that this plant possesses and has been using them for medical purposes for many years.

Not only are the leaves full of nutrients, but the fruits (drumsticks), the stem and the roots are also characterized by their nutrient richness. With over 90 important nutrients, Moringa Oleifera is the most nutritious plant in the world and therefore aptly named the tree of life.

Moringa in Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an ancient Indian doctrine of the knowledge of life. For many people in Asia, Ayurveda is a proven traditional natural healing method already mentioned the Vedas more than 3000 years ago. This Vedic wisdom teaches traditional Chinese medicine, Tibetan medicine, the medicine of ancient Egypt, and the ancient medicine of Persia. Even the most famous doctor of antiquity, Hippocrates, was a follower of Ayurveda.

Moringa Oleifera is part of Ayurvedic medicine and the Moringa tree (Sanskrit = "sigru") has an important part in it. According to Ayurvedic medicine, the leaves alone already have a preventive effect on more than 300 diseases. Many of the effects attributed to this tree have been confirmed by modern scientific studies. Moringa products are used as part of diets, for healing and for body care.

Cultivation area

The Moringa tree has its origin in the Himalayas, from where it spread through India and Sri Lanka to all over the world. It now grows in every country with tropical or subtropical conditions. It prefers dry, mineral rich and sandy soils and grows even in areas that are too dry for other plants. Under optimal conditions, Moringa grows incredibly fast. It can reach up to 3 meters in the first months and reach a height of 8 meters in the first year. It could also grow in Europe during the summer, but would not survive the winter because of the cold temperatures.

Cultivation area of Moringa Oleifera

The effect of Moringa

Moringa, with its high concentration of nutrients, has many positive effects for the human body. The intake of leaves or leaf powder can, among other things, promote health, help with sleep and concentration problems and lead to rejuvenation of the cells. Moringa also prevents over 300 diseases, promotes muscle growth and can reduce cancer risk.

Learn what else Moringa does for your body.

How to take Moringa

In Sri Lanka you usually have your own Moringa tree right in the garden. Therefore, the local people can eat fresh leaves raw or steamed daily. In Europe, we have to rely largely on powder and tea. One advantage of taking leaf powder is that you can be very creative in the preparation. Soups, smoothies or usage as an ingredient for salad dressings are just a few examples. In addition, powder is very long-lasting, without the nutrients being lost.

For the production of one kilo of pure leaf powder, one needs about 10 kilos of leaves. As a result, a highly concentrated nutrient supplier on a natural basis is obtained.

Moringa Oleifera from Sattva Veda

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