Moringa is a plant native to northwest India. It is a fast growing plant that is prized for its high levels of many nutrients essential for health.
Throughout history it’s been valued for its healing properties, its ability to reverse malnutrition, and its ability to purify water.
The most popular species is Moringa oleifera. It is commonly cultivated throughout many semi-arid, and tropical areas like Africa, Thailand, the Phillipines, and India.
Watch a short Discovery Channel Documentary on Moringa!
Vitamin A (Alpha and Beta-Carotene) B, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, C, D, E, K, Folate (Folic Acid), Biotin, and many more
Calcium, Chloride, Chromium, Copper, Fluorine, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Phosphorus, Potassium, Sodium, Selenium, Sulfur, Zinc
Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine
Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Cysteine, Glutamine, Glycine, Histidine, Proline, Serine, Tryosine
Chlorphyll, Carotenoids, Cytokinins, Flavanoids, Omega (3,6,9) Oils, Plant Sterols, Polyphenols, Lutein, Xanthins, Rutin, and many more
It seems like it’s good for everything! Because Moringa gives your body the nutrients that it needs to fight diseases and repair tissue, Moringa has been reported to be beneficial in a wide range of medical issues! The following information comes from a Johns Hopkins University study that compiled the known research on the effects of Moringa.
Due to FDA policies, it is important to note that Moringa, and the products that contain it, is not intended to cure or treat any disease. (Neither are most medicines for that matter!).
Common cold, Epstain-Barr virus, Parasites, HSV-1, UTI, Bacterial infection, Bronchitis, Earache, Fever, Asthma
Anti-tumor, prostate, radioprotective, skin
Anti-anemic, Anti-hyperintensive, Cardiotonic, Diabetes/Hypoglycemia, Diuretic, Hypocholestemia, Thyroid, Hepatorenal
Antipyretic,Purgative, Snakebite, Scorpion-bite
Colitis, Diarrhea, Digestif, Dysentery, Flatulence, Ulcer / Gastritis
Rheumatism, Joint Pain, Edema, Arthritis
Antinutritional factors, Antioxidant, Carotenoids, Energy, Goitrogen, Iron deficiency, Protein, Vitamin/Mineral deficiency
Anti-spasmodic, Epilepsy, Hysteria, Headache
Antiseptic, Astringent, Pyodermia, Rubefacient, Vesicant
Bladder, Catarrh, Gout, Hepatamegaly, Lactation, Low.Back/Kidney Pain, Scurvy, Splenomegaly
And that’s just to
name a few!
Moringa has been used since ancient times, by Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks. There’s nothing mysterious about how it works. There’s no strange “superchemical” producing a miracle cure! It’s simply a plant with a wide range of nutrients, in a form that our bodies can use!
Because our food supply is so nutritionally empty, our society is suffering from an overwhelming amount of diseases and issues that all begin with malnutrition!
That’s why Moringa is having such a huge impact on people’s lives!
West, East and South Africa
The Pacific Islands
Africa Eco Foundation African and Hindustani Centers of Diversity African Conservation Foundation Africast Foundation AGADA – Alternative Action for African Development Agricultural Developments South America Agriculture Mission Fellowship, Taiwan Agroforestry Net, Inc. Agrotech Co. Ltd., Sudan ALMS – Ark of Life Ministries, Zambia ANAMED – Action for Natural Medicine, Germany Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Apostolic Womens’ Movement, Ghana Association of Farmers, Educators and Traders, Gambia Association pour la Sante Preventive de Rosso, Mauritania AVRDC-The World Vegetable Center Works BHD – Biotechnology for Human Development Binga Foods and Nutritional Committee, Binga District Hospital, Zimbabwe Binga Trees Trust Project BIOMASA – Honenheim University British Overseas Development Agency CADEC – Catholic Development Commission Canada – Micronutrient Initiatives CDE – Centre for Development and Enterprise, South Africa CEEM – Christian Ecology and Development Ministry, India Center for Cross-Cultural Epidemiologic Studies, Drew University Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan Christian Family Agric. Ministry, Ghana CID – Center for International Development Compagnie Commerciale de Mumuri S.A., Burundi Companeros en Ministerio/Partners in Ministry, Mexico CRDA – Christian Relief and Development Association CTA – Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, Netherlands, West Indies and Western Samoa CWS – Church World Service CWS/Crop Walk DART – Development Alternatives, Research and Training, Nigeria EBCEF – Ethiopian Books for Children and Educational Foundation ECHO – Education Concerns for Hunger Organization, Inc. Ecological Internet, Inc. – Forests.org Environment Africa FAO – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Federal Ministry of Health, Nigeria Feed the Children, Uganda Gambia National Nutrition Agency and Council Gambia United National Environment Programme German Development Services German-Ethiopian Association GIANT – Global Initiative for AIDS Nutritional Therapy Global Facilitation Unit for Underutilized Species GLOW Ministries International, Haiti GoodWorks International LLC – UN Ambassador Andrew Young’s Foundation Government of the Philippines, National Nutrition Council Grace In Motion Ministries, Brazil Groupe de Recherche et d’Actions pour un Developpement Durable, Benin Happy Farmers Maun, Botswana Harold Martin Botanic Garden, University of Leicester, England Heifer International Foundation – Global Food Crisis Fund HIMCON – Himalayan Consortium for Himalayan Conversation IDEE-Casamance, NGO, Senegal India National Institute of Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research INERA – Institut de l’Environnement et des Recherches Agricoles International Eye Foundation International Moringa Network International Trypanotolerance Centre Japan Moringa Association Kenya Forestry Research Institute KMTC Agricultural Training Centre Kyoto City, Japan – Water Purification Project Lutheran World Federation, Dept. for World Service, Mauritania Mahasarakham University, Thailand Medecins Aux Pieds Nus Mercy Ships Ministry of the Atmosphere and Natural Resources Missouri Botanical Gardens, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri Mlup Baitong, NGO, Cambodia Moringa Energie Developpement SA, Senegal Moringa Garden Circle Moringa Research Agency, Kenya NANA – National Nutrition Agency National Agricultural Research Center, Saudi, Arabia National Council of Churches USA National Geographic Society National Institutes of Health National Science Foundation New GENESIS, Haiti New York Botanical Garden, Botanical Science Research and Training Office International de l’Eau, France One Spirit, USA Optima of Africa Peace Corps Permacultora Dominicana, Dominican Republic Phytotrade Africa Prek Leap National School of Agriculture, Cambodia Presbyterian Church of the Sudan PROPAGE – Association pour la Promotion des Ressources Vegetales des Regions arides et Semi Arides, France Public Authority of Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources – Forestry and Range Dept., Kuwait Purdue University, Center for New Crops & Plants Products Rotary Club RUAF – Resource Centre on Urban Agriculture & Forestry Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, England Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Rural Women’s Movement, South Africa Sehgal Foundation, India Shakuntala Bidyadhar Trust Silva Forest Foundation Stoneleigh, Shroshire, England The Berkeley Reafforestation Trust The Center for the Improvement of Human Functioning International Togo Nature Environment Tokyo University of Agriculture, Department of Nutritional Science, Japan Trees for Africa Trees for Life Moringa Project TULUM Ltd. UNICEF United Methodist Committee on Relief United Nations World Food Program UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Social, and Cultural Organization Universidade de Fortaleza, Brazil Universite Abdou Moumouni, Niger Universite Cadi Ayad-faculte des Sciences Semlalia, Maroc Universite Cheikh Anta diop de Dakar, Senegal Laboratory of Nutritional Physiological Chemistry Universite d’Abomey-Calavi, Benin University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat, India University of Botswana University of Dschang, FASA, Cameroon University of Ghana, Biochemistry Department University of Hawaii – CTAHR University of Kansas School of Medicine University of Leicester, England University of Stellenbosch, Dpt of Physiological Studies, South Africa University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands University of Wageningen, Division of Human Nutrition U. S. Agency for International Development U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service – NFTA Wangari Maathai Foundation WECADI – Wakiso Environment Conservation and Development Initiative, Uganda WAECHE -Williams Adedayo Enter Community Health Evangelism, Nigeria West Indies Self Help WISH Mission, Haiti World Vision World Water Forum Zimbabwe Forestry Commission Zimbabwe Rural District Council