The Moringa Miracle

“Moringa could soon become one of the world’s most valuable plants.”

Noel Vietmeyer, US National Academy of Sciences

The Moringa Miracle

Moringa Oleifera is a highly nutritious plant which has various valuable applications.  Moringa is widely used as a nutritional supplement; it is a remarkable source of protein, vitamins, beta carotene, amino acids and various phenolics and its nutrients have demonstrated superior bio-availability to synthetic alternatives.  Across the developing world moringa products have been used to combat malnutrition, especially among infants and nursing mothers; various NGOs have advocated Moringa as a natural nutritional supplement.

Moringa Oleifera is often referred to as the 'Miracle Tree' due to the incredible nutritional content and potential uses of moringa produce.  Sadly, this leads to many producers to make outlandish claims about the benefits of their specific products - such claims are not backed by credible source data and should be treated with caution.  In contrast MML backs all facts and figures regarding moringa with peer reviewed scientific research - see here.

One plant, a range of uses

Moringa Oleifera has a range of uses, these include:

  • Leaf powder: 
    • Humanitarian feeding programmes.
    • Health food.
      • Green smoothie ingredient.
      • Mix with peanut butter to spread on bread/toast.
    • Animal feed.
  • Seed oil:
    • Production of cosmetics.
    • Cooking oil.
  • Crushed seed:
    • Water purification.
    • Animal feed.
    • Organic agent for mineral extraction.

Medicinal uses

There are many claims made by moringa producers about the medicinal properties of moringa, many of these are not grounded in science based evidence.  MML strongly encourages buyers interested in the medical properties of moringa to cross-reference any claims against open source scientific studies.  See here.