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					 Moringa oleifera
 Moringa
Der Wunderbaum
 oleifera
the miracle
    tree
Why do we call Moringa
oleifera a miracle tree?
First, because of its nutritional
           properties

  The leaves
  contain
• Vitamins
• Protein
• Minerals
              Moringa leaves contain




Source: Trees for Life
www.treesforlife.org
            Moringa oleifera contains
           Per 100g                  Moringa leaf                 Fresh leaves
                                      powder
  Calories                             205.0                             92
  Protein (g)                           27.1                            6.7
  Fat (g)                                2.3                            1.7
  Carbohydrate (g)                      38.2                            12.5
  Fibre (g)                             19.2                            0.9

Source: Fuglie, Lowell J., ed. The Miracle Tree: Moringa oleifera: Natural Nutrition for the
        Tropics. Training Manual. 2001. Church World Service, Dakar, Senegal.
            <www.moringatrees.org/moringa/ miracletree.html>, May 2002.
    Moringa oleifera: Minerals
Per100g      Moringa leaf   Fresh leaves
              powder
Ca (mg)         2.003          440
Mg (mg)          368            42
P (mg)           204            70
K (mg)          1.324          259
Cu (mg)          0,6           0,07
Fe (mg)           28           0,85
     Moringa oleifera: Vitamins
mg                               Moringa leaf Fresh
                                  powder      leavesr
Vitamin A - B carotene              16.3        6.78
Vitamin B1 - thiamin                 2.6        0.06
Vitamin B2 - riboflavin             20.5        0.05
Vitamin B3 - nicotinic acid          8.2         0.8
Vitamin C - ascorbic acid           17.3        220
Vitamin E - tocopherol acetate     113.0        k.A.
          Essential Amino Acids
mg per 100g     Moringa leaf   Fresh leaves
                 powder
Arginine           1325            406
Histidine           613            150
Isoleucine          825            300
Leucine            1950            492
Lysine             1325            342
Methionine          350            118
Phenylalanine      1388            310
Threonine          1188            118
Tryptophan          425            107
Valine             1063            375
           Moringa leaf powder
     How do we make
     moringa leaf
     powder??
1.   Pick the leaves.
2.   Wash them in
     salt water and
     then again in
     fresh water.
3.   Dry them in the
     shade.
          Moringa leaf powder
4. When they
   are
   completely
   dry, pound
   them.

5. Rub them
   through a
   sieve.
                            Moringa leaf
                             powder


6. Store in labelled jars
   or bags and keep in
   a dry, dark place.
              Moringa leaf powder
                Then it is ready for use

As here, with
under-
nourished
children,
in Adi,
D. R. Kongo
Use moringa leaf powder

 especially with …

 •   undernourished children
 •   pregnant women
 •   breast feeding mothers
 •   AIDS Patients
           And how?

   Mix one
   heaped
 teaspoonful
three times a
 day into the
    food.

 Simple!
              Side effects
All are positive! For example:
• Diarrhoea ceases.
• Fungal infections on the skin disappear.
• Diabetes is stabilised.
• Anaemia improves.
• Tummy problems are helped.
   One may also use the flowers
 As tea to treat
   colds. In
 omelettes they
   taste like
  mushrooms.

Caution: flowers may
 prevent conception,
  and if used during
pregnancy they may
   cause abortion
              And also the pods

When they
are young,
cook the
pods as a
vegetable.
When older,
cook the
white seeds
like peas.
  Also use with
   HIV/AIDS
    Patients
Take Moringa oleifera
every day with the meals.
Used together with
Artemisia annua anamed
tea, it can be just as
effective as anti-retroviral
(ARV) drugs, but without
the usual side-effects.
Use moringa to purify water

For 20
litres of
water
one
needs
10
seeds
               Procedure
1. Remove the shells.

2. Pound the white seeds.

3. Put the pounded seeds
into a soda bottle with a
little clean water and
shake vigorously for 5
minutes.
4. Pour through a sieve
5. Stir slowly for 15
      minutes




      6. and wait!
In Kendu Bay, on the shores of
       Lake Victoria
it really was like a
miracle.

Heavy rains had
caused the lake water
to turn brown.

After using moringa
seeds, we could drink
tea made with lake
water – and taste the
tea!
     Almost every part is useful

•   Leaves
•   Flowers
•   Seeds
•   Roots
•   Pods
   Where does this tree grow?
• In tropical and sub-tropical semi-arid climates up
  to a height of about 1500 m.
• Where the rainfall lies between 250 and 3000 mm
  per year
• On light clay or sandy soils.
• Even where droughts occur
• And even where short term flooding occurs.
 Everyone should plant many
       moringa trees!
Sow the seeds in
good earth         or damp paper
          Set up a nursery!


like
here in
Bassar,
Togo
 Make a hedge, or a plantation
• Transplant into
  good earth in a
  large hole.
• Put a lot of
  compost in the
  hole and then
  cover the ground
  with mulch.
   Constantly
    trim the
   branches!

   in order to produce the maximum amount of leaves
                        and seeds!
 In tropical climates the trees can be cut back 7 or 8 times a year.
 In a plantation one can produce up to 120 tons of dry leaves per
  hectare and year!
          Source: Prof. Dr. K. Becker, University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim
Can you now believe that Moringa
    oleifera is a miracle tree?
                  Moringa stenopetala
There are other
very important
moringa trees.
M. Stenopetala
grows in
Ethiopia.
It has similar
properties to M.
oleifera.
            Moringa stenopetala…
is also used as a
vegetable.

The tree is bigger
than M. oleifera
– leaves, pods,
seeds,
everything.

But it has not
been so
thoroughly
researched.
Thank you!



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