Moringa

The Moringa tree, Moringa Oleifera, has probably been the most popular plant in ECHO’s seed bank of underutilized tropical crops. The tree is native to India, but has been planted around the world and is naturalized in many locales. This link is to a downloadable PDF specific to Moringa trees and their uses.

This web site provides information and photos on uses for Moringa trees, seeds and pods, eating moringa, leaf powder, plants, seeds, pods and related information.

This web site covers Mark Olson’s research interests in the dry tropics and his Ph.D. dissertation research at the Missouri Botanical Garden and Washington University in St Louis. The Moringa Home Page will tell you about the family of plants. It introduces the remarkable range of vegetative and floral morphology in the family, which consists of only one genus, Moringa.

Miracle Trees wants to use the Moringa tree in the fight against food shortages and environmental problems. Aware of the serious food shortages and the large environmental problems, Miracle Trees wants to give people the possibility to contribute to the solutions of these problems by using a particular tropical tree: the Moringa Oleifera. This multi-purpose tree, also called the miracle tree, is a source of high-quality nutrition, can be used effectively to reduce desertification and to combat climate change.

A gathering of mothers and daughters meet monthly in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and comprise the “circle” club. Their focus is upon the Moringa tree. The site gives helpful information, cooking tips, cultivation, etc.

Moringa News is an international network of people interested in Moringa. This web site offers reliable information on Moringa and a platform to exchange knowledge, products and services.

Moringa Tree of Life’s mission is to educate people about this amazing ‘miracle tree’ and enable people all over the country to grow and nurture their own plants as well as provide Moringa Oleifera products to those who wish to simply enjoy the beneficial aspects of the plant in a semi-processed form. Numerous recipes for cooking and preparing the seeds and pods are available.

A basic, easy-to-read primer on moringa trees, their uses and benefits.

Trees For Life is a nonprofit people-to-people movement that helps plant fruit trees in developing countries. These trees provide a low-cost, self-renewing source of food for many people and protect the environment. There is specific information on the Moringa tree. The mission of Trees for Life is to create hope through a movement in which people join hands to break the cycle of poverty and hunger and care for our earth. Each person or community that is helped pledges to pass on to at least two others their experience, knowledge and/or materials to get started.

This is an article entitled, Moringa Oleifera: A Review of the Medical Evidence for Its Nutritional, Therapeutic, and Prophylactic Properties. The author, a Western-trained nutritional biochemist who has studied some of moringa’s phytochemicals for almost a decade, gives a brief commentary and extensive references, and presents a table introducing some of the tree’s most intriguing features.