Moringa or drumstick tree is native to the foothills of the Himalayas of Asia. They are drought tolerance deciduous species. This plant is found in the human settlement and often used as the fence in the gardening.
The tender leaf, flower and the pods are edible. Flowering takes place once in the year. Pods are widely consumed around the globe. Mature pods have seeds in it with lush with oil content. The oil content of the seed is expected to be less than forty percent.
Due to pleasant taste, they are often consumed as the vegetable during the spring season adjoining the place where this plant is found.
Malnutrition and Moringa
The presence of this wonder plant in the poor community is easing the malnutrition problems in the region. This can be the potent tool to erase the malnutrition problem in the rural part of the word especially to children.
Propagation is mostly done by the vegetative method in the rainy season. Thought seed has high germination capacity the propagation is mostly done by vegetative means. It is perennial and can reach up to 12 meters in height. It has the tender branches.
Drumstick plant contains the slight amount of fat, high amount of protein and the moderate amount of carbohydrate. It contains the higher amount of vitamin C that has many useful functions in the body. Further, the presence of Foliate and zinc drastically increase the popularity.
Health Benefits are:
1. Healthy heart
Due to the higher amount of potassium in it that is vital for the healthy heart. Consuming of the Moringa is believed to enhance the heart performance. Further, the consumption of the Moringa is associated with the decrease in cholesterol in the blood.
This is primarily due to lush in vitamin C that is marked by potent antioxidant.
High dietary fiber that is around two percent by volume can make the bowel movement smoother and eases constipation.
This is the disease in the infant marked by the lean and thin body due to the deficiency of protein in the diet. Consumption of the Moringa provides the adequate amount of protein in the diet and ease from this disease. This disease is mostly found in the rural part of the world.
Due to the higher amount of innate iron in it can be effective in mentioning iron level in the blood. The adequate iron level is essential for combat against the Anemia.
Consumption of the Moringa is associated with mentioning the adequate amount of glucose in the blood.
8. Combat on Arsenic toxicity
Consumption of Moringa is associated with the reduction in the effects of arsenic toxicity.
9. Urinary tract disorder
The presence of vitamin c is believed to ease the noisome bacteria in the urinary tract due to acidic nature.
10. Seasonal Flu
Consuming the soup of the leaf of Moringa is believed to provide the beneficial effect at the time of flue. This practice is common the rural part of the world.