Interesting History About The Moringa Tree


The history of the Moringa tree dates back to 150 B.C. Ancient kings and queens used Moringa leaves and fruit in their diet to maintain mental alertness and fresh and healthy skin. Ancient Maurian warriors of India were fed with Moringa Leaf Extract in the warfront prior to battle. This special elixir drink was believed to give them extra energy and relieve them of the stress and pain they incurred during grueling war. These are the brave soldiers who defeated “Alexander the Great.”

There are 13 varieties of Moringa, but Moringa Oleifera is the most well known. Every part of this tree is actually edible, from the leaves, trunks, stems, all the way down to its root (known as the “horseradish root”). The flowers can also be eaten or used to make tea and they provide good amounts of both calcium and potassium. The young pods can be cooked and have a taste much like that of asparagus. The green peas and surrounding white material can be removed from larger pods and cooked in various other ways.

The Moringa tree is known to be native to northern India, western Bangladesh, and eastern Pakistan, but it actually grows from sea level to around 4,000 feet in elevation in many different places in the world. It is most commonly found growing near riverbeds. It has been cultivated in areas of Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia and Western Asia, many countries throughout the Arab world, East and West Africa, the West Indies, southern Florida (even southern Arizona), and all countries from Mexico south to Peru, Brazil and Paraguay.


The Moringa tree grows as tall as 25 feet or taller and rather quickly. Its bark resembles cork and its leaves can be up to 2 feet long and feathery. When it blooms, the fragrant white flowers appear in clusters. When the flowers become pollinated, they form 15-inch long cylindrical pods, and the seeds inside have “wings.” These are harvested for an oil known as “oil of Ben”, which is used as a lubricant for clocks and watches. The wood is soft, but it can sometimes be used as a building material.

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All parts of the tree have a use as food or as medicine or for new purposes of removing contaminants and bacteria from water.

Moringatein contains this amazing ingredient…..Moringa! There is always so much more to learn about it, but it is truly a health miracle, throughout the centuries and being rediscovered today in our modern world of health. Challenge yourself to improve your health and incorporate Moringa into your daily diet! Start with Moringatein!

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1 Response to Interesting History About The Moringa Tree

  1. Erica says:

    Reblogged this on Mission Nutrition and commented:

    Great stuff

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