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What is Moringa Oleifera?

The moringa oleifera tree, also called “MIRACLE TREE” is a tree found throughout tropical and sub-tropical regions. Moringa oleifera is a member of the Moringaceae family. It is a multi- purpose tree with several industrial and medicinal uses. Moringa oleifera is easy to reproduce and its growth is very fast up to 7 - 12 m with thick grey bark, white flowers and long green pods which give the tree also the name “Drumstick Tree”. The moringa oleifera tree has several names for the meaning and usage in different countries.The American researchers from the National Research Council in Washington call the moringa oleifera tree: " The Supermarket on a Stem." Although the tree has been known for centuries, its benefits for the humans health have just recently become well- known. Moringa oleifera is a nutritious vegetable tree with a variety of potentiel uses. Every part of the moringa oleifera tree, the leaves, the flowers, the bork, the fruits, the roots and also the seed has beneficial properties that can serve humanity. The leaves are the most nutritious part of the plant, being a significant source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, provitamin A as betacarotene, magnesium and protein, among other nutrients reported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Scientists reported that these humble leaves of the “Miracle Tree” moringa oleifera are a powerhouse of nutritional value and are one of the most densely packed health foods. 100 gram of moringa oleifera leaves contain:  7x the Vitamin C in oranges 4x the Calcium in milk 4x the Vitamin A in carrots 2x the Protein in milk 3x the Potassium in bananas. Even in animal husbandry the feeding of moringa oleifera leaves have been increasing in importance. In livestock such as chicken, cattle and horses increase the additional feeding of moringa oleifera leaves. According to the reports of the researchers, cows cows give up to 43 (!) % more milk. Even in the livestock sector a weight gain of up 32 % has been achieved due to the additional feeding of moringa oleifera leaves. Also for the enrichment of dog or fish food are used moringaoleifera leaves.
Note from the webmaster: Several years ago I was for health reasons in search of a suitable " natural remedies” and I got the first informations about Moringa Oleifera. Subscribe to the newsletter of a web page about moringa oleifera, I read an article that was of significance for me as birdbreeder. Here the original message from Dan Sch. Kenya: “ I have a question about preventing birds from eating the new growth on the moringa tree. We have a long tailed bird here in Kenya that seems to love to eat the moringa new growth. A number of my trees have no new growth because as soon as the new growth appears, the birds eat it. Any ideas ?” Answer from Torres Jimenez O., Columbia: “Moringa is desired by bird. They know theirs nutritional properties. In Northern Columbia we have experience feeding singers ‘canarios’ with moringa and with excellent results. The best idea: “Sow more moringa and you get more birds in your environmental.” In Thailand, behind almost every house, a tree grows, just as in our garden. From that day I feed regularly fresh leaves and flowers of the moringa tree.

How can I get Moringa Oleifera


The best is always an administration from fresh leaves and flowers, but in the countries where this tree not grows are dried moringa oleifera leaves as powder or in capsules on offer. For the administration of dried moringa oleifera leaf powder is an admixture in the eggfood the best alternative. The birds didn’t like to eat only the dried moringa leaf powder. Many companies also offer moringa seed for sale. With the seed you can sow your own moringa oleifera trees. A moringa oleifera tree embellishes not only the terrace or garden, also offers daily fresh leaves for your birds and for your own benefits. After the cut of the leaves, they grow up quickly again. The moringa oleifera tree or the plant grows up to 30 cm in a month. In winter, the trees must be stored free of frost. This is to be observed. Otherwise, moringa oleifera is very easy to maintain.
Energy 64 kcal (270 kJ) Carbohydrates 8.28 g Dietary fiber 2.00 g Fat 1.40 g Protein 9.40 g Water         78.66 g Vitam. A  equiv.            378 μg (47%) Thiamine (Vitam. B1) 0.257 mg (22%) Riboflavin (Vitam. B2) 0.660 mg (55%) Niacin (Vitam. B3)        2.220 mg (15%) Panthothenic acid                   (Vit.B5) 0.125 mg ( 3%) Vitamin B6 1.200 mg (92%) Folate (Vitam. B9)         40 μg (10%) Vitamin C   51.70 mg (62%) Calcium        185.00 mg (19%) Magnesium 147.00 mg (41%) Manganese           0.36 mg (17%) Iron     4.00 mg (4.41%) Phosphorus 112.00 mg (16%) Potassium 337.00 mg (  7%) Sodium                 9.00 mg (  1%) Zinc     0.60 mg (  6%)
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                 Young Moringa Oleifera leaves
Not only the leaves, also the flowers be consumed quickly from every kind of bird
In additional to this table the moringa oleifera leaves also contain18 of 20 amino acids such as Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic acid, Cystine, Glutamic acid, Glycine, Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine,  Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, Valine. Amino acids serve as the building blocks of proteins. For a good growth an perfect plumage, the manufacturers add in the eggfood the valuable amino acids lysine and methionine. The moringa oleifera tree contains both in the natural state.
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Moringa Oleifera seed have the size of peas.
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In flowerpots Moringa Oleifera plants grow easy and quickly up to 30 cm in one month.

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Moringa oleifera leaf, raw Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz) Source: United States Department of              Agriculture (USDA) Nutrient Database
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Planting guide for a successful cultivation of moringa oleifera trees/ plants: Take a medium-sized and deep flowerpot and fill it with earth/sand mixture (ratio 50:50). Lay the seed 1.5 cm deep into the earth/sand mixture and put the flowerpot in a sunny place. Please give moderately water otherwise rot the seed.After two weeks your moringa oleifera plantbegin to grow..
Not only canaries like the    moringa oleifera leaves...
             ... also every parakeet and finch