Moringa oleifera is a native tree from the north of India, Pakistan, and Nepal. Its parts (leaves, seeds, flowers, and bark) are medicinal. The tree’s medicinal components are use for traditional medicines. Due to its medicinal properties, Moringa Oleifera is famous as “miracle tree” and “mother’s bestfriend”.
Moringa oleifera belongs to a single genus family Moringaceae. It is cultivates in many countries in tropical and Asian countries. The Moringa Oleifera is growing tree even in poor soil. So, almost all parts of the tree are useful for purposes like sustain living conditions.
What are the uses of its parts? Its parts like the leaves, fruits, flowers, and pods of this tree are edible. They also form a part of traditional diets in many countries. The leaves are a good source of protein, vitamin A, B and C, and minerals, such as calcium and iron.
Why does Moringa Oleifera is famous as “Miracle Tree” or “Mother’s Bestfriend”? Moringa is famous as “Miracle Tree” and Mother’s Bestfriend because it has many good uses. Like, the powdered seeds of Moringa are useful as natural solidifier for water cleaning. Why? Because of their strong solidifying properties for sedimentation of suspended bad particles. The seeds find to be a new source of edible oils, lipids, and lipid fuels.
The oil yield of M. oleifera seeds varied from 27 up to 42%. Is it useful? Yes, the oil contains unsaturated to saturated fatty acids. Therefore, it might also be an acceptable substitute for olive oil in diets.
Moringa seed contains about 22–40% by weight of pale yellow, non-drying oil use for lighting.
Where does Moringa also use? It is also use in hairdressing and for soap-making. The oil from the seeds, known as “Ben” oil is edible. It is like olive oil and use as a salad dressing in Haiti and the Caribbean. The seed oil contains all the fatty acids found in olive oil.