The Miracle Tree




Tiny Leaves, Huge Benefits

Moringa is a powerful discovery that can make a significant difference in the health and life quality of millions of people. It is best known as an excellent source of many nutritional essentials, and as a natural energy booster. Nutritional analyses indicate that Moringa leaves contain a wealth of essential, disease-preventing nutrients. Since the dried leaves are concentrated, they contain higher amounts of many of these nutrients, except vitamin C. With its high levels of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, Moringa replenishes the body and helps it to heal and rebuild.

MOR® brand Moringa contains:

9 times the protein of yogurt, 10 times the Vitamin A of carrots, 25 times the iron of spinach, 17 times the calcium of milk, 15 times the potassium of bananas. Fresh Moringa leaves also contain 7 times the vitamin C found in oranges (* gram for gram comparisons ). The best feature of Moringa is that it actually tastes good! Its leaves are quite tasty, and can be served fresh or dried into a powder and used as a supplement and in recipes.

The most nutrient rich plant ever discovered:

Obtained from the most nutrient rich plant ever discovered, MOR®moringa contains metabolic triggers that allow your body to fully absorb and utilize the nutrients from your food and improve metabolism of the body. It even contains all 9 essential amino acids , which is unusual for a plant source. Unlike synthetic vitamins and supplements, Moringa naturally combines its nutrients with over46 antioxidants and 36 anti-inflammatory compounds which are well absorbed by the body.

Its therapeutic effect aids in the decrease of high blood pressure and in some cases is used to help control blood sugar. It has been known to improve digestion, vision, mental clarity, and overall well-being, plus a decrease in symptoms associated with fatigue, arthritis, and aging. Improved skin clarity and a more positive mood have also been noted as additional benefits of Moringa.

Moringa can be effective against skin infections, Moringa is used for lowering blood sugar, Moringa is helpful in reducing swelling and in healing gastric ulcers, Moringa can be used for calming the nervous system.

Moringa oleifera can cure the ill, Moringa can purify water, Moringa can feed the hungry and Moringa is a very efficient weapon against malnutrition.


In developing tropical countries, Moringa trees have been used to combat malnutrition, especially among infants and nursing mothers. Three non-governmental organizations in particular – Trees for Life, Church World Service and Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization – advocate Moringa as natural nutrition for the tropics.” Moringa is especially promising as a food source in the tropics because the tree is in full leaf at the end of the dry season when other foods are typically scarce. Analyses of the leaf composition have revealed them to have significant quantities of vitamins A, B and C, calcium, iron and protein. According to Optima of Africa, Ltd., a group that has been working with the tree in Tanzania, “25 grams daily of Moringa Leaf Powder will give a child” the following recommended daily allowances:

Protein 42%, Calcium 125%, Magnesium 61%, Potassium 41%, Iron 71%, Vitamin A 272%, and Vitamin C 22%. These numbers are particularly astounding; considering this nutrition is available when other food sources may be scarce.

Scientific research confirms that these humble leaves are a powerhouse of nutritional value.


This is clearly the area in which the preponderance of evidence – both classical scientific and anecdotal evidence – is overwhelming. The scientific evidence has now been available for over 50 years, although much of it is completely unknown to western scientists. In the late 1940’s and early 1950’s a team from India identified a compound they called pterygospermin. This group was also able to demonstrate its mode of antimicrobial action in the mid 1950’s. Field reports and ecological studies form part of a rich traditional medicine history claiming efficacy of leaf, seed, root, bark, and flowers against a variety of dermal and internal infections. In 1964 other active compounds were isolated and tested in-vitro, and these studies, along with observational studies provide a very plausible mechanism of action for the centuries of claims of efficacy. Unfortunately, because many of the reports of antibiotic efficacy in humans are not supported by placebo controlled, randomized clinical trials, Western medical prejudice leaves the Western world ignorant of Moringa’s antibiotic properties.

Another area of folklore which research supports is in cancer treatment. Moringa species have long been recognized by folk medicine practitioners as having value in the treatment of tumors. Studies examined certain compounds for their cancer preventive potential. Recently two of these compounds were shown to be potent inhibitors of activation of lymphoblastoid (Burkitt’s lymphoma) cells. One of these compounds also inhibited tumors in mice bred to be prone to tumors. In another study, Bharali and colleagues examined skin tumor prevention following ingestion of drumstick (Moringa seedpod) extracts. In this mouse model, which included appropriate positive and negative controls, a dramatic reduction in skin tumors was demonstrated. More rigorous study is required in order to achieve a level of proof required for full medical endorsement of Moringa as, in this case, a cancer preventative plant.

After the oil is extracted from the pods, the seed-cake remaining contains the active components for removing turbidity (solid particles) from water. Because bacteria adhere to the solids, this seed-cake also effectively removes bacteria. At the Thyolo Water Treatment Works in Malawi, Africa, two researchers from the University of Leicester, England, have worked on substituting moringa seeds for alum to remove solids in water for drinking. Not only were the tests successful in removing as much solid material as alum, but the seeds used were “purchased from enthusiastic villagers in Nsanje Region in Malawi” (Folkard and Sutherland, 1996. Not only is Moringa oleifera as effective as aluminum sulphate (alum) in removing suspended solids from turbid water, it has a major advantage. Because it can be produced locally, “using Moringa rather than alum would save foreign exchange and generate farm and employment income.” Use of this natural substance would also remove a source of aluminum contamination.

This tree is truly a “miracle” tree offering hope; nutritionally, medicinally and economically to devastatingly poor 3rd world countries. It has just recently begun being used as a supplement in a juice form and in powdered leaf capsules.


According to scientific research, Moringa is most nutritional when put into a dried leaf powder.


Moringa was traditionally being cooked, thus all of it’s nutrients were being lossed.  Our Moringa farm is located in Senegal, Africa, where we have been educating about the proper uses of the Moringa plant.   If you would like to see how you can be a part of the education or how you can help, please contact us by email.


Ramachandran,C., Peter,K.V. and Gopalakrishnan,P.K., 1980, Drumstick (Moringa oleifera): A multipurpose Indian Vegetable. Economic Botany, 34 (3) pp276-283.

Meitzner and Price (Amaranth to Zai Holes: Ideas for Growing Food Under Difficult Conditions, ECHO, 1996),


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