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Four Different Moringa Species

Four Different Moringa Species.

Moringa Stenopetala, Moringa Hildebrandtii, Moringa Drouhardii and the Moringa Oleifera.

Four Different Moringa Species.

Characteristics of seeds and kernels of Moringa-species.

A research from, Department of Livestock Sciences, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Frick, Switzerland.

The family Moringaceae is monogeneric and has 13 Moringa species
See the list here.
Moringa Oleifera, has more records of various kinds of research in scientific databases than of all the other 12 species combined. It has been found that all parts of Moringa Oleifera can be used.
For medicinal purposes, all parts of the plant (roots, leaves, seeds, bark, gum and flower) have been used to treat a multitude of diseases and deficiencies (Anwar et al., 2007).

Seed and leaf material from four different Moringa species were collected from all kind of countries to analyses them on Proximate Composition, Amino and Fatty Acid Profiles and Element Compositions.

Very interesting is to see the below table, the necessary amount of leaf dry matter intake (g) to cover 15% of the daily requirement of a child for the given nutrient of Moringa leaves. Requirement values from Golden (2009), with data from FAO where available, otherwise data from other sources (e.g. Institute of Medicine, IOM).

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Moringa’s Credentials

Moringa’s Credentials

The science of Moringa, Moringa has been one of the most widely studied herbs in the world.

Moringa’s Credentials

In recent decades, Moringa has been extensively studied in clinical trials, with evidence emerging to prove the long-touted benefits of this nutritional powerhouse.  The leaves, roots, seeds, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods of Moringa offer cardiac and circulatory stimulation.
Moringa has been found to have antitumor, antipyretic (fever reducing), antiepileptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective (protective of the liver), antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Moringa’s Credentials
Moringa has been one of the most widely studied herbs in the U.S.A., Europe, Philippines, India, and Africa. Several prominent universities, prestigious scientific institutions and governmental bodies globally have generated evidence to support Moringa’s nutritional and medicinal value.

Hundreds of studies from renowned medical and scientific journals can be found on the US National Center for Biotechnology/National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=moringa> website.

Let’s take a look at what the science says:

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Moringa as medicinal

Moringa as medicinalMoringa as medicinal

Did you know that, the juice from the root bark put into ears to relieve earaches and also placed in a tooth cavity as a pain killer ?

A Study of Ethnobotany, Nutrients and Pharmacological Moringa Oleifera Profile. Research Journal of Moringa Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences ISSN: 0975-8585.

Chemical compounds isolated from Moringa Oleifera have been shown to contain useful pharmacological properties with prospective medicinal applications.

Parts used: Drumstick’s root bark, stem bark, leaves, fruits, seeds and roots are used for therapeutic purposes. They have their own unique medicinal qualities.

Nutritional Value of Leaves and Pods. Nutritional value of leaves and pods

MEDICINAL PROPERTIESOF MORINGA OLIFERA
Flower: High medicinal value as a stimulant, aphrodisiac, abortifacient, cholagogue; used to cure inflammations, muscle diseases, hysteria, tumors, and enlargement of the spleen; lower the serum cholesterol, phospholipid, triglyceride, VLDL, LDL cholesterol to phospholipid ratio and atherogenic index; decrease lipid profile of liver, heart and aorta in hypercholesterolaemic rabbits and increased. Continue reading

Moringa against Malaria

Moringa Oleifera against Malaria

Moringa Oleifer a against Malaria

Study indicates that the phytochemicals derived from Moringa Oleifera seeds extracts are effective anti-mosquito agents.

Moringa Oleifera against Malaria, dengue is an important human viral disease transmitted by the yellow fever mosquito, is a mosquito that can spread dengue fever. 2-5 billion people living in tropical and subtropical countries, there are no specific antiviral drugs to treat it and no vaccines to prevent it. Or 3900 million people, in 128 countries, are at risk of infection with dengue viruses.
Symptoms of yellow fever include fever, headache, jaundice, muscle pain, nausea, vomiting and fatigue and more serious.

Studies, reported in the 2009, 2011, 2015 and 2016 that threatening diseases by malaria, yellow fever and dengue can be protected by the use of Moringa Oleifera.

2009 and 2011 they investigated the larvicidal effect of Moringa seed extract. The researchers found that this extract was toxic to the larvae of the yellow fever mosquito, an insect that spreads a number of diseases. On the other hand it was found that the extract was harmless to rats. The authors conclude that the seeds and their extract could be used in mosquito control programs. According to Michael Lea (Jal Mandir Technology Clearinghouse) in an e-conference organized by USAID, quote: “Moringa oil on a water tank will help kill mosquito larvae and thus reduce the threat of malaria and other deadly insect-borne diseases.”

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Neem protect Moringa leaves and Environment

Neem protect Moringa leaves and Environment

Neem protect Moringa leaves and Environment

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Neem protect Moringa leaves and Environment

The Neem tree is excellent to use as Biopesticide for farming and protect Moringa leaves but has more benefits…..

The Neem tree is very beneficial for the safeguard of the environment against pollution. And stops worms, insects, butterflies, grasshoppers etc from eating the harvest as Moringa leaves (they know this is healthy diet) without destroying everything with chemicals.

  • Scientific names: Azadirachta indica.
    Family: Meliaceae
    Common names: Neem, margosa, nim, nimba, nimbatiktam , Arishtha, PraNeem.
    In Khmer : Sdau, Sdov or Sdaw.

The Neem tree is growing everywhere in Cambodia, easy to grow also by drought. I’m still wondering that so less farmers using it. Neem also helps in restoring and maintaining soil fertility which makes it highly suitable in agro-forestry. The unbelievable bad smell, the foul odor and bitterness having fungicidal, insecticidal and nematicidal properties of this leaf makes sure the insect’s don’t like to eat your harvest or the Moringa leaves.

Neem extracts have been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use on food crops. It has been proven in various research studies  that Neem is non-toxic to birds, beneficial insects or humans and protects crops from over 200 of the most costly pests.

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Moringa-Anti-Ageing

Moringa Anti Ageing

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Moringa Anti Ageing

Moringa the prized plant for anti-aging.

Solar ultraviolet exposure is the main cause of skin damage by initiation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) leading to skin collagen imperfection and eventually skin roughness. This can be reduced by proper revitalization of skin enhancing younger and healthier appearance.

The anti-oxidant cystine, found in in Moringa Oleifera stop free radicals, whilst the proteins accelerate the re-growth of new cells.

Furthermore, the vitamin A in Moringa assists in the production of collagen and elastin, helping firm your skin and rid it of wrinkles and other skin defects.

In short, the nutrients which are found in Moringa, can help to keep your skin healthy and fit. Clearly it won’t turn back the clock but as part of a healthy lifestyle and healthy diet it will make a real difference to your health.

Moringa contains a plant hormone known as zeatin. The name ‘zeatin’ is derived from two Greek words (zytos = cell, kinesis = movement). Zeatin contains robust anti-aging properties.

There are currently no other plants to be reported to possess the same, abundant levels of zeatin other than the moringa plant, making moringa the prized plant for anti-aging.

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The M.Oleifera Oil formulations exerted an antioxidative effect, which protected against the loss of elastin, ultimately resulting in the anti-wrinkle effects.

  • Moringa for anti-aging-Study
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4112252/
    Moringa leaves are reported to be rich in phenolics and antioxidants like vitamin C, B and A [10].
  • Leaves are used as purgative, applied as the poultice to sores, rubbed on the temples for headaches, used for piles, fevers, sore throat, bronchitis, eye and ear infections, anti-inflammatory, scurvy and catarrh.
  • It protects the human skin from environmental influences and combats premature skin aging [11].

Moringa highest absorption carbon dioxide emission

Moringa highest absorption carbon dioxide emission.

The rate of absorption or assimilation of carbon dioxide by the Moringa tree is twenty times (20x) higher than any other tree.

Moringa highest absorption carbon dioxide emission.

The rate of absorption or assimilation of carbon dioxide by the Moringa tree is twenty times (20x) higher than any other tree.

Moringa highest absorption carbon dioxide emission. Study on Moringa and global warming revealed that 1 person emits 320kg of CO2/yr, it takes 23 Japanese Cedar trees takes 50 years to absorb this amount of CO2; it takes 2 Moringa trees 2 years to absorb this amount and 1 family car emits 2300kg of CO2/yr, it takes 160 Japanese Cedar trees 50 years to absorb this amount of CO2, it  takes  10  Moringa  trees 2  years  etc  (Muriel,  2010).

Advancing the Science of Climate Change:
A strong, credible body of scientific evidence shows that climate change is occurring, is caused largely by human activities, and poses significant risks for a broad range of human and natural systems, concludes this panel report from the America’s Climate Choices suite of studies. As decision makers respond to these risks, the nation’s scientific enterprise can contribute both by continuing to improve understanding of the causes and consequences of climate change, and by improving and expanding the options available to limit the magnitude of climate change and adapt to its impacts.

To make this possible, the nation needs a comprehensive, integrated, and flexible climate change research enterprise that is closely linked with action-oriented programs at all levels.

According to a Japanese study (Villafuerte, and Villafurte-Abonal, 2009) the rate of absorption or assimilation of carbon dioxide by the Moringa tree is twenty times (20x) higher than that of general vegetation and fifty times (50x) higher when compared to the Japanese cedar tree.

The Moringa tree therefore will be a useful tool in the prevention of global warming in that: One (1) moringa tree will be equivalent to the effectiveness of fifty (50) Japanese cedar tree in absorbing carbon dioxide (Villafuerte, and Villafurte-Abonal 2009). For example, If we expanded Moringa from one hundred thousand (100,000) hectares worldwide to one million (1,000,000) hectares, that would equate to five (5) gigatonnes of CO2e being sequestered.

Read more about : Industrial and Agricultural Potentials of Moringa

Food shortages, desertification and climate change
by Newton K Amaglo
http://www.indymedia.org.nz/articles/777

Effects of Moringa on Growth Yield Snap Beans

Effects of Moringa on Growth Yield Snap Beans.Effects of Moringa on Growth Yield Snap Beans.

Extracts from fresh Moringa leaves could  be used to produce an effective plant growth enhancer, increasing yield.

ABSTRACT:
Two  field  experiments  were  carried  out  to  evaluate  the  effects  of  Moringa  leaf  extract  on  the growth,  yield and yield components  of snap bean. The results  showed  that Moringa  leaf extract applied at 11, 20, 33 and 50% concentration to snap bean plants at 10 days after emergence significantly (P = 0.05) increased vegetative growth, leaf chlorophyll content, plant dry matter (shoot and root), yield components  and fresh pod yield. The snap bean response  to increasing  Moringa extract  concentration  was  quadratic  with  respect  to  plant  height,  leaf  area,  leaf  number,  leaf chlorophyll   content,   shoot   dry  matter   and  root  dry  matter.   However,   Moringa   leaf  extract significantly (P = 0.05) reduced shoot and root water contents. Due to the Moringa extracts-induced increase in vegetative growth, leaf chlorophyll content, yield components and yield of snap beans, it was concluded that Moringa leaf extract could be used to enhance the growth and development  of snap beans.

Since  animal  protein  is  more  expensive than plant protein, legumes are important in less developed countries for the supply of relatively inexpensive proteins for rural and urban populations. However, grain yield of commercial crops of common beans is less than 1.0 tons/ha in most developing countries. In order to meet the rising food demand, emphasis has to be put on improving yields per hectare. This can be achieved  through  plant  breeding, biotechnology and application of plant growth regulators to positively modify plant growth to economic advantage.

Extracts  from fresh Moringa  leaves could  be used to produce an  effective  plant  growth  enhancer,  increasing yield  by  25-30%  for  nearly  any  crop  [5].  The active growth  enhancing  substances  in Moringa leaf  extract  are  reported  to  be  zeatin, dihydrozeatin and isopentyladenine which are natural  (endogenous)  cytokinins  [5,6].  The moringa  leaf is also composed  of proteins, minerals, vitamins, essential amino acids, glucosinolates, isothiocyanates and phenolics. Continue reading

Poultry Moringa News

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Indian Poultry Feed Researcher wins First Nor-Feed Award

INDIA – Mr Karthivashan Govindarajan, PhD candidate, has won the first edition of the Veterinarian Nor-Feed Award thanks to his work on the nutritional role of Moringa oleifera extracts on broilers.

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Extract Moringa Leaves New Anticancer Activity

Extract Moringa Leaves New Anticancer ActivityExtract Moringa Leaves New Anticancer Activity

Recently, various therapeutic effects of M. oleifera such as antimicrobial, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and antioxidant effects have been investigated.

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