Moringa Oleifera Leaves for Use in Clinical Studies.
New method for extracting the beneficial compounds in Moringa identified
Cold (isothiocyanates-rich) moringa leaf powder teas will have the greatest chemoprotection potential.
A team of researchers from the Cullman Chemoprotection Center at Johns Hopkins University and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México led by Dr. Jed Fahey has developed a convenient and household-friendly method of extracting the beneficial compounds present in Moringa, a tropical plant native to central and southern Asia. The findings were published on July 9 in “Plant Food, Nutrition, and Human Health,” a special issue of the journal Nutrients. https://chemoprotectioncenter.org/new-method-for-extracting-the-beneficial-compounds-in-moringa-identified/ Posted July 12, 2019 by Teresa Johnson
“The cold teas delivered a known dose of isothiocyanate. For clinical studies this is actually better because we know exactly what we’re delivering to people,” said Fahey. “We think this will be a great delivery vehicle in clinical trials involving children who have autism.”
Identifying the efficiency of these phytochemical extraction methods for creating teas from moringa will facilitate the delivery of moringa tea to both adults and children in future clinical trials to gauge their effects on a wide range of health conditions, including autism, diabetes, and hypertension.
Baca-Villa PPP Organic sustainable supply chain Workshop at Cambodia.
Baca-Villa built the PPP project with local partners together with Pierre Fabre.
In June 2019, Baca-Villa organised a workshop for the project “Establishment of Education Partnerships and Qualification of Supply Chains in the Cambodian Agricultural Sector”. Baca-Villa is a private Cambodian company which exports organic Moringa leaves. Baca-Villa built the PPP project with local partners together with Pierre Fabre, a French private company, Pierre Fabre. Baca-Villa is committed in different projects of development of new supply chain. This event follows a previous workshop on the extraction of seed oil by pressing, performed by Xavier PAGES (international oil pressing expert).
Before this workshop, a 2 days visit in the fields was the opportunity to explain the different steps of production, the organization between Baca-Villa and the farmers and to bring back examples of items for improving the quality. “This visit was a great opportunity for me to understand the organization, to make a short risk analysis of the environment and to promote good agricultural practices like hedges to increase biodiversity” explains Alexandre PANEL, the agronomist and quality of sustainable supply chain manager of Pierre Fabre.
The agronomist manager from Pierre Fabre was coming to share his experience on sustainable supply chain of herbs used in nutraceutic and cosmetic products. The main aims of this workshop were to :
Explain the different factors of herbs quality when you use it as a raw material for nutraceutical or cosmetic industry
Present the main standards of quality for agricultural, nutraceutical and cosmetic ingredients and especially what are the questions during such a customer’s audit
Explain the HACCP methodology and the documents asked for a cosmetic ingredient homologation
Explain what are the different items of sustainability on a supply chain of herbs, and what does the customers and the final consumer expect
Some examples of sustainable supply chain in Pierre Fabre products and how it is explained to the consumer.
In Siem Reap, the workshop on sustainable supply chain was organised during 3 days. 25 people belonging to different network joined this meeting: 10 people working for Baca-Villa c; 6 people working from the Institute of Technology of Cambodia with researchers specialized in food processing; teachers from the university of agronomy ; NGOs like Action Against Hunger… We shared examples of farmers ‘production all around the world to secure the industrial supply chain thanks a sustainable approach. The explanation of the agricultural, nutraceutical and cosmetic standards helps to start new project with trust.
During this workshop, different exchanges on legal minimum cost of work, child labour, hygienic rules in farms were hold. The main subjects were how can we improve the training of the farmers (who don’t know how to write) to be organic certified? What kind of tools can we use to train the farmers on the rules of traceability? With some examples in Madagascar, we shared some tools like pictures to explain the best time for harvest. To be sure that the farmers are committed to the new supply chain, in Brazil, NGOs make a survey to select the most committed community and organise workshops to train the farmers on good agricultural practices. “The key of success of sustainable supply chain is the well understanding of what all the third parties expect, from farmers to final consumers. A good sustainable supply chain contributes to secure industrial business and share the value at all the steps of production” says Alexandre PANEL, agronomist and quality of sustainable supply chain manager in Pierre Fabre.
So three wonderful days to share all those experience from Pierre Fabre and its approach Green Mission Pierre Fabre with Cambodian private company and NGO and researchers thanks a program financed by German cooperation.
Pierre Fabre Laboratories, the second largest independent pharmaceutical group in France. Its activities cover all aspects of health care, from prescription drugs and dermo-cosmetics to family health products. It has subsidiaries in over 40 countries, market products in over 130 countries, and employ 10,000 people worldwie. Pierre Fabre Research Institute is working since 2006 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, at the Joint Laboratory of Phytochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, through a close partnership with the University of Health Sciences.
This collaboration focuses on the research and development of innovative plant-based ingredients, and the training of Cambodian pharmacist students in the field of natural products research. Vegetable oils are Pierre Fabre Group’s most used raw materials, especially in cosmetic products. Pierre Fabre group wishes to integrate original, ethic, and sustainable oils produced in Cambodia from Cambodian cultivated plants into its future products.
organic moringa producer
Baca Villa projects started in 2005, departing from the ownership of a guest house in the toutistic town of Siem Riep, Cambodia. Since 2010 they have started growing Moringa olifera trees. After realizing that it could be a sustainable and profitable project they decided to focus on the organic market, obtaining the ‘Organic’ certificatiton for EUR, USDA, NOP and JAS (Japanese Organic Standards) by Ecocert. Baca Villa manufactures Moringa with this label different types of products and sub-products. They have centered on making Tea, powder, tablets, oil, Soap, etc.Their activities and products are accommodated to the demand and different cycles of Moringa production.
In their factory, they employ from 20 to 30 people depending on the stock and the customers’ requests. Instead of becoming a closed firm their aim is to extend the benefits of Moringa cultivation, commercialization and consume and they have organized training and consultancy in the field of agriculture,
Food safety and Quality Management for new entrepreneurs and farmers, focusing on:
Theoretical and practical training: How to grow the Moringa tree and the benefits of the Moringa tree
Food hygiene and Quality Training
Basic hygiene for kitchen staff and hotel management.
Advanced hygiene training for kitchen staff and hotel management.
Hygiene training for food producing staff.
Internal audit training for ISO 9001 and Food safety management systems like HACCP, GMP and BRC
Baca Villa Co., in Siem Reap province are becoming pioneers in the creation of new jobs in agro-food sector and promoting the extension of this know-how to other farmers.
PIERRE FABRE X BACA VILLA
The project partners Pierre Fabre and Baca Villa will jointly work on the proposed develoPPP.de project. Both project partners will set-up a team of experts who will engage in the training of farmers, technical staff and students. For the project supervision, suPPPort ltd. will be engaged, a sustainability consultancy with thorough experience in develoPPP.de projects.
Official Project Launch
a develoPPP.de – project
Agriculture plays a prominent role in the everyday livelihoods of more than 56% of the total working-age population of Cambodia. Still, most families in rural remote areas do not have access to qualified education. Due to their financial situation and missing educational infrastructure, farmers have a lack of knowledge on cultivation improvement and new technologies. Organisations, companies or private institutions offering agricultural education are very often expensive and the education is very theoretical without necessary practical exposure.
Furthermore, the awareness of farmers and technical staff for international organic standards is very low. The International Organic Standard and the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety are becoming more important to compete in the international agriculture sector. Hence, qualified education in these topics were needed to be addressed.
In scope of the project, Pierre Fabre and Baca Villa will jointly tackle the farmers’ education in organic farming and cultivation of plants and herbs for vegetable oil manufacturing. They will train technical staff in the oil pressing process to convert plants and herbs into high-value oil, which may later be used for nutraceutical and cosmetic applications in Pierre Fabre’s products. Through the set-up of an external control lab and the support of Pierre Fabre in technical experts trainings, Baca Villa will be able to ensure that vegetable oils provided to Pierre Fabre and other international and local customers, meet the highest quality standards.
In the framework of the project, technical staff of Baca Villa and farmers will be trained in the skills needed to run an organic herb supply chain. Each year Baca Villa technicians will receive training trough Pierre Fabre in the field of sustainable supply chain management and in the field of plant extraction. The trained technicians will pass on this knowledge with regard to oil manufacturing to technical experts in a 10-month education program (ToT) at Baca Villa. Also, employees of Baca Villa will receive training in BRC Global Standard for Food Safety which is regarded as the benchmark for compliance to best practice in food industry standards; and is an internationally recognized mark of food safety, quality and responsibility.
Qualification of farmers
Since the cultivation and farming of organic plants and herbs is the crucial first step in the supply chain, Baca Villa will train 100 Cambodian farmers in the Ecocert Organic Standard. After the successful training of 50 farmers in the first year, another 50 farmers will be trained in the second year. The goal is that at least 50 farmers will receive organic certification by Ecocert by the end of the project.
The farmers will be selected according to a criteria catalogue, including hard aspects as location of the farm, previous usage of pesticides, previous farmed products, watering of the field (where does it come from); as well as soft aspects as willingness to change and learn, attitude of farmer, poverty level (poorer farmers preferred).
The farmers will receive workshops every second month. The workshops will be provided at the Baca Villa facilities as well as directly on the farms. CEDAC and the project partners Pierre Fabre and Baca Villa ensure the transport of the farmers to the venue and back. The content of the workshops will cover:
– Cultivation of organic plants and herbs
– Organic farming without pesticides
– Use of natural (organic) fertilizer and pesticides, which are allowed and approved by International organic law.
– Hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP)
– Good Agriculture and Collection Practices (GACP)
– Quality standards
– Post-harvest services
– Food safety
– General life skills, income management, health and safety, hygiene
Cooperation with association and education partner
To foster knowledge-transfer to the industry, Baca Villa will also engage with the DGRV – Deutsche Genossenschafts- und Raiffeisenverband e. V. based in Phnom Penh. The DGRV is connected to many local stakeholders that foster cooperatives in the agricultural sector. Also, Pierre Fabre and Baca Villa will cooperate with the Department of Chemical Engineering and Food Technology ofITCin order to build the capacity through knowledge and technical transfer and set-up quality control activities related to plant-based ingredient at the ITC. Baca Villa will invite partner institutions to annual workshops and various events to share know-how.
qualified Technical Operators
The project is of high relevance for the developing country Cambodia, since theoretical and practical education is largely missing in the agriculture sector. Furthermore, goals in the project correlate with the Sustainable Development Goals (Agenda 2030) by the United Nations.
Within the project, at least 100 farmers will be trained in Ecocert Organic Standard, including international social, environmental and quality standards and thus gain a higher qualification and competitiveness. They will also receive practical skills training in organic farming, hygienic harvesting, prune, advanced of nursery and HACCP. These workshops and trainings provide the currently missing education, which is highly important for the development of the agriculture sector. As a result, farmers in the region are gaining in attractiveness and thus secure their future viability. Baca Villa is aiming to start long-term business relations with at least 50 out of the 100 trained farmers. SDG 1: No Poverty; SDG 4: Quality Education; SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; SDG 15: Life on Land)
Technical operators are crucial for the development of the sector and the introduction of new technologies. Through the 10-months training at Baca Villa by the formerly trained technicians and lecturer, at least 20 well-educated technical operators will be trained. This higher education increases their job-opportunities and they are likely to gain a higher income. (SDG 4: Quality Education)
The thorough training of farmers helps to ensure an organic supply chain that can meet international standards. Education of technical operators enhances the productivity and competitiveness of companies and will ensure jobs. Since Pierre Fabre educates farmers and technical operators in the region, not only Baca Villa, but also many other companies in the region, which have similar professional backgrounds, will benefit from skilled future employees. These will contribute decisively to the agriculture sector’s development in the region. (SDG 1: No Poverty; SDG 4: Quality Education; SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production; SDG 15: Life on Land)
Students and lecturers will benefit from the project, since the education partnerships will give them access to international know-how and connectivity to the industry. (SDG 4: Quality Education)
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Genomics uncovers the mystery of the magic drumstick tree—Moringa oleifera
by National Centre for Biological Sciences Moringa oleifera, the horseradish tree. Credit: Mark A. Garland, hosted by the USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database.
This study shows that the leaves contain 30 times more iron and 100 times more calcium than spinach. “Indeed, iron, zinc and magnesium transporters were found to be highly abundant in the roots and stem parts of this tree,” says Dr. Naseer Pasha (1), first author of the paper.
The moringa (drumstick) tree has medicinal value and is a rich source of nutrients and minerals. Traditionally, its parts are known to confer multiple benefits, including anti-diabetic (leaves), cardio-protective (roots), anti-fertility (roots), anti-inflammatory (roots), anti-microbial (roots), anti-oxidative (leaves, flowers), anti-obesity (leaves) effects. Additionally, the seeds have been used for water purification and as lubricant oil, among other benefits.
A team of scientists led by Prof. R. Sowdhamini at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bengaluru, has recently deciphered the moringa transcriptome by purifying and sequencing RNA from five different tissues (root, stem, flower, seed and leaf) of the tree. The tree tissues were collected from the Gandhi Krishi Vigyan Kendra campus of the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bengaluru. The sequencing data were analyzed using a combination of computational algorithms and wet-lab approaches. A full report has been published in the journal Genomics.
Moringa leaves, flowers and pods are commonly consumed. This study shows that the leaves contain 30 times more iron and 100 times more calcium than spinach. “Indeed, iron, zinc and magnesium transporters were found to be highly abundant in the roots and stem parts of this tree,” says Dr. Naseer Pasha (1), first author of the paper. One of the key enzymes required for the production of vitamin C is also expressed at a significant ratio, in all the five tissues studied.
Organic Moringa farm Cambodia
This tree of sub-Himalayan origin requires very little attention and can survive in arid regions. The transcriptome data indicates multiple stress-responsive genes such as C2H2 and Myb gene families. Together, it provides compelling evidence that this plant is a “superfood,” and can provide nutritional sustenance during droughts.
A total of 36 candidate genes were tracked in this study from all five tissues. These include the synthesizing enzymes for compounds (flavonoids, terpenoids, vitamins and alkaloids like moringine) and transporters of minerals. Among these, the bioactive compounds of medicinal value such as quercetin (effective in metabolic disorders) and its synthesizing enzymes are observed more in leaves and flowers. Kaempferol (effective as anti-cancer agent) was observed to be abundant in the flowers.
The transcript of an enzyme that enables the synthesis of moringine/ benzylamine, usually observed in bacteria, is highly expressed in Moringa seeds. Moringine is perhaps transported to the roots and is known to improve glucose tolerance and lipid metabolism in mammals. The Ursolic acid and Oleanolic acid products and synthesizing enzymes are observed more in the roots and are known to act as anti-fertility and anti-cancer agents. “A total of 17000 transcripts have been observed and it was a bioinformatics challenge to identify the candidate genes,” says Dr. Adwait Joshi who is part of the team. Sowdhamini’s group combined and compared the data with the already available Moringa oleifera genome sequence from a group in China (Tian et al., 2015).
“Uncovering the details of the enzymes that lend Moringa its medicinal values, demonstrates the power of genomics. Together, with the commercial applications, such as the use of Moringa leaves in water purification and oleic acid in the oil extracts, this study could pave the way for this plant in the field of biotechnology,” says Prof. R. Sowdhamini. Like with the paper on Tulsi (2), this is yet another attempt by the research group to unravel the mysteries of Indian medicinal plants.
Our organic farm house at the country side of Cambodia
Just back from our almost new organic farm, 3 hours traveling from Siem Reap, 38 Degrees, very hot very very hot.
In the Ac wagon I enjoy the beautiful surroundings, everything dry but also super beautiful.
Once arrived I already see the new wooden house with metal roof, the road still needs to be improved but everything is in its time.
In the midst of all the forests and mountains around us I can see all the little Moringa trees from far away. Entire rows up to the horizon, between small water pipes that have to provide some water for irrigation.
Wrapped up in a big hat, I walk around, wow what a heat the heat radiates from the sand.
Our new organic land is linked to the old land and with that we have huge expansion possibilities.
Start Prepare New Organic Land
The new newly built house fortunately has a very large porch to shelter from the sun and rain. Inside the house two small bedrooms for guests like me :-). Phea and his family sleep on top of each other in a corner of the house, how they can sleep like that I think.
No electricity, very difficult telephone connection…. The water has been dug into a very large pound with a very small amount of water in the dry season…
Huge Pound with a little bit water in the dry season.
April 2019 it is Cambodian New Year but here people just work far away from the city where all the festivities take place. Their life is very different, working so that they have food tomorrow. Live from what grows. People live a hard life here.
The neighbor fold comes running with an empty bucket to fill it with our water, she rinses her face, wash her hands a little and the rest home for the daily family need water.
Pips Every where also for the kaffir-Lime
Around 5 pm Phea will be watering all plants, also quite a lot of all hoses coupled with small tapes open so that they all get a little water. Through a complex water system, the water can get everywhere, but I can understand that for many farmers, all that material, water, pumps, petrol, pipes, etc. is not available for ordinary farmers.
Then Phea brings me around in the tuk tuk, what a country so big. Beautiful to see! He explains to me in which part we are going to grow, leaves for Powder, Tea and tablets. Moringa trees for the seeds and oil, the Kaffir Lime, the sunflower, the lemongrass, the turmeric etc etc. great to hear how everything is worked out.
In the evening we sit with our neighbors on a mat eating on the ground outside, dogs walk around us to be allowed to eat a bite. We got a big bag of ice and a pack of beer, well that goes in….
Women pack the kids well, plenty of mosquito’s here.
At night I hardly sleep so hot, I drift away with sweat.
But once in the morning what a beautiful blue sky, the many birds that make themselves heard, the silence, the endless space ….. it is significantly cooler now 27 degrees what a relief then you can work for a while until the sun comes out again let hear.
What is important to be present on the land and to spend the night and see and feel what it is like on the land, only then do you get respect for the people who work there and what grows before it is on a plate, ready for us.
I hope I can enjoy this beautiful country for a very long time with the wonderfully optimistic people who always have the courage no matter how tough it is. I am ready to go again.
If you have water…..
With many greetings from all farmers in rural Cambodia. Organic Farm Baca-Villa
Because of our very long experience in all kinds of drying techniques, we have become exclusive supplier of this brand Solar dryers in Cambodia.
Solar drying of agricultural food products is one of the most attractive and cost-effective applications of solar energy.
As one kind of inexhaustible, safe, energy saving, environmental protective new energy, solar energy is getting more and more attention in this world.
Advance: time saving, weather resistance (wind and rain are not anymore an obstacle), higher hygienic standards is higher product quality and color & taste, less pollution, no fungus, no animal, higher nutrients value, inside temperature control & increase income.
In view of the high demand of energy resources and nonsustainability of conventional energy sources, such as fossil fuels, it is imperative to continue to explore alternative methods of drying in a sustainable and more effective and efficient way, making use of renewable energy sources.
Drying is simply a process in which agricultural products can be preserved for future use by removing enough moisture from the crops in order to avoid decomposition, since moisture in many categories of agricultural produce makes them prone to perish more easily, especially in tropical climatic conditions.
Solar energy remains a viable and economical means of preservation of agricultural products, since the heat from solar energy can be applied in either traditional open air drying or with specially designed solar thermal dryers to prevent post-harvest losses which are a common phenomenon in many developing countries.
What can you use Solar for? For all vegetables that can be dried, herbs, seeds, carrots, spices and for all fruits. Anything that can be dried can be used for this.
The solar dryer decreased the mass of cassava from 30.8 kg to 17.4 kg within 13 and 9 h at average temperatures of 40 °C and 45 °C, respectively. The moisture content of cassava decreased from 61% (wet basis) to 10.5%, see the pictures of drying mango and jack fruit. Other products as chili, fermented cocoa beans, coffee berries, banana, papaya, sliced meat, seaweed, fish and it has great potential for application in the rural areas.
Solar drying Pepper
Moisture content during drying of green chilli
Variations of moisture content with time during solar
Our Solar dryers are covered with polycarbonate sheets at a parabolic-shape. The parabolic cross- sectional shape helps to reduce the wind load in case of tropical rain storms.
Polycarbonate has 100 percent protection from the sun’s harmful UV light.
Resistance: It is virtually unbreakable; endures all hail; 200 times more resistant than
Lightweight: Weighs 3 times less than the glass.
Security: A traditional glass module released by wind or poor subject represents a great danger to people and materials by weight and
Utility: flexible, easy to work, can be drilled and cut ea
Tray layers are made from HDPE nets (Products made from Type 2 HDPE recycled plastic are considered Eco–friendly because they are made mainly from post-consumer products and are recyclable at the end of their useful life. … HDPE plastic is the most environmentally stable of all plastics – giving off no harmful fumes into the environment.)
Tray layers are made from HDPE nets
We are proud to present the Bangkok University developed solar dryers of Covestro where Baca-Villa is the exclusive distributor in Cambodia.
Improve your productivity and turnover with Solar dryer solution!
These solar dryers have been in use throughout Asia for many years and have proven their services. This fully developed solar dry system not only contributes to saving the environment, it also saves you enormous electricity costs AND increasing your income.
There are 5 types available, for each wallet. Type 1; 40 kg (3.50 x 2.00 meters) Type 2; 350kg (8 x 6 meters) Type 3; 400-600kg (8 x 12 meters) Type 4; 1000 kg (8 x 20 meters) Type 5; 1500kg (8 x 27 meters) If desired, at a little more cost, a heater can be supplied which automatically ensures that when the weather is cloudy or rainy, the temperature remains at the same level (its automatic controlled). 10-year warranty guarantees (ask for the conditions) that you can enjoy this dry option for a long time and that your investment is quickly earned back. For more information, please feel free to contact us.
Through constant technical updating of our employees on cultivation, technology and quality, a consistently high-quality product is produced and guaranteed. The oil is channeled through a GC-MS analysis.
Cold pressed, not refined. No chemical additives, no other substance added as Organic Pure Moringa Oil. Capsules from 100 % Organ HPMC.
HPMC is approved by FDA as both a direct and an indirect food additive, and is approved for use as a food additive by the EU.
Ideal for vegetarians & for anyone who prefers to consume capsules as tablets. Ben oil is light yellow in color. It is odorless with a mild taste. 21% Saturated fats, 77% Omega 9 Fats, Less than 1% Omega 3 & 6 Fats.
Nutritional Facts of Moringa Oil. Moringa oil has a unique nutrient profile, dominated by vitamin C and B-family vitamins, as well as an unusually high level of monounsaturated fats and some saturated fats.
The most notable ingredient is oleic acid (omega-9), of which more than 70% of this oil is composed.
Flavonoids:These are antioxidant compounds which exert a protective effect on our body. Even in small amounts, they exert strong health benefits. Flavonoids strengthen the blood vessels and lower inflammatory problems. Total flavonoid content in Moringa oil is 18 mg RAE per gm.
500mg per capsule of 100% Organic Moringa Oil. Organic Moringa Oil Capsules
Organic Moringa Oil Capsules
Nutrition Information (per 100g)
5.0 mg KOH/g Max
5.0 meq O2/kg Max
75 g/100g Max
Gluten, cereals-based product
Nuts & sesame seed-based product
Peanuts, soybean-based product
(With product specification on request)
Moringa pods, seeds for Oil.
Besides growing Organic Moringa leaves for our Tea, Powder and Tablets customers we’re growing Moringa seeds for germination and Cold Pressed Moringa Oil.
Organic Moringa Pods at our farms
Fresh, cold pressed Organic Moringa Oil, conform the International Pharmaceutical standards.
That the Moringa tree is a special tree we already knew, and that this tree is known from fresh, cooked or dried leaves without loss of nutritional value as vitamins, calcium, iron, antioxidants and the 9 essential amino acids is known.
Moringa helps farmers. But that this Moringa tree also ensures that farmers get a better life is less known. These farmers who until recently cultivated cassava or bananas or corn etc where after the harvest was not paid the promised price is widely known. Moringa farmers receive a predetermined price for their harvest on contract so that the farmers can also work on their future, send their children to school, have water and a toilet and thus build a better social life.
2-days Monthly Farmers Training at Cambodia Organic Moringa farms
No improvement without education: Our farmers receive every Month a 2-day training in agriculture, says CEO and Founder Jan Camp of Baca-Villa Productions Co Ltd from Cambodia. It is very important to us that all parties are thought of, not just the business model. If you want to deliver quality to your customers you have to start with the farmers. Everyone likes to hear the term social responsibility but forget how it arises and what you have to do to really do and be.
Consumers will also have to understand that something more will have to be paid for this. Small scales, biodiversity, sustainable organic products without pesticides as opposed to large-scale chemistry agriculture industry costs a little more and really not much more, your health is worth more.
Everyone talks today about supply chain but forget that if we do not have farmers we have no products. Paying attention to the farmers there begins everything and that is education. We explain to farmers how to increase biodiversity why that is important. We explain why organic farming is much better and how do you grow that. We explain techniques that can generate higher yields. Then you work on a perfect supply chain. Women play an important role in this, they manage the money and work hard, says Jan.
Organic Moringa Flower
From Moringa seeds we can increase the Moringa farms for leaves. We will continue to expand the oil properties of the Moringa, and there is a future for the farmers. By growing the Moringa trees only for oil means a new future for many farmers, from the seeds and flowers of the Moringa we can get a lot out of them, Extracting the flowers, cold press of the Moringa seeds, the demand is enormous and will only but increase. Form the seeds we can make many Oil products, for the food chain, for the cosmetics industry, pure diesel, water purification etc etc too many to mention.
Here, too, it is important that our own staff also receive education, because extracting oil and pressing is a technique that you have to learn the latest techniques, and learn about international requirements.
Education and Moringa must be closely linked to each other. Through collaboration with Universities and a good professional quality department, new Moringa products can also emerge.
The Moringa market is still in full swing in the coming years, but do not forget the farmers when you buy a product.
Data show that Moringa “is experiencing explosive growth”, with a growth of 460% between 2014-2017 …. That promised some more for the coming years, we can still make many farmers happy.
The freshness of Organic lemongrass mixed with dried Moringa leaves has a delicious fresh tea. Excellent to use after a night out or with a sickly cold feeling. The combination of these two excellent products gives a boost to your body.
Both Organic Lemongrass and Moringa are available throughout the year. Available as Tea, powder and tablets and fresh but fresh limited shelf life.
What you would like to know about Lemongrass read here:
Fresh Organic Lemongrass
Refreshing, citrus-scented lemongrass imparts a unique flavor to the recipes. It’s rough, tufted stems and leaf buds are among the most sought-after herbal parts employed in an array of cuisine all over South and East Asian regions so also in Cambodia.
Botanically, this herb belongs to the grass family of Poaceae. Scientific name: Cymbopogon citratus. The herb is one of the popular ingredients used in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia and as far as African and American continents for its culinary and medicinal purposes.
Scientific name: Zingiber officinale.
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon) grows in dense clumps that emerge from the tough bulbous base with a spread of about one meter width and about three feet in height. Its bright green leaves with sharp edges feature in appearance similar to that of grass. It flourishes in fertile, well-draining sandy soils under tropical climates receiving torrential rains.
Several cultivars of Cymbopogon based upon their origin, culinary, and oil properties grew around the world at commercial levels. East-Indian lemongrass (C. citratus) is an important culinary herb used extensively in the cooking in many East Asian countries. The Indian or Malabar lemongrass (C. flexuosus), on the contrary, employed predominantly in the perfume industry due to its limited myrcene content.
Health benefits of lemongrass
Lemongrass herb has numerous health benefiting essential oils, chemicals, minerals and vitamins that are known to have anti-oxidant and disease preventing properties.
The herb carries 99 calories per 100 g but contains no cholesterol.
The chief chemical component in lemongrass herb is citral or lemonal, an aldehyde responsible for its unique lemon Citral also has strong antimicrobial and antifungal properties.
Additionally, its herb parts also carry other essential oils such as myrcene, citronellol, methyl heptanone, di pentene, geraniol, limonene, geranyl acetate, nerol, These compounds are known to have counter-irritant, rubefacient, insecticidal, antifungal and anti-septic properties.
Its leaves and stems are very good in folate (100 g leaves and stem provide about 75 µg or 19% of RDA). Folates play a vital role in cell division and DNA synthesis. When given during the peri-conception period, they can help prevent neural tube defects in the baby.
Its herb parts are also rich in many invaluable essential vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) and thiamin (vitamin B-1). These vitamins are essential in the sense that body requires them from external sources to replenish.
Furthermore, fresh herb contains small amounts of anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-C and vitamin-A.
Lemon grass herb, whether fresh or dried, is a rich source of minerals like potassium, zinc, calcium, iron, manganese, copper, and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, which helps control heart rate and blood pressure. The human body uses manganese as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.
Nutrients facts Moringa-LemonGrass
Lemongrass features in many East Asian cuisines. Fresh chopped stems, leaf buds as well as dried or ground herb parts used in cooking.
The herb imparts distinctive lemon flavor when cut or crushed due to the release of essential oil citral. Before eating discard tough stems and fibers as they are unchewable.
Here are some serving tips:
Lemongrass is one of popular ingredient in many cuisines since its delicate flavor combines well with fish, seafood, meat, and poultry.
It widely used in soups, stir-fries, marinades, curries, etc., in Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, and Indonesia.
Tom yum is a favorite soup name in Thailand. The soup made of fresh lemongrass, kaffir lime leaves, galangal, lime juice, fish sauce, and crushed chili peppers. Tom yum is usually added with shrimp, prawns, fish, poultry or mushrooms.
Lemon grass tea is a very refreshing beverage.
Its fine buds and stems used as a garnish in salads.
Ground dried lemongrass powder Mixed or not with Moringa Powder, used instead of raw stalks in marinades.
This herb is also as flavoring base in pickles.
Medicinal uses of lemongrass
Pharmacologically, citral compound has been used in the commercial production of vitamin-A.
Lemongrass is one of the favored herbs used in herbal teas.
It is also helpful in relieving colitis, indigestion, and gastro-enteritis ailments.
Lemongrass oil when used in aromatherapies revitalizes the body and helps relieve symptoms of a headache, body ache, nervous exhaustion, and stress-related conditions.
Its infusions often employed to help relieve infections such as sore throats, laryngitis, bronchitis, etc.
Lemongrass oil is used in massage therapy as a muscle and skin-toner. (Medical disclaimer).
Safety profile: Lemongrass oil can cause skin irritation in some individuals when used in perfumes, cosmetics and as a massage oil. (Medical disclaimer).
An overview of a food plant with multiple medicinal uses : MORINGA OLEIFERA
A review article of Research from plant parts of the Moringa:
This review focuses on the detailed phytochemical composition, medicinal uses, along with pharmacological properties of different parts of this multipurpose tree.
Always consult a doctor if you want to use the Moringa as a medical line.
As you can see, the medical properties are incredibly large but a lot more research needs to be done. So many things have not yet been investigated or should be further intensively investigated. I hope that we all continue researching the beautiful properties of this Moringa plant so that in the future we can benefit even more from the Moringa.
In Cambodia too, we do a lot of research into the Moringa possibilities, but then as a food supplement with leaves, oil extract and cold press together with other companies, Universities and consultancies. We are working hard on improvements in the growth of the Moringa tree and potential future opportunities for the Moringa in the Food and Oil sector. We also help prevent malnutrition and help farmers improve agricultural opportunities through monthly education.