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.
What has 2018 been an eventful Moringa year!. Our new state-of-the-art factory is operational, lots of new machines, new customers, working on BRC Global Food safety, working on expanding organic farms, adding new products, expanding our quality service etc etc.
In July our Grand evening opening of the PPP!
More will be added in 2019!
What’s on the program for 2019: 2019 through our new Solar drying machines program we will be drying solar energy on farms, much improvement for farmers (higher income farmers, much higher capacity). 2019 +/- 25 new Organic farms and Organic certifications. 2019 New expansion of our product range. 2019 Baca will come with a great surprise in the field of research and the development of a new Moringa product. 2019 Obtaining the BRC Global food safety Certificate 2019 Workshops training in Oils extract and qualifying and analyzing through GS-MS in accordance with international requirements.
With many thanks to all our people in Baca-Villa who have made an incredible contribution to this success, without them it would have been impossible to realize this.
We wish you all happy holidays, and we would like to see you all back in 2019.
Consumers increasingly want to be sure that they will not eat any chemical pesticides and medicines which are generally used to treat regular fruit, veg, meat and fish.
Not only the emission of contamination in nature such as oil, waste, incineration all contributes to pollution of our environment and therefore also our food.
That is why Organic came on the market, fresh products that do not contain chemical fertilizers, pesticides or other artificial substances.
The Independent newspaper about Organic “Eating organic food lowers risk of certain cancers, study suggests. Less exposure to chemical pesticides may be key to reduced rates, research indicates. Because of their lower exposure to pesticide residues, it can be hypothesised that high organic food consumers may have a lower risk of developing cancer,” said lead author Julia Baudry. “If the findings are confirmed, promoting organic food consumption in the general population could be a promising preventive strategy against cancer.” published an article at: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/organic-food-cuts-cancer-risk-lymphoma-chemical-pesticides-chemo-a8604336.htm
Fresh Organic Turmeric
Dried Black Ginger and as Powder
The meaning of Organic is: “Produced or associated with production without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides or other artificial agents”.
The supply chain is the heart of a company’s operations.
Supply chain management (SCM) is the broad range of activities required to plan, control and execute a product’s flow, from acquiring raw materials and production through distribution to the final customer, in the most streamlined, cost-effective, environmentally friendly and social way possible.
Moringa and other herbal schemes supply chains:
1.Together with the Agri-Supervisor, supply the requested raw materials on time (The farmers are provided with an agreement with a clear instruction) with regard to always and repeatedly delivering the right desired and requested quantity according to the (organic) customer requirements. 2. And it is also responsible that the right amount of organic crops has been grown in time in accordance with the demand of the sales forecast.
–Pickup flow chart (Picking up products from the farms through the plots conform instructions and manufacturing department and sales.)
–Manufacturing supply conform customers individual requirements.
–Traceability: Agri-Supervisor, Production Manager, Quality department, Accounting, Sales make sure together that the traceability is constant update control the day-to-day flow of goods and materials up and down the supply chain conform the quality requirements of the customer.
–Packaging& Delivering conform customer’s individual requirements (Production, Quality, Sales and Transport responsibly).
–Transport in time, without delay, conform customers individual delivering requirements.
– Sales versus Customers, contact, quality-report, delivering, forecast, new product development and communicate down the supply chain.
Information Flows: Information flows allow the various supply chain partners to coordinate their long-term plans, and to control the day-to-day flow of goods and materials up and down the supply chain.
The Eight Components of Supply Chain Management: • Planning. This is one of the most important stages. … • Information. The world today is dominated by a continuous flow of information. … • Source. Suppliers play a very crucial role in supply chain management systems. … • Inventory. … • Production. … • Location. … • Transportation. … • Return of goods…
Organic Moringa Fresh Leaves: The Moringa plant is known worldwide for its nutritional and medicinal benefits and industrial uses. It’s one of the most useful tropical trees. Almost every part of the Moringa plant has nutritional value.
Nutritional value analysis of Moringa oleifera pods, fresh leaves and dried leaf powder per 100 grams of edible portion (source: Fuglie, 2001).
i) increase food security, ii) economic growth, and iii) improving nutrition. In addition, devote time to the need for better access to agricultural inputs, training in horticulture, food, business skills and cooperative development.
Education & Qualification in the Cambodian Agriculture.
Education farmer’s, technical training employees and GC-MS analyses at the University.
Baca Villa proudly announces the kick-off for a 2-year project in collaboration with the French Pharmaceutical giant, Pierre Fabre.
Education and Qualification in the Cambodian Agriculture address farmer’s education in organic farming and responsible cultivation of plants and herbs for vegetable oil manufacturing.
Establishment of Education Partnerships and Qualification of Supply Chains in the Cambodian Agriculture Sector.
Education and Qualification in the Cambodian Agriculture project is co-funded by the develoPPP.de program that the Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG) implements on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). This developmental program was set up by the BMZ to provide aid to companies in developing and emerging nations through socially responsible investment, funds and professional support, when necessary.
The aim of this project is to set up educational structures, partnerships and appropriate qualifications of supply chains, farmers and technicians in the Cambodian agriculture sector. It also seeks to provide education to local farmers in organic standards and to students, lecturers and technicians in the field of food technology and analysis, to implement internationally recognized environmental and social standards. The achievement of all objectives set over the course of this project, will ensure the creation of jobs for many locals in the agricultural sector of Cambodia. One main measure to achieve the goals is the strategic partnership between private and academic institutions such as Pierre Fabre, Baca Villa and the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC).
With more than 3000m2, Baca Villa, accommodates a state-of-the-art advanced factory in Siem Reap and has been producing organic Moringa food and pressed oil products along with upscale cosmetics, sold to customers around the globe. Baca Villa’s mission is to provide quality organic food supplements, which meet the highest quality standards in organic farming and cultivation of plants and herbs benefiting the company’s customers health and the environment. This collaboration will bring great benefits to both Baca Villa and Pierre Fabre in reaching their goals to further diversify its product range and establish and create a greater long-term consumer base for itself, while Pierre Fabre is seeking to engage in strategic partnership to grow organic herbs and extract oils, which will be used in the manufacturing of their pharmaceutical products, using the highest quality standards. The objectives of this project primarily encompass training and the provision of workshops for the qualification of farmers, technical staff at Baca Villa and the students from the academic partners (ITC), to ensure that Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) are maintained, starting from farming to the final stage of manufacturing. Hence, it is crucial for participants of these trainings to be aware of the requirements of Ecocert Organic Standards and the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety.
Qualification of 100 Farmers: 100 Farmers will be trained in the Ecocert Organic Standard, with the goal of qualifying at least 50 farmers receiving organic certification by Ecocert by the end of the 2-year project.
Qualification of Students: The workshops, training’s and internship opportunities will cover topics such as: Ecocert Organic Standard, Good Agriculture and Collection Practices, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, as well as sustainable strategies for agroindustry waste and by-products from oil pressing.
Qualification of Technical Staff: Baca Villa Technical Staff will receive training’s on plant extraction, oil manufacturing process optimization, and sustainable supply chain management.
Project Development and Supervision: The task of project supervision will be delegated to suPPPort ltd, a sustainability consultancy with many years of experience in the field of develoPPP.de projects.
Education Qualification in the Cambodian Agriculture.
Moringa Oleifera extract use as bio-fertilizer during drought.
A biofertilizer (also bio-fertilizer) is a substance which contains living microorganisms which, when applied to seeds, plant surfaces, or soil, colonize the rhizosphere or the interior of the plant and promotes growth by increasing the supply or availability of primary nutrients to the host plant. An extract is a substance made by extracting a part of a raw material.
Moringa leaves extracts can be used to alleviate the adverse effect of water deficit stress. Research has shown that Moringa Oleifera leaves extract offers a solution.
In dry areas, agriculture is a recurrent problem, water!
Without water, no, low or bad harvest!
Drought caused significant decreases in growth parameters (shoot and root length, fresh and dry weight of shoots and roots) and photosynthetic pigments (chlorophyll a, chlorophyll b, carotenoids and total pigments).
Drought is abiotic stress limiting factors of plant growth and yields thus negatively affect production of over 25% of world agriculture. Deficit of soil water caused significant reduction in photochemical activities in some plants, reduction in the activities of enzymes responsible for some processes like respiration, translocation, hormone balance, macro and micro nutrients uptake and metabolism (Rohbakhsh, 2013).
Moringa leaf extract (MLE 30) could trigger the activation of physiological compounds persist in plants to alleviate the oxidative damage causing by drought, leading to improvements in physiological and biochemical aspects for the plant growth under drought conditions.
Moringa oleifera leaves extract (MLE) is the most natural plant growth enhancer, has no cost and enhance the tolerance of plants under different environmental conditions like drought. Drought stress has destructive effect on the content of cytokinin in plant. On the other hand, the high level of zeatin makes Moringa leaves extract (MLE) more effective as a natural compound promoting plant tolerance under stress conditions (Zaki & Rady, 2015).
Inorganic ions such as nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K) have important roles in plant mechanisms. The decline in soil water actually reduces nutrient ions uptake and nutrient transport in plants (Sardans & Penuelas, 2012).The inhibition in nutrient uptake by plants under water stress is related to reduction in transpiration process, impaired active transport and membrane permeability (Tanguilig et al., 1987).
Leaf extract of Moringa Oleifera plants has been reported to be a rich source of many minerals such as Ca, P, Na, Mg, K, Fe and others that can be valorized for nutrition balance in plants (Moyo et al., 2011).
Moringa leaf extract fertilization. Sivakumar & Ponnusami (2011) realized the increased uptake and accumulations of some nutritive elements as N, K, Ca, Mg and P as well as Fe in roots and shoots of several plants by using Moringa leaf extract. MLE is supposed to accelerate the nutrient uptake and translocation through the plant by increasing the root membranes permeability for electrolytes, preventing nutrients fixation and increasing its mobility in soil.
Results presented in Table, showed that, plant growth parameters (shoot and root length, fresh and dry weights of shoots and roots) of drought stressed Glycine max plants were affected. Data showed that the effect of drought on plant increased according to decreased water hold capacity (60% and 40% hold water capacity). It was decreased significantly with increasing drought stress as compared with control plants. Further, spraying Moringa Oleifera leaf extract (MLE30) alone caused a noticeable improvement in all of mentioned growth parameters compared to untreated plants, indicating the higher efficiency of growth, development in the presence of (MLE30) supplementation.
Conclusion: The present results suggest that Moringa leaf extract (MLE 30) could trigger the activation of physiological compounds persist in plants to alleviate the oxidative damage causing by drought, leading to improvements in physiological and biochemical aspects for the plant growth under drought conditions. Moringa leaves extracts can be used to alleviate the adverse effect of water deficit stress.
The complete research can be read here: Using Moringa Oleifera Leaf Extract as a Bio-fertilizer for Drought
Rania S. Hanafy# Biological and Geological Sciences Department, Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University, 1575 Cairo, Egypt Egypt. J.Bot. Vol. 57, No.2, pp.281-292 (2017)
Effect of Moringa Leaf Extract on Pepper Seed Germination.
Pepper field at Siem Reap, Cambodia area.
Pepper Seedlings Improvement, Growth, Fruit Yield and its Quality.
Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) is considering an important fruit vegetable crop belong to family Solanaceae which remembered since more than 6000 years ago (Perry et al., 2007). It is the second most important vegetable in the world after tomato for internal consumption and for export. Pepper fruit is rich in vitamins A and C and contain appreciable quantities of proteins and minerals Temu and Temu (2005) and Olaniyi and Ojetayo (2010).
Organic Moringa Farm Baca-Villa at Cambodia.
The Moringa leaf extract (MLE) is consider as a natural plant growth regulator where, it is a source of zeatin which it is natural derivative of cytokinin, proteins, vitamins E, phenolics, ascorbates, essential amino acid and several mineral elements, making to putting it as a potential natural growth stimulant, as mentioned by Emongor (2012), Rady et al. (2013), Howladar (2014) and Rady et al. (2015). Other reports have been showed that Moringa extract play as a plant hormone which enhances seed germination, growth and yield of crops. MLE foliar spray improved crop performance, resulting from its role on vigorous plant growth, maintained optimum tissue water status, improved membranes stability, enhanced antioxidant content, as mentioned by Anwar and Bhanger (2003), Nagar et al. (2006) Yasmeen et al. (2012), Yasmeen et Middle East J. Agric. Res., 6(2): 448-463, 2017 ISSN: 2077-4605 449 al. (2013) and Rehman et al. (2014).Continue reading →
A Study proved that the combination of Moringa-Spirulina tablets is more comprehensive nutrition, more balanced proportion of natural nutritional supplement tablets with Moringa Oleifera leaves and Spirulina the two nutrients which have complementary natural food ingredients.
SILVER DIAMOND FLUORIDE (SDF), a ‘Silver Bullet’ for managing Dental Caries in Cambodia.
Also in Cambodia a lot of good research is done at the Universities.
Partly thanks to the French Embassy and Institute of Technology and partners. The last few days I have been able to view many new projects during the French-Cambodia research days and you are amazed with what kind of ideas students come, great fun to see.
One of the most outstanding projects, and winner, is SDF (SILVER DIAMMINE FLUORIDE), a ‘SILVER BULLET‘ FOR MANAGING DENTAL CARIES in CAMBODIA. Continue reading →
The fresh Organic Turmeric harvest is coming now…February/March/April is harvest time, Organic Turmeric from Cambodia. Turmeric is called “rmiet” in Cambodia.
Freshly harvested Organic Turmeric
What are the Organic Moringa with Organic Turmeric benefits: An active compound within turmeric is Curcumin “Curcumin is a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent,” said Professor Manohar Garg, director of the nutraceuticals research program at the University of Newcastle.
Because inflammation is linked to a range of chronic conditions and diseases, among them arthritis, Alzheimer’s and heart disease, researchers argue Curcumin could help reduce the risk of those diseases by limiting inflammation in the body……
Moringa is full of healthy micro-nutrients, the many studies and proofs are an example of this.