Friday, 21 June 2013

Mr. Moringa

In the city yesterday, I came across another herbal vendor on the street.
A nice guy who was not willing to give me his name, but told me to call him "Mr. Moringa."
He was full of information on his product....Moringa Oleifera....The Miracle Tree.
Moringa has taken over the island by storm. Everyone is talking about Moringa. The Rastas were the first it seems to highlight its benefits to their brethren and others.
It's an unique plant in that every part of the plant, from its roots and bark to its seeds, leaves and flowers are beneficial in promoting human health.
It has many health properties including anti-diabetic, anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-parasitic, anti-tumor, and anti-aging activities.

Moringa oleifera

The multipurpose superfood with endless health benefits
including nutritional, medicinal, and purifying properties
(The green fruit is a passion fruit)
As a superfood, the plant as a whole contains high amounts of protein, all the essential amino acids, a wide range of vitamins and minerals, and a ton of phytonutrients and other disease fighting antioxidants.

Mr. Moringa had all the various parts of the plant available for sale.
The fresh green leaves, the dried leaves, the seeds and the pods, all waiting for your order to be bagged to take home to enjoy.

What I liked too, was that he had flyers with information on the use and benefits of the Moringa plant.

The seeds from the pods contain a non-drying edible oil that is rich in antioxidants with a similar nutritional value as olive oil. The odorless oil has an indefinite shelf life and does not turn rancid like other oils.

Image taken from the internet

See here and here as well.


  1. Well another thing to learn. I'd never heard of Moringa oleifera. I certainly have now!

  2. Don't worry, I only learned of its existence earlier this it's the talk of the town, just like when green tea made the headlines a while back.


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