Moringa Stem & Shoots

Moringa Oleifera branchMoringa Oleifera has been a God-send for many developing nations, which depend on the tree's medicinal properties. Many villages are also nourished chiefly by the roots, branches, leaves, flowers and seeds harvested from the Moringa Oleifera tree.

Moringa Oleifera bark and branches are not as useful in culinary uses as the leaves, seeds, fruit and flowers. The bark's gum is occasionally used as food seasoning. Instead, the bark and branches are used extensively as animal fodder. Moringa Oleifera seedlings are especially nutriious for cattle and pigs. These animals can live exclusively on Moringa Oleifera if other plants are not available. Ideally, Moringa Oleifera will make up three quarters of the diet of pigs or cattle.

Moringa Oleifera bark, like the roots, has very concentrated antibiotic properties. These properties effectively treat a host of diseases and conditions. They serve as an effective treatment for everything from gout to sexually transmitted diseases and even arthritis. Of course, since the concentration is very high in the bark, great care and caution must be exercised.

Moringa Oleifera wood is not suited to building. However, the lightweight wood makes great fuel for cooking and can be made into viscose resin and paper. When beaten, the bark can be turned to fiber and woven into ropes, mats, rugs and even clothing.

Moringa Oleifera is used in a variety of contexts. Moringa Oleifera bark and branches may not be edible like the seeds and flowers, but is nonetheless central to many a village's economy.

 

List of Chemicals in the Moringa Stem:

Chemical Lo PPM Hi PPM
4-HYDROXYMELLEIN     
BASSORIN     
BETA-SITOSTEROL     
BETA-SITOSTERONE     
EMULSIN     
MYROSIN     
OCTACOSANOIC-ACID     
VANILLIN     

 

List of Chemicals in the Moringa Shoots:

Chemical Lo PPM Hi PPM
ALANINE  5320 24930
ARGININE  5320 24930
ASCORBIC-ACID  517 2425
ASH  22600 105900
ASPARTIC-ACID  9200 43110
BETA-CAROTENE  45 215
CARBOHYDRATES  82800 388000
CYSTINE  1400 6560
FAT  14000 65600
FIBER  15000 70290
GLUTAMIC-ACID  10350 48500
GLYCINE  5170 24225
HISTIDINE  1960 9185
IRON  40 185
ISOLEUCINE  4510 21135
KILOCALORIES  640 3000
LEUCINE  7910 37065
LYSINE  5370 25165
MAGNESIUM  1470 6890
METHIONINE  1230 5765
NIACIN  8 105
PHENYLALANINE  4870 22820
PHOSPHORUS  1120 5250
POTASSIUM  3370 15790
PROLINE  4510 21135
PROTEIN  94000 440485
RIBOFLAVIN  6 30
SERINE  4140 19400
SODIUM  90 420
THIAMIN  2 12
THREONINE  4110 19260
TRYPTOPHAN  1440 6745
TYROSINE  3470 16260
VALINE  6110 28630
VIT-B-6  12 56
WATER    786600