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Moringa Tree: The Miracle Cure for the World April 04, 2008 9:14 AM

http://www.treesforlife.org/our-work/our-initiatives/moringa/moringa-tree

http://www.tfljournal.org/staticpages/index.php/call-for-studies-main-page


Nutritional analysis has shown that Moringa leaves are extremely nutritious. In fact, they contain larger amounts of several important nutrients than the
common foods often associated with these nutrients. These include vitamin C, which fi ghts a host of illnesses including colds and fl u; vitamin A, which
acts as a shield against eye disease, skin disease, heart ailments, diarrhea, and many other diseases; Calcium, which builds strong bones and teeth and helps
prevent osteoporosis; Potassium, which is essential for the functioning of the brain and nerves, and Proteins, the basic building blocks of all our body cells.  That's amazing for a plant!  

Another important point is that Moringa leaves contain all of the essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins. It is very rare for a veg-
etable to contain all of these amino acids. And Moringa contains these amino acids in a good proportion, so that they are very useful to our bodies. These
leaves could be a great boon to people who do not get protein from meat.

It is noteworthy that Moringa contains argenine and histidine, which are especially important for infants who are unable to make enough protein for their
growth requirements. Experts tell us that 30% of children in sub-Saharan Africa are protein defi cient. Moringa could be an extremely valuable food source.
Except for vitamin C, very little nutritional value is lost in the drying process. This is important because dried leaves can be stored for use much longer than fresh
leaves, so that a supply is available year-round.

While native to the Indian sub-continent, Moringa has spread throughout the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world.

Test in Senegal
Results:
Children maintained or increased weight and improved health.
Pregnant women recovered from anemia and had babies with higher birth weights.
Breast-feeding women increased milk production.
This test is now being duplicated and expanded in Ghana.

The problem is that this information is not spreading to the people who need it most.  Well, Care2 is a networking site!  Please help spread the word-Trees like Moringa can save the world!  No matter if you care most about people, the environment, or animals (Moringa is now being used successfully with animals too!), this is important information to share!  Check out the above websites for http://www.treesforlife.org !  (I goodsearch for them too!)

Please crosspost where appropriate!  Thanks!

MUCH MORE INFO IS AVAILABLE AT THESE SITES, INCLUDING HOW YOU CAN HELP!!

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 May 05, 2008 1:31 AM

What an amazing plant!!

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