Moringa Uses and Benefits
Moringa has power to purify very turbid water to become drinkable and safe and can feed the hunger. Moringa leaves has the calcium of four glasses of milk, the vitamin C of seven oranges, four times the vitamin A of carrots, three time the potassium of bananas, it has tripled the iron of spinach and more impressive attributes than olive oil.
Virtually all parts of the tree are edible or can be processed for therapeutic, prophylactic, medicinal and cosmetic purposes. The most remarkable characteristic of the tree are the low level of toxic substances, the high level of proteins in seeds and branches, the excellence of seed oil, and the prevalence of growth factors, such as sugar and starch in the leaves.
As the nutrient composition of Moringa edible parts are higher than other leafy vegetables, they can be good sources of nutrients in dry seasons when other vegetables are scarce.
This tree has medicinal purposes
Moringa leaves are ground and used in tea for blood pressure, good eyesight, diabetes and stomach problems and boiled as soup as malaria treatment and stomach problems. Also its roots are used for common colds.
In Konso moringa has many purposes from fodder, using their sticks to clean eyelashes, the leaves to cover local beer, also used as gate for local compound being a soft wood and as a staple food whose local speciality is korkofa or dama consistent into moringa mixed with sorghum/maize balls. Moringa is life for Konso.
|Vitamin C||32.98 mg|
|B- Carotene||100.47 mg|