Moringa Leaves

OTHER NAME : Drumstick Tree, Horse-radish Tree
BOTANICAL NAME : Moringa oleifera
SYNONYMS : Moringa pterygosperma Gaertn., Guilandina moringa L., Moringa moringa (L.) Small
PLANT FAMILY : Moringaceae
PART USED : Leaf, Pods, Seed


Moringa is a multipurpose tropical tree. It is mainly used for food and has numerous industrial, medicinal and agricultural uses, including animal feeding. Nutritious, fast-growing and drought-tolerant, this traditional plant was rediscovered in the 1990s and its cultivation has since become increasingly popular in Asia and Africa, where it is among the most economically valuable crops. It has been dubbed the “miracle tree” or “tree of life”

Main Constituents of Leaves & Seeds are oleic acid (84%), L-(+) – ascorbic acid- 2, 6-dihexadecanoate (9.80%), 9-octadecenoic acid (1.88%), methyl ester-hexadecanoic acid (1.31%) and 9-octadecenamide (0.78%).

All parts of moringa are consumed as food. The leaves are very nutritious and rich in protein, vitamins A, B and C, and minerals. They are highly recommended for pregnant and nursing mothers as well as young children.