India's ancient tradition of ayurveda says the leaves of the Moringa tree prevent 300 diseases. Modern science confirms the basic idea.
Scientific research has proven that these humble leaves are in fact a powerhouse of nutritional value.
Gram for gram, Moringa leaves contain:
Unfortunately, even while science sings the praise of Moringa leaves, this vital information has not reached the people who need it most. Trees for Life is responding to this need, and you can help.
Moringa has enormous potential for benefiting humanity. It could:
- Improve human health
- Increase livestock's weight gain and milk production
- Enhance plant growth and crop yields
The Moringa Presentation (see sidebar at right) explores current knowledge of Moringa and possible uses that could literally save millions of lives. Please share it with people in government, academics, research, and others who can make a difference. (more)
Call for Studies of Moringa
While the nutritional value of Moringa leaves is well-known, further scientific studies are needed. Right now there is a need for studies related to:
- Human malnutrition and disease prevention
- Use of Moringa for livestock fodder and plant growth.
For more information, see the Trees for Life Journal: Call for Studies
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