Moringa Tropical Tea

Moringa oleifera is known as Asia's miracle tree. It is a nutritional powerhouse. All its parts are edible and packed with essential nutrients. Its roots taste like horseradish and can be used like that spicy condiment; seeds are eaten like peanuts; and pods and leaves are used as vegetables. It is not only food; it is oil, it is medicine, it is animal feed, water purifier, fiber, fertilizer and dye. The oil processed from Moringa seeds can be used for cooking and for cosmetics and can hold its own when compared to olive oil. Farm animals and even fish like moringa leaves which can be used to replace more expensive animal feed.

Moringa leaves can be dried and processed into powder that retain all its nutrients for months without refrigeration, except for the heat sensitive Vitamin C. Moringa powder is an important food supplement for poor families. Added to soups and stews, they can save undernourished infants and nursing mothers, especially in times of disasters and famine.

Moringa can trace its origin to India. The trees are a common sight in many Asian countries and communities-flourishing in backyards, slender, fast growing, with tiny, round and flat leaves arranged into "fans," white flowers and long, much sought after pods (fruit). They require very little care and flourish in subtropical and tropical conditions in sandy soil. By the time the tree is 6-8 months old, it starts to bear pods that look like long and narrow drumsticks, with a tough green rind enclosing seeds and white pulp or flesh. The mature drumsticks are peeled before being cooked.

Moringa is also considered and used as a medicinal herb. Among village people, the oil, flowers, leaves, bark and roots have been used for generations upon generations for headaches, to aid digestion, for tumors and headaches, for skin diseases, as a tonic, diuretic and stimulant. Now moringa tea made from the pure dried leaves of the Miracle Tree is available to you as one of Neuleaf's Energizing and Rejuvenating Teas.