The tree

In many places, it is called the TREE OF LIFE which says a lot about its utility. Moringa grows mainly in warm and tropical regions. It likes drought and requires little water. It can reach about ten meters but likes to be cut for tending. This is necessary to have better quality leaves and it is also provides convenience during harvest. Like every tree, it has roots, bark, leaves, flowers, pods (fruits), and seeds. Each part has its own use.

Leaves

The moringa leaf is the most and most used part of the tree.

In the Philippines and other warm region of Asia, the leaves are eaten raw or cooked like spinach. It is also made as porridge for children.

The strength and virtue of the leaves lie in its composition. Moringa is one of the most useful plants and its leaves contain one of the highest concentrations of nutrients.

  • 7 vitamnes
  • 18 amino acids
  • 5 unsaturated fatty acids
  • 12 minerals
  • protein, carbohydrates, fats, fiber

You will find the detailed nutritional data of the moringa leaves under Nutritional Values.

The values are always on average since for any food (vegetables, fruits, spices, etc.), they are dependent on several factors:

  • land quality
  • climate
  • place of culture
  • drying process
  • packing

Ancestral Tribal strives to best satisfy all these criteria in order to provide quality products with optimal nutritional value.

Roots

The tea and powder from the Moringa’s roots can help relieve the following problems:

  • epilepsy
  • hysteria
  • arthritis
  • rheumatism
  • fever
  • urinary bladder disorders
  • kidney stone
  • fibroids
  • myoma
  • cyst
  • cold
  • spasm
  • nerve weakness
  • earache
  • edema
  • inflammation
  • toothache (as mouthwash)
  • wounds (as bath)

The roots are also used in cardiac toning and are sexual tonic (aphrodisiac capsules).

Dosage:

  • herbal tea: 2 cups per day
  • powder: 2 capsules per day
  • for bathing, infuse herbal tea for 15 to 20 minutes and then clean wounds with cotton

The tea and the powder are hard to find. The roots, barks, and flowers which have higher concentrations are not recommended during pregnancy.

The bark

The fresh bark is used by healers as antivenom against wasp stings and other insects. The bark is also used as tea.

It helps relieve the following problems:

  • wounds
  • skin infections
  • sore eyes
  • toothache
  • insect bites
  • kidney stones
  • spasms
  • anemia and lack of appetite
  • delusional disease, hallucinations, spells etc... (wearing an amulet)

Dosage:

  • fresh bark: apply the inner side of the bark on the affected area for 15 to 30 minutes.
  • herbal tea: drink 1 glass, 2-3 times a day.

The roots, barks, and flowers which have higher concentrations are not recommended during pregnancy.

Seeds

Moringa seeds are used by healers in the Philippines to successfully relieve stomach ulcers. You have to take 3 kernels 2 times a day. There are also capsules of powdered seeds.

Seeds relieve the following diseases:

  • stomach tumors
  • back pain
  • bladder disorder
  • prostatitis
  • pain due to inflammation
  • hernias
  • typhoid fever
  • digestive disorders
  • constipation
  • decalcification of bones and teeth
  • general fatigue
  • hypertension
  • hypotension
  • eye infections

The seeds are also excellent sexual tonics (aphrodisiac).

Dosage:

  • Seeds: 3 seed kernels, 2 times a day
  • Seed powder capsules: 1 capsule, 3 times a day

Flowers

The herbal tea or powder from the flowers can alleviate the following illnesses:

  • inflammatory pain
  • muscle aches
  • tumors
  • sore throat
  • cough
  • flu
  • colds
  • aches
  • eye problems

Dosage:

  • herbal tea: take 1 glass, 3 times a day
  • capsules: 1 capsule, 2 times a day

The roots, barks, and flowers which have higher concentrations are not recommended during pregnancy.

The fruits (pods)

Fresh young pods are also used as foods due to their high nutritional values. Dried and powdered pods can alleviate the following:

  • liver problems
  • spleen problems
  • joint pain

Fresh young pods are canned. The tea and powder are usually hard to find.