Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Uses for Moringa Oleifera Seeds


Uses for Moringa Oleifera Seeds

By Krystyna Thomas
Have you ever heard of Moringa Oleifera before?  I was excited to learn that Moringa is the most nutritious tree on the planet, with a plethora of nutrients and antioxidants packed into its leaves.  
Such a large number of seeds may sound like a lot, but once you realize how amazing these seeds really are, you just might think to yourself…  “Fifty seeds is not nearly enough!”  So, what the heck can you do with Moringa seeds anyway?  For starters…

Moringa seeds can be planted and grown!

This might be the most obvious of the things you can do with the seeds.  Whether you live in a cold or warm climate, you can grow them!  If you’re living in cold climates like I do, just grow them indoors and keep them pruned to an appropriate size!

You can eat Moringa seeds. 

Yup, that’s right.  You can eat them!  There are several ways you can enjoy the seeds, but my favorite would likely be popped like popcorn! You just pop them the same way you would corn, adding a little oil and salt.  Sounds tasty, doesn’t it?  Do yo know a great recipe for eating these pea-like seeds? 

Feed Moringa to your animals! 

That’s right!  You can supplement your livestock feed using Moringa seeds! 

Moringa seeds can purify water. 

It sounds almost…  to easy, but it’s true!  These little seeds can be crushed and added to water to aid in purifying it for drinking.  It not only helps separate dirt from the water, to help give you cleaner water.  It also rid it of harmful bacteria, and it’s safer than most products you’d find on the market.

Use Moringa seeds to improve soil quality. 

These seeds can be added to to your soil, to help enrich it and improve quality over time, after they’ve been ground up. 

Moringa Oleifera seeds are a powerful alternative medicine. 

These amazing seeds aren’t just good for growing or eating, they’re great for use as a natural medicine.  With antibiotic properties, they can be used to treat different bacterial infections without the worry of side effects from a chemically manufactured antibiotic.

Do you have another use for Moringa Oleifera seeds?  I’d love to know about it!