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Moringa is a plantfood of high nutritional value, ecologically and economically beneficial and readily available in the countries hardest hit by the food crisis.

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Moringa book1

  1. 1. Miracle Trees Foundation Moringa: a supermarket on a tree! Imagine a tree in your backyard that will meet most of your nutritional needs, purify your water and take care of you medicinally? Moringa it's a remarkable tree Moringa can cure the ill, purify water and feed the hungry. Lack of drinkable water is one of the world's biggest health threats. Pressed Moringa seeds can turn dirty water into clean purified water more economically than imported chemicals. Moringa medicinal qualities are also tantalizing. Moringa can be effective against skin infections, in lowering blood sugar, reducing swelling, healing gastric ulcers, lowering blood pressure and even calming the nervous system. Moringa makes an efficient fuel, fertilizer and livestock feed. It's one of the most useful trees in the world. With all these advantages, what are we waiting for? Moringa Can!
  2. 2. Miracle Trees Foundation Moringa is maybe the best wapon to comabat malnutrition! We are well aware of the serious food shortages and the large environmental problems around the world. Moringa gives you the possibility to contribute to the solutions of these problems. This time do not hand it over to organisations. Do it yourself! The ownership of one Moringa tree can make an enormous difference to a family’s livelihood. Moringa could virtually wipe out malnutrition. The countries with the highest rates of malnutrition are almost all the same countries where Moringa grows best and exactly where it is needed the most. We know that Moringa represents a superior option for battling the effects of malnutrition in impoverished areas. Most people agree that hunger, existing on a large scale, is unacceptable. In prosperous countries many people are prepared to give money or do voluntary work. For decades development aid has been given with mixed results. For example, Western organisations import vitamin pills or nutrition bars to problem areas. In the short term it can be a solution. It is however, not a long term solution for chronic food shortages. To know which aid is really durable, it is good to look at the potential that is already available in developing and third world countries. Moringa is a very simple and readily available solution to the problem of malnutrition. Mitigation of Climate Change Effects For hundreds of millions of people the threat of famine is connected to the change of the climate. The planting of the Moringa tree, can play one important role in mitigating the effects of climate change. Ccoommbbaatt Malnutrition!
  3. 3. Miracle Trees Foundation Moringa Oil Traditionally used for cooking and in other food preparations. Moringa oil has tremendous cosmetic value and is used in body and hair care as a moisturizer and skin conditioner. Moringa oil has nourishing and emollient properties giving it benefits for use in skin and hair care products. Moringa oil is useful in lifting dirt out of the hair and is an efficient natural cleanser. By simply wetting the hair, massaging the oil into the scalp and rinsing can effectively clean and moisturize the scalp. Small amounts of Moringa oil can provide a more varied and nutritious diet Moringa oil is rich in vitamins A and C and unsaturated fatty acids. Moringa oil contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, which help heal minor skin complaints such as cuts, bruises, burns, insect bites, rashes and scrapes quickly. Moringa oil is a concentrated source of food energy.
  4. 4. Miracle Trees Foundation Moringa Water Purification Crushed Moringa seeds clarify and purify water to suit domestic use and lower the bacterial concentration in the water making it safe for drinking. Fig 1. Dirty water Fig 2. Dirt sink to bottom Fig 3. Cleaned water after 1 hour By using Moringa seeds people will no longer be depending on expensive means originating from the West. Using Moringa to purify water replaces chemicals such as aluminium sulphate, which are dangerous to people and the environment, and are expensive. Moringa seed powder can be used as a quick and simple method for cleaning dirty river water. Studies showed that this simple method of filtering not only diminishes water pollution, but also harmful bacteria. The moringa powder joins with the solids in the water and sinks to the bottom. This treatment also removes 90-99% of bacteria contained in water.
  5. 5. Miracle Trees Foundation How to purify water with moringa seeds? Water from varying sources will need different amounts of Moringa seeds powder because of the impurities present will not be the same. Experiments with a jar will help in working out the correct amount needed.
  6. 6. Miracle Trees Foundation Planting and growing Moringa Moringa is an ideal plant to grow in your own backyard! The Moringa is a fast growing tree that can reach up to 3 meters in its first year.The Moringa tree grows to about 10 - 12 meters tall, with drooping branches. It thrives in subtropical and tropical climates, giving fruit and flowers continually. However Moringa grows best in dry, sandy soil. This makes it an ideal tree to grow in semi-desert conditions, as it provides both food and shade. Cultivation of moringa - Easy instructions 1. Find a sunny place. 2. Make square holes in the ground 30 to 60 cm deep 3. Fill the hole with loose ground 4. Plant the seed 1 cm deep 5.Give the ground some water but not too much, otherwise the seed may rotten. 6. Within 1-2 weeks the Miracle springs out the ground! :-) Get a little Moringa in your diet, you can grow your own multivitamin!
  7. 7. Miracle Trees Foundation Moringa Leaf Powder - The superfood Moringa leaf powder is the source of incredible health benefits! Moringa Leaves powder RDA Nutrient %RDA in 25g powder for children %RDA in 50g powder for pregnant women Protein 42% 21% Calcium 125% 84% Magnesium 61% 54% Potassium 41% 22% Iron 71% 94% Vitamin A 310% 162% Vitamin C 22% 9% Since dried Moringa leaves retain their nutrient content, it is possible to convert them into leaf powder. Moringa Leaf Powder is an excellent nutritional supplement and can be added to any dish. Moringa leaves can be consumed fresh, cooked or dried.
  8. 8. Miracle Trees Foundation How to make Moringa Leaf Powder? Moringa leaf powder can be used as a tea, added to beverages, sprinkled on food or taken in capsules. Moringa powder can be used in cooking or salades. There is endless ways to incorporate Moringa leaf powder into the diet. Moringa leaf powder has no proven bad effects and is absolutely safe and organic.
  9. 9. Miracle Trees Foundation How can you help? Moringa seeds Maybe the best present? When you travel to a developing country you meet local people. They most often give you a warm welcome. It is a nice gesture to bring a gift. A familiar practice is giving pens to children. Our suggestion is to give seeds of the Moringa tree. It is a small effort, a small gesture, but after a year a little seed becomes a tree of at least 3 meters. Think of all the possibilities the Moringa tree has to offer? Become Ambassador of the Moringa tree - Spread the Moringa seeds! Miracle Trees