Less than a year ago I was watching a YouTube video on gardening and agriculture and I came across the plant known as the Moringa Tree. Found primarily in the foothills of the Himalayas, this plant is a true “Super-food” and is slowly becoming described by some medical professionals as “the Miracle Tree.” This tree has been used in Indian and Malaysian medicine for years and it’s nutritional qualities are almost unbelievable!
One serving of Moringa leaves contains:
– 125% daily value of Calcium
– 61% daily value of Magnesium
– 41% daily value of Potassium
– 71% daily value of Iron
– 272% daily value of Vitamin A
– 22% daily value of Vitamin C
– 2 times more protein than a serving of milk
In total, there are over 92 different vitamins, minerals or other nutrients inside the Moringa plant, 46 antioxidants and 36 anti-inflamitories. No other food on the planet boasts this many positive nutrients. And on top of that, there are no side-effects to eating Moringa.
Many experts in alternative medicine have also seen Moringa benefits like:
– Lower Blood Pressure
– Improved Mood
– Improved Digestion
– Improved Immune System
– Protected Stomach lining
– Soothing Ulcers
– Boosting energy levels
I could go on, and on about this incredible plant, but instead I want to end by talking just a little bit about growing it.
The Moringa is incredibly easy to grow, which is a plus for busy preppers like you and me. All that is required is some good dirt mixed with compost and sand, water and light. Moringa love loose sandy dirt so keep that in mind when planting. I highly suggest you grow this indoors (unless you’re in a warm or tropical climate) seeing that Moringa is drought resistant but NOT tolerant to cold. One bad frost and your plant is done. So look into some indoor grow lights for a garage or basement project.
Also, I got my seeds from Amazon – you can find them here.
I’d love to hear what you have to say about Moringa or survival gardening in general. So join the conversation and leave your comment below. Happy Prepping! – Skip Tanner.
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