OTHER NAME : Drumstick Tree, Horse-radish Tree
BOTANICAL NAME : Moringa oleifera
SYNONYMS : Moringa pterygosperma Gaertn., Guilandina moringa L., Moringa moringa (L.) Small
PLANT FAMILY : Moringaceae
USES – All parts of moringa are consumed as food.
The leaves are very nutritious and rich in protein, vitamins A, B and C, and minerals.
They are highly recommended for pregnant and nursing mothers as well as young children.
Main Constituents of Leaves & Seeds are oleic acid (84%), L-(+) – ascorbic acid- 2, 6-dihexadecanoate (9.80%), 9-octadecenoic acid (1.88%), methyl ester-hexadecanoic acid (1.31%) and 9-octadecenamide (0.78%).