ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

moringa oleifera research

Updated on May 7, 2016

MORINGA OLEIFERA - HOW I ENCOUNTERED THE MIRACLE TREE

MORINGA OLEIFERA - HOW I ENCOUNTERED THE MIRACLE TREE

Moringa Oleifera is the miracle tree. My first encounter with Moringa Oleifera was on April 12, 2011. How did it happen? My fiancé and I were walking down the street in Makurdi, Benue State, when suddenly, she saw the beautiful plant. It caught her attention and she suddenly stopped. With a fixed gaze, she began to check to see if it was the Moringa Oleifera plant she had known before. She is a naturopath by training and was taught about this wonderful plant, Moringa Oleifera. Curiously, she moved closer to see if it was Moringa Oleifera or some other plant that looks like it. She inquired from the children who definitely did not know anything about it.

Meanwhile the owner of the plant, who is growing them for research purposes sat inside his NGO office and was staring at us. To satisfy our curiosity, he called us into office and enquired to know why we were attracted to his wonder plant Moringa Oleifera. After introducing ourselves and began to talk about this great tree, Moringa Oleifera. This was the first time ever that I would hear the name Moringa Oleifera.

The researcher then began to tell us about the usefulness of Moringa Oleifera. He mentioned that it is one of the trees he is working on among two. The others are castor and Jatropha, which are all bio diesel, commercial plants of great international value. This made me to become all the more interested in this miracle tree, Moringa Oleifera, as it is widely know globally. Quickly I went online and searched Google to find out about this plant.

Little did I know that it is found right in my house in my home town. It was several days later when my younger one came to visit from our home town that I asked if he knew my newly discovered, money spinning miracle plant. To my greatest joy, he quickly identified as “JELEGEDE” which is Tiv for Moringa Oleifera. That alone fueled my quest for more knowledge about this plant. Now I write on Moringa Oleifera and it is been published in a paper ‘THE PEOPLES HERALD’, weekly, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria.

In my research, I have found out amazing facts about Moringa Oleifera. It is known to cure over 300 diseases in the body. It may also interest you to know that Moringa has

§  7 times the Vitamin C in oranges

§  4 times the Calcium in milk

§  4 times the Vitamin A in carrots

§  2 times the Protein in yoghurt and

§  3 times the Potassium in bananas

Here are a few more facts about Moringa. A single Moringa tree can provide leaf for nutrition, benoil (i.e. Moringa Oleifera oil) for cooking and a healthy, supple skin. Seed cake from the seed of Moringa Oleifera is used for water purification and wood to build shelter and keep you warm. I have decided that I will plant 1000 Moringa Oleifera plants this year!

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • wakes profile imageAUTHOR

      wakes 

      6 years ago

      Yeah, and one of the things I am doing passionately is creating awareness about it. Would you join?

    • profile image

      marlene 

      7 years ago

      Way to go buddy. It's just so sad that many have never heard about this amazing plant.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)