It is a deciduous tree. Presents rapid growth. Its rusticity makes it very easy to cultivate. Moringa has a wide range of uses.

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Moringa oleifera, known as moringa, ben, is a native tree from northern India. It grows on almost any type of soil, even in conditions of elevation seasonal aridity, which makes this plant a resource for the populations living in these areas.

It is a deciduous tree. It presents rapid growth, about 3 m in its first year being able to reach 5 m in ideal conditions; Adult reaches 10 or 12 m maximum height. It blooms seven months after its planting. The flowers are fragrant, white or cream white, 2.5 cm in diameter. Produces brown hanging pods. Dark brown seeds, with three wings.

Its rusticity makes it very easy to cultivate.

La Moringa has antioxidant, cardiovascular, anti-inflammatory, digestive, detoxifying properties ... and helps mental health, endocrine and sleep. All parts of this plant promote health.

It has a wide range of uses among them:

The taste of the bite is pleasant and its parts can be eaten raw, especially the leaves and flowers (which the cream colored son and turns mainly in times of drought, when the tree usually misses the leaves) or cooked several Shapes (for example in stews). The flowers are rich in carbohydrates and have a good taste. The leaves can be used to make juices and have a mildly spicy taste (a mixture between watercress and radish). In addition to fruit in the form of pods, the green pond, can be cooked and have similar taste to the sprees or chauchas, when they are ripe with a little salt, they open and extract the seeds and ready to consume, with similar taste To the chickpeas and can also be toasted. The roots are edible, they look like carrots but taste spicy.

Irrigation: this tree is very resistant to drought, but on the contrary its roots can reach a pudding and receive the excess of water continued (either by irrigation by rains) and the soil does not have good drainage.

Temperature: its ideal temperature of growth is between 22 and 35ºC. It can withstand punctually lower temperatures (even frost not very strong) and temperatures above 40 ° C.

Soils and substrates: the moringa prefers light soils, with good drainage and slightly sandy. Although moringa is not a requirement for organic matter and can grow very well on poor soils, it is advisable to sow a layer of about 2 cm of organic compost or worm humus.

Sowing frame: leave a space of 30 to 40 cm between seed and seed. If it is a potted cultivar, it must have a minimum depth of 30 cm.

Light: This tree grows best in areas where it can receive direct light.

How to grow moringa?


  • Can be used directly on the floor and in pots. Make holes no more than 5cm deep, water lightly and place the seed, cap tightly and water again lightly with care. It is important to keep the soil slightly moist (without excess) for about 7 to 10 days.


  • Others prefer to soak them 24-48 hours and place them in a bucket with a wet napkin. They leave it covered and watch for the appearance of fungi, as they are susceptible to them. Transplant once for the shoots.


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