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The Miracle Tree

Moringa Oleifera also known as The Miracle Tree is an amazing tree because of its benefits and uses. It can be used as water purifier, for curing several diseases and as supplement food or a source of nutrition. Moringa Oleifera is also called the Drumstick Tree. It is now commercially propagated to combat malnutrition in many countries because its contains rich amount of Protein, Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron, Vitamin A and Vitamin C.

Moringa Oleifera, The Miracle Tree

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Moringa Oleifera leaves are also known for their culinary use – they are used in salads, in vegetable curries, as pickles and for seasoning. The Ben Oil which is extracted from seeds in used for lubricating watches and other delicate machinery as well as in the manufacturing of perfumes and hair dressings. The bark and wood are used for dying and tanning. The tree itself can be used as a fence.

Moringa Oleifera tree is a native tree of Pakistan, India, Arabia and the East Indies. It is also cultivated in Africa, Central and South America, Mexico, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and the Philippines.

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