Moringa oleifera, commonly referred to as the 'horseradish tree' or 'miracle tree', is a plant that is native to areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. It grows in tropical and subtropical regions, especially in the areas with an average annual rainfall of 1,000–2,000 mm and high solar radiation.
The roots, stems, leaves, seed pods, resin and flowers are considered to be healing herbs in Ayurvedic (traditional Indian healing system) and Unani (traditional Middle Eastern healing system) folk medicine.
Nutritional value: M. oleifera has comprehensive nutritional, antioxidative, and medicative attributes. M. oleifera can provide 9 times more protein than yogurt, 17 times more calcium than milk, 7 times more vitamin C than oranges, 10 times more vitamin A than carrots, 25 times more iron than spinach, and 15 times more potassium than bananas.
Antibacterial: M. oleifera seeds contain pterygospermin, a potent antibiotic and fungicide effective against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
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