What Is Moringa oleifera?

Moringa oleifera, or Moringa, is a slender softwood tree that is native to north India but is now foundthroughout the tropics. Moringa is also known as horseradish tree, drumsticktree and mother's best friend. It grows fast, branching freely and reaching up to 33 ft (10m) in height. The barkis thick grey and looks similar to cork, peeling in patches.It looses its leaves from December to January and new growth starts inFebruary to March. When the Moringa tree is about 8 months old, it produces lightly fragrant, cream colored flowers. The flowering season begins in January and continues throughto March.The tree also produces fruit pods that contain between 15-20 seeds. The seeds have three papery wings, are large, and brown-black in color. 

Worldwide almost all parts of the Moringa tree are used. The primary uses are for food, oil, fiber, and/or medicine. Typically, the most important products are the pods and the leaves. Young pods can be consumed as a vegetable since they are fibreless, and can be cooked like string beans, while larger more fibrous pods are used in soups, stews, and curries. The nutritious leaves are eaten in many dishes including soups, stews, and stir fries. Ground seeds can be used for water purification.

Sacred Elixirs™EnerGrÄ“ns™ formula features the nourishing leaves and builds upon their magnificent nutritional foundation. We have also taken great care to create a formula that tastes good as well. The result isa symbiotic blend of nutrients and taste that help the body's various systems maintain optimal levels of health. Moringa oleifera leaves contain 46 known antioxidants, 18 amino acids and 96 nutrients, a list that is too long to include here. Most notably, Moringa contains the following: