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The various welfares that comes from the Moringa tree

The various welfares that comes from the Moringa tree

The moringa oleifera, originally from India also known as the mouroum is referred to as the miracle tree as all the parts of the plant are eatable.

According to a research that been carried out at the University of Mauritius about the moringa oleifera… They relate to the evaluation of phytochemical, biological and clinical effects …

The leaves of moringa are rich in vitamins B,C, A and E which are very good antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acid, amino acids, minerals such as potassium, magnesium iron and also celenium. The leaves are also rich in protein. 100 g of leaves gives us twice as much protein and calcium as a cup of milk; twice as much vitamin C as an orange and as much potassium than banana for example. Today moringa is almost present everywhere in the pharmacology and cosmetology. From the flowers to the seeds this plants possesses numerous benefits said the Lecturer and researcher Dr Vidushi Neergheen-Bhunjun .

In 2015 when we started we were doing an average of 1000 boxes a month. This year we sell almost 3500 to 4000 boxes per month. We also started exporting to Reunion. We also have customers in France, England, Australia and Canada. These five countries remain our big markets”.

“The seeds help to reduce rheumatic joints pain. Some people consume its flowers which have aphrodisiac properties. For women, it fights against white pearls. The flowers also act on the flow of bile, that is to say, it helps to thin and improve the circulation of bile to improve digestion”, Naturopath Imran Abdool said.

The moringa leaves are plucked freshly early morning.

The leaves have obtained organic certification from Ecocert in France.

After picking, the leaves are then arranged so that it becomes easy to select only the green leaves.

After being washed carefully, the moringa leaves are put to dry.

The leaves get dried again in a dehydrator for one hour at a temperature not exceeding 55 degrees … before they are grounded into powder or the medicinal properties extracted using the infusion method.

Before the leaves are grounded into powder or the medicinal properties extracted using the infusion method the leaves are put for dried again in a dehydrator for around one hour at a temperature not exceeding 55 degrees.

Finally the last process is the Packaging.

Engineer by profession, Vinay Kanhye started manufacturing infusion and moringa powder business in 2015.

His company has won numerous awards both locally and in Europe.

The Moringa tree comprises many medicinal properties which are important for the human body.

The tree can be planted and found in the wild, it is also part of the culinary tradition of the Mauritian.