Fresh Moringa Leaves

dried moringa leaf powder

Passaro Exportsbased at Chennai, India are the leading exporters of dried moringa leaf powder, fresh moringa leaves. moringa oil, moringa seeds. moringa seed kernels, moringa flowers etc.

Moringa oleifera of the family Moringacea, referred as Moringa or drum stick, has attracted the attention of scientist across the globe for health management due to its high nutraceutical traits. Thus, it is emerging as future crops considering its wider adaptability and tolerance to many abiotic stresses.


Moringa, an indigenous plant, is now valued for providing the fruits for vegetable with nutraceutical traits. Leaf, flower, bark, root and even wood are also used. This is considered as one of the world’s wonder crop, packed with nutrients in all its plant parts. Traditionally, Moringa was used by people to prevent and protect various physiological disorders, since it contains 7 times more Vitamin-C than orange, 4 times more calcium than milk, 4 times more Vitamin than carrot, 2 times more protein than milk and 3 times more potassium than banana, besides, its richness in iron.


MORINGA, A BOON FOR MANKIND
Moringa (Moringa oleifera L.) popularly called as the” drumstick tree” indigenous vegetable has gained its importance due to nutraceutical values and is considered as indispensable plant for health management. It is one of the most incredible plants to the mankind and its nutritional and medicinal properties have immense potential to manage malnutrition, and to prevent and heal many maladies. The genus Moringa consists of 13 species but the most popular and cultivated type is Moringa oleifera, which is spread over in tropical and sub-tropical regions, and adapt well in the different soils and adjust well even marginal conditions. Incredible ability of moringa to survive harsh weather and even drought has made this crop a wider spread in varying situations.


USES AND PRODUCTS
Moringa is a versatile crop that can be either grown as an annual or as a “perennial vegetable”. Its leaves can be eaten a fresh, cooked, or stored as dried powder for many months without refrigeration and reportedly without loss of nutritional value. The pods are an excellent vegetable. The leaves are rich in protein, carotene, iron and ascorbic acid and the pod is rich in the amino acid and lysine.


Besides the use of fruits and leaves various products are made. Moringa seed oil, a brilliant yellow in colour, is used as a lubricant for fine machinery. The oil has little tendency to deteriorate and become rancid and sticky, but to absorb and retain volatile substances and is therefore valuable in the perfume industry for stabilizing scents. The free fatty acid content varies from 0.5 to 3 per cent. the moringa seed oil is edible and resembles olive oil in its fatty acid composition. The characteristics of seed oil are especially desirable, because of the current trends of replacing polyunsaturated vegetable oils with monounsaturated fatty acids. Moringa seeds are a viable replacement coagulant and can be used as replacement of aluminium sulphate (alum). Thus, a dual usage of Moringa, as a source of oil and flocculent, is possible, since the seed cake remaining after oil extraction retains the flocculating properties.

Seed powders are mixed with water, for purification. The charged protein molecules of seed serve as non-toxic natural polypeptide to settle mineral particles and organics in the purification of drinking water, vegetable oil, depositing juice (sugarcane) and beer. It is also reported that moringa seeds and pods are effective sorbets for removal of heavy metal and volatile organic compounds in the aqueous system. It can be added in oxidation lagoons of waste water treatment units to coagulate algae as well. The algae are removed by sedimentation, dried and pulverized and then used as protein supplement for Livestock. The unique characteristic of moringa seeds could be a possible solution for cleaning of drinking water.

The fine to coarse ground powder of moringa plant parts have its importance in ayurvedic and pharmaceutical industry. Various products like fresh drumstick fruit, pod powder, oil, leaf powder, leaf, pickle, tea powder, fruit powder, seed kernel, cake powder, root, soup powder, juice powder and capsule have been identified and are being marketed. With the increasing demand for natural remedial means, there is an increasing potential for such products. Besides powder, the honey from the moringa plantations have special significance in the ayurvedic formulations. The gum collected from the moringa tree trunks have proved as an important high value lubricant which is used as a bio-product in manufacturing soaps, lamps and perfumes.


USE OF DRIED MORINGA LEAF POWDER FOR HEALTHCARE
Scientific evidences and ayurvedic medicines confirm that moringa is a wonderful crop that can alleviate malnutrition among children and women. Different parts of this plant contain a profile of important minerals like iron and calcium and are a good source of protein, vitamins B and C, β-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, β – sitosterol, caffeoyl quinic acid and kaempferol. It contributes to a more balanced diet for many people and has its role to play in providing nutrition and health care.


Several studies have shown the leaves are an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and protein, perhaps more than any other tropical vegetable. In India, tender leaves are used in curry, sambar and chutney. In West Africa, M. oleifera leaves are commonly used to make sauces. The leaves contain the highest amount of calcium and phosphorus among vegetables.

All parts of the tree have been used in folk medicine practices. Its leaves are more important and used as an anti-bacterial, urinary tract infection, Epstein-Bar Virus (EBV), Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1), HIV-AIDS, helminthes, trypanosomes, bronchitis, external sores/ ulcers, fever, hepatic, anti-tumor, prostate, radio’ protective” anti-anemic, antihypertensive, diabetes/hypoglycemia, diuretic, hypocholestemia, thyroid, hepatorenal, colitis, diarrhea, dysentery, ulcer/ gastritis, rheumatism, headache, antioxidant, carotenoids, energy, iron deficiency, protein, vitamin/mineral deficiency, lactation enhancer, antiseptic, catarrh, lactation, scurvy and tonic (Table 1).

Sl No Moringa Plant Parts Pharmacological activity
1 Seeds 镇痛,Anti-spasmodic, Diuretic, Anti-allergic, Antibacterial, Larvicidal, Anti-Viral
2 Seed Kernels Anti-asthmatic, Anti-asthmatic, Anti-inflammatory
3 Pods and Seeds Hypotensive
4 Leaves (dried moringa leaf powder) Anti-ulcer, Hyperthyroidism, Anti-diabetic, Anti-diabetic,
Hypo-lipidemic, Anti-helmenthic, Cholesterolemic, Hepatoprotective, Anti -oxidant, Hypo- Hepatoprotective, Antifungal, Antibacterial, Anti-oxidant, Nutritional supplement, Anti-ulcer, Antiatherosclerotic, Hypolipidemic
5 Roots Analgesic and anti-convulsive, Antinociceptive, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-cancer, Antiurolithiatic
6 Flowers Anti-arthritic
7 Bark Antiurolithiatic
8 Foliage Lactation enhancer
Table 1. Pharmacological Properties of Moringa Plant Parts

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Root and barks of the tree are used for dental caries/toothache/ common cold/ external sores/ ulcer/ anti-tumor/ snake bite/ scorpion bite/ colitis/ digestive/ epilepsy/ hysteria/ headache/ anti nutritional factors/ abortifacient/aphrodisiac, birth control and scurvy trypanosomes, external sores/ulcers, fever, asthma, cardiotonic, diuretic, hepatorenal, diarrhea, flatulence, anti-spasmodic, rubefacient, vesicant, gout, hepatamegaly, low back/kidney pain, scurvy and splenomegaly by the local people in many part of country.

Reproductive parts i.e. Flowers, Pods and Seeds,of moringa are treated as panacea in the fork medicine and are being consume as vegetable as well as are beneficial for many diseases like throat infection, common cold, anthelmintic, anti tumor, rheumatism, diuretic, tonic, hysteria, abortion, skin cancer, anti-hypertensive, diabetes, joint pain warts, nilcer, arthritis, antispasmodic, goitrogen, mineral vitamin deficiency.

Reference:https://agritech.tnau.ac.in/horticulture/pdf/Moringa%20-%20A%20Crop%20of%20Future.pdf


Passaro Exports
Leading Exporter of Dried Moringa Leaf Powder
Medavakkam,
Chennai, Tamilnadu
India

+91 98844 80980
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