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History of 'Potential of Moringa oleifera for Agricultural and Industrial Uses'

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Author(s): Foidl, Nikolaus, H.P.S. Makkar, K. Becker
Published in: The Miracle Tree: The Multiple Atributes of Moringa (book).   Oct 20, 2001
http://www.moringanews.org/actes/foidl_en.doc

Moringa oleifera has many possible uses. The leaves and pods can be eaten by humans as nutritious food. Moringa oil is used as a lubricant for fine machinery since it is slow to grow rancid and is not sticky. It is also used by the perfume/cosmetic industry as it absorbs scent well. The seeds, when crushed, can be used as water purifiers, removing up to 99% of toxins, making water drinkable. This is highly beneficial in areas where conventional water treatment is too expensive. The leaf extract can be used as a plant-growth enhancer, making crops bigger and stronger and more able to withstand disease. It makes a protein-rich cattle fodder, shown to increase cattle growth and milk production. Nutritionally, Moringa has not been shown to have any toxic qualities and can be grown in high-density as a field crop.


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Author(s):
Published in: The Miracle Tree: The Multiple Atributes of Moringa (book).   Oct 20, 2001
http://www.moringanews.org/actes/foidl_en.doc

Moringa oleifera has many possible uses. The leaves and pods can be eaten by humans as nutritious food. Moringa oil is used as a lubricant for fine machinery since it is slow to grow rancid and is not sticky. It is also used by the perfume/cosmetic industry as it absorbs scent well. The seeds, when crushed, can be used as water purifiers, removing up to 99% of toxins, making water drinkable. This is highly beneficial in areas where conventional water treatment is too expensive. The leaf extract can be used as a plant-growth enhancer, making crops bigger and stronger and more able to withstand disease. It makes a protein-rich cattle fodder, shown to increase cattle growth and milk production. Nutritionally, Moringa has not been shown to have any toxic qualities and can be grown in high-density as a field crop.


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