“Hello little Moringa Sprouts”

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP–Living in Natures Love Lifestyles insideawareness.com

 

They are so tiny you may not see them in the pictures.  I feel like a new mom!  In an earlier post on Moringa Seeds and Leaves I mentioned how last winter I was given seeds and no matter how I tried they would not sprout.  I had two trees that I wanted to focus my attention on this year; the Moringa and the Camellia Sinensis (Tea Leaves).  I tried all different ways to get these seeds to sprout.  The Camellia Sinensis  could take 6 weeks or longer to sprout which is a long time to wait for nothing to happen.  Talk about watching a pot!

The year is not over yet and round two.  Noticing that the Moringa Sprouted this time around diminishes my disappointment experienced from the first attempt.  Not a loss of effort though as I think I have more understanding of the seeds.  Something had to have been gained by all the focus, right?

Once again I soaked the seeds in two ways.  One with shell on and one with shell peeled.  I began  with shells on and soaked them for 24 hours before planting them in sand.  I used small boxes of sand and just submerged them.  They were then placed in a small, and I mean small, tabletop green house in the hottest sun #yyj has received this year.  That was not my intention and I worried that they would bake in there.  Upon taking them out and digging one or two up I noticed they had sprouted.  Hallelujah.  This took about 10 days.

Mini Table Top Greenhouse

Watching these pots and not seeing any upward sprouting I decided to peel the shells on some more seeds and soak them.  After 24 hours these have been placed in the tabletop greenhouse and are now resting in sand.  I am curious to see if these sprout too.

For me it is exciting to observe these plants and learn more about them.  I hope to experience them grow tall enough to grow their infamous pea pods that are so abundant and nutritious that they are being naturalized in countries that lack both of these; food and nutrition.  It is my experience that with increased nutrition there is decreased addiction.  Could this be an angle to focus on with support in our own community?  I would like to explore this as a new table vegetable for myself as well.

Stay tuned, my living room may be full of Moringa Trees this winter.  Maybe I have to dream in a shared greenhouse that someone is not using?

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#yyj Moringa Seeds & Dried Leaf Tea

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP–Living in Natures Love Lifestyles insideawareness.com

I would like to let my current, past and future clients and students know that if they are interested in Moringa Seeds or Dried Leaf Tea that I now have each available.

Moringa Loose Dried Leaf 

In comparison a 100 grams of dry moringa leaves contain to other healthy foods:

  • 9 times the protein of yogurt
  • 10 times the vitamin A of carrots
  • 15 times the potassium of bananas
  • 17 times the calcium of milk
  • 12 times the vitamin C of oranges

Dried Moringa Leaves can be steeped into tea or ground into powder.  As tea it has a nice flavour and once infused can be enjoyed warm or cold.  I recommended drinking one to two cups a day to begin to let system integrate the detoxification effects of Moringa.  This tea is beneficial for constipation, can support sounder sleeps and support weight loss due to balancing sugars that changes eating habits.  It’s slows down and reverses some aging due to the increased level of nutrition, antioxidants, beta-carotene, quercetin, and chlorogenic acid.  Read more at Moringa Tree Benefits.  

Dried Moringa Leaf

50 grams of Dried Moringa Leaf Pre-orders for pick up

C$7.50

Moringa Seeds

These seeds are viable and living foods as you can see in picture that they are sprouting.  To begin it is recommended to only have one seed and slowly increase this after a number of day.  This gives you time to notice how you are integrating it before add more.  Moringa Seed sweetens the digestive system, works as a detox and immediately cuts cravings for sugar.  It has known to balance out the body sugar levels.  In water purification when the crushed Moringa Seed is added anything that needs to be filtered out sinks to the bottom with the seed particles and the water left on top is clear and potable.  This is similar in the body.  It filters out and takes it out through elimination.

Sprouting Moringa Seeds

Packages are available in sizes of 10 seeds and 100 seeds as follows and can be picked up at our office near #yyj’s Hillside Mall.

Moringa Seeds

100 Moringa Seeds – edible. Pre-orders for pick up.

C$5.35


Traditional uses and properties of Moringa is based upon historical and current information available.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.

Moringa Tree Benefits

by Renee Lindstrom, GCFP–Living in Natures Love Lifestyles insideawareness.com

Moringa Seeds

Moringa (Moringa Oleifera)

The Moringa Tree is another one of those ancient natural sources of food, nutrition and medicine that has gained popularity as more of us worldwide become aware of it.    It is still used for a cure or prevention of about 300 different ailments in Ayurveda.

This tree grows like a weed in the right climates and with so many beneficial uses it is called a miracle tree.    It originates from the southern foothills of the Himalayas.  It is drought resistant and proven to be good food source so it is being naturalized into the warm areas experiencing food shortages like Malawi, Senegal, and India.  In an earlier post called,  Moringa Seeds & Leaves, a focus was on water purification.  The  Seeds from this tree can purify water when they are crushed making this tree valuable to these countries.

Moringa has antibiotic and antibacterial properties,  and is anti-inflammatory.  It is being explored for edema, suppressing cancer cells, digestion and weight-loss, aging, its anti-diabetic characteristics, ability for lowering cholesterol, and cardio-protective properties.

Moringa Leaves & Seed Pods

The Moringa leaves and seed pods are a source of protein, calcium, beta carotene, vitamin’s A, B1 (thiamine) B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B-6 and and C, folate acid, iron, magnesium,
phosphorus, zinc, potassium, chlorogenic acid and niazimicin.

The leaves are a good source of antioxidants, beta-carotene, quercetin, and chlorogenic acid.  I have read that 100 grams of dry moringa leaf contain:  9 times the protein of yogurt, 10 times the vitamin A of carrots, 15 times the potassium of bananas, 17 times the calcium of milk, 12 times the vitamin C of oranges.

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Traditional uses and properties of Moringa is based upon historical and current information available.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Every attempt has been made for accuracy, but none is guaranteed. Any serious health concerns or if you are pregnant, you should always check with your health care practitioner before self-administering herbs.