Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree that is native to parts of Africa and Asia. It is also known as the drumstick tree, the horseradish tree, and the ben oil tree. The tree is prized for its nutritious leaves, seeds, and oil, which have been used for centuries in traditional medicine.
Moringa oleifera grows quickly and can reach heights of up to 10 meters (32 feet). It has thin, slender stems and small, delicate leaves that are a bright, vibrant green color. The tree produces clusters of fragrant, white or pink flowers that give way to long, thin seed pods, which are sometimes referred to as drumsticks. The seeds and seed pods are edible and are often used in cooking.
Moringa oleifera is a highly nutritious plant, and all parts of the tree are edible. The leaves are a good source of vitamins A, C, and E, as well as calcium, potassium, and protein. The seeds contain high levels of protein and can be used to purify water. The oil extracted from the seeds is used in cooking and as a natural preservative.
Moringa oleifera is grown in tropical and subtropical regions around the world and is often used in traditional medicine to treat a range of health conditions. It is also gaining popularity as a dietary supplement due to its high nutrient content.