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Moringa Oleifera

We 'hatch' these Moringa plants from seed, incubate them for about 3 weeks, and then nurture them in organic soil until they are about 200 mm high. Some we use as nutrient-rich food ourselves but the better quality plants we sell so others can also enjoy the benefits of this remarkable plant

Buyers should be aware that some Moringa leaves will yellow and fall off during autumn so it's quite normal to see these from time to time. We remove them from the tree and let them fertilise the ground around the roots. There will be plenty of new Moringa growth to replace this natural moribundity

Health Benefits

Moringa plant

Young Moringa Oleifera in Yanimon's NZ Garden

If we expect high quality health benefits from the Moringa Oleifera tree then we need to attend to the quality of the plant's environment, which is a good reason for taking exceptional care of the garden. You can also grow Moringa trees indoors in large containers or in a greenhouse. We have one in a tunnel house and others in sheltered spots around the garden

Moringa trees in a warm garden will grow to 5 metres high and 3-4 metres wide unless pruned back. All of the tree can be used as food apart from the roots. Once the young tree is established, after about 2 months, harvest a few small branches when you need them and use immediately for maximum freshness. Uses include drying the leaves for a herbal beverage, or grinding them to powder and adding a teaspoon to breakfast muesli, or similar food

You may be interested in a use some Asian people have for Moringa tree seeds. When attacked by a sore throat they chew the seeds and allow the nutrients to linger in the mouth before swallowing. This gives attacking pathogens a hard time and the throat soon recovers. I understand that it works well, but as I seldom get sick I can't comment from personal experience. It sounds like a cure that's worth a try, and it's a lot cheaper than a Doctor's visit, although I have to give the caveat that in our control dominated world all sickness should be treated by a qualified professional




Moringa Oleifera Pests

Our experience is that the white cabbage 'flutterby' caterpillar is a high risk when growing these shrubs out in the open garden. Once the shrub is established the growth rates seems to outpace the caterpillars' appetite, but we make regular checks to 'soap off' any eggs we spot, and remove the green multi-legged offenders

The cabbage 'flutterby' caterpillar has a weakness. It likes to 'chill out' in the warm sunshine after a good feed so you can remove them fairly easily during afternoons when the sun is shining nicely and the caterpillars are snoozing :-)

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We often have some Moringa Oleifera plants in stock. These range from between 200mm and 500mm high. Prices range from NZ$20 - $50. We can freight these to you within New Zealand. We don't send offshore or overseas. See our Home page for payment method

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