Moringa - The Miracle Tree - YouTube Recently this tree has gained popularity here in Barbados. People are using it for all sorts of things. It seems this tree is grown in Africa and is used for purification of water, the leaves used for vegetable and protein. Some of my co-workers are going crazy over this plant. Apparently it is used as a sexual enhancement drug too. Strangely enough this tree was growing in my neighbourhood as a child and now it seems people are now seeing the medicinal benefits of it. Moringa Tree Leaves: Treatment in Aids, High Blood Pressure, Anemia, and Malnutrition Moringa's Healing Leaves Kate Freer, Yahoo Contributor Network Dec 30, 2009 "Share your voice on Yahoo websites. Start Here." MORE: Moringa FlagPost a commentThe Moringa Tree with its edible leaves, flowers, and pods are one of most power packed, nutritious trees in the world. I wrote an article on that subject here, but it is also one of the most healing trees in the world. All of the tree is either used for food, medicine, or cooking. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years to both prevent and treat almost 300 diseases. The information in this article is not based on double blind research but on the historical and current usage of Moringa leaves, flowers, and pods in India, and many other countries. This is how the people have used it in the past and how they use it now. Much of this information was observed and documented in the different health projects by physicians in their treatment of AIDS, malnutrition, and disease. In India, Ayurvedic physicians use it in their standard treatment protocols. How can Moringa leaves have an impact on so many problems? Many health problems are due to poor nutrition, malnutrition and imbalanced disease states, which result in immune system breakdown and disease. When you correct those imbalances and nutritional deficiencies with super packed nutritious food, it is bound to improve health and disease states. The ability for Moringa leaves, flowers, bark, and pods to have such diverse healing effects is due to the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healing elements the tree contains. A review of Moringa's power packed nutrition: Here is a nutritional breakdown of Fresh Moringa Leaves: 7 times the Vitamin C of Oranges; 4 times the Calcium of Milk; 3 times the Potassium of Bananas; 2 times the Protein of Yogurt; 4 times the Vitamin A of Carrots; and ¾ the iron of Spinach. Moringa leaves when dried become a even greater, powerhouse of nutrition containing: ½ the Vitamin C of Oranges; 17 times the Calcium of Milk; 15 times the Potassium of Bananas; 9 times the Protein of Yogurt; 25 times the Vitamin A of Carrots; and 20 times the Iron in Spinach. All elements except the Vitamin C is increased when you dry the leaves in the shade. Drying the leaves in direct sunlight decreases its nutritional values.