Moringa – The Miracle Tree

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Dear everyone,

I’ve always preferred natural remedies to regulate and heal our body compared to western medicine. They are holistic, in harmony with our body and safe with little to no side effects. Hence, I usually choose Chinese Medicine and natural homemade remedies for myself and my students when we face health issues.

I prefer preventive medicine because it stops the progress of the disease before any damage is done to our body. It is much easier than healing and recovering from a full-blown disease. It is cost effective and poses less suffering for the individual.

Articles about superfoods fascinate and captivate my attention. Recently, I accidentally came across a documentary on the Moringa tree which has the reputation as a miracle tree due to the benefits that it provides when consumed. I wish to present the information about this amazing plant here for everyone’s benefit. May you be healthy, fit and free from bodily suffering.

Tsem Rinpoche


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The Moringa tree is a very special tree that is native to Africa and Asia. It is also known as the Drumstick tree or the Horseradish tree. There is a total of thirteen species of the Moringa tree. The Moringa Oleifera is the most common species cultivated for consumption across the world for its extraordinary nutritional and medicinal value. It gained the reputation of being a “Superfood” in the last two decades when its nutritional value was discovered to be extremely high and almost complete.

The Moringa tree is a fast-growing, resilient tree with small leaves and sprawling branches. Although it is not considered to be aesthetically beautiful, it is a multi-purpose tree where every part of the tree can be used beneficially.

This tree is planted all around the world from arid regions in India and Africa to dry regions, such as Central America and Mexico. It is a saviour to many poverty-stricken communities where malnutrition is an epidemic that plagues them for generations. As this tree is widely available to everyone, these communities are taught by their elders on how to consume the various parts of the tree.

The Moringa tree is a tree that can survive in very dry and very hot areas. They are given the name “Neva Die” by the Senegalese, a derivation from the English term “Never Die”, which indicates the resilience of the tree that can survive in the harshest conditions. It can tolerate a wide range of soils and can be grown in regions ranging from depleted pastureland to lands bordering desertification.

 

Different Names of Moringa Tree

Different names of Moringa tree in different countries

  • Ghana: Babati
  • Kenya: Mlongo
  • Madagascar: Anamambo
  • Nigeria: Gawara
  • Zimbabwe: Mupulanga
  • Burma: Dandalonbin
  • India: Murungai
  • Indonesia: Maroenga
  • Nepal: Sitachini
  • Sri Lanka: Murunga
  • Taiwan: 辣木 (la mu)
  • Mexico: Arbol e las perlas

Different names of Moringa tree in different languages

  • English: Drumstick tree, Horseradish tree, Mother’s Best Friend, Radish tree, West Indian Ben
  • French: Bèn ailé, Benzolive, Moringa, Ben oléifère, Arbre radis du cheval
  • German: Behenbaum, Behenussbaum, Flügelsaniger Bennussbaum, Pferderettichbaum
  • Italian: Sàndalo ceruleo
  • Portuguese: Acácia branca, Cedra (Brazil), Marungo, Moringuiero, Muringa
  • Spanish: Árbol del ben, Ben, Morango, Moringa

 

Benefits of Moringa Tree

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High Nutritional Value

This is the first and foremost amazing attribute of the Moringa tree that earned its name the Miracle Tree. The nutritional value of the Moringa is amazingly high and complete at the same time. It contains a very high amount of vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, and other minerals.

Most plant-based protein is usually amino acid deficient and generally only contains 7 out of 9 essential amino acids which our body needs. However, the Moringa contains all 9 essential amino acids that our body cannot produce, and it also contains 18 out of 20 amino acids, which is unbelievable as this high amount of amino acids coming from a leafy source is extremely rare.

In fact, Moringa contains:

  • 7 times more vitamin C than oranges
  • 10 times more vitamin A than carrots
  • 17 times more calcium than milk
  • 9 times more protein than yoghurt
  • 15 times more potassium than bananas
  • 25 times more iron than spinach

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The fact that Moringa is such an easy plant to cultivate, it is a sustainable solution to address issues on malnutrition. In countries such as Senegal and Benin in Africa, the Moringa nurtures the poor and it is a supreme poor-person’s plant. The Moringa leaf powder is prescribed to nursing mothers to augment their milk production. When nursing mothers have enough breast milk to feed their young, the children are nourished.

 

Rich in Antioxidants

Antioxidants

Moringa offers a rich blend of powerful antioxidants such as kaempferol, zeatin, quercetin, rutin, chlorogenic acid and caffeoylquinic acid. These antioxidants are compounds that fight against free radicals in our body. Free radicals are very harmful in the body as they can damage cells, cause ageing and illnesses. High levels of free radicals in the body can cause oxidative stress.

In the oxidation process, free oxygen radicals bind themselves to the electrons of protein-structuring fatty acids and destabilise the ionic charges of the fatty acids. Since the structure of the cell membrane is dependent on the stability of fatty acids, the cell membrane will break down when it encounters free radicals, which will cause adverse effects to the organism. Diseases frequently linked to oxidation include Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Type-2 Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis and many more.

Kaempferol and quercetin are the two main antioxidant compounds instrumental to the many health benefits that the Moringa provides. Antioxidant compounds such as these, slow down the oxidation process by scavenging and binding itself to free radicals. Hence, they can protect cell membranes from degradation and lower the risk of acute and chronic diseases of the body.

Moringa also contains antioxidant vitamins that work well together with antioxidant substances in our body. For example, selenium, an antioxidant that reduces inflammation and enhances immunity in our body, works well in the presence of vitamin E. Moringa has both selenium and vitamin E.

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Moringa leaves have the highest content of antioxidant among the different parts of the Moringa tree. Hence, one can consume Moringa leaves to enjoy its benefit.

 

Reduces Blood Cholesterol

Research has proven that the intake of Moringa helps improve blood cholesterol levels and reverse bad cholesterol. It contains Beta-Sitosterol which is a nutrient that blocks low-density lipids (LDL) buildup in the body. When LDL builds up in the blood vessel, it may cause the formation of plaques in the arteries.

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Reduces Blood Sugar Levels and Managing Diabetes

Free radicals in our body can alter the molecular structure of insulin until they are unable to carry out the functions of regulating glucose in the blood. Studies reveal that consuming Moringa leaves daily helps with the management of blood glucose levels in diabetic test subjects. The antioxidative properties of Moringa have a positive effect on the effectiveness of insulin, a hormone that is responsible for regulating blood sugar levels. Moringa extract, tested on diabetic and control-group rats, is comparable to the anti-diabetic medicine, glibenclamide.

To get this benefit, an adult can consume three Moringa leaf powder capsule per day which is equivalent to 1500mg of Moringa leaf powder.

 

Protects the Liver

Moringa extracts exert a hepatoprotective effect on the liver. Its leaves are proven to be effective against liver damage caused by anti-tubercular drugs and speeds up the recovery process. It also helps to restore the levels of glutathione, which plays a key role in detoxification reactions.

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Treats Stomach Disorders

Traditionally, Moringa is used to treat many gastrointestinal conditions. The isothiocyanates in Moringa have shown to be effective in treating stomach disorders such as constipation, gastritis, and ulcerative colitis, and its effect is comparable with commercially available drug, prednisolone.

Moringa also contains antibiotic and antibacterial properties that inhibit the growth of various pathogens such as Helicobacter pylori which can cause serious problems in the stomach. Hence, it is also good for healing gastric ulcers.

 

Skincare and Hair Care

Moringa seeds are packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and thus, beneficial for skincare. The oil from Moringa seeds can be used as moisturiser and treat skin problems such as skin rashes and sunburn. The hydrating and detoxifying effects of the oil from Moringa seeds help in neutralising the effects of harmful pollutants, prevent wrinkles and ageing.

There are many online websites that sell Moringa skincare and hair care products, here are some of them:

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Cancer Prevention Properties

Some studies linked the use of Moringa Oleifera to cancer prevention and cancer treatment. Cancer arises when some of the body’s cells begin to multiply or proliferate without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues.

There are many compounds in Moringa that have anti-cancer properties, such as eugenol, D-allose, isothiocyanate, and hexadecanoic acid. Studies have shown that eugenol found in the bark of the Moringa tree has strong potential against melanoma, osteosarcoma, leukaemia, gastric cancer, skin cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer.

In another study, the leaf extract “killed” the density of two leukaemia and liver cancer cells by more than 70% – proving that the regulation of tumours is possible by anti-proliferation, dependent on the dosage and concentration of the extract.

Interestingly, the antioxidative property of the Moringa extract also contributes towards the process of cell death.

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Improves Bone Health

Moringa extracts are beneficial in maintaining healthy bones due to their high calcium and phosphorus content. Since Moringa also possesses anti-inflammatory effects, it provides relief from conditions such as arthritis. It also contains multiple micronutrients that play a critical role in bone health and calcium absorption, such as boron, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and others.

According to research, Moringa has an osteoprotective effect where it positively affects bone integrity and potentially prevents osteoporosis. Phytoestrogens and flavonoids found in Moringa have a very positive effect on the bone and can stimulate bone cells proliferation, differentiation and bone mineralisation.

 

How to Consume Moringa to Get Its Benefits

To derive all the above-mentioned benefits, consumption of Moringa on a daily basis is quite easy.

  • For children, it is advised for them to take 500mg of Moringa leaf powder
  • For adult, it is advised for them to take three Moringa leaf powder capsule per day which is equivalent to 1500mg of Moringa leaf powder
  • For nursing mothers, it is advised for them to take a spoonful of Moringa leaf powder to their food in the morning, day and night to increase milk production

 

Benefits and Uses of Different Parts of the Moringa Tree

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Moringa Leaves

Moringa leaves have the highest nutritional and medicinal value in the entire tree. They have been used as a source of food for centuries as the leaves can be dried and transported easily. They are a valuable natural resource due to their wide range of uses in the medical and nutritional field. The Moringa plant can be grown in climates where food plants are scarce and hard to survive, which includes semi-arid and tropical areas. It is also known to survive on very little water, which is a big advantage in areas where desertification and climate change result in widespread malnutrition among the inhabitants due to the lack of food plants.

 

Nutritional Value

Moringa leaves contain the much-needed protein and vitamin C along with many other nutrients, vitamins and minerals. The leaves are particularly useful for infants, young children and nursing mothers since they contain good amounts of calcium, proteins and other nutrition that are vital for growth and healthy development. Where fresh Moringa leaves are available, they are typically cooked in a similar way to spinach or other greens, served as a side dish with other foods. Dried leaves are usually sprinkled on other foods to boost their nutritional value or brewed in teas.

 

Traditional Ayurvedic Uses

Moringa leaves are often incorporated in many healing techniques to treat gastrointestinal problems, headaches, inflammation, anaemia, fever, poor nutrition, bronchitis, inner ear infections, skin infections and others.

 

Modern Medical Uses

Moringa leaves contain powerful antioxidants that have proven their effectiveness against cancer cells in the laboratory. Nursing mothers are advised to add Moringa leaves into their diet to increase milk production and nutritional value of their milk.

 

Other Uses of Moringa Leaves

Moringa leaves are used as food for stock animals and the fisheries for nutrition. The high protein content in the leaves helps the animals grow quicker and it is often the cheapest source of protein for the animals.

Moringa leaves are also used in enhancing the growth of other plants. The extract of the leaves diluted in ethanol can increase a plant’s sturdiness, quantity and size of the fruit produced, which enhances the overall harvest.

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Moringa Root

The roots are commonly used by Ayurvedic practitioners in India for centuries to treat a wide variety of ailments. It is especially useful in controlling disorders of the circulatory system, including minor cardiovascular complaints. In small amounts, Moringa roots can be used to stimulate the appetite and improve the function of the digestive tract, especially beneficial to those with gastric and irritable bowel syndrome. In addition, the roots are used to treat impotence, sexual dysfunction and female reproductive tract issues. In poultice form, the roots are used for cramps and arthritis pain. On top of that, the roots are diuretic and have some antiseptic qualities.

 

Modern Medical Uses

The roots have been investigated by the medical researchers to determine its effectiveness against several diseases. Solid evidence exists that the Moringa roots contain elements that can combat epithelial ovarian cancer.

 

Moringa Flower

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Moringa flowers are considered a delicacy in Africa. They are often mixed with other food like salads or fried in batter and eaten as snacks. The flowers are especially prized for both medicinal and nutritional purposes and even used in cosmetic preparations and perfumes. The beautiful and fragrant cream-coloured flowers with deep yellow centres are often used as an ornamental display in homes or offices.

 

Traditional Medicine

The flowers are often brewed into a strong medicinal tea or pressed for its juice. The resulting drinks are used in Ayurvedic practices to treat urinary tract infections and to manage the symptoms of a common cold. They are also used as a supplement for breastfeeding women to increase the flow of milk and enhance the nutritional value of the milk. The flowers of the plant are also considered to be useful in combating impotence, lack of sexual drive and other sexual dysfunctions.

 

Modern Medical Uses

Recent studies have shown that extracts from the Moringa flower can be used to reduce inflammation and muscle spasms. The diuretic effect of the Moringa flower can reduce the incidence of oedema, and help the body heal effectively after an injury or illness. In addition, Moringa flowers contain powerful antibiotic agents that help to combat infection when used topically or internally. The chemical compounds in Moringa flowers have been proven to reduce high blood pressure and effective in controlling sugar levels in diabetes.

 

Nutritional Value

Moringa flowers contain vital amino acids and are excellent sources of calcium and potassium, making them a valuable supplement for nursing mothers. Teas brewed from Moringa flowers are often consumed as a health tonic.

 

Cosmetics and Perfumes

Fresh flowers are commonly found in homes, acting as natural air fresherners.

Moringa leaves and bark

 

Moringa Bark

Moringa bark is used extensively as animal fodder and they are especially nutritious for cattle and pigs. The Moringa barks and leaves sometimes make up three-quarters of their diet.

The bark has very concentrated antibiotic properties and it can effectively treat diseases and other illnesses. They are used in a variety of treatments, from gout to STDs and even arthritis. However, the concentration of the chemical compounds is very high in the bark, and one must be cautious and use it with great care.

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Moringa Seeds

The Moringa seeds are among the most nutritious and useful botanical products available in the market. These versatile seeds can be used in so many ways including medicinal remedies, nutritional supplements and for industrial and agricultural purposes. The seeds can be eaten both fresh and dried or along with the seed pods that contain them.

Studies have shown that the seeds provide relief for many medical problems such as gout, STDs, urinary infections, boils, and even epilepsy. When used as a medicine, the seeds are crushed and mixed with coconut oil. Often the seed oil extracted will be used in place of the crushed seeds.

 

Modern Medical Uses

The antibiotic properties of Moringa seeds have been proven in laboratory tests. Its natural antibiotic properties can be used to treat fungal infections.

 

Nutritional Value

Moringa Oleifera seeds are eaten like green peas. The seeds offer concentrated nutrients including amino acids, proteins and a wide range of vitamins and minerals. This makes them an outstanding supplement for busy people and a solid source of nutrition for undernourished populations around the world.

 

Water Purification

Moringa Oleifera seed powder is very effective in purifying water. It removes particles by joining the particles and sinking them to the bottom of the water. It is also extremely effective in removing harmful bacteria from the water. The seeds are much more economical and safer than aluminium sulfate and other chemicals which are commonly used to purify water.

 

Agriculture

Ground and defatted moringa seeds are used to supplement animal feed or used as fertiliser for crops and enrichment of soils to increases farm yield.

 

Moringa Fruit/Drumsticks

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Moringa fruit, like almost any other part of the tree is particularly prized for its high nutritional value. Due to the variety of vitamins and micronutrients, the fruit of the tree is well known for promoting good health and helps to cure diseases.

 

Traditional Medical Uses

The seed pods are used in Ayurvedic medical tradition as a specific cure for worms and parasites. The pods are crushed and applied topically to treat minor skin inflammation, warts and infections. The oil in the seed pods can reduce inflammation caused by arthritis, rheumatism and gout.

 

Modern Medical Applications

Moringa seed husks are bountiful, low-cost source of activated carbon which is important in the treatment of ingested poisons. Unlike other sources of activated carbon that require extensive processing prior to use, Moringa seed husks are processed using a simple method that can be performed even in remote areas without advanced technology.

 

Nutritional Value

The seed pods of the Moringa are highly nutritious. One cup of fresh drumstick pods contains over 200% of the daily recommended vitamin C. Rich in proteins and amino acids, the seed pods are necessary for health and physical function. They are commonly eaten as a vegetable in many parts of the world and cooked in the same way as green beans.

 

Recommended Dosage

The leaves, fruits, and seeds might be safe when eaten as food. However, it’s important to be cautious when consuming the root and its extracts as they contain a toxic substances that may cause paralysis and death.

  • Moringa oil
    Children: 5ml per intake, three times a day
    Adult: 15ml per intake, three times a day
  • Moringa leaf powder
    Children: 1 teaspoon per intake, three times a day
    Adult: 1 tablespoon per intake, three times a day
  • Moringa seeds
    Adult: 2 Moringa seeds per intake, two times a day

 

Interactions or Risks with Other Medications

  • Levothyroxine: Used to combat thyroid problems. Compounds in the Moringa leaf may aid the thyroid function, but people should not take it in combination with other thyroid medication
  • Diabetes medication: Diabetes medications are used to lower blood sugar, which Moringa also does effectively. It is vital to ensure blood sugar levels do not get too low. Moringa also can decrease the antihyperglycemic effects of sitagliptin, which is a diabetes medication
  • High blood pressure medication: Moringa has shown to be effective at lowering blood pressure. Taking Moringa alongside other drugs that lower blood pressure may result in it becoming too low
  • Substrates of cytochrome P450, including CYP3A4: Consuming Moringa may increase the risk of side effects of these drugs

 

Moringa Powder or Capsule

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There is no difference in the nutritional value of fresh Moringa leaves and dried Moringa leaves. However, it is recommended for us to take Moringa in powdered form. Moringa’s bioavailability increases greatly in loose powder form, as the nutrients are condensed into a neat and accessible tablespoon.

 

Moringa for Animals

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Moringa is an excellent supplement for all animals, including general house pets such as dogs, cats, rabbits, turtles, and etc. because it is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents. Dosage of Moringa powder for general house pet is 2-5g daily depending on their weight or health.

It also has a high absorption rate, so animals can absorb all the nutrients necessary, resulting in:

  • a good digestion
  • strengthening joints, muscles bones, and teeth
  • reducing fat and building muscle
  • tremendous boost to the immune system

Moringa doesn’t just affect the physical body of an animal. It works holistically, affecting mental and emotional health of the animal as well.

  • Moringa helps your pet to feel good. It contains a lot of magnesium. Magnesium deficiency can lead to depression. Moringa reduces stress and increases the ‘happy hormone’, in the body creating a complete sense of well-being.
  • Moringa relaxes the body and has a calming effect on those with a hyperactive temperament.
    The Phyto-pro-vitamins in Moringa has a favourable effect on the stress threshold, and help relieve angst and panic. For example, they are very good for frightened horses.

The typical dosage for dogs can vary, depending on the dog’s weight and what it is prescribed for. When being used as a supplement to your dog’s diet, a typical dosage would be:

  • ¼–½ teaspoon for small dogs and cats (up to 20 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon for medium dogs (20-50 pounds)
  • 2 teaspoons for large dogs (50-100 pounds)
  • 1 tablespoon for XL dogs (over 100 pounds)

Moringa leaf powder can be added to the animal’s daily food intake and Moringa food pallet are also available in the market.

Disclaimer: All information provided on tsemrinpoche.com is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. Please consult a professional doctor before taking any supplement.

 

How to Cook Moringa

Drumstick Curry

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 drumsticks, cut into 1-2″
  • 2 tomato (medium size)
  • 1 onion (medium size)
  • 1 tablespoon of chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon of coriander powder
  • 2-4 tablespoon of groundnuts (grind)
  • turmeric
  • salt

Instructions:

  1. Bring 1 litre of water to boil. Add 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder and salt per your taste into the boiling water.
  2. Add the drumsticks into the boiling water.
  3. Close the lid and allow them to boil until they are 80% cooked and keep them aside together with the water.
  4. In another pan, pour in 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  5. Add a teaspoon of cumin and mustard seeds to the pan and fry until they are aromatic.
  6. Add 5-6 smashed garlic cloves to the pan and fry them for a while.
  7. Add a few curry leaves.
  8. Add in the chopped onions, stir fry for a while then add in 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder.
  9. Continue to stir fry it until the onions become soft.
  10. Add two finely chopped tomatoes and continue to stir fry it until they become soft.
  11. Add in 1 tablespoon of chilli powder and 1 tablespoon of coriander powder. Mix well and continue to stir fry until there is less moist and until the oil starts to appear.
  12. Pour the Moringa pods and the water in. Mix it well with and close the lid for about 3-4 minutes on medium flame.
  13. Add the grind groundnut in the pan and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes on medium flame
  14. Lastly, add in the coriander leaves.

 

Moringa Drumstick Curry


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Indian Drumstick Curry >>

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Indian Drumstick Curry

Ingredients:

    • 3-4″ drumsticks cut into 2 to 3cm long. Rinse thoroughly.
    • ¾ cup moringa leave
    • 1 onion medium-size, chopped finely
    • 8-10 curry leaves
    • 100ml of coconut milk
    • 30g assam paste rinsed
    • 2 tbsp chickpeas flour mixed with 4 tbsp water.
    • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • ½ tsp mustard seeds
    • ½ tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 tsp coriander powder
    • 1 tsp chilli powder
    • ½ cup coriander chopped
    • salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Soak tamarind paste in 200ml of warm water. Stir and squeeze the Assam pulp. Set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, add in drumsticks, sufficient water to cover the drumstick, a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. Cook it on high heat for 8 minutes. Cook till the drumsticks are tender, but at the same time remain intact. Do not overcook them. Set aside.
  3. In a heated pan with olive oil, add in mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Fry till it splutters. Add in turmeric powder, curry leaves, onions and Moringa leaves.
  4. Stir fry till the onions turn translucent. Add coriander powder, chilli powder and the tamarind water along with tamarind.
  5. Once it starts boiling, add the drumsticks along with the water and mix gently.
  6. Add in the chickpeas-water mixture to the boiling curry. Continue to stir till the curry thickens. Reduce the flame.
  7. Add coconut milk, mix it gently and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Have a taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly.
  9. Garnish with coriander and enjoy with a warm bowl of rice.

 

Indian Drumstick Curry


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Moringa Thai Salad >>

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Moringa Thai Salad

Ingredients:

    • 1 cup Moringa pod
    • 5 pieces of chopped straw mushrooms
    • 2 red onions
    • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
    • ½ plate of hard white tofu
    • some lettuce
    • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
    • 1.5 teaspoons of syrup
    • 7 small hot chilli

Instructions:

  1. Cut the hard white tofu into small dice and deep fry them until crispy.
  2. Peel the outer layer of Moringa pods and cut them into 1-2″.
  3. Bring water to boil and put the Moringa pod to blanch until cooked. Scoop up, soak in a cold water bath and put it in a sieve to drain the water.
  4. Make a spicy salad sauce by mixing all the ingredients together in a prepared cup.
  5. Put the blanched Moringa seeds into the mixing bowl. Add straw mushrooms, red onion, followed by spicy salad sauce made in step 4. Scoop over, place on a plate with lettuce and sprinkle the fried tofu.

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Moringa Chicken Peanut Soup >>

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Moringa Chicken Peanut Soup

(For vegetarian, replace chicken meat with mock meat or tofu)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of peanut butter
  • 2 tbsps of tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp of smoked paprika
  • 1 cup of shallots
  • a handful of fresh basil
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small ginger (Chopped)
  • 1 tsp of black peppercorn
  • 1 large chicken thighs (cut Into Pieces)
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion
  • 5 scotch bonnet peppers
  • 1 cup of fresh Moringa leaves (washed)

Instructions:

  1. Pour the peanut butter into a small saucepan, add the tomato paste, smoked paprika, water, stir into a smooth mixture and place on medium heat.
  2. Stir continuously until oil appears on the surface for 10 minutes. Take off heat and set aside.
  3. Pour the shallots into a blender, add basil, garlic, ginger, black peppercorn, water and blend into a smooth mixture.
  4. Pour the chicken into a saucepan, add the blended mixture, add salt, stir and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes, onion, peanuts mixture, stir and let it boil for 7 minutes.
  6. Take out the tomatoes, onion, pour into a blender, add scotch bonnet pepper and blend into a smooth mixture. Pour this mixture back into the soup.
  7. Allow it to boil for 15 minutes, then add the Moringa leaves, stir and let simmer for 3 minutes.
  8. Moringa chicken peanut soup ready to serve.

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Moringa Soup (Thai) >>

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Moringa Soup (Thai)

Ingredients:

  • 8 Moringa pods (best to get the super young tender ones)
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 lemongrass stalk
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • ½ teaspoon of red chilli peppers
  • 1″ piece of ginger, peeled
  • pinch of curry leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of fish sauce

Instructions:

  1. Prep Moringa pods by peeling the tough outer layer with a veggie peeler and then cutting the pods into 2″ sections.
  2. Smash garlic, ginger, and chilli in a mortar and pestle with salt.
  3. Heat veggie oil or grapeseed oil in a dutch oven on medium high heat. Fry the garlic, ginger and chile mixture into the hot oil and stir for a minute for two until it becomes fragrant.
  4. Add water, coconut milk, lemon grass, curry leaves and fish sauce to the pot and let it come to a boil.
  5. Toss Moringa pods into the broth and let them cook for about 10 minutes or until tender.
  6. Meanwhile, heat a pot of salted water until boiling. Add one package of soba noodles to boiling water and cook for no more than 4 minutes. Strain the noodles and then immediately coat them with sesame oil.
  7. Add the noodles to the bottom of a bowl and then pour soup over. Garnish with fresh basil and lemon or lime juice.

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Stir Fried Moringa Flowers (Indian) >>

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Stir Fried Moringa Flowers (Indian)

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp of mustard seeds
  • 1 dried chilli
  • 1 tsp of dhal
  • 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup of grated coconut
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1 green chilli
  • Some curry leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 small onions

Instructions:

  1. Blend the grated coconut with cumin seeds, curry leaves, garlic and small onions.
  2. Wash the Moringa flowers and leave to soak in water. Add in the turmeric powder into the water. After 15 minutes, drain the Moringa flowers and keep aside.
  3. Heat up the pan and add in some cooking oil, add in the mustard seeds followed by the dried chilli and stirred fried until fragrant.
  4. Add in the dhal and cook it until it turns brown.
  5. Add in the Moringa flowers and mix well
  6. Add in the blended grated coconut and salt to taste
  7. Cover the pan with lid and cook with medium to low flame for about 5 minutes.
  8. Serve when Moringa flowers have become soft.

 

Stir fried Moringa Flowers (Indian)


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How to Grow Moringa Tree

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How to Grow from Cuttings

  • After the trees have stopped producing fruits each year, branches need to be cut off so that fresh growth may take place. These branches are excellent for growing new trees
  • Make a branch cutting at least 1″ (2.5cm) in diameter and at least six feet (1.8m) long
  • Dig a hole of 3ft (1m) x 3ft (1m) and 3ft (1m) deep
  • Place cutting in this hole and fill with a mixture of soil, sand and composted manure. Pack firmly around the base of the cutting. Form a slight dome or cone shape, sloping down away from the cutting. It is desirable that water not touch the stem of the new tree
  • Water generously, but do not drown the cutting in water

In India, the custom is to put some cow dung on top of the open end of the cutting. This is an excellent way to protect the cutting from pests.

 

To Grow from Seed

Moringa seeds have no dormancy periods and can be planted as soon as they are mature.

 

In the Ground

It is best to plant the seeds directly where the tree is intended to grow and not transplant the seedling. The young seedlings are fragile and often cannot survive transplanting.

To plant seeds directly in the ground:

  • Choose an area with light and sandy soil, not heavy with clay or water-logged.
  • Dig holes 1ft (30cm) square and 1ft deep. Back-fill the holes with loose soil. Compost or manure will help the tree grow better, even though Moringa trees can grow in poor soils.
  • Plant 3 to 5 seeds in each hole, 2″ (5cm) apart. Plant the seeds no deeper than three times the width of the seed (approximately ½” or 1.5cm – the size of one’s thumbnail).
  • Keep the soil moist enough so that the topsoil will not dry and choke the emerging saplings, but it should not be too wet or else the seeds can drown and rot.
  • When the saplings are 4 to 6 inches tall, keep the healthiest sapling in the ground and remove the rest. Termites and nematodes can kill a young sapling. Take measures to protect saplings from these two dangers.

Note: If the soil is heavy, dig a larger hole of up to 3ft (90cm) in diameter and 3ft deep, and backfill with 1 part sand and 2 parts original soil. Added compost or manure will help.

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In Plastic Bags

When it is not possible to plant directly in the ground, use the following method:

  • Fill seedling bags with light soil mixture, i.e. 3 parts soil to 1 part sand.
  • Plant two or three seeds in each bag, ¼” (0.5cm) deep.
  • Keep moist but not too wet. Germination will occur within two weeks.
  • Remove extra seedlings, leaving one in each bag.

Seedlings can be transplanted after four to six months when they are 2-3ft (60-90cm) high.

 

Transplanting

  • The ground where the trees are to be planted should be light and sandy, not heavy with clay or water-logged.
  • Dig a hole 1ft (30cm) square and 1ft deep. Backfill with loose soil. Adding compost or manure will help the trees grow better.
  • Water the planting holes one day before transplanting the seedlings.
  • Plant seedlings in the late afternoon to avoid the hot sun the first day.
  • Make a hole in the pit to accept all soil in the bag. Carefully cut open the sack and place the seedling in the planting hole. Be careful to keep the soil around the seedling’s roots intact.
  • Pack soil around the seedling base.
  • Water only lightly for the first few days.

If the seedlings fall over, tie them to a stick for support. Protect young saplings from termites and nematodes.

Source: https://treesforlife.org/our-work/our-initiatives/moringa/how-to-grow

 

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Moringa Documentary – The “Miracle” Tree

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Vickie Domingo: There is a taste in here that you cannot find in other vegetables, and the more you eat, the more it becomes tasty, and you keep on, you know, asking for it.

What this farmer in Hawaii is talking about is not a vegetable, it’s a tree. And while Vickie Domingo says it has an unusual flavour, there’s more to this tree that meets the taste buds.

Vickie Domingo: You keep on eating and eating, and you can feel your body is more energetic, more healthy, and you can see the difference. You are not drooping, you know you keep on, you know just so active. You have to remove one by one like this.

Domingo says she has grown this tree on her farm for more than 25 years. She harvests Moringa twice a week all year round.

Every week Domingo sends a thousand pounds of Moringa to the mainland. The rest of it ends up here at a Honolulu farmers market where most of her customers have eaten it their entire lives.

Vickie Domingo: Well, in the Philippine is a third country, in other words, not a rich country. We cannot afford to go to the doctor for medicinal purposes. So, we use this in our daily lives so we can have more energy, more vitamins to supplement our daily nutrition in our body.

The tree is called Moringa or as the Filipinos called it Malunggay.

Dr. Will McClatchey: An awful lot of cultures have one or more plants that are kind of markers that people think of themselves when they think of that plant.

Dr. Will McClatchey is an Ethnobotanist at the University of Hawaii. He studies the way that humans interact with plants.

Dr. Will McClatchey: If you drive around Honolulu here you’ll see a lot of houses have at least one Malunggay in the yard, maybe a little forest of them and that’s a pretty good indicator that there’s a Filipino family there.

Vickie Domingo: Jokingly, we say it’s our Filipino Banner, which is our Filipino flag. Once you see this, that means, a Filipino stays there.

Domingo says there are many nutritional and medicinal uses for Moringa.

Vickie Domingo: All parts of the tree are usable, from the roots to the stem, to the leaves, to the flowers and to the pods. The roots you can use that as a tea and then the trunk, you can scrape it, squeeze it, get the juice, put it in your cut skin and your skin will heal.

Some of this may be folktale, but some cultures have used Moringa as a medicinal plant for thousands of years. McClatchey says Moringa is worthy of its reputation as a tree with unusual nutritional properties.

Dr. Will McClatchey: Moringa is one of these trees that is a multi-purpose plant that fulfils such a high percentage of kind of basic needs that when people get used to using it, they really can’t see what it’s like to live without it.

And many cultures don’t. Today, Moringa is used as a remedy and in essence, a multivitamin in many of the world’s warmest regions.

Dr. Will McClatchey: Moringa is used widely in Africa and South Asia, and it’s been introduced into South America and Central America where it’s also being used. So, you know, this is not just a plant of a single community.

Dr. Mark Olson: We’re just talking this morning with one of the owners of this plantation, and he was just telling me how he did last time he was here he had a handful of Moringa leaves, and he worked all morning on it and felt great.

Dr. Mark Olsen is a botanist and a leading expert on Moringa. He teaches at Instituto de Biología Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City. Here, he is visiting a new Moringa farm about 2 hours outside the city limits.

Dr. Mark Olsen: So they just planted these here, and soon they’ll be nice and big.

Olson says that while Moringa can grow in places like Mexico or Hawaii, the tree is native to arid subtropical regions, places like Africa and Southern India, hot places where Moringa has proven its persistence.

Dr. Mark Olsen: This is a plant that really does extraordinarily well in some of the most difficult areas and areas that are very hot, areas that are very dry, areas where other things are very difficult to cultivate. Look at the little tuber there, this is one of the reasons it survives so well in dry areas. Also, they are storing lots of water in the wood, so that’s one of the reasons this is a remarkable tree. They don’t have particularly deep roots. That’s sort of a myth about Moringas that they survived because they have deep roots. No! They’re storing water in their roots and their trunk.

But Moringa, says Olsen, does a lot more than just survive despite the trees’ sometimes scraggly appearance.

Dr. Mark Olsen: I don’t think they’re actually the most attractive tree. They’re more a tree that you look at and sort of love the way you love a scruffy friend or a scruffy dog, because the branches sort of splay here and there. They get burdened down with huge quantities of fruits on them and that actually makes the tree so remarkable, as it is such a generous tree.

And that’s because people have found multiple uses for so much of the tree including its seeds.

Dr. Mark Olsen: They are full of oil. You press the seeds, and this wonderful aromatic oil comes oozing out, which you can use for cooking, can be used for cosmetics or lubrication or whatever. And the cake, the pressed cake, the stuff that’s left over after pressing the seeds, that is what’s used for water purification.

Water purification Olson says, is especially useful in developing countries where clean water is hard to come by, but the benefits don’t stop there.

Dr. Mark Olsen: Some other things, I think are most exciting about Moringa, for example, the high vitamin content. There is a lot of vitamin A in the leaves, and worldwide that’s a problem. A lot of people have problems in development of their eyes because they don’t have enough vitamin A.

Moringa’s vitamin A content and its content of vitamins in general, has caught the attention of scientists around the world.

Dr. Monica Marcu: I started to read about Moringa and I was absolutely amazed about the richness in nutrients in many antioxidant compounds and vitamins.

Dr. Monica Marcu is a pharmacologist who has studied many plants. She has done extensive research on Moringa and says it has significant nutritional potency. This subject is one of the topics of her recently published book, Miracle Tree.

Dr. Monica Marcu: To me, it was just a natural pathway from my scientific background and my love for trees to writing this exciting book on one of the most exciting and extraordinary trees of our world.

Marcu spends much of her time looking at trees and plants, both as a pharmacologist and as an artist. While Marcu the nature photographer is grabbing shots of plants, Marcu the pharmacologist says she has a bigger concern.

Dr. Monica Marcu: We are having an epidemics of cancer and cardiovascular diseases and many other chronic diseases. It’s because we basically do not eat what we are supposed to eat. Most of the plants are famous for a particular type of nutrients. For instance, the orange or the lemon is famous for high content of vitamin C. The spinach for instance, on the other hand, is famous for its iron content. Moringa is very unusual because this single plant contains a wide variety of nutrients but also in quite very high amounts.

Marcu says this concentration of nutrients combined with low calories and low sodium content makes Moringa an ideal energy food or supplement that can help offset the typically unhealthy western diet.

Dr. Monica Marcu: Many of the westerners are also deficient in antioxidant and anti-ageing substances that are mostly found in plants.

Antioxidants, according to the National Institutes of Health, protect the body cells and may prevent cancer and Marcu says Moringa is a treasure trove of antioxidants that happen to work hand in hand.

Dr. Monica Marcu: Antioxidant substances and antioxidant vitamins work together in the body. For instance, it is known that selenium works better in the presence of Vitamin E. Moringa has high amounts of selenium and also has vitamin E.

While many plants contain antioxidants, Dr. McClatchey says that Moringa is also high in the nutrients we usually associate with meat.

Dr. Will McClatchey: Moringa is well known for being a good source of leafy green vegetable protein, and you don’t get a lot of protein out of many vegetable foods other than like beans and things like that. So, getting it out of leaves is really a big deal.

While there are a few other plants like soy that are protein-rich, Olson says Moringa is special.

Dr. Mark Olsen: I have a lot of food allergies. I’m allergic to wheat, allergic to eggs. Soy tends to be a fairly highly allergenic food, causes allergies easily in many people. We think that this is because of the form that some of the proteins are in, in soy. There are apparently in a form that’s very simple and fairly easy for the body to assimilate in Moringa.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Moringa contains 18 of the 20 amino acids, building blocks of protein that are found in the human body. As says Marcu, Moringas one of the few plants that contains all of the essential amino acids.

Dr. Monica Marcu: Moringa contains all the nine essential amino acids that actually we cannot produce. Their presence but also their ratio is very beneficial, and it is estimated that this ratio is very good for absorption and for being bioavailable to our bodies.

Further research is needed to establish the bioavailability of all of Moringas nutrients. But in some places, scientific studies may be too long a pursuit and take a backseat to a harsh reality.

Lowell Fugllie: In most of the sub-Saharan Africa, any baby has a 20% chance of dying before he reaches the age of five, in some countries up to 40%. And even those who survived past the age of 5 up to half or more will suffer from malnourished physical and mental development.

These are lesions caused by malnutrition, around the neck and around the waist. They are dry now but will become permanent scars.

As the former regional representative for Church World Service in Senegal for 16 years, it was Lowell Fugllie’s mission to help local clinics develop ways to save children at risk to malnutrition.

Lowell Fugllie: Having been born myself into a middle-class American family, I thought it’s just by chance that I was born in these conditions and not in the condition of a poor African family in the bush of Africa and living a malnourished life. And so I have a certain obligation to share what I received.

In his quest to combat malnutrition, Fugllie came across Moringa in the late 1990s.

Lowell Fugllie: It contains more vitamins and minerals in various combinations that you find in any other possible vegetable, and I thought to myself if this source of nutrition could be made available at the village level, then this could be a very effective tool in preventing malnutrition.

What Fugliie says he didn’t know at that time was that the Senegalese people were already familiar with Moringa.

Lowell Fugllie: It was only through a Peace Corps volunteer working in forestry who told me that Moringa is already growing in Senegal.

Not only it was growing; the people had been using it for generations, only they didn’t refer to as Moringa. They called it “Neva Die” which Fugllie suspects comes from the English word “Never die” after the tree’s resilience.

Lowell Fugllie: I asked any Senegalese, do you know the Neva die tree? Oh yes, my mother makes a sauce from this leaves of this tree. We called it Mboum. Every Senegalese knew this tree.

The problem says Fugllie was it was prepared and used in ways that diminish Moringa’s nutritive content.

Lowell Fugllie: They boil the leaves too long. They throw out the water that is boiled in where many of the vitamins are located, and they lose a lot of the benefits of the leaves could provide.

So Fugllie went to work both planting Moringa trees and more importantly educating healthcare workers on how Moringa can help stave off malnutrition.

Madame Blanche Sambou Diatta: I was trained in 1998, and right away we saw the virtues of using Moringa because of it’s very high nutritional value. So we began using it right away on an experimental basis.

Health care workers learn to grow their own Moringa trees, dry the leaves and pound them into powder, maintaining all the nutrients. Nursing mothers were taught to add a spoonful of Moringa to their food morning, day and night to increase their milk production. They were also told to add Moringa to all their family’s meals.

Lowell Fugllie: When we introduced this tree in Senegal or uses of the tree and different ways of using it, the reactions of the people there was “This is our tree. You know, you just adding on what we know already.”

As people change their habits, Fugllie says the results were clear, especially among children.

Lowell Fugllie: They looked happier, they have more energy, they’ll smile. When they came to the clinic, limp eyes, drooping, no energy and within three weeks, you see them bigger, healthier and smiling.

Madame Blanche Sambou Diatta: We observe that it was much much more effective than the classic system we had been using, which was based on imported and costly products such as milk powder, sugar and vegetable oil. With Moringa, people can go into town and find it themselves.

Lowell Fugllie: Moringa is still being used, is still being promoted, still being very valued even without our input from the outside. Moringa, it doesn’t die. It can continue on its own.

Vickie Domingo: So you have to eat the Moringa on a daily basis, and all the grandkids are eating it every now and then. Even my own children and they are already professionals, and yet they come home and eat it.

And while Moringa is mostly considered an ethnic food, the trend says McClatchey, is that more nutritious plants like Moringa are finding their way into the mainstream.

Dr. Will McClatchey: Our diets are pretty bad, although they are improving. But one of the reasons they’re improving is because we’re starting to adopt more and more these kinds of plants.

Dr. Mark Olsen: I’ve been in villages where the only trees that survive and grow well are Moringa Oleifera. Which is really amazing when you consider how many useful things the tree provides.

Dr. Monica Marcu: Moringa has come very close to a perfect source of nutrients in terms of variety and concentration. So that is I think very unique about this Moringa tree.

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10 Benefits of Drinking Moringa Tea Everyday

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Moringa plant is beginning to gain more popularity as a new superfood for its highly nutritious profile and powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and tissue protective properties among many other health benefits.

Moringa Oleifera, also known as horseradish tree, ben tree, or drumstick tree is a small tree from India, Pakistan and Nepal. That has been used for generation in eastern countries to treat and prevent diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, anaemia, arthritis, liver disease and respiratory, skin and digestive disorders.

Moringa has become popular as a natural leaf powder supplement. Although the pods, roots, bark, flowers, seeds and fruit are also edible. It’s used as a traditional remedy for many ailments, and here are 10 scientifically backed health benefits of consuming the Moringa leaf.

It’s nutrient-packed.

Moringa is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. It contains significant amounts of vitamin A, C and E, calcium, potassium and protein.

Antioxidants fight free radicals, molecules that cause oxidative stress, cell damage and inflammation. Moringa contains antioxidants called flavonoids, polyphenols and ascorbic acids in the leaves, flowers and seeds. A study found that leaf extracts had higher antioxidants activity, free-radical-scavenging capacity and high inhibition of lipid, protein and DNA oxidation than flowers and seeds. This means it prevents the damage and degradation that free radicals cause in the cells of different organs in the body, keeping them healthy and functioning at their best.

It fights inflammation.

Inflammation can lead to chronic diseases like diabetes, respiratory problems, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and obesity. Moringa reduces inflammation by suppressing inflammatory enzymes and proteins in the body, and Moringa leaf concentrate can significantly lower inflammation in the cells.

It helps reduce some diabetes symptoms.

Moringa leaf powder has been effective in reducing lipid and glucose levels and regulating oxidative stress in diabetic patients. Which means it lowers blood sugar and cholesterol and improves protection against cell damage.

It protects the cardiovascular system.

Moringa leaf powder has heart-healthy benefits, particularly in blood lipid control, the prevention of plaque formation in the arteries and reduced cholesterol levels.

It supports brain health.

Moringa supports brain health and cognitive function because of its antioxidant and neuro-enhancer activities. It is also been tested as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease with favourable preliminary results. Its high content of vitamins E and C fight oxidation that leads to neuron degeneration and improving brain function. It also able to normalize the neurotransmitter serotonin, dopamine and noradrenaline in the brain, which play a key role in memory, mood, organ function, responses to stimulus such as stress and pleasure, and mental health, for example, in depression and psychosis.

It protects the liver .

Moringa contains high concentration of polyphenols in its leaves and flowers that protect the liver against oxidation, toxicity and damage. Moringa can reduce liver damage and fibrosis, and reverse oxidation in the liver. Moringa oil can also restore liver enzymes to normal levels, reducing oxidative stress and increasing protein content in the liver. The liver is responsible for blood detoxification, bile production, fructose metabolism, fat metabolism and nutrient processing and it can only fulfil the functions with the aid of liver enzymes, so it’s vital that they stay at normal levels. For instance, lower levels of hepatic enzymes can impair its ability to filter the blood.

It contains antimicrobial and antibacterial properties.

Moringa has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that fight infections. It’s been effective against types of fungi that cause infections on skin and strains of bacteria responsible for blood and urinary tract infections, and digestive problems.

It enhances wound healing.

Moringa has blood-clotting properties in its leaves, roots and seeds that benefit wound healing and can reduce clotting time. Which means it reduces the time it takes for scratches, cuts, or wounds to stop bleeding.

How to use it.

You can add moringa powder to your smoothie or drink it as a tea. The leaf powder was deemed safe in human studies, even in larger doses than normal. The Moringa has a mild flavour. So it makes for a light Moringa tea with a slightly earthy taste. But you might want to stay clear of seed extract consumption as they have shown a level of toxicity in immune cells. Moringa can have laxative effects in large quantities. So, a safe dose to introduce it into your food or diet or avoid digestive problems is 1/2 to 1 teaspoon per day.

Hope you enjoy the video. Remember to like and share. Thanks for watching.

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Moringa Sowing, Growing, Harvesting, Drying the Leaves

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The Moringa Miracle Tree

A variety of microorganisms and vermin can attack the nascent Moringa if planted in a natural tropical soil. The best way to avoid this is to germinate the Moringa seeds on filter or kitchen paper in the humid and warm environment before planting the seedlings outside.

Only the roots of now more resistant seedlings, here Moringa Stenopetala should be put into the soil and carefully cover with earth leaving the endosperm which contains all the nutrients for the young seedling above the ground.

The second species now planted is Moringa Oleifera.

On the 21st of June, 44 days after germination, the young plants are set into their final place. And soon they thrive and prosper.

So our Moringa tree has now grown to about 70 centimetres in height and it would continue to grow vertically without making many side branches. But since our main aim is to produce as much as possible leaves, we are cutting the tree now, the upper 20 or 15 centimetres to encourage the tree to grow horizontally to build more side branches and produce more leaves near to the ground. So here we cut it now. Just the same that we have just done to our Moringa Oleifera tree with a small leaf, we are doing now to the second species we have planted here the Moringa Stenopetala.

Only a few days later, we can see the first side branches appear. Now it is time for the second cut to grow our Moringa tree even more bushy. We will cut it again about 20 to 30 centimetres from the top and the leaves we are gaining, we will dry and with this, we form out first Moringa leaf powder. This is it. We have another one here. We also cut it.

Today is the 21st of October, six months after the seeds of this Moringa tree germinated. During these six months, we cut them down to a height about one meter to sixty centimetres to allow the trees to grow more branches and despite of this cutting down, some of the branches have grown up to four meters in height. Now the dry season is approaching, the leaves of the lower branches are turning yellow and it is time for us to cut the tree the third time. This time again down to about 1 meter. We harvest the green leaves for drying and prepare the tree to produce more branches and more leaves the next season to come.

The leaves must dry completely in a shady place to be properly preserved before being pulverised. As the rainy season with a relative air humidity of over 70 per cent already has arrived, we use an electrical oven for the final drying process.

For the final and gentle drying of the leaves, we use the oven in convection mode and at the temperature of about 40 centigrade and for a time of about 30 minutes. Since we are lacking is a small mesh cooking grate, we are using a clean cotton wool fabric to place the leaves on.

The door of the oven remains a slit open to allow the humid air to flow out. For the final step of the process, the blender is used to pulverise our dry leaves.

Why Moringa

Dried leaves contain almost everything the human body needs.

10 of 20 amino acids, 8 essential amino acids, 25 anti-inflammatory substances.

4x more vitamin A than carrots, 4x more Folic Acid (vitamins B9) than beef liver, 4x more vitamin E than wheat

4x more calcium than milk, 15x more Potassium than banana, 25x more iron than spinach, 6x more polyphenols then red wine

46 antioxidants (ORAC value 76,000 is highest known of all plants)

Same protein as chicken eggs.

and all the other parts of the tree can be used.

Moringa helps fight malnutrition in children of developing countries

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Source

  • Arnarson, Atli, 6 Science-Based Health Benefits of Moring Oleifera, May 4, 2019, https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-benefits-of-moringa-oleifera (accessed: 20 June 2019)
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  1. Samfoonheei on Jul 3, 2019 at 11:46 am

    Fantastic …..something new for me, have not heard of this moringa plant at all. Well it is native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in north western India, and widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas. Amazing it is a highly nutritious and drought-tolerant crop in which all parts of the tree from its bark to its flowers and roots are edible . Such a plant that also have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and protect against arsenic toxicity. It can lead to modest reductions in blood sugar and cholesterol. Moringa leaves are also highly nutritious and should be beneficial for people who are lacking in essential nutrients. Wow …it’s a miracle trees having grown in our local soils also. The Moringa trees grown in different countries have different names. The many benefits such as treating of blood sugar, gastrointestinal conditions, lower cholesterol level and so forth. Amazing indeed.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  2. Yee Yin on Jul 2, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the benefits of the Moringa tree. It is such a wonderful tree. Most parts of it can be used for certain usage. It contains protein and also many nutrients that cannot be found in other green leafy vegetables.

    Apart from human consumption, I think the other benefit of Moringa tree is its ability to purify the water. It will help people who have very limited access to modern technology a lot. Besides, it is a natural solution which poses no threat to human’s body.

    If we have a garden or yard, we should plant one Moringa tree to enjoy its marvellous benefits.

  3. S.Prathap on Jul 2, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Thanks for the article with good information about Moringa tree .It has the reputation as a miracle tree due to the benefits that it provides when consumed.The nutritional value of the Moringa is amazingly high and complete at the the same time.

    There are a lot of benefit from moringa such as rich in antioxidants ,reduces blood cholesterol and many more.Moringa also is a an excellent supplement for all animals.

  4. sarassitham on Jul 2, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Coming across about the miracle tree which are more commonly called as Moringa by Indian community. This plant are more widely grown in their backyard of their homes for immediate use. It’s easy to grow and can survive in very dry and very hot areas.. Although it is not considered to be aesthetically beautiful, it is a multi-purpose tree where every part of the tree can be used beneficially.

    This plant has scientifically proven to be rich in various antioxidants and many important nutrients. This Moringa plant has been praised for its health benefits and almost all parts of the tree are eaten or used as ingredients in traditional herbal medicines. Today this Moringa plant has been a hunting plant for most people throughout the world due to the various benefits when its consumed.

    This article presents the information about this amazing plant for everyone’s benefit. It also goes by a variety of names in n different countries . Thanks for the wonderful recipes and sharing, hope many will be happy to receive this healthy and wealthy tips of the Moringa tree and hope it will keep them fit and free from bodily suffering.

  5. Chris on Jul 1, 2019 at 10:13 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team for putting such extensive information here about Moringa for everyone to have a good read. This tree is indeed a miracle tree for its uses and benefits that it can provide. Such a plant that has so many uses and benefits are quite rare.

    People around the world have been using this plant for many years. What makes it amazing is the nutritional value that it contains. Can you believe that one can eradicate malnutrition in children by just eating the leaves of this tree? Not to mention all the other benefits that it has.

    This shows us that mother nature is full of surprises, and there are many “treasures” in the nature that we can use, which has no side effect or chemicals in them.

  6. Tsa Tsa Ong on Jul 1, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    This article really caught my attention as my perents love to cook vegetarian curry with Moringa Fruit/Drumsticks. Didnt know Moringa miracle tree has so much great benefits and nutritional values in it. Thank you very much Rinpoche and blog team for sharing this very beneficial information 👍👏🙏😘💜

  7. Ummamageswari on Jul 1, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about the Miracle Tree, Moringa. It is true that natural remedies regulate and heal our body compared to western medicine where they are holistic and harmony with our body and safe with little and no side effects.

    This Moringa tree is a savior to many communities where malnutrition is an epidemic that plagues them for generations as this tree is widely available to everyone. Thank you.

  8. Sofi on Jun 30, 2019 at 2:57 am

    Moringa has been known quite widely in the Indian communities here in Malaysia and shared with other communities of its healing powers, from high blood pressure, diabetes, joint pain, etc. Now reading this comprehensive article, it is very encouraging to learn of its anti-cancer benefit and a host of other benefits. For such a beneficial tree, it is amazingly easy to plant and upkeep. A good tree to have in our gardens. Thank you for sharing this article which will definitely help many in their health.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2019 08:01 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing explaining all about what is God and Buddha. Religion is a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices. The purposes of the practice of a religion are to achieve the goals of salvation for oneself and others. Instead of pushing away one’s responsibilities, we need to go far beyond not just doing prayers and mantras . Do it sincerely, correctly and practicing more to transform our mind. We need to accept and understand the teachings and apply it . The purpose of mantras, prayers and reciting have tremendous power to assist our mind to have a calmer state. Interesting video where hearing Rinpoche teachings i have understand better and still learn.
    Thanks again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/what-is-god-what-is-buddha
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2019 07:59 PM
    Wonderful quote by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo. Yes it is a profound, very deep, and extremely thought-provoking, evocative speech, or write up , I do not quite understand till Rinpoche explained clearly and precisely about the deeper meaning of the write up. Learning , practicing and applying the dharma practice and methods to gain a higher form of mind. We have to accept the way we are and accept our own responsibility for the future instead of blaming others. All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault we find with another, and regardless of how much we blame others, it will not change us. We need to accept reality .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this clear explanation.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-battle-is-a-good-sign
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2019 07:58 PM
    Lamrin is a Tibetan Buddhist textual form for presenting the stages in the complete path to enlightenment as taught by Buddha. There have been many different versions of lamrim, presented by different teachers of the Nyingma, Kagyu and Gelug schools in the Tibetan Buddhist history. It is a complete guide that shows how one can practice, meditate and gain the full enlightenment of a Buddha. In Tibetan Buddhist history there have been many different versions of lamrim, presented by different teachers of the Nyingma, Kagyu and Gelug schools. All Buddha’s teachings are in a special arrangement that is easy for anyone to understand and put into practice. It is an edited transcript based on a series of Lam Rim teachings given by the Great Tibetan Master Pabongka Rinpoche. And lineage can traced back to Lama Tsongkhapa, Lama Atisha, and finally Buddha Shakyamuni himself. A wonderful book to lead a practitioner from the very beginning of interest in spiritual . For most to learn and practice and put into action.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/lamrim-lineage
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2019 04:22 PM
    Tokyo is home to over 37 million residents.There are many tourist spot and the major attraction for visitor and even Japanese themselves is Sensoji.Sensoji is Tokyo’s oldest and largest ancient Buddhist temple.
    Other interesting places to visit include the Meiji Shrine,Tokyo Disneyland and Mount Takao .Tokyo is a place that one should visit.Thank you for sharing this article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2LpkqTl
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2019 02:19 PM
    Discovering the hidden mysteries of Nepal through this article. The beautiful snowing mountains and the fascinating landscapes of the spiritual land of Nepal photos was amazing. Even though it’s a small but it offers great adventures for its natural landscapes view. Understand that historically Nepal dates back to medieval times and the culture is one of the richest in the world.

    Unfortunately, I don’t believe this spiritual land has the mythical creatures which were real and existing. Thank you for giving a wonderful video and inspiring documentary of the living Yeti in Nepal. I had an opportunity to know further about this spiritual and mystery land of Nepal. Hope the mythical species live safe in Mountain and would attract more tourism to the country.
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2019 01:25 PM
    Indonesians who eat dog meat believe that the dishes help to enhance the blood circulation and boost their stamina. However, none of these claims have been proven scientifically. In fact, eating dog meat can be hazardous to human health because the Indonesian government does not consider dogs as livestock. Therefore, there is no regulation on how to trade, breed, and slaughter dogs for consumption purposes.

    In their recent article for ABC News Australia, an Australian national news service and a subsidiary of Australian Broadcasting Corporation, titled Evidence Shows Dogs in Bali Are Being Brutally Killed and the Meat Sold to Unsuspecting Tourists, Journalists James Thomas and Lesley Robinson revealed that many dogs in Bali, a popular tourist destination in Indonesia, are killed in an inhumane manner. The dog meat is being made into satay, seasoned grilled meat, and being sold as chicken meat to unsuspecting tourists. These activities are not only unnecessarily cruel but also illegal and introduce a health hazard to the consumers.

    Read more about this articles : https://bit.ly/2YUpfqX
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2019 01:16 PM
    With their attractive illustrations and concise speech bubbles, comic books have become a direct and powerful tool of communication and education. Rinpoche has always appreciated this aspect of comics which is why Kechara Media & Publications, the publishing arm of Kechara has created original comics from time to time. Comic books such as The Illustrated Life Story of Lama Tsongkhapa in English and Chinese have been in print since 2009!

    Read more here https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2019 01:14 PM
    I am in love with only you my Adamantine Lady of Coral hue. I am in love of liberation, freedom and wisdom I seek in you. Even to whisper your name Vajra Yogini excites me to the core of my soul. I have been away for so long and I wonder when I can join my supreme mother in Akanishta. My love for you has no end and it only grows. My mind is focused on you daily and my heart only awaits for you to place sindura on my crown soon. Nothing I have seen or experienced in this deceitful world can remotely compare with you my dear wisdom lady. Please with supreme sound of damarus, cymbals, incense and voices of sunyata, embrace me to ascend amidst rainbow lights effortlessly to my home. My true home where you will bring me. Bring me home soon. In my heart only lies you. In your heart I know I am existent also. We are one.

    ~ Tsem Rinpoche
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  • Ummamageswari
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2019 12:48 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about the personal year number, 5, which is related to change. Based on the career, they will be on their toes and constantly on the move most of the time, trying to keep everything running smoothly.

    Based on the health, they will be more adaptable and flexible, and willing to challenge themselves mentally and physically with new heights of adventure. At the same time, they may feel the need to host more parties and social activities than usual, and friends and colleagues will be drawn to them. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2Lncguv
  • Ummamageswari
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2019 12:43 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about the personal year number, 4, which is related to consolidation. Based on the career, they will be able to focus and formulate a solid overall game plan to achieve their goals instead of being easily distracted by grandiose ideas and vague concepts.

    Based on the health, they should focus on consolidating all that they have learnt in the past three cycles to really reap the benefits. At the same time, they will also come to the realization that they have less in common with those close to them due to life changes. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2JNbKCL
  • Ummamageswari
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2019 12:36 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about the personal year number, 3, which is related to expansion. Based on the career, they will seek a new direction to expand their horizons, be it in the form of travelling to new destinations, setting up a new branch of their organisation or expanding their business.

    Based on the health, they should expand their life following the emphasis of the previous years by balancing their emotions and health. At the same time, they will focus on expanding their relationships either through frequent meet ups or by working closer together where some decisions they made in the past year may help them expand their relationships even further this year. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2XKd9UO
  • Pastor Lanse
    Tuesday, Jul 16. 2019 12:27 PM
    Learned monk Geshe Sopa-lah really shares his experiences

    “For Geshe-lah the decision was simple and that is, the guru is with us for lifetime after lifetime, until enlightenment so we must cherish and protect that relationship at all costs. So although Geshe-lah is very outspoken, at the same time he is very spiritual and you can see that all of his decisions are rooted in the Dharma and the training he received from the monastery. ”

    https://bit.ly/2G4CKNh
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Jul 15. 2019 10:25 PM
    The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jul 15. 2019 05:00 PM
    Congratulation for the official launch of Kechara Soup Kitchen in Melaka.Another milestone for Kechara Soup Kitchen.
    Some say that we should not help the homeless because they will become lazy but this is not true as no ones likes to be homeless.
    The sincerity of Kechara Soup Kitchen has gained the public trust and more people getting involved in doing good deeds.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2LnrqA6
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Jul 15. 2019 04:29 PM
    Gangwon is a very nice place blessed with natural and beautiful scenery.The beaches are popular spots for watching sunrise on morning as well.
    It will be a good place to plan for holiday with family and friends.The best time to visit is autumn; as Korea’s coldest province, the cool autumn breeze is a pleasant prelude to the chilly winter and creates exquisite vistas of multi-coloured changing foliage.
    Thank you for sharing this article

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2LlTBPO

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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Click on this picture and read about this very sad girl. Please offer your prayers for her to take a good rebirth. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
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    They do this every day!
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    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
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    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
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    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    Cute!
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
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A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
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Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
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Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
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Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
5 days ago
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
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Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
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How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
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Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
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Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
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How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 week ago
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 week ago
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Teachers went to recce the Farm in the City before the outing with students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teachers went to recce the Farm in the City before the outing with students. Lin Mun KSDS
Teachers and students do mantra recitation together before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teachers and students do mantra recitation together before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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