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Moringa oleifera, Moringa pterygosperma, Horseradish tree, Ben Oil Tree, Coatli, Drumstick tree, Bridal veil

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 Moringa oleifera, Moringa pterygosperma
Family: Moringaceae
Horseradish tree, Ben Oil Tree, Coatli, Drumstick tree, Bridal veil
Origin: Eastern India
Can be used for bonsaiBig tree > 20 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.DeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

This 25 foot tall tree is sometimes mistaken for a legume. It has delicate foliage and attractive pale white-yellow fragrant flowers that are borne in loose clusters in the leaf axils. Flowering and fruiting freely and continuously. Grows best on a dry sandy soil. Makes an ideal shade tree with high drought resistance. Possibly one of the most useful trees in the world, it produces long green pods that have been compared to a cross between peanuts and asparagus. The roots are used as a substitute for horseradish and the edible leaves make a highly nutritious vegetable. The roots have also been documented as useful in many folk remedies. The flowers, shoots, and foliage are edible as greens. The name derives from the roots, which taste like horseradish and are used as a substitute. Cattle are particularly fond of them. Young pods are cooked in curries. Seeds, which taste like peanuts when fried, are eaten, but they contain an alkaloid, which limits their use. The unripe pods, known as `susumber' or `drumsticks', are cut up and boiled like beans. The outsides of the pods are extremely hard and woody and impossible to eat; one has to pick them up and eat the sticky pulp inside and `pips' which are lightly hot and delicious. Upon pressing, the seeds yield an oil called ben oil. This nondrying oil is used for oiling machinery, in salad oil, and in soaps. The corky bark yields a gum used in India to print calico (cotton cloth with figured patterns). See article about this tree.


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 Moringa oleifera, Moringa pterygosperma, Horseradish tree, Ben Oil Tree, Coatli, Drumstick tree, Bridal veil

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Tam Duyen Nguyen
Vietnam
USDA Zone:Tro
23 Jun 2009
It's interesting to read this page. Vietnamese Ministry of Rural Development & Extension has just issued a decision of protected plants since June 2009. Surprisingly, Moringa is one of 11 protected plants. I've known Moringa since I was a child and used to eat its leaves which have a special taste. There would be a lot of Moringa trees, which mainly self-grew, at my hometown. Yet, people cut down Moringa and other trees to keep places for building houses and they seem no longer remember Moringa as a useful tree. Thus, I believe that it's not easy to find a Moringa tree at my town now. Meanwhile, Moringa trees have just been cultivated in a province of Vietnam.
Generally, I hope that this information will be populated as soon as possible widely in my country as well as other tropical countries.
Best regards,
Tam Duyen.


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Bridal veil, Horseradish tree, Ben Oil Tree. Beautiful flowering tree, and one of the most useful trees in the world, it produces long green pods that have been compared to a cross between peanuts and asparagus. The roots are used as a substitute for horseradish and the edible leaves make a highly nutritious vegetable. The roots have also been used in many folk remedies.
This plants doesn't take shipping well, especially in hot weather. It may lose all leaves in shipping, but usually recovers easily. Plant will be shipped at your own risk, no replacements or refunds in this item.
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California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



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Bridal veil, Horseradish tree, Ben Oil Tree. Beautiful flowering tree, and one of the most useful trees in the world, it produces long green pods that have been compared to a cross between peanuts and asparagus. The roots are used as a substitute for horseradish and the edible leaves make a highly nutritious vegetable. The roots have also been used in many folk remedies.
This plants doesn't take shipping well, especially in hot weather. It may lose all leaves in shipping, but usually recovers easily. Plant will be shipped at your own risk, no replacements or refunds on this item. We provide the best packaging.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Tropical Greenhouse Plus - Plant Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



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