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Drumstick

(Botanical Name : Moringa oleifera)

Classification

 Moringa oleifera

History

Moringa is a nutritious plant which has many potential uses. It is a native to the southern foothills of Himalayas in the northwest India.

It is traditional food plant in Africa as it is said to be nutritious, boost food security, help rural development and support land care.

Plant Description

The tree is mainly grows in semi-arid and tropical areas and requires sandy soil and can tolerate poor soil.

Its tree is slender with drooping branches which grows to a height of 10 m in height.

It is a fast growing tree widely cultivated in many parts of world.

Cultivation

Moringa is cultivated in Africa, central and south America, Sri Lanka, India, Mexico, Malaysia and Philippines.

It is cultivated for its pods which are called 'drumsticks' that are consumed in India and taste like beans and asparagus.

Moringa is propagated by planting limb cuttings from June to august.

Parts Used

Pods, roots, bark and flowers of this tree are used.

Chemical constituents

Drumsticks are rich in beta-carotene, vitamin C, iron, protein and potassium. Its seeds yield essential edible oil.

Culinary uses

Medicinal uses

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