THE MAGICAL MORINGA TREE
I was very recently down in Durban, and coz you can't get country living out of me (even in a city) I had to take the opportunity of waking early and visiting the Shongweni Farmers Market in KZN. It is only open from 6:30am till 10am! What a wonderful experience. Lots of adorable dogs, laughing children, people in gumboots, hay bales, and the smell of wonderful fresh produce.
Whilst strolling the market I came across a stall selling Moringa trees. I was given the spiel all about how fabulously miraculous the Moringa tree is. Well of course with my complete fascination in healing plants I just had to get one, then Google it later to see if what they say it is is actually what it is.... Jenny at the stall encouraged me to taste some leaves... and mmm.. yummy, a bit like baby spinach. They can be added fresh to salads or to soups etc. Jenny also made a tea from drying and crushing the leaves, which can then be put in a coffee plunger to get a very nutritious tea. Then low and behold when I get home to the bush, one of the blogs I follow: Faithful to Nature has a little write up all about this tree that I had only just heard about.
Leaves, flowers, roots, pods and seeds
The tree boasts a long list of Vitamins, minerals, amino acids, protein, anti-oxidants,
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