Moringa Seed
Moringa is a plant that is native to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. It is also grown in the tropics. The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root are used to make medicine.

Moringa is used for “tired blood” (anemia); arthritis and other joint pain (rheumatism);asthma; cancer; constipation; diabetes; diarrhea; epilepsy; stomach pain; stomachand intestinal ulcers; intestinal spasms; headache; heart problems; high blood pressure; kidney stones; fluid retention; thyroid disorders; and bacterial, fungal, viral, and parasitic infections.

Moringa is also used to reduce swelling, increase sex drive (as an aphrodisiac), prevent pregnancy, boost the immune system, and increase breast milk production. Some people use it as a nutritional supplement or tonic.

Moringa is sometimes applied directly to the skin as a germ-killer or drying agent (astringent). It is also used topically for treating pockets of infection (abscesses), athlete’s foot, dandruff, gum disease (gingivitis), snakebites, warts, and wounds.

Oil from moringa seeds is used in foods, perfume, and hair care products, and as a machine lubricant.

Moringa is an important food source in some parts of the world. Because it can be grown cheaply and easily, and the leaves retain lots of vitamins and minerals when dried, moringa is used in India and Africa in feeding programs to fight malnutrition. The immature green pods (drumsticks) are prepared similarly to green beans, while the seeds are removed from more mature pods and cooked like peas or roasted like nuts. The leaves are cooked and used like spinach, and they are also dried and powdered for use as a condiment.

The seed cake remaining after oil extraction is used as a fertilizer and also to purify well water and to remove salt from seawater.


Asthma. In an early study, taking 3 grams of moringa twice daily for three weeks reduced asthma symptoms and the severity of asthma attacks in adults.
Increasing breast milk production. Early evidence suggests that taking 250 mg of a specific moringa supplement (Natalac) twice daily after childbirth increases breast milk production.
“Tired blood” (anemia)
Birth control
Stomach pain (gastritis)
Stomach and intestinal ulcers
Heart problems
High blood pressure
Kidney stones
Swelling (inflammation)
Thyroid disorders
As a nutritional supplement
Stimulating immunity
Increasing sex drive
Athlete’s foot
Skin infections
Gum disease (gingivitis)
Parameter Value
CALCIUM 2.8 g/100g
CARBOHYDRATES 53.47 g/100g
CRUDE FIBRE 8.65 g/100g
ENERGY 358.22 kcal/100g
FAT 5.87 g/100g
IRON 32.3 mg/100g
MAGNESIUM 825 mg/100g
MOISTURE 7.43 g/100g
POTASSIUM 1.16 g/100g
PROTEIN (N*6.25) 22.89 g/100g
TOTAL ASH 22.89 g/100g
E.coli Absent/g
Parameter Value
Acid Value mq Ko H/2 5.0
Peroxide Value meq/kg 0.8
Saponification value mq Ko H.g 178.8
Moisture, % by wt. 0.2
Total ash, % by wt. 0.01
Protein, % by wt. (N x 6.25) Nil
Fat, % by wt. 99.8
Crude fibre, % by wt. Nil
Carbohydrates (by difference), % by wt. Nil
Calorific value, (K.cals/100g) 898
Myristic 0.1%
Palmitic 7.3%
Oleic 71.4%
Lignoceric 0.8%
Unidentified 0.8%
Parameter Value
Calories/ Energy / 100 gm 326.20 kcal
Total Fat / 100 gm 4.0 gm
Protein / 100 gm 9.32 gm
Carbohydrates / 100 gm 57.50 gm
Dietary Fiber / 100 gm 12.39 gm
Calcium / 100 gm 350 mg
Phosphorus / 100 gm 440.0 mg
Iron / 100 gm 0.0010 mg
Vitamin A / 100 gm 4127 IU
Vitamin B1 / 100 gm 0.37 mg
Vitamin B2 / 100 gm 1.79 mg
Vitamin C / 100 gm 178.16 mg