Many Uses of Moringa (Moringa oleifera) in Human and Animal Nutrition
Many local names for moringa tree but all are derived from the generic root “Morunga”. Moringa is commonly known as Horseradish tree, Drumstick tree, Never Die tree, West Indian Ben tree, and Radish tree. Moringa is one of the world’s most useful trees, as almost every part of the tree can be used for food, medication and industrial purposes. It is a highly valued plant and it distributed in tropical and subtropical countries. It also known as the tree of life is used in human food and animal feed, medicine, industry, water purification, the so called “miracle tree”. It is now growing worldwide. Moringa has for long been consumed by humans and all its parts are edible in many developing countries. This review was elaborated with the aim of discussing information on many uses of moringa in human and animal nutrition.
Yusuf Leonard Henuk*