While perusing the mad amount of seed catalogs I get this time of year, I decided to do some research on the healthiest plants to grow. You can find a comprehensive list of the 10 healthiest vegetables you can even grow indoors at sunny windows here.
I came across a little known plant named Moringa Oleifera which is being labeled “superfood” and “miracle food.” An easy to grow plant with innumerable health benefits, every gardener, prepper and survivalist should plant at least one!
Moringa Oleifera is a tree that primarily grows in the Himalayas, although it has been spotted growing wild in India, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It can grow up to 36 feet in height and can live as twenty years.
Although every part of the tree above ground (roots can be fatal) is useful nutritionally or medicinally, the primary function of Moringa is the super high nutritional value in the leaves and pods. With more than 90 nutrients and 46 antioxidants, many actually refer to it as a “vegetable multivitamin.” Moringa is said to cure over three hundred different diseases and contains almost all the vitamins found in fruits and vegetables yet in larger proportions.
The list of health benefits are so long they could fill a book, so I have outlined a few interesting ones here.
Contains all the essential amino acids required for healthy body function
Provides a large boost of natural energy with no side effects or crash
Naturally improves memory and mood
Releases the growth hormone required for muscle growth and tissue repair
Promotes healing of wounds
Fights bacteria, viruses and tumor cells
Naturally protects against radiation and pollution
Strengthens your heart
Keeps your joints and tendons in working order
Improves blood flow
Sprouting quickly from seed even in poor conditions, the super-food Moringa Oleifera is an easy to care for plant. It only needs to be brought in during the winter months as it is not cold tolerant. Moringa is one of the most nutritionally beneficial edible plants in history. And with the price of food skyrocketing each year, do your health a favor and get yourself a few seeds today.