Moringa oleifera

Moringa oleifera
Moringa oleifera
Moringa oleifera
PKT
*Each PKT is of 500 grams
Botanical Name Moringa oleifera
Common Name Drumstick Tree, Horse Radish Tree
Synonyms Moringa pterygosperma
Collection Locale Southern hills and plians, INDIA
Altitude up to 2200 ft
Seed Collection period Aprl. - June
Seed Longevity Short Lived (1-6 Months)
Seed Purity 99%
Seed Treatment Scarification
Usual Germination 66%
Characteristics Evergreen, Timber, Medicinal
Seed Counts per KG (approx) 8500

General Description:

Moringa oleifera, a small or medium sized tree, grows up to 10-12 m in high, found wild in the sub-Himalayan tract, from River Chenab eastwards to River Sharda, and cultivated all over the plains of India. The bark is thick, soft, corky, deeply fissured; young parts are tomentose. The leaves are usually tri-pinnate and leaflets are elliptic. Moringa oleifera flowers are white-colored, fragrant, and placed in large panicles. The pods are pendulous, greenish in color, triangular, ribbed, and measure 22.5-50 cm in length. Moringa oleifera seeds are trigonous with wings on angles. Moringa oleifera posseses high nutritional qualities, and almost all of its parts including leaves and pods are consumed. The tree possesses many medicinal properties, and its oil is highly prized in treatment of conditions related to high blood pressure.

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