The potential applications of Moringa oleifera are manifold.
Moringa is especially appreciated as a dietary supplement because of its high nutrient content, many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Most people use the leaf powder of the Moringa plant. But also Moringa tea from the leaves (leaf section) or the flowers is very popular.
Moringa oil, which is pressed from the seeds of the Moringa tree is also known as the ben oil and has been used for centuries. It has a slightly nutty, distinctive flavour, with a slight touch of horseradish. This is the reason that the Moringa tree is also called Horseradish tree, which has been coined by the British.
Moringa leaf powder is extremely versatile. In beverages, smoothies, desserts, yoghurts, dressings, in salads, in dips and sauces, or even pastries and cakes. Moringa can enrich and supplement nutrients of food. Moreover, phytochemicals such as Zeatin are interesting for humans. According to current research, Zeatin probably influences the skin ageing process, and can potentially slow it down. At the same time Zeatin seems to have a positive effect on hair growth. Not without reason, renowned cosmetics companies have registered patents in the area of Moringa shampoo and cosmetics recently.