1. Flowers, leaves and pods are eaten as a vegetables. It is teh best source of calcium, iron, phosphorus and vitamins A, B and C.
2. A volatile oil, called Ben oil which can be extracted from flowers in the enfleurage process can be use as illuminant, ointment base and absorbent. It is also helpful for arthritic pains, rheumatic and gouty joints.
3. Young leaves increases the flow of milk, which is best for mothers who just gave birth. In the Philippines is it practice that after the mother gave birth, they will give them a soup from Moringa leaves (usually mixed with chicken meat, just boil it and season to taste).
5. Boiled leaves is used to help increase lactation. Seeds of Moringa is best for hypertension, gout, asthma, hiccups, and for diuretic. For rheumatic complaints, seeds being decocted or powdered roasted seeds are applied to affected area.
6. The roots has the taste of horseradish. This plant is drought resistant and grows in practically all kinds of well-drained soils. It helps conserve water by shedding leaves during dry season.
7. Pounded fresh leaves mixed with coconut oil applied to wounds and cuts.
8. The flowers boiled with soy milk thought to have aphrodisiac quality.
Planting Moringa in our backyard is not only beneficial to our environment but to humans as well. It does not only give fresh air but also helps us in so many ways that we can think of. Some of the Filipinos use this as a boarder plant as well. It is a multi-purpose plant. This plant can be wild-crafted and propagation is by seeds and stem cuttings.