Moringa Oleifera is a scientific name of Malunggay. Moringa has its origin in Arabia and India but today it is common all over the tropics, from South Asia to West Africa. Moringa is found in parts of East and South Africa, in many Pacific Islands in South and Central America and…everywhere indoors.
Moringa is a small, fast- growing shrub or tree that can reach 12 m (36 ft.) in height at maturity and can live for up to 20 years. A short but intese life…a life in the fast lane: Moringa is perhaps the fastest-growing of all trees as it can reach 3 m (9 ft.) in just 10 months after the seed is planted. It has deep roots, ad therefore it can survive in dry regions and a wide-open crown with a single stem.
Moringa does best where the temperature ranges from 25 to 40 degrees C (77 to 104 degrees F) and annual rainfall is at least 500 mm. Moringa grows well from sea level to 1,000 m (3,000 ft.) elevation. Historically, there is evidence that cultivation of Moringa in India dates back thousands of years, and the traditional Ayurvedic medicine used this tree to heal or prevent hundreds of diseases!