Moringa oleifera also called ‘Drumstick tree’ or ‘Horseradish tree’ is wonder tree in nature. Every parts of this plant are useful for its nutritional value and pharmacological properties. Then, its capability to clean water and its wood is flexible enough to build craft also points toward its value.
And it can have high value where developing countries can take benefit from this plant. One of the important characteristic is it can grow in any geographical area and under any hard condition. Researchers have found that Moringa plays an important role in soil and water conservation and mitigating climate change. Then, Moringa olifera can cure diseases such as asthma, flu, heart burn, malaria, pneumonia etc. The Moringa seed powder can purify dirty water where the seeds remove any solid dirt from the water. The World Health Organization (WHO) has promoted Moringa as an alternative to imported food sources to treat malnutrition. Moringa leaf is a natural energy booster and has over 14 essential amino acids that our body requires.
The cultivation of Moringa in Nepal is at the rudimentary stage. Moringa having such amazing attributes fetches higher price in the market. Besides, having such amazing importance, it is one of the under-exploited crops in our country. In, order to discover and utilize full use of this miracle tree, market development strategies, strong policies and research should be done.