MORINGA

Moringa is an extremely nutrient-dense and multi-use tree that is often referred to as a super food. At Lago Bay we have planted this easy to grow 'wonder' creatively in order to integrate permaculture ideas within a residential community.

 

Near the entrance of Lago Bay is a labyrinth made with shaped moringa trees and flowers that makes for a beautiful garden. Many of the fences or boundary markers of the project have moringa. Because moringa is best when pruned and shaped, it is great for a variety of locations that would otherwise obstruct views. The frequent pruning is synonymous with harvest time.

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Moringa has over 40 powerful antioxidants

  • Moringa contains flavonoids for maintenance of healthy hair and nails

  • Moringa helps stimulate clear vision

  • Moringa is proven to combat harmful bacteria in the body

  • Moringa contains a powerful plant hormone called zeatin, which protects the skin and increases the antioxidant activity of enzymes that fight aging

  • Moringa reduces cytokines, which are involved in inflammatory processes

  • Moringa leaf is used to treat gastric ulcers. It's an acid-reflux fighter

  • Moringa is a blood sugar balancer shown to effectivly improve insulin response for treating diabetes.

  • Moringa has a complete amino-protein profile (18 amino acids and 28% protein) for high stamina.