Uses and Applications

Ornamental: Moringa is a tree that supports attractive forms fine pruning. They can be used as shade trees, as Setos, visual and auditory display, even as windbreaks.

Agroforestry: Not being a kind of leafy crown, has the facility to be combined with other plants of herbaceous or shrubby, serving as windbreaks, excessive sun and earth enrichment.

Fuel: The wood provides an acceptable fuel, especially for cooking. Light, with an average density of 0.6 and a calorific value of 4.600 kcal/kg.

Reforestation: Because of its rapid growth and ability to establish itself in disturbed sites with low fertility, can also be used for reforestation and recovery of areas without vegetation or damaged by human activity.

Water Purification: The seeds are very useful as one of the best known natural flocculants and turbid waters are widely used in the treatment and stormwater and purificacción. It is also used in the clarification of honey and the juice of the sugar cane.

Oil: Moringa seed contains a 35 % Oil. It is a very high quality oil, Slightly viscous and sweet, an 73 % of oleic acid, al of similar quality olive oil. Employee in kitchen, vueleve not rancid, very good to add to salads. You can also have interesting applications in lubrication mechanisms and soap and cosmetics. This oil burns without producing smoke, It is therefore suitable as fuel for lamps.

Biofertilizer: Products derived from the processing of the seed cake form a very natural fertilizer as a high nitrogen content. It can also be used as a source of plant growth promoting hormones, extract obtained from leaves and young stems. The active substance is Zeatin, a plant hormone cytokinin group of. It is also interesting to note that the leaves of Moringa, incorporated directly into the soil prevent the attack of certain pests (Pythium debaryanum).

Forage for animals: Moringa leaves are one of the most complete fodder imaginable. Very rich in protein, vitamins and minerals and excellent palatability, leaves are eaten by all animals: Ruminants, Camels, pigs, poultry, even tents, and other herbivorous fish tilapia.

Melífero: The flowering tree is a major source of nectar for bees.

Biodiesel. From the seeds is also possible to obtain biodiesel.