Drumstick, Moringa Oleifera - Plant
Description for Drumstick, Moringa Oleifera
Moringa pterygosperma is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa, which is the only genus in the family Moringaceae.It is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree that is native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in northwestern India, but widely cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical areas.
The tree itself is rather slender, with drooping branches that grow to approximately 10m in height. In cultivation, it is often cut back annually to 1â€“2 meters and allowed to regrow so the pods and leaves remain within arm s reach.
In developing countries, moringa has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development, and support sustainable land care. It may be used as forage for livestock, a micronutrient liquid, a natural anthelmintic and possible adjutant.
For edible landscaping, a Moringa tree is hard to beat. This versatile tree can be grown year round in any tropical climate, and successfully grown as an annual, in temperate zones.Fast-growing, nutritious, and lovely to behold, Moringa is gaining in popularity daily.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Drumstic Also known as sajna, Arango, Ben Nut Tree, Clarifier Tree, Indian Horseradish, Jacinto, Kelor Tree, Malunggay, Marango, drumstick Tree, Horseradish tree, Senjana, Guggala, Mochaka, Shevga.||white||Annual||32 to 40 ft||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
The Moringa plant is a fast-growing, drought resistant tree that can reach up to 3 meters in its first year. The Moringa tree is very easy to grow. Simply plant seeds or cuttings in a sunny spot. The moringa tree is a plant that grows mainly in semiarid, subtropical areas.
|Full sun||Well-drained sandy or loamy soil.||Medium||25 to 30 degrees C||Use any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Drumstick
Typical uses of Drumstick
Culinary use: The soft pods of the drumsticks are utilized broadly within the preparation sambhar that is extremely popular in South India. However, there are certainly other distinctive recipes, a typical one being adding it within your soup, including a typical Asian flavor to it. A number of the culinary uses of drumsticks are:
Medicinal use: Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.