Do you have this in your backyard? My friend has it in hers and that is how I got this photo obviously. See, I told you I have this ambitious set of eyes for photography. I take pictures of almost anything any where I go. 😀
Not that it is my first time to have seen Moringa leaf or locally known as “malunggay”. We used to grow “malunggay” in our backyard too but ours was not as green and leafy as this – just not as healthy as this and I’m really impressed.
I made some research earlier as well before drafting this post and surprisingly found out that it actually has several English names – moringa, benzolive tree and West Indian ben. It is also known as drumstick tree, from the appearance of the long, slender, triangular seed pods, horseradish tree, from the taste of the roots which resembles horseradish, or ben oil tree, from the oil derived from the seeds.
India according to Wikipedia is the largest producer of Moringa. It is also widely cultivated in Africa, Cambodia, Nepal, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Central and South America, and Sri Lanka.
Here in our country, we grow Moringa for its leaves. See this photo below?
That’s how I like it best! 😉