The moringa oleifera tree is native to the Himalayan Mountains in India and produces large seed pods used for eating, oil pressing, and planting. Moringa has been cultivated and used in Indian culture for hundreds of years and has been brought to Africa and South America where it is grown as a staple crop. Moringa oleifera is a fast growing tree, almost as fast as bamboo, and can be grown from cuttings or started from seed. The large seeds of the moringa tree are easily germinated and quickly mature into young trees. Moringa seeds can quickly grow to several feet std Testing Service in just a few months and trees can begin producing leaves and pods for harvest in their first year of growth Moringa seeds are harvested and pressed for their valuable oil, leaving behind equally useful moringa seed cake.
The seed cake is used as an effective treatment for water purification, clearing up surface water of impurities and bacteria. After the oil is extracted, the moringa seeds are ground into a powder and mixed in with impure water. The water is then agitated for several minutes, allowing the moringa powder to mix with the water.The water is then strained through a cloth and the moringa seed powder is filtered out.The result is much cleaner water with far fewer bacterial cultures present. Using moringa seed powder for water treatment can result in over 99% reduction in the water’s turbidity, or cloudiness, and over 99% reduction in the presence of bacteria.Moringa oleifera seeds are among nature’s most important plant seeds.