Research has shown that Moringa tree (called Chammwamba or Sangowa in Malawi) can make a massive contribution to good health. Therefore, The Malawi United Methodist Church (MUMC) in partnership with Church of the Resurrection (COR) from Kansas City, USA have embarked on a project to have Moringa Tree forests in Malawi. They recommend every home, community to grow and use Moringa trees. Madisi is the third site after Nsanje and Blantyre.
Moringa leaves can be used as food to combat malnutrition; they contain vitamins, proteins and minerals. The seeds can purify water, because they are a natural coagulant. The tree can also be used as medicine to treat High Blood Pressure, anemia etc, it is a gentle, natural antibiotic.
The vast majority of our families suffer poverty, and where there is severe poverty mothers and children are malnourished. Therefore, Moringa can help with problems of malnutrition. If people grow Moringa, add the Moringa leaf powder to porridge or stirred into any other meal, they can prevent malnutrition and do not depend on food supplements (Chiponde and Likuni Phala). They become much more independent.
No other plant growing under the sun is as nutritious as the leaves of Moringa. It is not only good for children but for everyone who wants to be strong and health.
Therefore, Moringa can be used as food, internal or external medicine and water purification. No wonder, it is called a “Miracle Tree”.
By Mercy Chikhosi Nyirongo