If Seeing a High Moringa Tree, Cut and Grow Them

In many places we often see old moringa trees which are big and high. Some of our parents grow them to just add more trees, but do not give them proper treatment, and finally they are left alone and die. There are only a few people who understand the benefits of moringa for people.

Now science is so much improved. FAO has long recommended that moringa is a food necessary for a wide range of people to consume. Since 2014 many research has revealed that moringa is a very nutritious plant so it can be used to treat many kinds of illnesses. Moringa is not a medical drug, but the amount of nutrition in it can repair damaged body cells due to malnutrition.

Malnutrition is not only faced by the poor, but it may attack anyone as it is a matter of food balance. How we can get this food balance is the problem due to the matter of availability and lifestyle which are often against the needs of nutrition. Then, moringa can be a solution due to its complete nutrient content.

Don’t just ignore a high moringa tree. In the picture, the bottom part looks so old, but the upper part is good for seedlings. Only from those three trees we can already get more than 100 seedlings. The way to get them is that first the bottom part of the trees should be cut, leaving 50 cm above the ground.

Leave the stumps planted in the ground. They may still grow though slowly. The best plant cuttings for moringa plant are of 1,20 cm above the ground, with 20-30 cm planted in the ground of a dry loose soil. Avoid a puddle of water as it can cause the stem to decay. Moringa trees do not have to be so tall. One meter is enough. In every 35 or 75 days, moringa leaves can be extracted to get the best of their nutrients.

The picture of those moringa trees was taken by the deputy member of Regional House of People’s Representatives (DPRD) of Magelang Regency who was utilizing neglected moringa trees for moringa plant cuttings in the regency of Magelang. A politician from Kebangkitan Bangsa Political Party (PKB Magelang) Yogyo S Yono strived to become the pioneer of moringa plantations in Magelang Regency because he knew that a nation could face bankruptcy if many of its people were sick and the expenditures for BPJS (Social Security Administration Board) were escalating. Besides that, he also suggested that Magelang people grow moringa to be consumed daily. -odesa.id (Translated by Steve, Portalkata)

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