Saturday, April 16, 2005


Wonderplants V - Miracle Trees

Ever heard of Azadirachta Indica, the neem tree from India, a tree that holds insects in check like no artificial pesticide can, and against which almost no pest ever managed to build defenses?

Ever heard of Paulownia Tomentosa, a tree which can grow to 85 feet or 27 meters in 7 years, and fixes carbon and nitrogen like mad, producing animal feed, natural fertilizer and the most valuable lightweight but sturdy wood? A wood considered so sacred in the Orient, that Japanese emperors can only be buried in coffins made out of it?

And king of all, have you ever heard of Moringa Oleifera and its cousin Moringa Stenopetala, the completely ~edible~ trees (roots included) that produces delicious leaves with 2 times the protein and 4 times the calcium in milk, 3 times the potassium in bananas, and 7 times more Vitamin C than oranges? And pods with 2 times the protein in beans, as well as oil as valuable as olive oil, but with a touch of flax seed oil added, almost as an afterthought? To say nothing about the fact that it has been widely hailed as "a natural multi-vitamin and minerals pill."

Most probably, you haven't.

Why? In the case of these trees, no need to imagine some dark conspiracy working hard on keeping you and your family good and dedicated lifelong customers of the medical-industrial complex, like the case can be made it is so with artificial sweeteners, a substantial cause of diseases in this country, or frankenfoods (also known as "Genetically Modified Organisms" or GMOs). A good introduction to the problem of GMOs can be found here: . With Neem, Paulownia and, even more so, Moringa, it's just the effect of plain lack of information.

We intend to change that, and invite you to join the growing movement of people involved in doing so!


At March 19, 2008 at 12:12 PM, Blogger Paz said...

People should learn more about energy alternatives like electric cars. The new ones coming out are way better than gas cars. One of the main electric car companies, Zap, has delivered more than 100,000 electric vehicles (source: EV’s cost 1 to 3 cents per mile to run, compare that to regular cars!

At October 3, 2009 at 8:58 AM, Blogger nativeplants said...

TN Nursery is a state certified tree nursery specializing in native plants and trees, shrubs, fern, and perennials as well as pond plants and wetland mitigation.

At October 7, 2011 at 8:21 PM, Blogger arronbond said...

Moringa is called the Miracle Tree for it good properties. Moringa is a tropical tree with a long and impressive list of uses, properties, and benefits. It contains top quantities of vitamins and minerals, and produces first class cosmetic oil.



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