Moringa Oleifera is the best known of the thirteen species of the genus Moringaceae. Moringa was highly valued in the ancient world. The Romans, Greeks and Egyptians extracted edible oil from the seeds and used it for perfume and skin lotion. In 19th century, plantations of Moringa in the West Indies exported the oil to Europe for perfumes and lubricants for machinery. People in the Indian sub-continent have long used Moringa pods for food. The edible leaves are eaten throughout West Africa and parts of Asia.
Varieties of Moringa
Other twelve (12) varieties of Moringa species
Common Name of Moringa Oleifera: Benzolive, Drumstick Tree, Kelor, Marango, Mlonge, Mulangay, Saijhan and Sajna