inflammations and arthritis pains reduced, tumors restricted and ulcers healed.Furthermore, Moringa is loaded with nutrients. Each ounce of Moringa contains seven timesthe Vitamin C found in oranges, four times the Vitamin A of carrots, three times the iron of spinach, four times as much calcium as milk and three times the potassium of bananas.One of the best attributes of Moringa is that it is also quite tasty and a welcome addition to your kitchen. The leaves, pods and flowers of this versatile tree are all edible, each with its ownflavor. They can be served fresh with meals, or be reduced to powder and used as a foodsupplement.Moringa is easy to grow. It thrives mainly in semi-arid, tropical and subtropical areas. It lovesfull sun, and thrives in any type of soil, preferably sandy soil, even in unfertile soil. It is theworld’s most useful tree, as every part can be used as food or possess beneficial properties.Moringa is grown in home gardens and as living fences. Locally, Moringa is commonly grownfor its leaves, which are used in soup.The tree is usually planted by stem cuttings during the rainy season. During that time, 3-4 footlong stems are planted in the soil. Stem cuttings quickly root and develop new shoots and later grows into trees. The tree also response well to pruning, wherein it produces more branches.Seeds also germinates and develop into trees. With its many useful properties, Malunggay isnow processed commercially into various products in the food and pharmaceutical industry.
The Gabi or Taro Plant
Taro or Gabi is the corms andtubers the
plant, which belongs to theAraceae family. It is one of themost widely cultivated root crop inAsia.Taro is native to southeast Asia. Itis a perennial, tropical plantprimarily grown as a root vegetablefor its edible starchy corm, and as aleaf vegetable and is considered astaple in African, Oceanic andAsian cultures. It is believed to havebeen one of the earliest cultivatedplants. Colocasia is thought to haveoriginated in the Indo-Malayanregion, perhaps in eastern India and Bangladesh, and have spread eastward into SoutheastAsia, eastern Asia, and the Pacific islands; westward to Egypt and the eastern Mediterranean;and then southward and westward from there into East Africa and West Africa, from whence itspread to the Caribbean and Americas. It is known by many local names and often referred toas 'elephant ears' when grown as an ornamental plant.