Moringaceae Moringa trees
Scientific name: MORINGA OLEIFERA
Japanese name: Wasabi-no-ki
Originating from North India, it is an edible plant that is widely cultivated mainly in tropical and subtropical regions.
In countries around the world, it is called “medicine chest tree,” “tree of life,” “mother’s best friend,” “miracle tree,” etc.
In Ayurveda, one of the oldest traditional medicine in the world, it is written that “Moringa prevents 300 diseases” and has been valued by people in the ancient world for its high nutritional value.
In 2007, it was adopted by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help people in famine-stricken areas.