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    I'm reviving this old thread on Moringa....

    Many times over the years, when one of us was sick, someone [maid, caretaker, etc.] would show up with some leaves and brew us moringa tea. I've never seen the tree, but supposedly it's easy to find in DR.

    Yesterday Mr. AE and I were wandering around Marshall's in their gourmet foods aisles, and came across this box of Moringa Tea. Just had a cup, delicious.

    Wondered if anyone one else uses moringa in DR, and for what ailment? Sorry the photo is sideways, I don't know why it does that sometimes

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moringa_oleifera




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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    I'm reviving this old thread on Moringa....

    Many times over the years, when one of us was sick, someone [maid, caretaker, etc.] would show up with some leaves and brew us moringa tea. I've never seen the tree, but supposedly it's easy to find in DR.

    Yesterday Mr. AE and I were wandering around Marshall's in their gourmet foods aisles, and came across this box of Moringa Tea. Just had a cup, delicious.

    Wondered if anyone one else uses moringa in DR, and for what ailment? Sorry the photo is sideways, I don't know why it does that sometimes

    IMG_1014.jpg

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moringa_oleifera
    where did you buy it?

    my cousin in Jamaica has a company that manufactures tea bags. all types of tea, from regular green and black tea, to caribbean mint and other varieties. he also produces moringa tea bags. i sent him two emails, telling him i was interested in marketing his stuff here, but the bum is yet to reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caribmike View Post
    Lol! First I was thinking "Moringa" is yet another Sanky somebody is looking for or something to eat

    But now I got! And sorry to ask that in your thread... but does somebody can tell me where I could purchase "Niem-Trees" here in the DR? A little bigger than seed size, though!

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    Hi Mike,

    Neem tree is all over east coast. In cocotal, the main street is sidelined with neem trees. In higuey there is a lot inside campo. Where do you live? Come to cocotal and i can give you some. In india we use the neem twigs to brush our teeth. It's an amazing natural gift. Place the neem leaves in your storage area of spices, rices etc and you wont have food bugs. And more virtues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    I'm reviving this old thread on Moringa....

    Many times over the years, when one of us was sick, someone [maid, caretaker, etc.] would show up with some leaves and brew us moringa tea. I've never seen the tree, but supposedly it's easy to find in DR.

    Yesterday Mr. AE and I were wandering around Marshall's in their gourmet foods aisles, and came across this box of Moringa Tea. Just had a cup, delicious.

    Wondered if anyone one else uses moringa in DR, and for what ailment? Sorry the photo is sideways, I don't know why it does that sometimes

    IMG_1014.jpg

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moringa_oleifera
    Moringa leaves are more effective for helping fight cancer. it's hard to believe but nature has given us so many gifts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailin View Post
    I need to purchase Moringa oleifera tree starts/cuttings and leafy branches. It also goes by the name of "la libertad" or "palo de aceite" here in the DR. Please contact me if you have some.
    Where in dr are you? La vega has a lot of indian vegetable farms including moringa. Inside punta cana, near the entrance of Ojos Indigenas in punta cana foundation, you have a couple of them. Moringa leaves make a nice salad with some garlic. Drumsticks or the thing green palitos from the moringa trees is a very common vegetable in India. It is also know for it's potent qualities that once the government of india wanted to make pills like in natural viagra. delicious vegetable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the gorgon View Post
    where did you buy it?

    my cousin in Jamaica has a company that manufactures tea bags. all types of tea, from regular green and black tea, to caribbean mint and other varieties. he also produces moringa tea bags. i sent him two emails, telling him i was interested in marketing his stuff here, but the bum is yet to reply.
    I bought it at Marshall's, in New Jersey. I'd buy it in DR if it came in tea bags!




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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    I'm reviving this old thread on Moringa....

    Many times over the years, when one of us was sick, someone [maid, caretaker, etc.] would show up with some leaves and brew us moringa tea. I've never seen the tree, but supposedly it's easy to find in DR.

    Yesterday Mr. AE and I were wandering around Marshall's in their gourmet foods aisles, and came across this box of Moringa Tea. Just had a cup, delicious.

    Wondered if anyone one else uses moringa in DR, and for what ailment? Sorry the photo is sideways, I don't know why it does that sometimes

    IMG_1014.jpg

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moringa_oleifera
    OMG ! We use it back home too, it is nicknamed "miracle plant" in Africa because it has so many properties and very rich in Vitamins and minerals. Sometimes, it's used in powder form as well. It is being studied heavily in West Africa by scientists from Europe.

    I have read it to not drink the tea at night, as it can prevent you from sleeping. Also, its high content in fiber have a laxative effect.

    I had no idea, they used it in DR.
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    Fresh Fresh cafe in Cabarete has some Moringa products and there are several people in the area making products with this herb such as :
    https://www.gaiaearthalchemy.com

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    My garden is full of Moringa trees....I planted the entire perimeter with them several years ago.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    Thank you HH....I read up on that tree and it sounds very interesting....And while I have a few neem trees around I have not recognized any of the Moringa oleifera here. Would like to see one..Maybe we could plant some at the orphanage???

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    I bought it at Marshall's, in New Jersey. I'd buy it in DR if it came in tea bags!
    thanks. i thought you had gotten it locally.

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