Moringa’s History Goes Back Thousands of Years

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moringaMoringa has been used in more than 82 countries and is known by more than 200 different names. So while the western world has only started to catch on recently in terms of the nutritional qualities of the plant, it actually has a history stretching back thousands of years.


Moringa has historically been valued by ancient civilizations like the Greeks, Egyptians and Romans as far back as 2000 B.C. for its medicinal properties. Ancient Egyptians used a special kind of oil produced from moringa as protection for the skin from the desert weather, essentially making it a very early form of sunscreen. The Greeks eventually found many more healthy uses of the plant and were responsible for introducing it to the Romans.

Other ancient writings pinpoint the widespread use of moringa to approximately 150 A.D. While it has been called by different names across the millennia, multiple cultures have referred to it as the “miracle tree.”

The plant is actually native to the southern section of the Himalayas in the northwestern corner of India. It spread throughout western Asia, taking root in the Dead Sea region especially because of its nutrient-rich soil and arid climate. It also spread to the east to the lower parts of China, other portions of southeast Asia and the Philippines.

As people began to head west from Europe and Asia, the plant followed along. The plant became very moringainfluential in the “West Indies.” In fact, by 1817 there was a formal petition brought to the Jamaican House of Assembly regarding the use of moringa. People wished to alert the Jamaican government to the numerous benefits of the plant for culinary and health purposes. Moringa oil was also discovered to be just as good as Florence oil as an Illuminati, as it provided clear light without smoke.

Clearly, there is a long history of widespread moringa use, and we at Dead Sea Moringa are proud to be the next step in the plant’s fascinating journey. We encourage you to give Dead Sea Moringa a try and take advantage of the plant’s natural health benefits on a daily basis


Why do we believe in Moringa?

Dead Sea Moringa

Dead Sea Moringa

At Dead Sea Moringa, we are committed to humanitarian aid projects throughout the world, in part because moringa has been shown to curb malnutrition in as little as three months, making it a powerful tool in the fight against malnutrition worldwide. To that end, we have partnered with Trees for the Future to plant moringa trees in over 19 countries where hunger and undernourishment are claiming hundreds of thousands of victims.

Through our Buy One Get One Tree campaign, Dead Sea Moringa fights malnutrition by planting one moringa tree for every bottle sold!

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