A Moringa root was used by early Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians for its therapeutic properties. It has higher nutrient quantities then seeds and leaves, but it also contains some alkaloids and phytochemical compounds that are powerful toxins.
Consumed in large enough quantities one of the toxins can paralyze the nervous system, and cause death.
So, we think that it is wiser to use Moringa roots as a medicine than as a food.
If you decide to use roots as a food, remove the bark from the roots, because it is toxic.
In some rural and tribal areas of the West Bengal province in India, those roots are taken by women as permanent contraception. It has been shown to inactivate or suppress the reproductive system.
Moringa root has a taste similar to horseradish, so it could be shredded and used as a condiment in the same way as horseradish (small amount at the time). But the harvested roots from Moringa Oleifera trees serve a lot of other purposes than cooking. Those roots are used to create medicines, perfumes, natural pesticides, fertilizers, animal food, cleaning agents, water purification.
Moringa Oleifera Roots are known for their antibiotic properties and based on that, they are used to treat variety of conditions and illnesses like Asthma, Circulatory / Endocrine Disorders, Digestive Disorders, Gastritis, Inflammation, Rheumatism, Nervous Disorders, Reproductive Health, Skin Disorders.
Some medical studies have been able to prove that some compounds in Moringa Oleifera roots can be successfully used in ovarian cancer treatment, as well as some hormonal propertyes to help with blood glucose level and Thyroid problems.
Moringa oleifera – Moringa Root was last modified: May 13th, 2014 by Moringa Facts