While not many of us are familiar with the name “moringa”, you might be more comfortable referring to its more commonly used name, drumstick.
In India, drumstick is one of the most commonly used ingredients in curry. Bengalis and South Indians use drumsticks in numerous curries and trust me when I say, this is your ideal comfort food.
World Economic Forum tweeted about the numerous health benefits and medicinal properties of Moringa and Erik Solheim retweeted the same.
The moringa tree from India is a disease fighting super hero.
It can purify water, be used as bio fertilizer and help treat serious diseases. It may be a future super food. Amazing! 👍
— Erik Solheim (@ErikSolheim) February 10, 2019
Of course, desi Twitter got all riled up and people could not stop commenting how Indians had been using “moringa” forever.
Check out what they had to say:
Thamil Eelam Tamils survived with this nutritious tree. So many days just rice and stir fries moninga/ as in Tamil murungai leaves with grated coconut. Caterpillars also love the trees too
— Sasi (@Thaamarai01) February 10, 2019
We call it shevaga शेवगा, it’s pods r used in curry. Quite commonly used, specifically middle and southern India.
— संदीप पुराणकर (@sandslife) February 10, 2019
I am very proud to say that the moringa’s leaf is one of the best for preparing curry and almost all part of trees are essential medicine.
In my home, I have been seeing moringa tree for last 30 years and never forget to include food that prepared from leaves and drum sticks
— Prigith Joseph (@JosephPrigith) February 10, 2019
We eat it every day especially in south India with a dish called Rasam / sambar sometimes…..
— reachaj (@reachaj1) February 10, 2019
Well South Indians have been having this for ages. popularly called Drumstick btw.
— Ratan Bhardwaj (@ratanb) February 11, 2019
In my native language Bengali (India,West Bengal, Kolkata)..We call it “Sojne”.. Consuming it’s flower also prevents Measles and Chicken Pox
— Kaushik Maity (@kush_nok6) February 10, 2019
Please dont go and take a patent on this tree. This TREE is 100% INDIAN🙏🙏🙏🙏
— SaveSabarimala (@kutty983) February 10, 2019
Moringa is widely grown and eaten on a daily basis in Konso region, Ethiopia 🇪🇹 The leaves, bark and seeds are used as medicine…but note that the Konso people suffer the same diseases as other communities, moringa is a good vegetable but it’s not a miracle tree! 🌳 pic.twitter.com/gaMBHJmKQZ
— Edward Joy (@edward_joy1) February 11, 2019
It just had to from a White and someone from Western country for the acceptance..or else there are many literatures, and many modern findings in Ayurveda about it..thank you for sharing for it to get accepted 🙂
— Niraj Shah (@ImNirajAS) February 11, 2019
Amy Tamil kid will also tell you that one must be careful. Ghosts reside in those trees! 🙂
— Aswath Rao (@aswath) February 10, 2019
So, planning to have Moringa anytime soon?
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