English common names include: moringa, drumstick tree (from the appearance of the long, slender, triangular seed-pods), horseradish tree (from the taste of the roots, which resembles horseradish), ben oil tree, or benzoil tree (from the oil which is derived from the seeds). It is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree, native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in northwestern India, and widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical areas where its young seed pods and leaves are used as vegetables. It can also be used for water purification and hand washing, and is sometimes used in herbal medicine. [source]
*3 times the Potassium in bananas:
Helps muscles contract, keeps the nervous system working properly, and aids in the managing blood pressure.
It protects against blindness, boosts immune system, helps maintain teeth and gums, builds and repairs tissues, helps in muscle contraction and relaxation, prevents Iron Deficiency Anemia, balances cholesterol levels, stimulates metabolism, boosts immune system, increases quantity of breast milk and has anti-bacterial properties. [source]