The leaves of Moringa (Moringa oleifera) are a powerful tool for fighting malnutrition. They are packed with essential vitamins and minerals -- especially vitamins A and C. They are also very high in protein and contain all of the essential amino acids, including two that are especailly important for children's diets.
This documentary segment from the Discovery Health Channel series Alternatives Uncovered
is entitled Traditional Plants and Medicine . It features the work of Lowell Fuglie, with Church World Service in Senegal, and Trees for Life in India to spread awareness and use of Moringa among poor people in developing countries who are most at risk of malnutrition. It also includes an interview with Mark Olson, a botanist who has studied the different varieties of Moringa.