Moringa (Drumstick) Leaf - Moringa Oleifera contains several essential nutrients needed to maintain human health for all ages. It is an affordable PREVENTIVE MEDICINE for all people. Every health loving person must join our moringa mission and educate minimum 10 families to regularly consume moringa leaves as part of their PERSONAL SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.
India is the number one country in producing moringa leaves in the world, but mostly it is exported and foreigners know the value of it. Our people do not take moringa leaves regularly and also prefer to take only cooked dishes and while cooking most of the nutrients are lost. In other words, we people seldom consume moringa leaves, despite of its rich nutritional value. We people give importance to taste rather than health. Hence, we more depend on doctors, hospitals and medicines for our health. But moringa leaves can ensure reasonable health without doctors, hospitals and medicines.
As a retired professor of COMMUNITY HEALTH from a Medical College, I want to make all people consume moringa leaves regularly for better health as part of my Professional Social Responsibility. In 1978, 200+ countries including India have signed ALMA ATA DECLERATION in Russia and raised a slogan: HEALTH FOR ALL BY 2000 AD. But affordable health is still not a reality. We all give more importance to curative health and not to preventive health. Moringa leaves can be a powerful preventive measure and it can surely improve the health of all the people greatly.
Fast food culture, imbalanced diet and improper cooking at home affect people's health more. Children do not like vegetables and nutritious food, but prefer more snacks. It makes children either malnourished or obese and hence needing medical attention often. Women and all people above 40 years need more calcium, but do not take proper calcium rich foods regularly. On advice of doctors, many take medicines to get needed minerals & vitamins, which may cause health issues later. Considering all the realities, moringa leaves can be a simple solution to people’s health.
But making all the people to take moringa leaves is a great challenge. We need more VOLUNTEERS to educate people. We need more SPONSORS and DONORS to make trial packs available as gift to people at large. We need industries and business houses to take part in the mission, as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility. We need NGOs and Social clubs to play an effective role.
Students also can play a significant role in this mission. We offer them a 3 months project to do in their free time and they can get Community Volunteer Certificate and as well scholarship. We expect more schools & colleges to participate in the mission. If more people get associated in the mission, by 2021 we can see a significant improvement in people’s health in India.