Moringa oleifera, or just moringa, is a tree cultivated throughout the tropics for its nutritional, medicinal, cosmetic and industrial benefits. The most consumed part is the leaf of the tree, on sale here, used as a remedy in Ayurvedic medicine, or as a food to fight against nutritional deficiencies in Africa, or as an ingredient to prepare homemade cosmetics. They have a slightly spicy flavor, somewhat similar to that of radishes. It is its seeds that are used in industry for water purification and as a detergent. Otherwise, the whole tree is edible and can potentially be eaten: immature capsules (fruits), leaves, ripe seeds, oil extracted from the seeds, flowers, roots, young shoots, etc. The tree is native to northern India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, as well as Sri Lanka (Ceylon), although today it is found everywhere in the tropics. It can measure up to 10 meters.