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Moringa plant’s health benefits unleash economic frenzy

Nagua, Dominican Republic.- The boom in sales unleashed by reports of the health benefits of the plant Moringa or libertad (freedom), known for its protein content, and medicinal properties among other attributes has sparked hope in and around the Atlantic coast city,

The plant, which has piqued interest locally and abroad, spurred various business leaders to launch scientific research on its properties and its potential as a profitable crop.

Local and foreign researchers, university teams and health officials have been visiting the Linda Vista section in the town of Baoba del Piñal, where several farmers own dozens of acres of Moringa plants to look into its reported benefits.

Among recent visitors figure representatives from the University of Hiroshima and the Santo Domingo State University (UASD), as well as prominent researchers such as Dr. Ruben Wernir, who operates labs which industrialize natural essential oils for foods.

Source: Dominican Today

Category: DR News |

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Last updated October 22, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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