Moringa seeds have a number of remarkable health benefits and uses–not the least of which is water purification. When the seeds are crushed they are mixed into water and after a few hours, they are up to 99% effective in reducing bacteria. Crushed Moringa seeds also clarify turbid water attracting suspended particles and trapping them. In this way, crushed Moringa seeds act very similarly to conventional aluminum-based water filtration media. The practical implications of this cheap and easy water treatment method are huge in the developing world!
How Moringa seeds are saving thousands of rural Kenyans without clean waterEmbracing seeds from the wonder tree Moringa oleifera, over 3,000 women predominantly from Central Kenya have borrowed the low cost purification concept from their counterparts in South Sudan who rely on the muddy River Nile for drinking water.
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