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Discover the uniqueness of the Internship Through the Heart at Jiwa Damai through this exclusive interview with our intern, Rene!

Find out more about our internship here!

We are now building some new simple accommodation in our garden for interns and volunteers. The walls will be made from Bamboo and the outside will be decorated with recycled bottles. Here are two designs with glass bottles for one of the rooms. There will be four rooms made with natural and recycled materials.

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  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked for 4 hours)
  • 1/4 cup filtered water
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp moringa powder
  • Pinch of ground turmeric
  • Pink Himalayan salt to taste

moringa rece Continue Reading »

Many parts of the moringa are edible. Regional uses of the moringa as food vary widely, and include:
  • The immature seed pods, called “drumsticks”, are popular in Asia and Africa.
  • Leaves are eaten, particularly in Cambodia, the Philippines, India, Sri Lanka, and Africa.
  • Mature seeds
  • Flowers
  • Oil pressed from the mature seeds
  • Roots

nutritional parts of moringa Continue Reading »

Moringa oleifera Lam (Moringaceae) is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has animpressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value.

Different parts of this plant contain a profile of important minerals, and are a good source of protein, vitamins, beta-carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its compelling water purifying powers and high nutritional value, M. oleifera is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, antiinflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine, particularly in South Asia.

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At Jiwa Damai all plants, grow at an extraordinary speed. Kadek, our gardener and Mariano, our Spanish volunteer and Koko our Japanese volunteer are cleaning the area, to be mulched and prepared for ginger, garlic and other plants.