Moringa Soup

This is the month of the Moringa at Jiwa Damai so here is one of our favorite receipe. The Moringa Soup. 

1 piece of ginger root, sliced
1 or 2 cloves of garlic
4 cups of Moringa leaves
1 large diced Tomato
Pure water, enough to cover ingredients
Pinch salt and pepper pending on personal taste

 moringa soup
Put all ingredients but the Moringa in a pot and let simmer for 20 minutes.  Add the Moringa after 20 minutes, and let simmer for another couple minutes, until Moringa is bright green.  Soup is now ready to serve.  The soup can be eaten as is or served over brown or white rice, with the soup juice poured over the top of the rice for flavor. 
We offer Moringa at Jiwa Damai along our local products.

Nata I Ketut is smiling. He is always smiling but he was smiling even more when we told him about an interview for the Jiwa Damai blog. “We want people to meet you”, we told him! His eyes were big and full of light. “Ya?, he said. But which people?”.“Friends of Jiwa Damai who are reading our newsletter, our blog, our Facebook page”, we replied. He was not really sure why we were asking him all these questions but he wanted to help. The way he always does around Jiwa Damai.

Nata received a scholarship from Lagu Damai Bali foundation in order to pursue his interest in studying law at Universitas Warmadewa. He is also coming for two hours a week at Jiwa Damai to learn about permaculture and to help our gardener and volunteers.

lagu damai bali foundation student

The discussion was a mix of English and Bahasa Indonesia. We started by asking him about his studies.

I am studying civil law at Universitas Warmadewa in Bali. I started three years ago and I still have three years to go. I am really interested in the land law because I want to help the poor people of the village to organize better the community.

My dream was to study law and Lagu Damai Bali helped me to pursue it. It is a challenge (he really used the Indonesian word tantangan) but I think I can help other people by learning it and this motivates me”.

We also asked him about his work at Jiwa Damai.

“I like the way we are taking care of the plants at Jiwa Damai. I am still learning a lot about permaculture. I like the green of the leaves, the green of the trees, the green of the garden, it makes me happy.

In Bahasa Indonesia we say: “menanam banyak tanaman membuat keindahan didalam diri saya” which means, “creating a green space brings beauty inside my soul”.

At Jiwa Damai we are taking care both of our land, of our garden, of our plants and of our people and we do this whole-heartedly and we get all this love back. Come and feel it for yourself!

This month we are celebrating 13 years of activity through the heart at Lagu Damai Bali Foundation. Have you seen our video?

Some studies conclude even that the Moringa leaves are a potential solution as natural anti cancer nutrient. Further investigation is, however, necessary to confirm for its use in the cases of clinical anticancer activity. Other studies have also showed that the Moringa leave extract have a positive effect on treating human breast cancer.

The Moringa leaf is believed in fact to contain twice the protein of yogurt, four times the calcium of milk, three times the potassium of bananas, four times the vitamin A of carrots, and seven times the vitamin C of oranges.

These nutrients can contribute to improvements in:

  • eyesight
  • overall growth and cognitive development
  • immune system development
  • the body’s healing process
  • stronger bones and teeth
  • nervous system development
  • heart health
  • muscle development and use
  • blood pressure regulation

Moriinga leaves

The seedpods, flowers, seeds, oil, roots, leaves, and dried leaf powder can be used in different ways for consumption. Continue Reading »

Much of the Moringa plant is edible by humans or by farm animals. The leaves are rich in protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and minerals according to recent studies.  A 100-g portion of fresh Moringa leaves has 9.3 g protein, 434 mg calcium, 404 mg potassium, 738 mg vitamin A, and 164 mg vitamin C.

Moringa oleifera has all essential amino acids, beneficial fats and omega oils. Moringa is rich in calcium, iron and many other minerals, as well as a variety of vitamins, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances in big quantities but very few calories attached to it.

Moringa The Tree of Life

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The name Moringa is derived from murungai, the Tamil/ Muringa Malayalam word for drumstick. In Africa is also known as Kpashima or Argentinga, in South America and Caribbean as Liberdad or Mawonga and in Asia as Saisam or Mulungai. Most commonly is known as Moringa Oleifera.

The Moringa tree is native to the tropical and subtropical parts of Africa and Asia and is the sole genus in the flowering plant family Moringaceae.

moringa

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We are happy to let you know that this month Lagu Damai Foundation is celebrating 13 years of social-educational activities in Indonesia. The Lagu Damai Foundation which in Indonesian means “Song of Peace” has been involved in community projects ranging from sponsoring local youth, environment education and internships to permaculture trainings. In order to celebrate, we have prepared a video which recounts the story of our work through the heart.

“At the base of our programs is the Heart energy and that means all our programs are based on the Heart, Empowerment, leading to Self-esteem”, founder and long term volunteer Dr. Margret Rueffler.

We are giving you some tips from our Permaculture Design Course Through the Heart, February 2015, but if you want to find out more, join us in October for a new PDC through the Heart at Jiwa Damai!

Did you know that worms like to eat fruit and veggies. They are not big fans of spicy and acidic foods, such as lemons or chilies.

Creating a worm factory

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