Moringa flower honey from BlueGoldWorks? There are nine different Moringa tree species in Southern Africa, north-eastern Africa, Madagascar and India. However, the only endemic Southern African Moringa species is the Moringa ovalifolia. This tree naturally grows in Namibia. It extends from the escarpment mountains northwest of Keetmanshoop to the Kaokoveld in the north. Even as far as in southern Angola. It often grows alongside the Baobab tree, and its habitat consists mainly of the desert or arid savannah vegetation. These trees can grow up to 7m tall, with soft whitish bark, oval leaves and long triangular seed pods. Here at The Growcery Camp, we have been able to cultivate this specific species of Moringa from seed. The seeds of our Moringa Trees are the Moringa waterhole at Halali in Etosha National Park, Namibia.
Blue Gold Works Inc. (BGW) is a for profit company that harvests and sells products derived from the Moringa tree, grown sustainably by African farmers. BGW sells organic oil and honey to premium skin care brands and also produces water filters from the waste stream of the oil production. The water filters are sold to local female “waterpreneurs” in Africa who deliver drinking water-as-a-service in their communities. Our Management Team consists of professionals drawn from a variety of industries. Our Advisors add scientific and financial expertise and our Partners are field practitioners. See additional info at Natural water treatment.
When I became a mother, I had an epiphany. Now and forever, I am linked in a chain of humanity responsible for creating a safer, healthier planet for the next generation. That is our legacy. Where, I asked myself, should I focus my efforts for the greatest impact? The provision of clean, safe, drinking water is today’s most complicated, most intractable global problem. Two billion people on our planet don’t have ready access to safe drinking water. In the developing world, sixty percent of deaths of children under the age of five are from waterborne illnesses. Girls endanger themselves walking hours every day fetching water, giving up their chance for education and diminishing their future earning power. Billions of dollars in International Aid has utterly failed to sustainably build and maintain water treatment plants or dig wells. Nations are already in conflict over diminishing water supplies. Poor health, little education, grinding poverty, strife. The cycle repeats.
Andrew Cromarty is Chair of BGW’s Board of Advisors. Dr. Cromarty has a proven track record in management & operations, product and service delivery, new technology creation, intellectual property evaluation, business model refinement, and team building and leadership. His professional experience includes product/service design, definition, development, and delivery; R&D and IT management; project, line, and corporate management; and corporate strategic partnering, staff management, public relations, technology transfer, and intellectual property management. He has managed development of a wide range of systems from research prototypes through commercial products and services. Dr. Cromarty has served as board member and chief officer of companies ranging in size from technology startup through billion-dollar publicly-traded corporation spanning broadband, satellite / wireless, entertainment services, corporate venture capital investment, and investment banking. Presently he is Chairman and President/CEO of Heath Company (Heathkit®), a century-old electronics manufacturing firm.
While the coconut has gained the reputation as the “Tree of Life”, it is difficult to dispute the life-giving properties of what is now called the “miracle tree.” These “miracles” of people recovering from disease while enjoying the medicinal effect of moringa, are thought to come from the dense nutrients found especially in moringa oleifera leaves. Much of this is said to come from its various antioxidants—not just its vitamin C and beta-carotene—but also from its having quercetin, chlorogenic acid, and even chlorophyll. Evidence that these antioxidants are making a practical difference come from a study (Kushwaha et al. 2014) of women taking 1.5 teaspoons (7 grams) of moringa leaf powder every day for three months. In the end they showed significantly increased blood antioxidant levels. Taking advantage of moringa extracts is not limited to people living in disadvantaged regions. It is a medicinal plant that benefits people in all corners of the planet. Read more details on here.