Moringa and Water Purification

In many parts of the world water used for drinking purposes is contaminated and unsafe for consumption. Water purification is expensive and many lack access to clean water, which can result in water-borne illnesses. Moringa seeds have long been used by traditional communities to purify water. The seeds can be crushed and turned into a coagulation, which, like processes in the west, causes particles to fall to the bottom. This replaces the more expensive Aluminium Sulphate in local water treatment facilities and removes 99% of the bacteria.


By planting Moringa trees, local communities can make full use of their life-giving potential. Have a look at this video to see how it works. Simple, free and grows on trees.


For more detailed information and scientific studies please feel free to read through some of the links provided below: 

  • M.S. Hellsing et al (2013). Structure of flocs of latex particles formed by addition of protein from Moringa seeds. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 460, 460-467.
  • Doerr, Beth (2005). Moringa Water Treatment.