|We chose green moringa leaves and discarded those leaves that are damaged or have signs of yellowing. Moringa leaves should be dried quickly and away from direct sunlight and dust.|
Immediately upon harvest, we washed the moringa leaves in water with salt solution to get rid of dust, insects, and other microbes before washing them again in clean water. Then, we hung them in bunches to make it easier to strip the moringa leaves off the stems.
After a few days, the moringa leaves are dry and it is easier to shake off the dried moringa leaves. We use a net with a mesh so that the leaf petioles fall off and separate from the dried moringa leaves.
The leaves are ready for pan-roasting to make dried moringa leaves tea. I have kept some that I will turn into moringa powder, which we will make into moringa capsules next time.
|Dried moringa leaves have a dark green color, and they have a nutty smell.|
|Here's a more vivid and clearer picture of the dried moringa leaves.|