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Drumstick tree is a small, deciduous tree, of thefamily Moringaceae, native to tropical Asia.
Drumstick trees can reach a height of about 9 m (30 feet); they have corky gray bark, branching and fernlike leaves. Highly scented white flowers and long bean like seed pods. Seed pods are used as a vegetable, especially in south Indian cuisine, e.g., drumstick sambar.
An excellent oil is derived from the seeds, which is used for cooking and lubrication of delicate mechanisms. The leaves are extensively used as a vegetable in many parts of the world, and the root can be made into a condiment similar to horseradish.
Edible Plant parts ( fruit, leaves, seed )
Leaves and root bark have numerous folk medicinal uses
Mature seeds contain about 25% oil that does not turn rancid.
Used for cooking, lubrication and perfumery purposes.
Seed are also pounded and used to purify dirty or cloudy drinking water.