EPPO Global Database

Moringa oleifera(MOHOL)

Code created in: 2002-02-03

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: MOHOL
  • Preferred name: Moringa oleifera
  • Authority: Lamarck


Western Asia (Pakistan), India. Cultivated for its fruits and leaves, used for fodder and medicinally.  Introduced in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indochina, Malesia (Java), China (including Taiwan), Sénégal to Somalia, Guinée to Cameroon, Centrafrique, Zaïre, East Africa, Angola, USA (Florida, southwest), Central America, Caribbean, South America (Venezuela), Australia (Queensland) 

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Moringa pterygosperma Gärtner

Common names
Name Language
angela English
ben nut tree English
ben-oil tree English
benzoliv English
drumstick tree English
horse-radish tree English
moringa English
mother's best friend English
never-die English
Meerrettichbaum German
Moringa German
Pferderettichbaum German
arbre de la vie French
ben ailée French
bois quénique French
jazmin français French
maloko French
moringa French
moulong kilé French
mouroungue French
ben Spanish
marango Spanish
naranjo Spanish (MX)
palo garinga Spanish
moringa Italian
moringaboom Dutch
muringueira Portuguese
pepparrotsträd Swedish
моринга масличная Russian
moringa olejodajna Polish
al bân Arabic
البان Arabic
sajina Bengali
là mù Chinese
辣木 Chinese
sehjan Hindi
kacang kelor Indonesian
kelur Indonesian