The drumstick tree (Moringa oleifera) is so named because of its long pods that look like drumsticks. In addition to industrial uses, the drumstick tree has detoxifying, anti-bacterial, and Ayurvedic properties.
The drumstick plant originates from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, where it spontaneously grows at the foot of the Himalayas. It’s a deciduous tree of the Moringaceae family. The Moringaceae genus consists of 13 species of tropical and subtropical herbs or trees.
The pods of this plant are three-sided, dark green, smooth-skinned, and long. The stems are thick and erect, with thick grayish-white bark. The leaves are tripinnate, composed, between 30 and 60 cm long, and are light green in color.
The flowers of the drumstick plant are yellowish-white, around 2 cm across, with 5 sepals and 5 petals. In regions with seasonal differences, it flowers in the spring.