The use of the Moringa oleifera plant dates back to 2000 BC, in northern India where it was first described as a medicinal herb. According to Ayurvedic medicine, the Moringa plant can prevent up to 300 different diseases. The use of Moringa as oil was first found in ancient Egypt, where it was used as protection against the desolate and intense heat from the desert climate. The use of the Moringa plant by the Greeks was also observed and they transmitted it to the Romans who used it to feed their armies. Since then, the Moringa plant has been spread around the world due to its ability to develop deep root in any type of soil in which it is placed, which has given it the opportunity to cross the globe from Egypt to Mediterranean.