A Review on Nutritional and its pharmacological Properties of Moringa oleifera
Author(s):
anil kumar, Nadeem Ahmad
Keywords:
Moringa oleifera, pharmacological actions, Miracle Tree; Nutritional properties.
Abstract
Moringa oleifera is a valued medicinal plant in traditional folk medicine which belonging to family Moringaceae. The plant is native to India, grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is commonly known as ‘drumstick tree’ or ‘horseradish tree’. This plant typically belongs to sub-himalayan Northen India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The Tropical and sub-tropical area of the world is suitable for the growth of this plant. Moringa can withstand both severe drought and mild frost conditions and hence widely cultivated across the world. With its high nutritive values. The leaves are rich in minerals, vitamins and other essential phytochemicals. It is used as potential antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and antimicrobial agent. The scientific effort of this research provides insights on the use of moringa as a cure for diabetes and cancer and fortification of moringain commercial products. Many pharmacological studies have shown various pharmacological properties such as analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, anticancer, antioxidant, nootropic, hepatoprotective, gastroprotective, anti-ulcer, cardiovascular, anti-obesity, antiepileptic, antiasthmatic, antidiabetic, anti-urolithiatic, diuretic, local anesthetic, anti-allergic, anthelmintic, wound healing, antimicrobial, immunomodulatory, and antidiarrheal properties This review explores the nutritional value and pharmacological properties of M. oleifera. This review is a comprehensive summary of the pharmacological activities as well as nutritional properties and the traditional and therapeutic uses of this plant. 
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Unique Paper ID: 156208

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3

Page(s): 1 - 12
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