Vol. 8, Issue 2 (2019)
Phytonutrients: Moringa oleifera leaf extracts an incredible health super food supplement
A Rajendran, R Sudeshraj and S Sureshkumar
Herbs have been used for centuries to treat various ailments without any side effects. Moringa oleifera Lam., (MO) is a good source of phytochemicals having a wide range of impending applications in medicine and dietary supplement preparations. MO has the following properties like antibacterial, antioxidant and protease inhibition properties. The MO plant parts (seeds, fruits pods, flowers) are said to hold several medicinal values through the leaves are thought to be major medicinal values. MO possesses antiinﬂammatory, hepatoprotective, antinociceptive, oxidative DNA damage protective, antiperoxidative, and cardio protective effects. These properties attributed due to the MO herb contain various functional bioactive components including, ﬂavonoids, alkaloids, natural sugars. MO is rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, phenolic acids and phytosterols. Thus MO has become a prominent herb with several therapeutic values. Hence, the present study provides a comprehensive report on MO and its therapeutic values. In addition, the scope for the future perspectives of MO is also discussed.
How to cite this article:
A Rajendran, R Sudeshraj and S Sureshkumar. Phytonutrients: <em>Moringa oleifera</em> leaf extracts an incredible health super food supplement. 2019; 8(2): 29-33.