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Vol. 10, Special Issue 8 (2021)

Moringa and its medicinal properties: A review

Author(s):
Anchal Keshri, Sonam Dixit, Ritu Sharma, Vandana Kumari Leitanthem, Ashok Kumar Patil and AK Tyagi
Abstract:
Moringa oleifera originated from India, and grows around the all tropics and subtropics. Moringa can tolerate both severe drought and frost conditions and also cultivated across the world. Whole parts of moringa are a full receptacle of essential nutrients and every part of the tree is suitable for either nutritional or commercial purposes. Moringa leaves are rich source of major and trace minerals, vitamins and other essential phytochemicals. Moringa leaves are also used to feed malnourished people and it also has lactogogues property so it prefer for lactating mothers to augment milk production. It is a potent antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and antimicrobial agent. Moringa oleifera seed, a natural coagulant is extensively used in water treatment. Moringa also has medicinal property like it cures diabetes, cancer and the fortification of moringa with other substances used in commercial products. This review explores the use of moringa across disciplines for its medicinal value and deals with cultivation, nutrition, commercial and prominent pharmacological properties of this “Miracle Tree”.
Pages: 647-652  |  316 Views  59 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Anchal Keshri, Sonam Dixit, Ritu Sharma, Vandana Kumari Leitanthem, Ashok Kumar Patil and AK Tyagi. Moringa and its medicinal properties: A review. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(8S): 647-652.

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