2019, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part A
Moringa oleifera Lam: A review
Author(s): Dr. Siva Rami Reddy E and Dr. M Ramesh
Moringa oleifera lam native to India grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is commonly known as ‘drumstick tree’ or ‘horseradish tree’. Moringa can withstand both severe drought and mild frost conditions and hence widely cultivated across the world. With its high nutritive values, every part of the tree is suitable for either nutritional or commercial purposes. The leaves are rich in minerals, vitamins and other essential phytochemicals. Extracts from the leaves are used to treat malnutrition, augment breast milk in lactating mothers. It is used as potential antioxidant, anticancer, antidiabetic, anti asthmatic, antimicrobial agent etc. M. oleifera seed, a natural coagulant is extensively used in water treatment. 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. 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”.
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Dr. Siva Rami Reddy E, Dr. M Ramesh. Moringa oleifera Lam: A review. Int J Hom Sci 2019;3(4):37-40.