Wednesday , 29 March 2017

Moringa Oleifera, Phyto Contituents and its Therapeutic Actions: A Review

A. Rajesh Pavan*, Hinsuhthan Abdul Ahad, G. Naresh Babu, P. Sree keerthi
Department of Pharmaceutics, Balaji College of Pharmacy, Anantapuramu, Andhra Pradesh, India

A B S T R A C T
Moringa oleifera mentioned in literature as Moringa, is a natural as well as cultivated variety of the genus Moringa belonging to family Moringaceae .It is one of the richest plant sources of Vitamins A ,B C,D,E and K. The vital minerals present in Moringa include Calcium, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese and Zinc. It has more than 40 natural anti-oxidants. The leaves, pods, seeds, gums , bark and flowers of Moringa are used in many countries to relieve mineral and vitamin deficiencies, support a healthy cardiovascular system, promote normal blood-glucose levels, neutralize free radicals {thereby reducing malignancy}, provide excellent support of the body’s anti-inflammatory mechanisms, enrich anemic blood and support immune system. It also improves eyesight, mental alertness and bone strength. It has potential benefit in malnutrition, general weakness, lactating mothers, menopause, depression and osteoporosis. It is also used to make an efficient fuel, fertilizer and livestock feed. Moringa is an edible extremely safe plant. We need to explore therapeutic, nutritional and benefit of Moringa to be one of the world’s most useful trees.
Keywords: Moringa, Phytochemical profile, nutritional value, therapeutic use 

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