Volume No. :   10

Issue No. :  1

Year :  2018

ISSN Print :  0975-2331

ISSN Online :  0975-4385


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An updated review on “Miracle tree”: Moringa oleifera

Address:   Vengal Rao Pachava, Praveen Thaggikuppe Krishnamurthy, S.P. Dahapal, Pavan Kumar Chinthamaneni Department of Pharmacology, JSS College of Pharmacy (off campus, Jagadguru Sri Shivarathreeswara University, Mysore) Ootacamund, Tamilnadu, India. *Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0975-4385.2018.00016.X

Moringa oleifera, native to India, grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world commonly known as ‘drum stick tree’ or ‘horse radish tree’. Moringa can with stand both severed rough tand mild frost condition sand 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, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic and antimicrobial agent. 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 moringa in commercial products. This review provides an updated data on the use of moringa across disciplines for its medicinal value and deals with cultivation, nutrition, commercial and prominent pharmacological properties of this “Miracle Tree”.
Moringa oleifera, miracle tree, Nutritional value, medicinal properties.
Vengal Rao Pachava, Praveen Thaggikuppe Krishnamurthy, S.P. Dahapal, Pavan Kumar Chinthamaneni. An updated review on “Miracle tree”: Moringa oleifera. Res. J. Pharmacognosy and Phytochem. 2018; 10(1): 101-108.
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