REVIEW ON NUTRITIONAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL POTENCIES OF MORINGA OLEIFERA
Jikasmita Dalei*, V Madhav Rao, Debasish Sahoo, M Rukmini, Ravitosh Ray
Moringa oleifera, belongs to family Moringaceae. It is native to India, Pakistan, Afganistan and Bangladesh. It is also found in Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan and Africa. Moringa are being grown for differential purposes like Supplement, medicine, plant growth enhancer, green manure, biopesticides, biomass production and domestic livestock fodder. The present review focuses on the nutritional and pharmacological potencies of Moringa like anti-diabetic (hyperglycemic), anti-microbial, anti-fertility, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-arthritis, hepatoprotective, etc. M. oleifera contains essential amino acids, carotenoids, and vitamins C in leaves rendering a quality nutraceutical property, supporting the idea of using this plant leaves as better nutritional supplement.
Keywords: Moringa oleifera, Anti-hyperglycemic, Anti-arthritis, Nutrition, pharmacology.
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