SHIGRU (MORINGA OLEIFERA LAM.): A REVIEW OF PHYTOCHEMISTRY, MEDICINAL USES AND PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTIONS.
Dr. Pooja Panchaware* and Dr. T. A. Pansare
Shigru (Moringa oleifera Lam.) is a medicinally important plant and is used for the treatment of different diseases. In Ayurveda Samhita, Shigru is mentioned nearly by all Aachrayas for nutritional as well as medicinal purpose. Different parts of the plants like bark leaves, seeds, flowers, roots, and immature pods contains abundance of important phyto-constituents like terpenoids, alkaloids, tannins, steroidal aglycones and reducing sugars. Various preperations of Moringa oleifera are used for their anti-inflammatory, anti-hypertentisive , diuretic, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, anti-diabetic, anti-hyperlipidemic, anti-neoplastic, antipyretics, anti-ulcer, cardio-protectant and Hepato-protectant activities. The present study aims to collect nearly all available information about Ayurvedic aspect Phyto-chemical constituents, medicinal uses as well as pharmacological properties.
Keywords: Shigru (Moringa oleifera Lam.) phytochemistry, medicinal uses, pharmacology.
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