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A review on Moringa oleifera- A potent medicinal herb

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Sana Noreen, Bahisht Rizwan, Aiman Ijaz, Muhammad Imran, Tehreem Nisar, Sana Farooq, Faiza Iftikhar, Sehrish Sikander, Hamna Ahmed

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Int. J. Biosci.16( 4), 500-508, April 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/16.4.500-508


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Moringa oleifera L. (Family: Moringaceae) is an incredibly useful medicinal herb, possess significantly high nutritional value. It is an exceptionally healthy herb which is edible and its tree could easily and cheaply be cultivated and grown in Pakistan. It is also known as super food as it contains indigenous basis of highly digestible protein, iron, calcium, potassium, Vitamins A, C, E and polyphenols. Moringa is rich source of phytochemicals such as myricetin, phenolic substances, phenolic acids, flavonoids, isothiocyanates, tannins and saponins, quercetin, zeatin and kaempferol flavonoids which are effective antioxidants that have several therapeutic benefits. It is used as a medical herb having various health benefits. Moreover, different portions of moringa such a seed, roots, buds, leaves, flowers and bark, possess various forms of biological actions, such as anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-carcinogenic, antihypertensive, anti-hyperlipidemic, antidiabetic hepatoprotective and neuroprotective activities, that helps in the treatment of different aliments. The current review highlights the medicinal, therapeutic properties of and mechanisms of compounds extracted from Moringa oleifera also gaining new perspectives for further researches and advancement.


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A review on Moringa oleifera- A potent medicinal herb

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