Mini Reviewe
Volume 6 Issue 1 - 2020
Nutritional and Medicinal Importance of Moringa oleifera
Tushar Vilasrao Desale*
Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Navalbhau College of Agriculture, Amalner, Jalgaon (MH), India
*Corresponding Author: : Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural Engineering, Navalbhau College of Agriculture, Amalner, Jalgaon (MH), India.
Received: : November 12, 2019; Published: December 09, 2019




Abstract

Moringa oleifera, also known as drumstick tree, moringa, horseradish tree and ben oil tree, is a small to medium-sized, evergreen tree genus native to Africa and southern Asia. It is also grown in northern India, Pakistan and Nepal. The tree usually grows with a spreading, open crown of drooping, brittle branches, feathery foliage. It is valued mainly for its edible fruits, leaves, flowers, roots, and seed oil. It is also known as miracle tree for its nutritive values and medicinal properties. 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. Based on the results of this study it can be concluded that Moringa oleifera had high nutritive values. Eating Moringa food products is good for those suffering from malnutrition. This review is carried out or elaborates to focus on nutritional and medicinal properties of Moringa oleifera which is beneficial for health and to get further research in possible future applications.

Keywords: Moringa oleifera; Drumstick; Miracle Tree; Drumstick Leaves; Antidiabetic

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Citation: Tushar Vilasrao Desale. “Nutritional and Medicinal Importance of Moringa oleifera”. EC Agriculture 6.1 (2020): 01-05.

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