PHYTOCHEMISTRY AND MEDICINAL USES OF MORINGA OLEIFERA: AN OVERVIEW

Upasana Singh, Chandraprakash Dwivedi, Ume Kulsum, Nikita Verma, Swarnlata Saraf, Dusmanta Kumar Pradhan

Abstract


This paper review the retrospective studies on the Moringa oleifera at molecular level. There are about thirteen species of Moringa trees in the family Moringaceae. Moringa oleifera Lam. (synonym: Moringa pterygosperma Gaertn.) is the most widely known species but other species deserve further research as to their uses. medicinal value a choice of parts of this plant such as leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, have power over antitumor, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being in used for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine. This review focuses on the pharmacological action and pharmaceutical application along with other uses of different parts of this tree.

Keywords: Moringa, Cultivation, Pharmacological, Phytochemistry, hepatoprotective.

 


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