A Review on Moringa Oleifera and its Medicinal Uses

Author: Anil Bagri, Mr. Rakesh Sharma, Dr. Prashant Kumar Dhakad, Mrs. Mamta Sharma

Moringa Oleifera is commonly known as drumstick tree, horseradish tree which belongs to the family Moringaceae. Drumstick tree is rich in protein, calcium, iron, and polyphenols. It has antioxidant property by removing free radicals. Moringa Oleifera is used to treat liver diseases, kidney stones, diabetes and constipation. It also acts as a source of health beneficial food ingredients. Usually the fruits are used as diaphoretic, splenomegaly, anthelmintic, Antiurolithiatic, diuretic and also useful in bronchitis, asthmatic conditions, and haemorrhoid. Moringa Oleifera extract of various parts is used for the treatment of heart disease, asthma, bronchitis, and for treatment of liver disease. The present review showed an overview on its pharmacological behaviour that are reported in the literature.

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