PHYTOCHEMISTERY, MEDICINAL WEALTH AND NUTRITIONAL STRENGTH OF MORINGA OLEIFERA LAM. (MORINGACEAE)Abstract
Moringa oleifera Lam. is the most imperative and legendary species of family Moringaceae. It is called as Soanjna in the local language (Punjabi). It has noteworthy medicinal and nutritional significance for both humans as well as for animals. Traditionally it is recommended to treat many ailments and to contest malnutrition mostly in tropics. It has scores of pharmacological activities such as anticancer, antioxidant, antispasmodics, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-asthmatic, antidiabetic, antiarthritis, antiurolithiatic, hepatoprotective, nephro-protective, cardioprotective, antipyretic and antiulcer, etc. Its non-food benefits such as purification of water, as biodiesel oil and bio-enhancing activity are also valuable. The present review on the phytochemistry, pharmacology and nutritional strength of Moringa oleifera is an effort to give an updated literature appraisal of its properties.
S. Ahmad , U. Akbar , H. M. Asif *, F. H. Khaliq and U. khurshid
Department of Eastern Medicine & Surgery, Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, The University of Poonch, Rawalakot, AJ& K, Pakistan
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