Moringa Oleifera: A Review on Nutritive Importance and its Medicinal Application

Gopalakrishnan, L and Doriya, K and Devarai, Santhosh Kumar (2016) Moringa Oleifera: A Review on Nutritive Importance and its Medicinal Application. Food Science and Human Wellness. pp. 1-30. ISSN 2213-4530 (In Press)

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Moringa Oleifera, native to India, grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is commonly known as ‘drumstick tree’ or ‘horseradish tree’. Moringa can withstand both severe drought and mild frost conditions and hence widely cultivated across the world. With its high nutritive values, every part of the tree is suitable for either nutritional or commercial purposes. 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. Moringa Oleifera seed, a natural coagulant is extensively used in water treatment. The scientific effort of this research provides insights on the use of moringa as a cure for diabetes and cancer and fortification of moringa in commercial products. This review explores the use of moringa across disciplines for its medicinal value and deals with cultivation, nutrition, commercial and prominent pharmacological properties of this “Miracle Tree”.

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Devarai, Santhosh KumarUNSPECIFIED
Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The authors sincerely thank Director Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad for their continued encouragement and support. LG thanks DSK for constant support and valuable suggestions in completing this manuscript.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Moringa oleifera; Miracle Tree; Antidiabetic; Anticancer; Coagulant
Subjects: Chemical Engineering > Biochemical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Chemical Engineering
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 04:51
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2017 11:25
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