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RESEARCH PAPER
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 111-117

Health benefits of Moringa Oleifera: A miracle tree


1 Department of Biomedical Sciences, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
2 Food technology, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Meenakshi Garg
Food technology, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, University of Delhi, New Delhi
India
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Plants have played substantial role in the maintenance of human health, from time immemorable. Moringa oleifera is one such multipurpose tree, commonly used in spices & cosmetic oils, and has various medicinal and therapeutic applications.Moringa is an outstanding source of nutritional components. Almost every part of this tree holds products useful for humans. Studies have shown that Moringa and its components possess wound healing, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial & anti-helminthic, antipyretic, anti-diabetic, antihypertensive, lipid lowering, antifertility, antitumor, hepatoprotective, antiulcer properties etc. Further, phytoanalytical studies on Moringa are revealing more and more potential components and their action. This is a comprehensive review on this wonder tree and highlights its multidimensional actions. Medicinal potential of this promising healer is enormous and thus, can help in solving the health care needs in several problems related to health and nutrition. Its wide availability and easy cultivation offers immense opportunities as a commercially viable medicinal and nutritional supplement even in a developing country.


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