Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-DFP-0000945
Title: Moringa Oleifera: A Review of There Medicinal and Economical Importance to the Health and Nation
Category: Drugs from Plants
Section: Review Article
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    Moringa oleifera Lam (Moringaceae) is an extremely valuable medicinal plant, distributed in the tropics and subtropics regions. It is known by such regional names as drumstick tree, Sajiwan, kelor, Murungai kaai, marango, mlonge, mulangay, saijhan, and sajna. It has a wide range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Various parts of this plant contain protein, vitamins, ß-carotene, amino acids, important minerals and various phenolic compounds. It has high nutritional value and very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods has a different types of biological activities like antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, antiinflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial, cardiac and antifungal activities and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine. This review focuses the published scientific evidence on phytochemical composition, medicinal uses, along with pharmacological properties of different parts of this multipurpose tree. This plant have broad spectrum activities so, further studies on other models and extensive clinical trials are needed to confirm these findings.

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    S Patel 1*, A S Thakur 2, A Chandy 2 and A Manigauha 3

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    1 Career College, Govindpura, BHEL, Bhopal, India – 462023
    2 School of Pharmacy, Chouksey Engineering College, Bilaspur, India- 495007
    3 NRI Institute of Pharmacy, Sajjan Singh Nagar, Raisen Road, Bhopal, India - 402021

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    Sunita Patel
    1 Career College, Govindpura, BHEL, Bhopal, India – 462023


    Received on: 15-03-2010; Revised on: 25-04- 2010; Accepted on:05-06-2010

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    S Patel 1*, A S Thakur 2, A Chandy 2 and A Manigauha 3

    Title:Moringa Oleifera: A Review of There Medicinal and Economical Importance to the Health and Nation
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):2 (July)
    Year:2010
    Page No: (339-342)
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    Methodology:Medicinal and Economical Importance
    Research Materials:Moringa Oleifera

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Drumstick tree Phytochemical Nutritional value Broad spectrum

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