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Phytochemistry and Pharmacology of Moringa oleifera Lam

  • Paikra, Birendra Kumar (Shri Rawatpura Sarkar Institute of Pharmacy, Near Power Grid Corp.) ;
  • Dhongade, Hemant kumar J. (Shri Rawatpura Sarkar Institute of Pharmacy, Near Power Grid Corp.) ;
  • Gidwani, Bina (Shri Rawatpura Sarkar Institute of Pharmacy, Near Power Grid Corp.)
  • Received : 2017.02.22
  • Accepted : 2017.09.24
  • Published : 2017.09.30

Abstract

Moringa oleifera Lam. or munga is one of the most important plant widely cultivated in India. It belongs to family Moringaceae. This plant is widely used as nutritional herb and contains valuable pharmacological action like anti-asthmatic, anti-diabetic, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, anti-fertility, anti-cancer, anti-microbial, anti-oxidant, cardiovascular, anti-ulcer, CNS activity, anti-allergic, wound healing, analgesic, and antipyretic activity, Moringa oleifera Lam. The plant is also known as Horse - radish tree, Drumstick tree. Every part of this plant contains a valuable medicinal feature. It contain rich source of the vitamin A, vitamin C and milk protein. Different types of active phytoconstituents like alkaloids, protein, quinine, saponins, flavonoids, tannin, steroids, glycosides, fixed oil and fats are present. This plant is also found in the tropical regions. Some other constituents are niazinin A, niazinin B and niazimicin A, niaziminin B. The present review discusses the phytochemical composition, medicinal uses & pharmacological activity of this plant.

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