MIRACLE TREE: MORINGA OLEIFERAAbstract
Moringa oleifera is an angiosperm plant that belongs to the family Moringaceae. It is also known as the Drumstick tree or Horseradish tree. Alkaloids, protein, quinine, saponins, flavonoids, tannin, steroids, glycosides, fixed oil and lipids are among the active phytoconstituents present. It is distributed throughout the world’s tropical and subtropical regions. Several studies show that various parts of the plant, such as seeds, flowers, bark, fruits, pods, gum and leaves, have antitumor, anti-inflammatory, wound healing, cholesterol-lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, antibacterial and antifungal, antimicrobial, antiulcer, antifibrotic, antifertility, antiurolithiatic, anticonvulsant, analgesic, local anesthetic, antiasthmatic and are used in the indigenous system of medicine to treat various diseases. This review aims to provide complete data, including morphology, cultivation and propagation, distribution, phytochemistry, traditional uses & Pharmacological activities.
Vidhan Jaiswal, Gurinder Singh * and Jaswinder Kaur
G. H. G. Khalsa College of Pharmacy, Gurusar Sadhar, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
18 July 2021
17 October 2021
26 March 2022
01 May 2022