PHARMACOLOGICAL POTENTIALS OF MORINGA OLEIFERA LAM.: A REVIEWAbstract
The aim of this literature review was to provide advance research information for the future scientists to discover new drug molecules from the medicinal plant, Moringa oleifera Lam. (Moringaceae). The plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, beta-sitosterol and kaempferol.
In addition to its high nutritional value, Moringa oleifera Lam is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine. This review gives the scientific information regarding pharmacological potentials of Moringa oleifera Lam. (Moringaceae).
Subrata Kumar Biswas*, Anusua Chowdhury, Joysree Das , Ajoy Roy and S.M Zahid Hosen
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacy (BGC Biddyanagar), BGC Trust University Bangladesh, BGC Tower (Fazal Tower), 1675 O.R. Nizam Road, Chittagong-4000, Bangladesh
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