Nutritional value and therapeutic potential of Moringa oleifera: a short overview of current research

Nabila, Bibi and Nadia, Rahman and Muhammad, Qasim Ali and Noormazlinah, Ahmad and Farzana Sarwar, Sarwar (2023) Nutritional value and therapeutic potential of Moringa oleifera: a short overview of current research. Natural Product Research. pp. 1-19. ISSN 1478-6419 (Printed): 1478-6427 (Online). (Published)

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A member of the Moringaceae family, Moringa Oleifera Lam is a perennial deciduous tropical tree known as the ‘Miracle Tree’ for its medicinal and nutritional benefits. Food and nutrition are crucial aspects of the development and maintenance of healthy health. Moringa oleifera is a multi-purpose herbal bush that is used as both human food and a medical alternative all over the world. Various parts of the tree are used to treat chronic diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, inflammation, oxidative stress, diabetes, and cancer. Moringa is an excellent source of essential nutrients and has been found to have a significant impact on improving nutritional deficiencies in populations with limited access to food. Moringa oleifera contains essential amino acids, carotenoids, minerals, fats, carbohydrates, proteins, phytochemicals, vitamins, and fibre. Moringa offers nutritional and economic advantages, medicinal and therapeutic uses, and future biological potential for human well-being.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Moringa oleifera; nutritional value of moringa; phytochemicals; therapeutic use of moringa
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Faculty/Division: Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Faculty of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Miss. Ratna Wilis Haryati Mustapa
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2024 06:52
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2024 06:52
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