Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part B (2017)
Moringa oleifera - Nutritional rich functional food
Author(s): Shalini S and Dr. Shivaprasad HN
Abstract: Moringa oleifera is a highly valued plant, which belongs to the family called Moringaceae and widely distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. Moringa oleifera (MO)is nature’s medicine cabinet and are widely used in the Indian Ayurvedic system of medicine, which is used as nutraceutical, natural energy booster as well as it increases defence against diseases. It is multipurpose tree used as vegetable, spice, source of cooking and cosmetic oil and as a medicinal plant. All parts of the tree are considered to possess medicinal properties and used in the treatment of ascites, rheumatism, and venomous bites and as cardiac and circulatory stimulant. Moringa also has a place in cosmetic products including body and hair moisturizers and conditioners. This article is mainly focused on the Phytochemical constituents, Nutritional value, safety and Pharmacological properties based on its Phytoconstituents of all the parts of Moringa oleifera as nutraceutical and nutritional rich food.
How to cite this article:
Shalini S, Dr. Shivaprasad HN. Moringa oleifera - Nutritional rich functional food. Int J Herb Med 2017;5(6):83-86.