Vol. 8, Issue 5, Part B (2020)
Moringa oleifera leaves soup on hemoglobin among antenatal mothers
Author(s): Thenmozhi P, Nirmala M and Subalakshmi P
Abstract: Anemia during antenatal is a major public health issue throughout the world, particularly in the developing countries. Green leafy vegetables are great sources of vitamins and minerals. Amongst Moringa oleifera is most widely used green leave as a traditional medicine for anemia. Hence the study aimed to determine the effectiveness of Moringa oleifera leaves soup on hemoglobin level among antenatal mothers with anemia. Pre experimental research design with one group pre-test post-test was adopted to conduct the study with 30 samples that met inclusion criteria and were selected by purposive sampling technique. The demographic and clinical variables questionnaire was completed at the beginning of the study. Pre-test was done by checking the hemoglobin level. 100 ml of Moringa oleifera leaves soup was administered daily for 4 weeks. Post-test was done at the end of 4 weeks. Data were tabulated and analyzed using SPSS package. The result of the study reveals that there is statistically significant increase in the hemoglobin level at the level of p<0.05among antenatal mothers. The findings of the study concluded that Moringa oleifera soup administration can be incorporated as an effective method in management of anemia and add on nutritive supplementation among antenatal mothers.
How to cite this article:
Thenmozhi P, Nirmala M, Subalakshmi P. Moringa oleifera leaves soup on hemoglobin among antenatal mothers. Int J Herb Med 2020;8(5):103-107.