Vol. 4, Issue 1 (2019)
Moringa for nutritional security (Moringa oleifera Lam.)
Author(s): G Sandeep, T Anitha, KR Vijayalatha, A Sadasakthi
Abstract: Moringa oleifera Lam. Lam. A crop of the tropical and subtropical countries is grown universally as food, fodder and medicine. The seed, leaves, roots and flowers are often used in traditional medicine products in human food. Some studies using powdered leaf preparation of Moringa oleifera have demonstrated anti-dyslipidaemic and antidiabetic activities. Different studies have shown that hydro alcohol and aqueous activities such as antihypertensive, antiulcer, antioxidant, immunomodulation and analgesic actions. Phenolic, polyphenols, alkaloids and flavonoids are responsible for the observed effect commercial production, processing and utilization of this wonder crop is gaining momentum in many of the countries due to its multifaceted uses. The aim of this research paper was to review Moringa oleifera as a potential tree for its wide range of uses. Therefore, there is an urge to focus research on the uses of moringa leaves that can be value added. This research work would serve as a background for future research programmes in post-harvest management and value addition in moringa.