Moringa Oleifera – Nature’s Gold

Sujatha B.K, Poonam Patel

Abstract


Miracle tree (Moringa oleifera) as it is popularly called, has been found useful both medicinally and economically. Moringa oleifera is the most widely cultivated species of monogeneric family, the Moringaceae, which is indigenous to south Asia. This fast-growing plant is a highly valued and cultivated one in the tropics and sub-tropics. With its high nutritive values, every part of the tree is suitable for either nutritional or commercial purposes. The leaves of this tree are worthy of special attention. The leaves are rich in minerals, vitamins and other essential phytochemicals. Traditional medicine in several countries has used these leaves to cure a host of diseases. Clinical studies are suggesting that traditional medicine has been on the right track. Moringa leaves are also packed with essential vitamins and minerals-especially vitamins A and C. Delivering such powerful nutrition, these leaves could prevent the scourge of malnutrition and related diseases.

 

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