Published: 2022-08-26

Human consumption, nutritional value and health benefits of Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.): a review

M. Farid Hossain, Sharker M. Numan, Sayeed Saleh Khan, Samiha Mahbub, Shaheen Akhtar


Moringa is an expeditious-growing evergreen perennial plant and has wide adaptability to grow in different environmental conditions. The nutritive value and medicinal benefits of its leaves, flowers, pods, roots, and stem barks are established by philanthropic research. Edible parts are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other chemical compounds with medicinal properties. The pods and leaves are mainly used as vegetables and ingredients in soups and curries. It is used to boost the nutritional value of food, as well as to boost the immune system and antioxidant levels, lower blood sugar levels and maintain inflammation. Moreover, Moringa leaves flavonoid amelioration of total antioxidant capacity in the lens. Its leaves, pods, and leaf powder contain a high proportion of Vitamin A, which can help to prevent night blindness and eye problems in children.


Drumstick, Food values, Medicinal uses, Antioxidants

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