Moringa Oleifera in Malnutrition: A Comprehensive Review

Author(s): Bilal Sajid Mushtaq, Muhammad Bilal Hussain*, Rabia Omer, Hafiz Ahmad Toor, Marwa Waheed, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Plygun Sergey, Mojtaba Heydari

Journal Name: Current Drug Discovery Technologies

Volume 18 , Issue 2 , 2021


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Nutritional deficiency is a major concern in developing countries, resulting in serious health consequences like mental and physical growth retardation. Moringa oleifera (Moringa), a nutritious plant growing in tropical regions of developing countries, is a candidate for overcoming nutritional deficiency. Moringa leaves are rich in protein including sulphur containing amino acids. It contains high amounts of vitamin C than oranges, a higher concentration of vitamin A than carrots, higher calcium content than milk and more potassium than bananas. Moreover, there is 9 times more iron in moringa than spinach and 4 times more fiber than oats. This review enlightens and explores the nutritional diversification of Moringa oleifera and other benefits which make it a better choice to use in our daily diet to combat malnutrition.

Keywords: Moringaoleifera, malnutrition, medicinal plant, traditional medicine, nutritional diversification, developing countries.

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VOLUME: 18
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2021
Published on: 19 February, 2021
Page: [235 - 243]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1570163816666191105162722
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