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Name: Moringa oleifera
Synonyms/Scientific names: Moringa oleifera Lamk.[1]
Synonyms/common names :
Horseradish tree, Drumstick tree, Moringa, Ben oil tree[1]
Trade name:
Description: Family : Moringaceae[2],[3]
Extract used: Aqueous[4] and methanolic[5] leaf extract have been used for radioprotection study.
ascorbic acid, phenolics (catechin, epicatechin, ferulic acid, ellagic acid, myricetin)[6]
phenolic acids (gallic, chlorogenic, ellagic and ferulic acid) and flavonoids (kaempferol, quercetin and rutin).[7]
& Indications:
Pharmcological Action-
analgesic in mice[8]
antipyretic in rats[9]
hepatoprotective in rats[10]
Therapeutic indications:
Preclinical study-
1. Moringa oleifera; In : Edible Medicinal And Non Medicinal Plants: Volume 3, Fruits by Lim TK, Springer Science & Business Media, 2012, page no. 453.
2. Possibility of Producing bioethanol from Moringa oleifera press cake by Eman NA, Umarul IA; In : Materials and Technologies for Energy Efficiency, edited by Mendez-Vilas A, Universal-Publishers, 2015, page no. 22.
3. Moringaceae; In : Systematic Botany, Fourth Edition, by Datta SC, New Age International, 1988, page no. 265.
4. Mansour HH, Abd El Azeem MG, Ismael NE, Protective effect of Moringa oleifera on gamma- radiation-induced hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity in rats. AJPCT 2014;2(4):495-508.
5. Rao AV, Devi PU, Kamath R, In vivo radioprotective effect of Moringa oleifera leaves. Indian J Exp Biol. 2001 ;39(9):858-63.
6. Sinha M et al, Amelioration of ionizing radiation induced lipid peroxidation in mouse liver by Moringa oleifera Lam. leaf extract. Indian J Exp Biol. 2012 ;50(3):209-15.
7. Verma AR et al, In vitro and in vivo antioxidant properties of different fractions of Moringa oleifera leaves. Food Chem Toxicol. 2009;47(9):2196-201.
8. Bhattacharya A et al, Analgesic effect of ethanolic leaf extract of Moringa oleifera on albino mice. Indian J Pain 2014;28:89-94.
9. Bhattacharya A et al, Antipyretic effect of ethanolic extract of Moringa oleifera leaves on albino rats. Tanta Med J 2014;42:74-8.
10. Sharifudin SA et al, Therapeutic potential of Moringa oleifera extracts against acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. Pharm Biol. 2013 ;51(3):279-88.