Moringa oleifera Lam. is a fast-growing and drought-resistant tree of the Moringaceae family. The tree is known with some common names: miracle, ben oil, drumstick, horseradish or simply moringa. The plant grows in a variety of environments including harsh conditions. The plant has a high content of phytonutrients, being used as natural integrators to cure malnutrition. Phytochemical studies of plant organs showed the plant as a rich source of primary and secondary metabolites belonging to different classes of organic compounds. Pharmacological studies confirmed the use of the plant to cure several diseases and to possess nutraceutical properties. This review is aimed to contribute to the knowledge of M. oleifera by providing its plant description, phytochemistry and pharmacology.

Moringa oleifera Lam.: A Phytochemical and Pharmacological Overview / Anzano, Attilio; Ammar, Mohammad; Papaianni, Marina; Grauso, Laura; Sabbah, Mohammed; Capparelli, Rosanna; Lanzotti, Virginia. - In: HORTICULTURAE. - ISSN 2311-7524. - 7:10(2021), p. 409. [10.3390/horticulturae7100409]

Moringa oleifera Lam.: A Phytochemical and Pharmacological Overview

Anzano, Attilio;Papaianni, Marina;Grauso, Laura;Capparelli, Rosanna;Lanzotti, Virginia
2021

Abstract

Moringa oleifera Lam. is a fast-growing and drought-resistant tree of the Moringaceae family. The tree is known with some common names: miracle, ben oil, drumstick, horseradish or simply moringa. The plant grows in a variety of environments including harsh conditions. The plant has a high content of phytonutrients, being used as natural integrators to cure malnutrition. Phytochemical studies of plant organs showed the plant as a rich source of primary and secondary metabolites belonging to different classes of organic compounds. Pharmacological studies confirmed the use of the plant to cure several diseases and to possess nutraceutical properties. This review is aimed to contribute to the knowledge of M. oleifera by providing its plant description, phytochemistry and pharmacology.
2021
Moringa oleifera Lam.: A Phytochemical and Pharmacological Overview / Anzano, Attilio; Ammar, Mohammad; Papaianni, Marina; Grauso, Laura; Sabbah, Mohammed; Capparelli, Rosanna; Lanzotti, Virginia. - In: HORTICULTURAE. - ISSN 2311-7524. - 7:10(2021), p. 409. [10.3390/horticulturae7100409]
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