Study of Medicinal and Nutritional Benefits of Drumstick (Moringa Oleifera) – Gods Boon to Mankind


Moringa oleifera, usually mentioned in literature as Moringa, is a natural as well as cultivated variety of the genus Moringa belonging to family Moringaceae. It is one of the richest plant sources contains all necessary vitamins needed for body to grow generally it contains Vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K. Along with vitamins several minerals like  Calcium, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese and Zinc are present in Moringa oleifera.  Moringa is been used since from 150 BC by kings and queens of that time to supplement their diet with all nutrients, it is very good for mental health and healthy skin. The Moringa contains nearly 40 antioxidants.  The complete tree i.e. leaves, pods, seeds, gums, and flowers are used across the world to fight against mineral and vitamin deficiencies.  The parts of trees also helps to fight against various diseases, promote normal blood glucose levels, healthy cardiovascular system, neutralize free radicals, enrich anemic blood and support immune system, support anti-inflammatory mechanism.  The regular use of Moringa improves mental alertness, bone strength, and improves eyesight.  It is highly capable to provide all necessary nutrients improving malnutrition, depression, general weakness and mental awareness.

Sandeep Gangrade

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