Antioxidative properties of moringa oleifera: A review

Antioxidative properties of moringa oleifera: A review

Author: 
Rajni Nigam
Abstract: 

The Free radicals play an important role in the pathogenesis of several human diseases, including cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Natural antioxidants present in food of plant origin protect against these radicals and are therefore important tools in obtaining and preserving good health. Moringa oleifera Lam. (drumstick tree, horseradish tree) is an indigenous tree from northwestern India and is often cultivated in hedges and home yards. The tree is valued mainly for the tender pods, which are esteemed as a vegetable. Flowers and young leaves are also eaten as vegetables. The present review is an attempt to popularize the antioxidant potential of Moringa oleifera.

Paper No: 
1328