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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 293-298

Moringa oleifera lam. a drug with ayurvedic and biomedicine approaches

Department of Panchakarma, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

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Sarvesh Kumar Singh
Department of Panchakarma, National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joa.joa_159_20

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Objectives: Moringa oleifera Lam. (FamilyMoringaceae) is indigenous to sub-Himalayan tract and is commonly grown across the country. Numerous uses are mentioned in classics which revealed that the whole plant or its specific parts has been utilized as Sothahara (~decrease edema, Kusthaghana (~skin disease), Jawaraghana (~fever), Krimighana (Antihelmenthic) etc. Researches has been done on the potency of this plant which discloses activities of the extract and isolated molecules of this plant without any toxic effects such as antibacterial, antihelminthic, antifungal, antifertility, anticancer, antioxidant, hepato-protective, anti-arthritic, diuretic, antiviral etc. activities. Many phytochemicals have been also isolated from the different parts of this plant. The main objective of the present work is to highlight the potency of this plant as antibacterial antihelminthic, antifungal, antifertility, anticancer, antioxidant, hepato-protective, anti- arthritic, diuretic, antiviral etc. activities. Data Source: Ayurvedic texts, research journals and database. Review Methods: The Ayurvedic texts were scrutinized for the drug description and the recent researches from the journal and database were studied. Results: Present study revealed that there are numerous traditional uses, and evidences of pharmacological potency additionally the present review also illustrates its phytochemical profile, comparison between Ayurvedic and bio medicinal uses, which will be helpful for future researchers. Conclusion: But still it is underutilized established medicinal plant because its huge potentials are still uncovered like as in classical text property of this plant is stated as Grabhastravahara (Antiabortic) but in biomedicine research done which disclose abortifacient activity, for that reason there is demand for further research which based on its phytotherapeutical importance.

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