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Moringa oleifera is regarded as a multipurpose plant. It is an excellent source of nutrients, natural energy booster and a nature’s medicine cabinet. This plant contains numerous important compounds e.g., glucose, rhamnose, glucosinolates, isothiocyanates, methionine, cysteine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, lysine, histidine, isoleucine, leucine, valine, alanine, threonine, glycine, glutamic acid and aspartic acid. It is used a food in many countries because it is rich in important nutrients including vitamins (A, B and K), minerals (K, Ca, Zn, Fe, P). It is leaves are comparable to milk and eggs in protein contents. The plant is an affordable source of vital nutrients and can be used to treat malnutrition. M. oleifera shows antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, cholesterol lowering, antidiabetic, antispasmodic, antiulcer, antitumor, antihypertensive, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antipyretic and diuretic potential. The plant is highly beneficial to treat depression, malnutrition, general weakness, osteoporosis, pregnancy, diabetes, lactation, semen deficiency, scurvy, psoriasis, hysteria, abnormal blood pressure, fever, eye and ear infections, cough, conjunctivitis, glandular issues, blood impurities, catarrh, bronchitis, anxiety, blackheads, skin infections, anemia, hysteria, pimples, shortness of breath, scouring, dementia, sore throat, sprains and tuberculosis. The plant is also used to cure neurological disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, cancer, cholera, chest congestions, asthma, headache, swellings, cough, diarrhea, blood pressure abnormality, pains in joints, pimps, respiratory disorder, pimple, seizures, intestinal worms, breastfeeding, diabetes and hypertension. M. oleifera an an excellent source of antioxidants especially the leaves are a wealthy supply of antioxidant compounds.

Andrzej ŁUKASZYK – przewodniczący, Szczepan BILIŃSKI,
Mieczysław CHORĄŻY, Włodzimierz KOROHODA,

Adres redakcji:
Katedra i Zakład Histologii i Embriologii Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Poznaniu, ul. Święcickiego 6, 60-781 Poznań, tel. +48 61 8546453, fax. +48 61 8546440, email: mnowicki@ump.edu.pl

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