Vol. 7, Issue 2 (2019)
Multifaceted applications of different parts of Moringa species: Review of present status and future potentials
Author(s): Gulshan Kumar, Ashish Giri, Rahul Arya, Rakhi Tyagi, Sarita Mishra, Ajay Kumar Mishra and Jayanti Datta
Abstract: Moringa species are commonly known as miracle tree because of its manifold benefits that have tremendous potential in combating malnutrition and alleviating nutritional deficiencies. It emerges as low cost nutritional supplement especially for the vegetarians with its enriched protein content. In this review, we tried to emphasis the importance of Moringa spp. particularly the nutritional, medicinal, bioremediation and ecosystem services. This tree with its worldwide distribution can be grown in almost all environment and mostly suited to arid and semiarid regions. Leaves of M. spp. are rich in protein, mineral, beta-carotene and antioxidant compounds, which are often lacking among the poor populations of underdeveloped or developing countries. Benefits of this wondrous tree need to be disseminated to poor people in developing countries to combat malnutrition. M. spp. can be promoted as food fortificant to enhance the nutritive value of food items. Moringa with its multifaceted benefits seems promising in achieving the sustainable development goals for a healthy and brighter future.
Pages: 835-842 | 785 Views 63 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Gulshan Kumar, Ashish Giri, Rahul Arya, Rakhi Tyagi, Sarita Mishra, Ajay Kumar Mishra, Jayanti Datta. Multifaceted applications of different parts of Moringa species: Review of present status and future potentials. Int J Chem Stud 2019;7(2):835-842.