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Abstract Title:

Bioactive Components in Moringa Oleifera Leaves Protect against Chronic Disease.

Abstract Source:

Antioxidants (Basel). 2017 Nov 16 ;6(4). Epub 2017 Nov 16. PMID: 29144438

Abstract Author(s):

Marcela Vergara-Jimenez, Manal Mused Almatrafi, Maria Luz Fernandez

Article Affiliation:

Marcela Vergara-Jimenez

Abstract:

Moringa Oleifera (MO), a plant from the family Moringacea is a major crop in Asia and Africa. MO has been studied for its health properties, attributed to the numerous bioactive components, including vitamins, phenolic acids, flavonoids, isothiocyanates, tannins and saponins, which are present in significant amounts in various components of the plant. Moringa Oleifera leaves are the most widely studied and they have shown to be beneficial in several chronic conditions, including hypercholesterolemia, high blood pressure, diabetes, insulin resistance, non-alcoholic liver disease, cancer and overall inflammation. In this review, we present information on the beneficial results that have been reported on the prevention and alleviation of these chronic conditions in various animal models and in cell studies. The existing limited information on human studies and Moringa Oleifera leaves is also presented. Overall, it has been well documented that Moringa Oleifera leaves are a good strategic for various conditions associated with heart disease, diabetes, cancer and fatty liver.

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