Abstract Title:

Moringa Oleifera: A Review of Its Occurrence, Pharmacological Importance and Oxidative stress.

Abstract Source:

Mini Rev Med Chem. 2020 Jul 28. Epub 2020 Jul 28. PMID: 32723270

Abstract Author(s):

Kenan Ercan, Omer Faruk Gecesefa, Muhammed Enes Taysi, Omeed Akbar Ali, Seyithan Taysi

Article Affiliation:

Kenan Ercan


Oxidative / nitrosative stress can be caused by excessive production of ROS and RNS with metabolic reactions that change balance in favor of oxidants in cases where oxidants increase and antioxidants decrease in organisms using oxygen. ROS and RNS react with several biological macromolecules in cell, such as carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids, and proteins, and alter their functions. Some natural antioxidants are constantly being researched for their benefits in terms of human health, which can strengthen the body's antioxidant defense system and have the potential to scavenger free radicals. It is a well-known and practical strategy to prevent and / or treat diseases due to the consumption of more suitable fruits, herbs, spices and vegetables and the presence of bioactive antioxidant compounds. Moringa oleifera, a new and important one of these plants, has a wide range of bioactive compounds that can be obtained in different herbal structures such as leaves, seeds, stems and shells. It consists of bioactive molecules such as phenolic compounds, fats, fatty acids, carbohydrates, proteins, functional peptides, vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids as well as a number of glycosides and have great potential for use in various formulations in various health and food products. This review highlights the formation of MO, its importance in natural medicine, its pharmacological value, and its role as a possible anti-proliferative agent against cancer and its use in some diseases.

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