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Abstract Title:

Nutraceutical or Pharmacological Potential of Moringa oleifera Lam.

Abstract Source:

Nutrients. 2018 Mar 12 ;10(3). Epub 2018 Mar 12. PMID: 29534518

Abstract Author(s):

Xianjuan Kou, Biao Li, Julia B Olayanju, Justin M Drake, Ning Chen

Article Affiliation:

Xianjuan Kou


Lam. (), which belongs to the Moringaceae family, is a perennial deciduous tropical tree, and native to the south of the Himalayan Mountains in northern India.is rich in proteins, vitamin A, minerals, essential amino acids, antioxidants, and flavonoids, as well as isothiocyanates. The extracts fromexhibit multiple nutraceutical or pharmacological functions including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer, hepatoprotective, neuroprotective, hypoglycemic, and blood lipid-reducing functions. The beneficial functions ofare strongly associated with its phytochemicals such as flavonoids or isothiocyanates with bioactivity. In this review, we summarize the research progress related to the bioactivity and pharmacological mechanisms ofin the prevention and treatment of a series of chronic diseases-including inflammatory diseases, neuro-dysfunctional diseases, diabetes, and cancers-which will provide a reference for its potential application in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases or health promotion.

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