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An Environment Friendly Natural Gift-Moringa oleifera
Romi Singh*
School of Environmental Biology, A.P.S.U.Rewa (M.P),India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Moringa oleifera Lam. (MO) is a small size tree with approximately 5 to 10 m height. It is cultivated all over the world due to its multiple utilities. Moringa has been used since 150B.C. by ancient kings and queens in their diet for mental alertness and healthy skin. The leaves, pods, seeds, gums, bark and flowers of Moringa are used in more than 80 countries to relieve mineral and vitamin deficiencies. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Apart from medicinal benefits it is deployed in re-forestation program used as fodder for livestock. Moringa is an edible extremely safe plant. Its tree could easily and cheaply be cultivated and grown. New uses of Moringa oleifera leaves have been found by many researchers for the last two decades which introduced new material in pharmaceutical and water treatment industry.  In addition, it was found that it can work as a biosorbent for heavy metals in water treatment. Therefore, it can be considered as a natural product and environmentally friendly material.

Keywords: Moringa oleifera, medicinal plant, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant, Biodiesel,nutritional value.
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How to cite this article:

Romi Singh. 2017. An Environment Friendly Natural Gift- Moringa oleifera.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 5(1): 27-33
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.501.003