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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 1965-1974

Medicinal and Nutritional Values of Drumstick Tree (Moringa oleifera - A Review
Lovepreet Singh, Jyoti and Jatinder Singh*
Department of Horticulture, SAGR, Lovely Professional University, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author

Moringa oleifera is also known as “Miracle Tree” and it’s almost all parts have nutritional and pharmacological properties. It is highly nutritious crop cultivated mostly in all parts of the world. It is a valuable food crop, grows very fast and even beyond food it serves many benefits. It has been used to fight against malnutrition, especially among young ones and lactating mothers. Its various plant parts are used for different purposes. It is the richest plant source of Vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K. Minerals present in this tree include K, Mg, Ca, Mn, Zn, Cu, and Fe. Its various parts are used for the treatment of various diseases. It is resistant to drought duration because of long taproot system. Its cultivation is very simple and requires fewer efforts. It plays an important role in conservation of soil, water, and mitigating climatic change. This review article provides a brief overview about the nutritional importance, health benefits, and their production technology including water purification properties.

Keywords: Classification, Distribution, Nutritional and Medicinal, Water Purification

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Lovepreet Singh, Jyoti and Jatinder Singh. 2019. Medicinal and Nutritional Values of Drumstick Tree (Moringa oleifera - A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 1965-1974. doi:
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