MORINGA OLEIFERA: ANTI-DIABETIC BENEFITS
The objective of this study was to formulate dehydrated green leafy tablets using drum stick leaves followed by supplementation study and to find out the anti diabetic property on the selected diabetic patients. This study showed significant reductions in blood glucose levels among those suffering from diabetes after consumption of moringa leaf tablets, confirming moringa’s use in the treatment of diabetic conditions.
Effects of Oral Administration of Moringa oleifera Lam on Glucose Tolerance. J Clin Biochem Nutr. May;40(3):229-33. Department of Nutritional Science, Faculty of Applied Bioscience, Tokyo University of Agriculture, 1-1 -1 Sakuragaoka, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8502, Japan. Ndong M, Uehara M, Katsumata S, Suzuki K (2007)
The study indicated that Moringa Oleifera has an ameliorating effect for glucose intolerance, and the effect might be mediated by quercetin-3-glucoside and fiber contents in Moringa Oleifera leaf powder.
Moringa Oleifera exerts protective effects against STZ‐induced diabetes. The MOMtE exhibited significant antidiabetic and antioxidant activity and active constituents may be isolated from the extract for evaluation in future clinical studies. Phytochemical analysis revealed many active phytoconstituents that could be isolated and examined in future studies to develop potent antidiabetic agents.
This study concluded that ethanolic extract of the leaves of moringa oleifera produces significant hypoglycemic activity in diabetic Wistar rats, hence confirming one of moringa’s anti-diabetic properties.
Administration of Moringa Oleifera leaf extract did not affect food intake but inhibited weight loss, significantly improved glucose tolerance, and increased serum insulin levels.
Moringa Oleifera has been shown to improve plasma glucose disposal. M. oleifera has been found to significantly reduce glucose to normal levels without any obvious cytotoxicity when compared to the model group.