MORINGA OLEIFERA: antioxidants & anti-inflammatory benefits

Moringa oleifera gained importance as a medicinal plant. The current study assesses Moringa leaf ethanol extracts (MLE) against experimentally diclofenac sodium (DcNa)‐induced liver toxicity in male rats.
The extracts from M. oleifera exhibit multiple nutraceutical or pharmacological functions including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer, hepatoprotective, neuroprotective, hypoglycemic, and blood lipid-reducing functions.
Moringa oleifera Lam. (Moringaceae) is an medicinal plant used in the treatment of many clinical conditions in India. Its adaptogenic activity have been investigated in this study using albino mice and rats.
This study has shown that Moringa Oleifera gave high oil yield, which has good antioxidant capacity with potential for industrial, nutritional and health applications.
The present article describe ethnopharmacology, phytochemistry, nutritives values and pharmacological activities, like anthelminthic, anti-inflammatory, hypolipidemic, anti-diabetic etc. of Moringa leaves.
The root extracts of M. oleifera (Moringa) and A. marmelos (Bilva) were studied for their anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties. A significant increase in the tensile strength as well as lysyl oxidase activity and hexosamine content were observed in the Moringa treated animals, indicating pro-healing action probably by better cross-linking of collagen.

The present study aimed to assess the acute and sub-acute anti- inflammatory activity of the hot water extract of the leaves of M. oleifera.  These data suggested that the leaves of M. oleifera can inhibit the early phase of inflammation, and can play an important role in chronic inflammation. Keywords: Moringa oleifera, leaves, infusion, anti-inflammatory

Moringa is a powerful source of a wide range of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds