MORINGA OLEIFERA: immunity-boosting
This study shows that Moringa’s high lectin content increases our body’s abilities to defend itself against diseases. Moringa contains antimicrobial, anthelmintic (against parasites and worms) and antibiotic substances as well as potent immunomodulating properties.
This study indicate that Moringa extract significantly reduced cyclophosphamide induced immunosuppression by stimulating both cellular and humoral immunity.
Many pharmacological studies have shown the ability of this plant to exhibit analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, anticancer, antioxidant, nootropic, hepatoprotective, gastroprotective, anti-ulcer, cardiovascular, anti-obesity, antiepileptic, antiasthmatic, antidiabetic, anti-urolithiatic, diuretic, local anesthetic, anti-allergic, anthelmintic, wound healing, antimicrobial, immunomodulatory, and antidiarrheal properties.
The ethanolic extract of Moringa oleifera leaves was prepared and subjected to preliminary qualitative phytochemical screening.The results indicate that pretreatment with ethanolic extract of leaves of Moringa oleifera exhibited significant adaptogenic activity at the tested doses of 200 mg/ kg and 400 mg/ kg body weight. On the basis of results, it was concluded that Moringa oleifera possess adptogenic activity.
This paper describes the antimicrobial properties and antibiotic principles of Moringa seeds. The study identifies isothiocyanates as active antimicrobial agent in the seeds of Moringa oleifera. These compounds act on several bacteria and fungi.
Investigations were carried out to evaluate the therapeutic properties of the seeds and leaves of Moringa oleifera Lam as herbal medicines. Isolated extracts could be of use for the future development of anti-skin disease agents.
The alkali preparation of the root and fresh leaf juice of Moringa oleifera possessed significant dose dependent anti-ulcer activity in experimentally induced acute gastric ulcers with aspirin, the anti-ulcer effect of the alkali preparation of the root seems to be more pronounced than that of the fresh leaf juice.
The antimicrobial activities of Moringa oleifera leaves, roots, bark and seeds were investigated in vitro against bacteria, yeast, dermatophytes and helminths pathogenic to man. By a disk-diffusion method, it was demonstrated that the fresh leaf juice and aqueous extracts from the seeds inhibit the growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus and that extraction temperatures above 56°C inhibited this activity.
This study shows the antimicrobial activity of small proteins in Moringa Oleifera leaves. It concluded that antibacterial action was significant on E. coli, S. aureus and B subtilis.