Moringa oleifera: A review on nutritive importance and its medicinal application

Moringa oleifera belonging to the family of Moringaceae is an effective remedy for malnutrition. Moringa isrich in nutrition owing to the presence of a variety of essential phytochemicals present in its leaves, pods and seeds. In fact, moringa is said to provide 7 times more vitamin C than oranges, 10 times more vitamin A than carrots, 17 times more calcium than milk, 9 times more protein than yoghurt, 15 times more potassium than bananas and 25 times more iron than spinach.