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American Journal of Food Science and Health, Vol.3, No.4, Aug. 2017, Pub. Date: Aug. 8, 2017
Biological Activity of Moringa peregrina: A Review
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Authors
[01] Hussein A. H. Said-Al Ahl, Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Researches Department, National Research Centre, Giza, Egypt.
[02] Wafaa M. Hikal, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Tabuk, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia; Parasitology Lab., Water Pollution Researches Department, National Research Center, Giza, Egypt.
[03] Abeer A. Mahmoud, Department of Botany (Plant Physiology Section), Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.
Abstract
Plants are rich source of natural bioactive phytochemicals, since many of photochemical compounds are currently available as unregulated botanical preparations and their use by the public is increasing rapidly. The use of drugs and dietary supplements derived from plants has accelerated in recent years to treatment of infectious diseases. While more of current pharmaceuticals are derived from plants. Traditional healers have long used plants to prevent or cure infectious conditions. This review attempts to summarize the current status of chemical and biological screening efforts, as well as in vivo studies of their effectiveness and toxicity of Moringa peregrina. It is a wild tree and contains large number of phyto-constituents. Scientifically; it possessed various pharmacologic effects, including hypoglycemic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, hypo-lipidimic and antioxidant activities.
Keywords
Moringa peregrina, Biological Activity, Phytochemicals
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