Moringa: The Herbal Gold To Combat Malnutrition

Chronicles of Young Scientists, Vol. 2 | Issue 3 | Jul-Sep 2011

7 Pages Posted: 17 Mar 2021

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Ram C Dhakar

SRG Hospital & Medical College Jhalawar

Sheo Datta Maurya

IEC College of Engineering and Technology

Brijendra K. Pooniya

Mohanlal Sukhadia (MLS) University

Narendra Bairwa

Mohanlal Sukhadia (MLS) University

Manisha Gupta

affiliation not provided to SSRN

. Sanwarmal

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This document is aimed to describing the potential benefits of the Moringa tree as a nutrient. Moringa tree can be utilized in treating the malnutrition in a local and cost-effective manner. Malnutrition causes a great deal of human suffering and is associated with more than half of all deaths of children worldwide. Malnutrition severely affects the socio-economic development of a nation because a work force that is stunted both mentally and physically may have a reduced work capacity. Thus nutrition plays an important role in the reproduction of poverty from one generation to the next. Not only is the Moringa oleifera tree extraordinary in that all parts of the tree are edible, but the most amazing aspect of the tree is its exceptionally high nutritional value. The leaves of the Moringa tree are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin B vitamin C and other minerals. The leaves are also an outstanding source of calcium, protein, potassium and iron. The content of amino acids such as methionine and cystine is also high. Carbohydrates, fats and phosphorous content are low making this one of the finest plant foods to be found. Present review focuses on the potential benefits of Moringa oleifera in treatment of malnutrition.

Keywords: deaths of children, high nutritional value, malnutrition, plant foods

Suggested Citation

Dhakar, Ram C and Maurya, Sheo Datta and Pooniya, Brijendra K. and Bairwa, Narendra and Gupta, Manisha and Sanwarmal, ., Moringa: The Herbal Gold To Combat Malnutrition (2011). Chronicles of Young Scientists, Vol. 2 | Issue 3 | Jul-Sep 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3774645

Ram C Dhakar (Contact Author)

SRG Hospital & Medical College Jhalawar ( email )

Medical College Jhalawar, Rajasthan, India
NH 12 Jhalawar
JHALAWAR, RI 326001
India
9783920207 (Phone)

Sheo Datta Maurya

IEC College of Engineering and Technology ( email )

Greater Noida
India

Brijendra K. Pooniya

Mohanlal Sukhadia (MLS) University

University Rd
Rajasthan
Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
India

Narendra Bairwa

Mohanlal Sukhadia (MLS) University

University Rd
Rajasthan
Udaipur, Rajasthan 313001
India

Manisha Gupta

affiliation not provided to SSRN

. Sanwarmal

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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