Moringa Gateway

Welcome to the Moringa Gateway, a free index of Moringa research article summaries that anyone can write and edit.

View by Category

Search by Keyword


Add New Summary

Note: Many articles are available from their publishers for a fee. Articles available for free are marked as such.

Clinical Perspectives on the Health Effects of Moringa oleifera: A Promising Adjunct for Balanced Nutrition and Better Health

Author(s): Johnson BC
Published in: KOS Health Publications.   Aug 15, 2005

Moringa oleifera contains significant amounts of nutrients that have potential benefits for various populations. The articles describes in what cases the plant can be used to replace vitamins and nutrients lost when taking medications. It also has the ability of being a low-calorie nutritional supplement for those on a diet.

Edit Email this | History

Rural nutrition interventions with indigenous plant foods - a case study of vitamin A deficiency in Malawi

Author(s): Babu, Suresh Chandra
Published in: Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment.   Jun 26, 2000
4 3 pp 169-179

In this paper, the issue of vitamin A deficiency in Malawi is examined and methods of nutritional interventions are presented in detail. Also included are the results of a study of the vitamin A content of indigenous plant Moringa oleifera, which proved to be higher not only in vitamin A content than other commonly consumed vegetables, but also in vitamin C levels as well. The methods for implementing Moringa into the diets of the people of Malawi are suggested, which includes steps such as nutritional surveys, analysis and mentioned examination of taste/preference impact on diets. The most important aspect of these methods proposed is the concept of educating households in order to effectively modify diets and promote well nutrition.

Edit Email this | History

Author(s): Babu SC
Published in: Biotechnololgy, Agronomy, Society and Environment.   Jun 26, 2000
4 3 169–179

The author presents a model for efforts to improve nutrition for people in malnourished areas through use of highly nutritious indigenous plants. The problem of vitamin A deficiency in Malawi is used as an example. The leaves of Moringa oliefera, which are very high in vitamin A, are suggested as a possible solution. The author then outlines a model for identifying a nutritional problem, determining a potential local plant to solve the problem, determining its acceptability by local people, and implementing an educational “nutrition intervention” program.

Edit Email this | History

Mineral composition of non-conventional leafy vegetables

Author(s): Barminas J.T., M. Charles, E. Emmanuel
Published in: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition.   Dec 15, 1998
53 1 3 pp. 29-36

This article outlines a study of several native Nigerian plants that are commonly consumed as vegetables in order to find out their mineral contents. While not as plentiful in minerals as some common Nigerian vegetables, these leaves proved to be possible alternates or supplements to a normal rural family's diet. Among these vegetables were the leaves of Moringa oleifera, whose nutrient content was significantly high in calcium, and very high in zinc and phosphorous, as compared to the results of other plants. Because of its high calcium amounts, this article points out the possibility of being an important source of nutrition for pregnant and nursing women. Overall, it was concluded that all six of these plants could be a rich source or nutrition for rural areas of Nigeria where they are available.

Edit Email this | History

Author(s): Freiberger CE, DJ Vanderjagt, A Pastuszyn, RS Glew, G Mounkalia, M. Millson, RH Glew
Published in: Plant Foods for Human Nutrition.   Mar 13, 1998
53 1 57-69

Throughout the world, there are many places which are rich with plantlife which can provide nutrients to the residents of such an area. Many do not realize the nutritious value plants in their area contain. This paper is an attempt to create awareness of the nutrients several trees residing in Niger contain. The Moringa oleifera is noted within this article especially for its large amounts of protein.

Edit Email this | History

Nutritional Value and Antinutritional Components of Whole and Ethanol Extracted Moringa oleifera Leaves

Author(s): Makkar HPS, K Becker
Published in: Animal feed science and technology.   Oct 20, 1996
63 1-4 211-228

The Moringa oleifera is valued for its nutritional and medicinal uses. This paper examines the chemical composition of the leaves of the Moringa. Researchers gathered the leaves used in this experiment in Nicaragua. The leaves then went through an extraction process using ethanol. Laboratory work was done with the remainders of the plant leaf and its composition was analyzed.

Edit Email this | History

Nutritional and Haemagglutination Properties of Several Tropical Seeds

Author(s): Grant G, LJ More, NH McKenzie, PM Dorward, WC Buchan, L Telek, A Pusztai
Published in: The Journal of Agricultural Science.   Jun 13, 1995
124 3 437-445

In assessing the nutritional value of Moringa oleifera seeds, researchers also examined the amounts of toxic and non-toxic lectin. Results of the experiments on rats show that there is not a high enough amount of lectin in the seeds to have an effect otherwise.

Edit Email this | History

A Prospective Study of Dietary Intake and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome in HIV-Seropositive Homosexual Men

Author(s): Abrams B, D Duncan, I Hertz-Picciotto
Published in: Study on the effects of nutritional intake and the developme.   Aug 6, 1993
6 Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Sy 8 949-58

This is a study performed to attempt to find a link between nutrition intake and the development of AIDS in HIV-positive homosexual men. The study was performed over 6 years. Participants kept detailed logs of food intake, multivitamin supplements taken, health symptoms and other potentially health-effecting variables such as smoking, drinking and drug use. Because the subjects were all properly nourished, this study was unable to study the affect of malnutrition on the development of AIDS.

In this study, risk of developing AIDS was based on CD4 T-lymphocyte count, HIV symptoms and other variables. No nutrients were directly associated with AIDS as a result of this study, but it was shown that as general health and intake of the 11 micronutrients increased, risk of developing AIDS significantly decreased, and CD4 count was higher at the baseline level. It was also deduced that taking a multivitamin also dramatically reduces the risk of developing AIDS.

Edit Email this | History

Comparative Studies on Nutritive Values of Tender Foliage of Seedlings and Mature Plants of Moringa oleifera LAM.

Author(s): D'Souza J and AR Kulkarni
Published in: Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany.   Jan 1, 1993
17 2 479-485

The nutritive value of tender foliage of seedlings four to eight months in age and mature trees of Moringa oleifera were compared. Samples were collected from plants grown without special irrigation or fertilizer treatment. Total proteins, lipids, vitamins A, B1, B6, and C, fiber, and ash were collected. Proteins, lipids, and vitamins A, B1, B6, and C were nearly double in the leaves of seedlings while fiber and ash were higher in the leaves of mature trees. The study concluded that seedling foliage of M. oleifera was higher in nutritive value than other common leafy vegetables, such as cabbage, fenugreek, lettuce, and spinach. The foliage would be a good source of fodder and fish feed as well. Foliage of seedlings 31 to 210 days in age has the highest vitamin content.

Edit Email this | History

Author(s): Limcangco-Lopez, P. D. Devendra, C. (ed)
Published in: International Development Research Center.   May 18, 1989
45 ref No.276e pp.61-75

Livestock / poultry feed expenses are a continuing problem in developing countries. Leucaena Leucocephala, Manihot esculenta, Trema orientalis, Sesbania rostrata, Muros indica, Pisonia alba, leaf protein concentrate, and Moringa oleifera are discussed as possible feed resources. Some have positive results, including weight gain in animals, while others have some toxic or harmful properties such as failed conception or suppressed growth. Moringa fed in high quantities (7.5 and 10%) to one-week old chicks resulted in less growth, Moringa as 5% or less of their diet did not affect them negatively.

Edit Email this | History

Disclaimer: Summaries and article information on this page are works of individual users, and do not reflect the work of Trees for Life Journal, its editorial board or board of trustees.

 Copyright © 2024 Trees for Life Journal
 All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective owners.

Powered By Geeklog