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Moringa oleifera Lamk.
  • Family : Moringaceaea
  • English : Drum stick tree
  • Hindi : Sahijan, Mungana
  • Gujarati : Saragavo
  • Sanskrit : Shigru, Shobhanjana

  • Part used : Bark

Botanical Description: An unarmed, middle sized graceful tree with corky grey and easily breakable branches ; leaves ususllay tripinnate, rachis slender thickened and articulate at the base, leaflets elliptic or obovate, rounded at the apex, nerves obscure ; flowers white in large puberulous axillary panicles ; fruit pods upto 45 cm long, endulous greenish traiangular 9 ribbed, seeds trigonous, the angles winged. Flowering and fruiting major part of the year of the year.

It is found throughout India.

Ayurvedic Properties and Uses:

  • Rasa : Madhura, Katu, Tikta
  • Guna : Laghu, Picchila, Ruksa, Sara, Tiksna
  • Virya : Usna
  • Vipaka : Katu
  • Karma : Sophaghna, Sukrala, Caksusya, Dipana, Hrdya, Kaphaghna, Rocana,Samgrahi, Visaghna,             Vidahakrt, Vataghna, Sirovirecanopaga, Pittotklesaka

Modern Pharmacological Action: 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 degrees C inhibited this activity. It also shows antiinflammatory, antioxiadant, antimicrobial, cardiovascular, antihyperlipidaemic, antifertility, anti cancer, CNS depressent, antihepatotoxic activities.

Our Products containing this ingredient
Shigru Oil

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