Pharmacognostic, Phytochemical and Nutritional Profile of Moringa concanensis Leaves
Keywords:Pharmacognosy, Phytochemistry, Proximate analysis, Nutritional profile, Moringa concanensis
The moringa genus has wide varieties cultivated worldwide; out of which only two species are cultivated in india i.e. Moringa oleifera and Moringa concanensis. Moringa oleifera was tested in all the aspects like; standardization parameters of plant and their pharmacological activities. Moringa concanensis Nimmo (Moringaceae) is a traditional medicinal plant, distributed in tropical deciduous forests of India. The standardization parameters play a vital role in quality assessment of plant material. Due to lack of standardization parameters the adulterants are passed as genuine drug. This plant has an impressive medicinal uses along with a good nutritional value. The present investigation provides research regarding standardization parameters as well as phytochemical constituents of M. concanensis. The plant is not edible due to its bitter taste but it has variety of phytochemical constituents as well as it is nutritionally rich. This investigation further helps to develop the formulations having medicinal activity as well as nutritional values.
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