Human consumption, nutritional value and health benefits of Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.): a review


  • M. Farid Hossain School of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur, Bangladesh
  • Sharker M. Numan School of Science and Technology, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur, Bangladesh
  • Sayeed Saleh Khan Department of Ophthalmology, Monno Medical College and Hospital, Manikgonj, Bangladesh
  • Samiha Mahbub OSB Specialized Eye Hospital, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Shaheen Akhtar Department of Community Medicine, Shahabuddin Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh



Drumstick, Food values, Medicinal uses, Antioxidants


Moringa is an expeditious-growing evergreen perennial plant and has wide adaptability to grow in different environmental conditions. The nutritive value and medicinal benefits of its leaves, flowers, pods, roots, and stem barks are established by philanthropic research. Edible parts are rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other chemical compounds with medicinal properties. The pods and leaves are mainly used as vegetables and ingredients in soups and curries. It is used to boost the nutritional value of food, as well as to boost the immune system and antioxidant levels, lower blood sugar levels and maintain inflammation. Moreover, Moringa leaves flavonoid amelioration of total antioxidant capacity in the lens. Its leaves, pods, and leaf powder contain a high proportion of Vitamin A, which can help to prevent night blindness and eye problems in children.

Author Biographies

M. Farid Hossain, School of Agriculture and Rural Development, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur, Bangladesh

Professor, School of Agriculture and  Rural Development

Sharker M. Numan, School of Science and Technology, Bangladesh Open University, Gazipur, Bangladesh

Professor (Health Science), School of Science and Technology

Sayeed Saleh Khan, Department of Ophthalmology, Monno Medical College and Hospital, Manikgonj, Bangladesh

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

Samiha Mahbub, OSB Specialized Eye Hospital, Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Junior Consultant (Eye),  OSB Specialized Eye Hospital

Shaheen Akhtar, Department of Community Medicine, Shahabuddin Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Professor, Department of Community Medicine


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How to Cite

Hossain, M. F., Numan, S. M., Khan, S. S., Mahbub, S., & Akhtar, S. (2022). Human consumption, nutritional value and health benefits of Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.): a review. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 9(9), 3599–3604.



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