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Title in Portuguese: Research advances on the multiple uses of Moringa oleifera : a sustainable alternative for socially neglected population
Author: Brilhante, Raimunda Sâmia Nogueira
Sales, Jamille Alencar
Pereira, Vandbergue Santos
Castelo-Branco, Débora de Souza Collares Maia
Cordeiro, Rossana de Aguiar
Sampaio, Célia Maria de Souza
Paiva, Manoel de Araújo Neto
Santos, João Bosco Feitosa dos
Sidrim, José Júlio Costa
Rocha, Marcos F abio Gadelha
Keywords: Biotechnology
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
Citation: BRILHANTE, R. S. N. et al. Research advances on the multiple uses of Moringa oleifera : a sustainable alternative for socially neglected population. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, v. 1, p. 1-10, 2017.
Abstract: Moringa oleifera Lam (Moringaceae) is a plant with high nutritional and medicinal value. Native to India, it is now widely distributed throughout tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Its different parts are sources of proteins, vitamins and minerals and present different pharmacological and biotechnological potential. Moreover, M. oleifera seeds are widely used in water and effluent treatment, for their coagulation, flocculation and sedimentation properties, their ability of improving water quality, by reducing organic matter and microbial load, with special applicability in intensive animal production systems, such as aquaculture. In addition, due to its high nutritional value and several medicinal properties, this tree may act as a nutritional and medical alternative for socially neglected populations. In this context, this review gathers information on M. oleifera, emphasizing its chemical constituents, nutritional, pharmacological and antimicrobial properties, applications in the treatment of water effluents, and ecological and social aspects
metadata.dc.type: Artigo de Periódico
ISSN: 1995-7645
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