Common Name: Moringa, Horse Radish Tree, Drumstick Tree, Drumstick Tree
Chemical constituents: The main constituents of Moringa plant are : deic, palmitic and stearic acid, saponins, glycoside, gum, protein, Vitamins and Minerals . The leaves, flowers and pods are significant sources of vitamins A, B and C, riboflavin, nicotinic acid, folic acid, pyridoxine, ascorbic acid, beta-carotene, calcium, iron, and alpha-tocopherol.
The roots are emmenagogue, diuretic, ophthalmic, expectorant and stimulant.
They are useful in dyspepsia, anorexia, verminosis, diarrhoea, colic and flatulence.
It is used in cough, asthma, bronchitis, epilepsy and cardiopathy.
Leaves are anti-inflammatory, anodyne and anthelmintic.