Moringa Studies

Here are some examples of the scientific studies on Moringa leaves that have been Conducted in recent years.


Barminas,J.T.;Cnarles, Milam; Emmanuel, D. “Mineral composition of non-conventional leafy vegetables.” Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 53.1 (1998): 2986.

Ching, LS.; Mohamed, S. “Alpha-tocopherol content in 62 edibie tropical plants.” journal ongricultura/ and Food Chemistry 49.6 (2001 Jun): 3101-5.

Freiberger, C.E.; Vanderjagt, DJ.; Pastuszyn, A., and others.

“Nutrient content of ten edible leaves of seven wild plants from Niger.” Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 53.1 (1998): 57-69.

Geervani, P.; Devi, A. “Influence of protein and fat on the utilisation of carotene from drumstiok (Moringa oleifera) leaves.” The Indian Journal of Medical Research 74.0 (1981 Oct): 54853.

Giriia,V.; Sharada, D.; Pushpamma, P. “Bioavailability of tniarnine, ribofiavin and niacin from commonly consumed green ieafy vegetables in the rural areas of Andhra Pradesh in India.” internationa/Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research 52.1 (1982): 9-13.

Hosken, Fran. P., eci. “Stopping Mainutrition in the Tropics with the Moringa Tree.” Women’s International Network News 26.2 (2000): L17-48.

Lockett, Cassius; Calvert, Christopher; Grivetti, Louis. “Energy and micronutrient Composition of dietary and medicinal wild plants consumed during drought. Study of rural Fulani, Northeastern Nigeria.” internationa/Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition 51.3 (2000): 195-208.

Makkar, H.P.S.; Becker, K. “Nutrients and antiquality factors in different morphological parts of the moringa oleifera tree.” The Journal of Agricultural Science 128.3 (1997): 311-322.

Nambiar,V.S.; Bhadalkar, K.; Daxini, IVI. “Drumstìck leaves as source of vitamin A in ICDS-SFP.” Indian Journal of Pediatrics 70.5 (2003 May): 383-7.

Nambiar,V.S.; Daxini, IVI.; Bhadalkar, K. “Nutritional and Sensory Evaluation of Dried Drum-stick Leaf (Mor/’nga oleifera) Recipes.” Indian Food Packer 57. Part 6 (2003): 156-161.

Nambiar, Vanisha S.; Seshadri, Subadra. “Bioavailability trials of beta-carotene from fresh and dehydrated drumstìck leaves (Moringa ofeifera) in a rat model.” Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 56.1 (2001): 83-95.

Pankaja, N.; Prakash, J. “Availability of Calcium from kilkeerai (Amaranthus tricolor) and drumstick (Moringa oleifera) greens in weanling rats.” Die Nahrung 38.2 (1994): 199-203.

Sena, L.P.; VanderJagt, DJ.; Rivera, C., and others. “Analysis of nutritional components of eight famine foods of the Republic of Niger.” Plant Foods for Human Nutrition 52.1 (1998): 17-30.

Seshadri,$.; Nambìar, V.S. “Kanjero (Digera arvensis) and Drumstick Leaves (Moringa oleifera): Nutrient Profile

Different Agroclimatic Origins of Drumstick Tree (Moringa oleifera Lam.) Leaves.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 51.8 (2003): 2144-2155.

Sreenivasan,1yotsna. “The Drumstìck Tree: A Natural Multi-vitamin.” E 11.3 (May/Jun 2000): l7-18.

Subadra, Seshadri; Monica, Jain; Dhabhai, D. “Retention and Storage Stability of Beta-carotene in Dehydrated Drumstick Leaves (Moringa Oleifera).” International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition 48.6 (1997): 373-380.


Abuye, C.; Urge, K.; Knapp, H., and others. “A compositional study of Morínga stenopetala leaves.” The East African /Vledica/ Journal 80.5 (2003): 247-252.

Caceres, A.; Saravia, A.; Rizzo, S.; Zabala, De Leon, E.; Nave, F. “Pharmacologie properties of Moringa oleifera. 2: Screening for antispasmodic, antiinflamrnatory and diuretic activity.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology 36.3 (1992 Jun): 233-7.

Caceres, A.; Cabrera, O.; Morales, O., and others.

“Pharmacological properties of Morínga oleifera. 1: Preliminary screening for antimicrobial activity.” Journal of Ethnopharmacology 33.3 (July 1991): 213-6.

Dangi, Jolly, Narayanan, S. “Antihypertensive Activity of the Total Alkaloìds from the Leaves of Moringa oleifera.” Pharmaceutical Biology 40.2 (2002): 144-l48.

Faizi, S.; Siddlqul, B5.; Saleem, R., and others. “Fully acetylated carbamate and hypotensive thìocarbamate gly-cosides from Mor/’nga oleifera.” Phytochemístry 38.4 (1995): 957.

Faizi, S.; Siddiqui, B.N.; Saleem, R., and others. “Isolation and Structure Eluciclation of New Nitrile and Mustard

Oil Glycosides from Moringa oleifera and Their Effect on Blood Pressure.” Journal of Natural Products 57.9 (1994): 1256-61.

Ghasi, S.; Nwobodo, E.; Ofili, J.O. “Hypocholesterolemrc effects of crude extract of Ieaf of Morínga oleifera Lam in high-fat diet fed Wistar rats.” Journal of Ethnopharmaco/ogy 69.1 (2000): 21-26.

Mekonnen, Y. “Effects of Ethanol Extract of lVloringa stehopetala Leaves on Guinea-pig and Mouse Smooth Muscle.” Phytotherapy Research 13.5 (1999): 442-444.

Mekonnen,Y.; Yardley, V.; Rock, P., and others. “In Vitro Antitrypanosomal Activity of Mor/’nga stenopetala Leaves and Roots.” Phytotherapy Research 13.6 (1999): 538-9.

Mekonnen, Yalemtsehay; Drager, Birgit. “Glucosinolates in Moringa stenopeta/a.” Planta Medica 69.4 (2003): 380-382.