moringa health benefits: anti-diabetic
MORINGA OLEIFERA VS. DIABETES
Balanced blood sugar levels are essential for the health of human and animal bodies. These studies confirm Moringa olefeira's ability to help regulate blood sugar, and confirm its value in the treatment of diabetes.
Anti diabetic property of drumstick (Moringa oleifera) leaf tablets. Arun Giridhari, V., Malathi, D., & Geetha, K. (2011). International Journal of Health and Nutrition, 2(1), 1e5.
This study showed significant reductions in blood glucose levels among those suffering from diabetes after consumption of moringa leaf tablets, confirming moringa's use in the treatment of diabetic conditions.
Effects of Oral Administration of Moringa oleifera Lam on Glucose Tolerance. J Clin Biochem Nutr. May;40(3):229-33. Department of Nutritional Science, Faculty of Applied Bioscience, Tokyo University of Agriculture, 1-1 -1 Sakuragaoka, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 156-8502, Japan. Ndong M, Uehara M, Katsumata S, Suzuki K (2007)
This study investigated the effects of Moringa oleifera on glucose tolerance in rats. Major polyphenols were identified in Moringa oleifera powder: quercetin glucosides, rutin, kaempferol, glycosides and chlorogenic acids. Results indicate that Moringa Oleifera significantly decreased the rats' blood glucose levels and increased their glucose tolerance.
Evaluation of antidiabetic and antioxidant activity of Moringa oleifera in experimental diabetes. Journal of Diabetes, 4(2), 164-171. Gupta, R., Mathur, M., Bajaj, V. K., Katariya, P., Yadav, S., Kamal, R., & Gupta, R. S. (2012).
This study shows that the progression of diabetes significantly slowed after treatment with methanol extracts of M. oleifera pods. In treated rats, the extract induced a significant reduction in serum glucose and nitric oxide, and increased serum insulin and protein levels. The treatment also increased antioxidant levels in pancreatic tissue.
Effect of ethanolic leaves extract of Moringa oleifera on blood glucose levels of streptozocin-induced diabetics and normoglycemic Wistar rats. British Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology, 2(1), 1-4. Tende, J. A., Ezekiel, I., Dikko, A. A. U., & Goji, A. D. T. (2011).
This study concluded that ethanolic extract of the leaves of moringa oleifera produces significant hypoglycemic activity in diabetic Wistar rats, hence confirming one of moringa's anti-diabetic properties.
Methanolic extract of Moringa oleifera leaves improves glucose tolerance, glycogen synthesis and lipid metabolism in alloxan-induced diabetic rats. Journal of basic and clinical physiology and pharmacology, 26(6), 585-593. Olayaki, L. A., Irekpita, J. E., Yakubu, M. T., & Ojo, O. O. (2015).
Administration of Moringa Oleifera leaf extract did not affect food intake but inhibited weight loss, significantly (p<0.01) improved glucose tolerance, and increased serum insulin levels by 1.3–1.7-fold (p<0.01). It significantly (p<0.001) reduced serum concentrations of triglyceride, total cholesterol, and low-density lipoprotein (LDL)-cholesterol and enhanced serum level of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) by 2.4- to 3.2-fold (p<0.001), the extract improved glucose uptake by 49%–59% (p<0.01).
Nutraceutical or Pharmacological Potential of Moringa oleifera Lam. Nutrients, 10(3), 343.Kou, X., Li, B., Olayanju, J., Drake, J., & Chen, N. (2018).
Diabetes mellitus is a chronic metabolic disorder and the pharmacological actions of the leaves of M. oleifera have been reported for the traditional treatment of diabetes. M. oleifera has been shown to improve plasma glucose disposal. M. oleifera has been found to significantly reduce glucose to normal levels without any obvious cytotoxicity when compared to the model group. The supplementation of the aqueous extract from M. oleifera leaves at the dose of 100 mg/kg can improve insulin sensitivity, increase total antioxidant capacity (TAC), and improve immune tolerance, which is consistent with another report that M. oleifera can ameliorate glucose intolerance. M. oleifera extract can also reduce diabetes-related complications. Recent studies have shown that the administration of M. oleifera leaf extract for six weeks plays a critical role in reducing diabetic complications by protecting diabetes-induced renal damage and inflammation.
Moringa helps to regulate blood sugar,
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