A wide spectrum of micronutrients is necessary for our bodies to be able to defend themselves. Healthy immune systems need good, regular nourishment. As a nutrient powerhouse, Moringa oleifera improves immunity.
Modulatory potency of drumstick lectin on the host defense system. Journal of Experimental Clinical Cancer Research 13(3): 205-209. Jayavardhanan KK, K Suresh, KR Panikkar, and DM Vasudevan. (1994).
This study shows that Moringa’s high lectin content increases our body’s abilities to defend itself against diseases. It concludes that Moringa contains antimicrobial, anthelmintic (against parasites and worms) and antibiotic substances as well as potent immunomodulating properties.
The antibiotic principle of seeds of Moringa oleifera and Moringa stenopetala. Planta medica, 42(05), 55-61. Eilert, U., Wolters, B., & Nahrstedt, A. (1981).
This paper describes the antimicrobial properties and antibiotic principles of Moringa seeds. The study identifies isothiocyanates as active antimicrobial agent in the seeds of Moringa oleifera. These compounds act on several bacteria and fungi.
Antimicrobial action of the leaf extract of Moringa oleifera Lam. Ancient Science of Life 14(3): 197-199. Pal SK, PK Mukherjee, K Saha, M Pal and BP Saha. (1995).
This study found that leaf extract of M. Oleifera have significant antimicrobial activity.
Antifungal activity of crude extracts and essential oil of Moringa oleifera Lam. Bioresour Technol. 2007 Jan;98(1):232-6. Epub Jan 6. Institute of Bioagricultural Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei 115, Taiwan, ROC. Chuang PH, Lee CW, Chou JY, Murugan M, Shieh BJ, Chen HM. (2006).
Investigations were carried out to evaluate the therapeutic properties of the seeds and leaves of Moringa oleifera as herbal medicines. Ethanol extracts showed anti-fungal activities in vitro and analysis of the chemical composition of the essential oil from leaves showed a total of 44 useful compounds. The study concludes that isolated extracts could be of use for the future development of anti-skin disease agents.
Anti-ulcer activity of the alkali preparation of the root and fresh leaf juice of Moringa oleifera Lam. Ancient Science of Life 17 ( 3): 220-223. Ruckmani K, S Davimani, B Jayakar, and R Anandan. (1998).
This study explains that the leaves of Moringa Oleifera contain potent alkaloidal substances. The study was undertaken to find out the anti-ulcer activity of alkali preparation or the root and fresh leaf juice. It concluded that Moringa oleifera possesses significant anti-ulcer activity due to its content of alkaloids, anticholinergic and antihistaminic activities.
Studies on the anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties of Moringa oleifera and Aegle marmelos. Fitoterapia 65(2): 119-123. Udupa SL,AL Udupa, et al. (1994).
In this study, the root extracts of Moringa oleifera were studied for their anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties. Moringa showed significant acute anti-inflammatory activity, a significant increase in the tensile strength as well as lysyl oxidase activity and hexosamine content indicating pro-healing action probably by better cross-linking of collagen.
Pharmacological properties of Moringa oleifera. 1: Preliminary screening for antimicrobial activity. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 33(3), 213-216. Caceres, A., Cabrera, O., Morales, O., Mollinedo, P., & Mendia, P. (1991).
In this study, the antimicrobial activities of Moringa oleifera leaves, roots, bark and seeds were investigated in vitro. It was demonstrated that the fresh leaf juice and aqueous extracts from the seeds inhibit the growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.
Antimicrobial activity of small protein of Moringa oleifera leaves. Journal of the Islamic Academy of Sciences, 11(1), 6. Dahot, M. U. (1998).
This study shows the antimicrobial activity of small proteins in Moringa oleifera leaves. It concluded that antibacterial action was significant on E. coli, S. aureus and B subtilis.