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As the leading supplier of moringa in the United States, Kuli Kuli works to spread awareness of moringa’s benefits using scientific research. The following list has been compiled to serve as a resource for those interested in examining scholarly research on moringa.

Resources: General Research on Moringa Oleifera

For an overview, see Kuli Kuli’s blogs: How Often Should I Eat Moringa and Battle of the Greens

Fahey W Jed. (2005). Moringa oleifera: A Review of the Medical Evidence for Its Nutritional, Therapeutic, and Prophylactic Properties. Part 1. (2005). Trees for Life Journal, 1(5).

Anwarul Hassan Gilani, F. (2005). Moringa oleifera: A Food Plant with Multiple Medicinal Uses. PHYTOTHERAPY RESEARCH, 21, 17-25. doi:10.1002/ptr.2023

Vanisha S. Nambiar, S. (2003). Kanjero (Digera arvensis) and Drumstick Leaves (Moringa oleifera): Nutrient Profile and Potential for Human Consumption. World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics, 91, 41–59.

Resources: Moringa & Amino Acids

For an overview, see Kuli Kuli’s case study: Moringa -The Amino Acids Depot

Makkar HPS, Becker K. 1996. Nutritional value and antinutritional components of whole and ethanol extracted Moringa oleifera leaves. Anim Feed Sci Technol 63: 211–228:

Okereke, Chioma J. and Joyce O. Akaninwor. 2013. Protein Quality of the Raw Leaf, Seed and Root of Moringa Oliefera grown in Rivers State, Nigeria. Annals of Biological Research, 2013, 4 (11):34-38

Resources: Moringa & Heart Health

For an overview, see Kuli Kuli’s case study: Moringa for a Healthy Heart

B Suresh, M. (2012). Moringa oleifera Lam. A herbal medicine for hyperlipidemia: A pre–clinical report. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, 2(2), S790–S795. doi:10.1016/S2222-1808(12)60266-7

Pongrapeeporn KU, P. (2008). The in vitro and ex vivo antioxidant properties, hypolipidaemic and antiatherosclerotic activities of water extract of Moringa oleifera Lam. leaves. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 116(3), 439–446. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2007.12.010

Tirgar PR, G. (2012). Investigation of Cardiotonic Activity of Moringa Oleifera Roots in Doxorubicin Induced Congestive Heart Failure. Journal of Pharmacy Research, 5(7), 3687-3691.

Resources: Moringa & Diabetes

For an overview, see Kuli Kuli’s case study: Deterring Diabetes with Moringa.

Geeta Watal, D. (2013). Role of Moringa oleifera in regulation of diabetes-induced oxidative stress. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 6(6), 426–432 doi:10.1016/S1995-7645(13)60068-1

Patave Tarannum R, U. (2014). A study on the effects of Moringa oleifera lam. pod extract on alloxan induced diabetic rats. Asian Journal of Plant Science and Research, 4(1), 36-41.

Geeta Watal, D. (2009). Effect of Moringa oleifera Lam. leaves aqueous extract therapy on hyperglycemic rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology,123(3), 392–396. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2009.03.036

Radhey S. GUPTA, R. (2012). Evaluation of antidiabetic and antioxidant activity of Moringa oleifera in experimental diabetes. Journal of Diabetes, 4, 164–171. doi:10.1111/j.1753-0407.2011.00173.x

Ravi Teja Mandapaka, P. (2013). Effect of Moringa Oleifera on blood glucose, LDL levels in types II diabetic people. Innovative Journal of Medical and Health Science, 3(1), 23-25.

Therapeutic Potential of Moringa oleifera Leaves in Chronic Hyperglycemia and Dyslipidemia: A Review. (2012). Frontiers in Pharmacology, 3(24).  doi:10.3389/fphar.2012.00024

Haddad A. El Rabey, A. (2015). The Antidiabetic Effect of Low Doses of Moringa oleifera Lam. Seeds on Streptozotocin Induced Diabetes and Diabetic Nephropathy in Male Rats. BioMed Research International, 2015, 1-13. doi:10.1155/2015/381040

Resources: Moringa & Gastric Ulcers

For an overview, see Kuli Kuli’s case study: Mend Your Ulcer with Moringa.

Debjani Guha, S. (2011). Moringa oleifera induced potentiation of serotonin release by 5-HT3 receptors in experimental ulcer model.Phytomedicine, 18(2-3), 91-95. doi:10.1016/j.phymed.2010.06.003

Siriporn Tuntipopipat, K. (2015). Digested Moringa oleifera Boiled Pod Exhibits Anti-Inflammatory Activity in Caco-2 Cells. Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants, 21(2), 148-160. doi:10.1080/10496475.2014.932880

Manmohan Singhal, S. (2013). Evaluation of Antiulcer Activity of Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract. Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Bioscientific Research, 3(1), 20-25.

Satya Prasad, V. (2007). Effect of Leaves and Fruits of Moringa oleifera on Gastric and Duodenal Ulcers. Pharmaceutical Biology, 45(4), 332–338. doi:10.1080/13880200701212924

Resources: Moringa & Liver Damage

For an overview, see Kuli Kuli’s case study: 5 Ways Moringa Improves Liver Function. 

Kanchana Usuwanthim, N. (2014). An Ethyl Acetate Fraction of Moringa oleifera Lam. Inhibits Human Macrophage Cytokine Production Induced by Cigarette Smoke. Nutrients, 6(2), 697–710. doi:10.3390/nu6020697

Sanjit Dey, N. (2012). Moringa oleifera Lam. leaf extract prevents early liver injury and restores antioxidant status in mice fed with high-fat diet. Indian Journal of Experimetal Biology, 404-412.

U. Nanthini, S. (2008). Moringa oleifera Lam prevents acetaminophen induced liver injury through restoration of glutathione level. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 46(8), 2611–2615-2611–2615. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2008.04.018

Ameliorative effects of Moringa oleifera Lam seed extract on liver fibrosis in rats. (2010). Food and Chemical Toxicology, 48(1), 345–355-345–355. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2009.10.022

Resources: Moringa & Breastfeeding

For an overview, see Kuli Kuli’s case study:Moringa and Motherhood.

Leonila F. Dans, J. (2012). Moringa oleifera (Malunggay) as a Galactagogue for Breastfeeding Mothers: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. The Philippine Journal of Pediatrics, 61(2), 34-42.

Ma. Corazon P. Estrella, (2010). A double-blind, randomized controlled trial on the use of malunggay (Moringa oleifera) for augmentation of the volume of breastmilk among non-nursing mothers of preterm infants.Philippine Journal of Pediatrics, 49(1), 3-6.

Resources: Moringa & Menapause

For an overview, see Kuli Kuli’s case study: Moringa & Menapause and How Moringa Can Help Rebalance Hormones.

Paramjit Chawla, S. (2015). Impact of supplementation of drumstick (Moringa oleifera) and amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor) leaves powder on menopausal symptoms of postmenopausal women. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, 5(1).

Resources: Moringa & Malnutrition

Jed W. Fahey, M. (2009). Adoption of Moringa oleifera to combat under-nutrition viewed through the lens of the “Diffusion of Innovations” theory. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 48(3), 212–225. doi:10.1080/03670240902794598

Sanwarmal, R. (2011). Moringa: The herbal gold to combat malnutrition.Chronicles of Young Scientists, 2(3), 119-125. doi:10.4103/2229-5186.90887

Ilka M. Vasconcelos, A. (2014). New Insights into the Structure and Mode of Action of Mo-CBP3, an Antifungal Chitin-Binding Protein of Moringa oleifera Seeds. PLOS ONE, 9(10). doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111427

Resources: Moringa & Microbes

For an overview, see Kuli Kuli’s case study: Moringa and its Anti-Fungal Properties

Hueih-Min Chen, P. (2007). Anti-fungal activity of crude extracts and essential oil of Moringa oleifera Lam. Bioresource Technology, 98(1), 232-236. doi:10.1016/j.biortech.2005.11.003

Vidyasgar G.M, N. (2013). Antifungal Investigations on Plant Essential Oils. A Review. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5(2).

Resources: Moringa & Inflammation

For an overview, see Kuli Kuli’s blog: Moringa as an Anti-Inflammatory & Why Inflammation is Harmful Moringa vs. Turmeric  and Moringa Benefits: Anti-Inflammation

Waterman, Carrie, et al. “Stable, water extractable isothiocyanates from Moringa oleifera leaves attenuate inflammation in vitro.” Phytochemistry 103 (2014): 114-122.

Graf, Brittany L., Asha L. Jaja-Chimedza, and Ilya L. Raskin. “Comparative Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Moringa-Derived Isothiocyanate versus Curcumin in vitro and in vivo.” The FASEB Journal 31.1 Supplement (2017): 972-22.

*This is not an exhaustive list of all moringa research and it will be continued to be updated.