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Research on Crops
Year : 2020, Volume : 21, Issue : 2
First page : ( 402) Last page : ( 414)
Print ISSN : 0972-3226. Online ISSN : 2348-7542.
Article DOI : 10.31830/2348-7542.2020.067

Study on moringa tree (Moringa oleifera Lam.) leaf extract in organic vegetable production: A review

Yaseen Arshad1,2,*, Hájos Mária Takácsné1

1Horticulture Department Faculty of the Agricultural and Food Sciences and Environmental Management, University of Debrecen, H-4032, Boszormenyi Street 138, Debrecen, Hungary

2Salahaddin University-Erbil, College of Agricultural engineering Sciences, Department of Horticulture, 44002, Kurdistan Region, Iraq

*(e-mail: arshad.yaseen@agr.unideb.hu)

Online published on 20 July, 2020.

Abstract

Moringa oleifera is the most nutritious tree that has ever been found. Almost all parts of the plant can be used as an eco-friendly nutrient supplement and natural biopesticide to improve crop growth and yields. Based in this fact this review article aims to focus on the possible role of Moringa oleifera as an alternative source of the environmentally friendly product in organic vegetable production. It is evident that the plant is rich in antioxidants, antibiotics, nutrients, including vitamins and minerals, protein, and carotenoids. Due to the presence of high concentration of different hormones mainly zeatin, it can be used to improve the yield of many types of crops by 10–45 per cent apart from the lowest cost of production. Many research papers demonstrate the benefits of the tree in different aspects like livestock production, medicine, manufacturing, water purification, source of nutrients in poor nations, and food technology.

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Keywords

Moringa oleifera, leaf extract preparation, moringa nutritional value, plant growth regulators, organic vegetable production.

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