Moringa oleifera - The Nature’s Gift

Moringa oleifera - The Nature’s Gift

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Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Environmental Sciences
  • Publisher's keywords: Moringa oleifera, natural coagulant, water purification, medicinal uses
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Full-text formats available: PDF

AUTHORS

    Vijay Kumar. K, Rubha. M.N, Manivasagan. M, Ramesh Babu. N.G, Balaji. P

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ABSTRACT

Moringa oleifera belongs to the family Moringaceae which is a single genus family of shrubs and trees cultivated across the whole of the tropical belt and used for a variety of purposes. Each tree can produce approximately 15000-25000 seeds and 400-1000 pod /year the average of weight of non shelled ced is 0.3 gm (300 mg). Many researchers have reported on the various uses of Moringa oleifera seeds as coagulant and coagulant aid in the last 20 years. Moringa oleifera coagulant has been found to have high coagulation activity only for high turbidity water. Extracts of seeds from the Moringa oleifera tree have been found to be one of the most effective clarifiers. The sludge left over from the water after treatment can also be used as a bio-fertilizer/bio-compost which has been shown to increase yields of other staple food crops. Moringa leaves can also be used very effectively as an animal feed. Its seeds yield 38-40% edible oil known as Ben Oil. In traditional medicines, it is used to treat a wide variety of ailments like headaches, worms, diarrhoea, stomach ulcers, skin conditions, anemia, infections, fevers, urinary problems, liver and spleen problems, arthritis and rheumatism.

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