Exploring the Anticancer Potential and Phytochemistry of Moringa oleifera: A Multi-Targeted Medicinal Herb from Nature

Dilipkumar Pal1,Email

Sujoy Thakur1

Takeshwar Sahu1

Milan Hait2

1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Bilaspur, C.G.-495 009, India.

2Milan Hait Department of Chemistry, Dr C V Raman University, Kota, Bilaspur, C.G.- 495 113, India.

Abstract

Innovative approaches for prevention and treatment need to be developed as cancer is still a significant health concern around all over the world. Utilising the potential of natural substances for their anticancer activities has garnered more attention in recent years. The Miracle Tree, also known as Moringa oleifera in botanical term has drawn attention for its abundant nutritional value and a variety of health benefits. This review investigates on the potential function of M. oleifera in cancer therapy by reviewing the existing scientific literature and other conducted experiments. The bioactive components of the plant, including phenolic compounds, flavonoids, isothiocyanates and glucosinolates, have a range of biological effects, like antiproliferative, antiangiogenic, antioxidant, and immunomodulatory ones. Due to their potential ability to control the growth and progression of cancer by different mechanism of action, M. oleifera is a strong contender for integrative cancer treatments. This study would provide new insights into the potential of botanical resources in the battle against cancer and shed light on the natural substances found in the Miracle Tree that hold promise as supplements to conventional cancer treatments. However, more research is required to determine its exact mechanisms of action, optimise doses and determine possible synergies with already available therapies.

Exploring the Anticancer Potential and Phytochemistry of Moringa oleifera: A Multi-Targeted Medicinal Herb from Nature