Moringa oleifera



  • Antiviral
  • Antifungal
  • Antitumor
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antioxidant
  • Gastroprotective
  • Immunity
Moringa oleifera, commonly referred to as the 'horseradish tree' or 'miracle tree', is a plant that is native to areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. It grows in tropical and subtropical regions, especially in the areas with an average annual rainfall of 1,000–2,000 mm and high solar radiation.

The roots, stems, leaves, seed pods, resin and flowers are considered to be healing herbs in Ayurvedic (traditional Indian healing system) and Unani (traditional Middle Eastern healing system) folk medicine.

Nutritional value: M. oleifera has comprehensive nutritional, antioxidative, and medicative attributes. M. oleifera can provide 9 times more protein than yogurt, 17 times more calcium than milk, 7 times more vitamin C than oranges, 10 times more vitamin A than carrots, 25 times more iron than spinach, and 15 times more potassium than bananas.

Antibacterial: M. oleifera seeds contain pterygospermin, a potent antibiotic and fungicide effective against Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Poultry Specific Studies

TypePlant PartDosageSpecific useResultsRef
Chickensmealup to 60 g/kg dietantioxidanthad higher feed conversion. T2 diet considerably increased birds’ breast and gizzard weight and yield while decreasing feet weight and yield, in comparison to T1. Dietary inclusion did not impair or improve blood parameters. E Evaris et al., 2022
Chickensleaf powder15 g/kg dietGI healthImproved intestinal morphologyY Moreno-Mendoza et al., 2021
Hensleaves3-9 g/kg dietegg qualityIncreased egg production, eggshell quality, Haugh units, and decreased serum cholesterol, triglycerides, excreta ammonia concentrations besides serum liver enzymes, uric acid and creatinine.A Abdel-Wareth et al., 2021
Broilersleaves0.5-5% dietantioxidantThe percentage of abdominal fat in broilers decreased significantly in response to dietary supplementation with MOL. The haematological profile in the MOL group revealed a lower WBC count and lymphocyte percentage but higher heterophil and H/L ratio without affecting haemoglobin and RBC count. The inclusion of MOL increased total serum protein, Ca and P levels but decreased glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, AST and ALT concentrations. Moreover, dietary MOL increased the activities of GSH, CAT and SOD, GPx and GST while decreasing the TBARS level. The pH value decreased in the ileum of broilers fed the 1% and 5% MOL diet compared to the other treatments. Decreased ileal counts of E. coli, Salmonella and Staphylococcus spp. were observed whereas the total ileal Lactobacillus spp. count increased in broilers fed the MOL diet. In conclusion, the MOL supplement can enhance growth performance and antioxidant status, alter ileal microbiota and protect against enteropathogens with no deleterious effects on the broiler chickens.S Hafsa et al., 2019
Broilersleaves1.56% dietcould be used as a feed ingredient for broilers to improve PUFA contents, oxidative stability, color of breast muscle, and abdominal fat without adverse effects on growth performance.Y Cui et al., 2018