Moringa oleifera Lam.

Moringa oleifera Lam

Local Name:  Sajina.

Synonyms:  Sajna.

Scientific Name: Moringa oleifera Lam.

Family: Moringaceae.

Duration: Perrenial.

Growth Habit: Shrub.

Taxonomic Hierarchy:

KingdomPlantae – Plants
   SubkingdomTracheobionta – Vascular plants
      SuperdivisionSpermatophyta – Seed plants
         DivisionMagnoliophyta – Flowering plants
            ClassMagnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
                     FamilyMoringaceae – Horse-radish tree family
                        GenusMoringa Adans. – moringa
                           SpeciesMoringa oleifera Lam. – horseradishtree

Images of the Plant part:

Moringa oleifera Lam.

Figure: Sajina(Moringa oleifera Lam)

Plant Description:

A large tree. Leaves pinnate; leaflets opposite, elliptic, oblong, ovate or obovate. Flowers white. Fruits an elongated capsule


Chemical constituents:

Bark of the trunk yields a tragacanth-like gum which contains bassorin, β-sitosterol, enzyme and sugars, arabinose, galactose, dextrose, glucuronic acid and also traces of rhamnose. Root bark contains two alkaloids, moringine and moringinine, also benil, moringinic acid, athonin and spirochin. Seeds contain fixed oil and fatty acids, such as palmitic, stearic, behenic and oleic acids and 4(-L-rhamnosyloxy) benzyl isothiocyanate.


Used Plant part:

Generally the whole plant are used.

Common use of the plant:

  • Fractured bones.
  •  Dysentery.
  •  Cough, cold.
  •  Paralytic affections.
  •  Intermittent fevers.
  •  Bronchitis.
  •  Piles.
  •  Chronic rheumatism.

Local Use of the study:

  • Cough, cold.

 Diagnosis of the disease:

May have a runny or stuffy nose and headaches, chest pain, sweating may occur.


The bark is collected from the sajina tree. Then it is cut a size range of 3-12cm long, 1-10 cm wide and 3mm thick. Then size bark are dried well under the tree. Dried bark are then crushed to powder by mortal pastal. Then the powder have to make paste.


The paste of the bark along with garlic, onion and black pepper is given in cough, cold.


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