L-08: Moringa oleifera: CHARACTERISTICS AND PHARMACEUTICAL PROPERTIES

J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(suppl. 1): S8, 2015

Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Pharmacology of Natural Products FAPRONATURA 2015  September 21st-25th, 2015; Cuban Society of Pharmacology. Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus, Cuba.

Lecture

L-08: Moringa oleifera: CHARACTERISTICS AND PHARMACEUTICAL PROPERTIES. DEVELOPMENT OF A TECHNOLOGY FOR OBTAINING HYDRO-ALCOHOLIC EXTRACTS. RESULTS OBTAINING AT FINLAY INSTITUTE

Campa C, Callicó A, Arocha A, Echemendía O.

Natural Products. Finlay Institute. 27 Ave No. 19805, La Coronela, La Lisa, Ciudad Habana, Cuba. Telephone: 271-8946, 271-8177. E-mail: ccampa@finlay.edu.cu

This roundtable will focus on Moringa oleifera Lam as a highly valued plant and its high nutritional value. M. oleifera is very important for its medicinal use, various parts of this plant act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, antiinflammatory, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities. The roundtable participants offered information on Moringa oleifera research about: Composition and nutritional value, Phytochemistry, Antibiotic Activity, Pharmacological properties, Investigations at Finlay Institute, Clinical trial: Effect of Moringa oleifera on glycemic control in diabetes mellitus patients II. As part of the development of nutraceutical products derived from M. oleifera leaves, the group developed a characterization of photochemical composition of M. oleifera, to examine a range of compounds from leaves and it´s therapeutic use. The effectiveness on hypoglycemic action of M. oleifera leaves preparations (tea and powder) was tested on patients with diabetes type II in clinical assays developed in collaboration with National Institute of Endocrinology. We summarize the discussions considering the characterization carried out to determine the composition and nutritional content of M. oleifera leaves powder in order to demonstrate the potentialities as nutraceutical product, the roundtable also discuss the standardization of M. oleifera leaves extract and capsules developed in collaboration with the Research Center of Ginseng and Medicinal Materials, Viet Nam. The supply chain of products derived from M. oleifera for human use was designed with assistance of LOGESPRO (Industrial Engineering Faculty, CUJAE), conceived since the suppliers to clients by ensuring a mutual cooperation among its members and guarantying a Good Manufacturing Practice for Herbal products as organic productions. Different experiments were carried out on intensive culture, harvesting and transportation, growing and processing, packaging and store proceedings and quality control from M. oleifera leaves products. The purpose of these investigations is to promote the cultivation and use of Moringa spp. providing the best available evidence on Moringa with rigorous scientific evaluation, and suggesting directions for future clinical research that could be carried out by local investigators in Cuba and others developing regions.

Citation Format: Campa C, Callicó A, Arocha A, Echemendía O (2015) Moringa oleifera: characteristics and pharmaceutical properties. Development of a technology for obtaining hydro-alcoholic extracts. Results obtaining at Finlay institute. [Abstract]. In: Proceedings of the FAPRONATURA 2015; 2015 Sep 21-25; Topes de Collantes, Sancti Spiritus: CSF. J Pharm Pharmacogn Res 3(Suppl. 1): S8. Abstract nr L-08.