This research project material is available: ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES OF MORINGA ROOTS AND STEM .
Moringa oleifera commonly called moringa, is regarded as one of the most popular and valuable trees in the world. It is known in India as drum stick, I'm Senegal as Nebedy, in Thailand as Morum, in Hiati as Benzolive tree and in Philippine as Malungay. It is also well known in all parts of Nigeria, in the North , the Hausa's refer to it as zogale or Bagaruwarmakka, in the South west; the Yoruba's call it Ewe igbale or idagbomonoye and in the South- east, the Igbo's call it Ikwaoyibo (Thilza et al., 2010). Virtually, all parts of Moringa tree are consumable (leaves, flower and pods). Studies from around the world revealed that Moringa leave have remarkable nutritional values such as vitamins, mineral and amino acids. The leaves have been used to fight malnutrition mostly among pregnant woman, nursing mothers and infants (Anwar et al., 2007). They are considerable variations among the nutritional values of Moringa which depends on factors such as genetic background, environment and cultivation method (Brisibe et al., 2009).
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