Emirates Chemical Society, United Arab Emirates
Wasan A. M. Al Taie has done PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry, and works as a professor at Clinical Chemistry Associate Professor at RAK College of Dental Sciences, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, United Arab Emirates.
Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and it is a genetic disease. According to the WHO, approximately 10 million deaths were recorded in 2020. Moringa oleifera (Moringa) grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is widely distributed and utilized in India and Africa. Many studies have been indicated that the Moringa’s leaves, pods, roots and seeds are rich in nutrition such as ascorbic acid, calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin and vitamin B-6. Also, many studies have been conducted to assess the nutritional benefits and the medicinal applications of moringa in the treatment of various diseases as it has potential properties as antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-cholesterol, anti-hypertensive and antimicrobial agent. This review article explores the anticancer potential biochemical properties of Moringa, its metabolism and the mechanism of action as anticancer agent on several types of cancers.