Medicinal and other uses and applications of M.oleifera

14 02 2012

Medicinal and other uses and applications of M.oleifera

Medicinal uses

Almost all parts of the tree have been utilised within traditional medicine practices. For detailed listings those interested are directed towards the selected reading list. As interest in the medicinal properties of various parts of the tree has grown there has been an increase in the number of scientific studies that have been carried out to isolate active ingredients and determine mechanisms of action. Again those interested are directed towards the selected reading list for further information.

Pulp and paper

The wood provides a pulp that is considered suitable for newsprint, wrapping, printing and writing papers and for viscose rayon grade pulp for textiles and cellophane.

A more detailed list of other, lesser uses may be found in the articles by Booth and Wickens, 1988 and Morton, 1991.

via Medicinal.

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