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Moringa Oleifira noise: science or quackery and the way forward

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-16T10:15:06Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-16T10:15:06Z
dc.date.issued 2020-03-26 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15206
dc.description.abstract The moringa tree is a rising star in South Africa where it is increasingly playing a variety of social and economic roles, especially among the rural poor. Also known as the horseradish tree, moringa has been referred to as the miracle or magic tree because of its reported health, nutrition and some industrial applications. Through document review, this paper reviews these claims that include the treatment of cancer and diabetes, and its nutritional value to humans, livestock and crops plants, among other applications. Drawing from lessons in the commercialization of Rooibos and cannabis cases, the article highlights learning points that could aid South Africa identify and commercialize some aspects of the moringa as part of its economic development efforts and creating the envisaged knowledge economy. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject MORINGA en
dc.subject HEALTH en
dc.subject RURAL COMMUNITIES en
dc.title Moringa Oleifira noise: science or quackery and the way forward en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume March en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup African Institute of South Africa en
dc.SourceTitle African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11256 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 10383 en
dc.bibliographictitle Mollel, M.H., Mujuru, M., Mjimba, V, Darangwa, N. & Nyanzi, R. (2020) Moringa Oleifira noise: science or quackery and the way forward. <i>African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development</i>. March:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2020 en
dc.contributor.author1 Mollel, M.H. en
dc.contributor.author2 Mujuru, M. en
dc.contributor.author3 Mjimba, V en
dc.contributor.author4 Darangwa, N. en
dc.contributor.author5 Nyanzi, R. en


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