The Effect of Moringa Oleifera on the Life Outcome of Pregnant and Breastfreeding Mothers: Literature Review

Authors

  • 1,2 Nur Ulmy Mahmud, Tahir Abdullah3 , Arsunan, A.A3 , Burhanuddin Bahar3 , Veni Hadju, Muhammad Syafar3

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1518

Keywords:

Moringa oleifera, pregnant mothers, breastfeeding mothers

Abstract

Background: As an extraordinary plant, moringa oleifera is nutritios plant which is also a source of medicine

having content different from other common plants. Moringa also contains all elements of essential amino

acids. Moringa is believed to have potential to decrease malnutrition, hunger, increase breast milk volume as

well as prevent and heal various diseases due to its nutritious content. Objective: This literature study aims

to obtain input regarding the effect of moringa oleifera on the life outcome of the pregnant and breastfeeding

mothers in Indonesia. Method: The literature review was conducted through Google scholar and electronic

database of PubMed, Clinical Key and Springer. The keywords of Moringa oleifera, pregnancy, galactogogue,

breastfeeding, nutrition, health and diseases were used to search original research or literature review on

both open access English national and international journal. As many as 24 articles published in 2009 to

2019 were reviewed and synthesized using unsystematic narrative review, obtaining suitable 26 articles and

unsuitable 14 articles. Results: This research found that moringa oleifera is good for pregnant and breast

feeding mothers. Conclusion: As one of alternative plants, Moringa oleifera is believed to have potential in

decreasing malnutrition, hunger, preventing BBLR, increasing breast milk volume and quality, increasing

HB level and preventing anaemia which commonly happens among the pregnant mothers.

Author Biography

1,2 Nur Ulmy Mahmud, Tahir Abdullah3 , Arsunan, A.A3 , Burhanuddin Bahar3 , Veni Hadju, Muhammad Syafar3

1 Postgraduate School Students, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Hasanuddin, Indonesia, 2 Lecturer of Faculty

of Public Health, Universitas Muslim Indonesia, 3 Lecturer of Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Hasanuddin,

Indonesia

Published

2020-07-24

How to Cite

1,2 Nur Ulmy Mahmud, Tahir Abdullah3 , Arsunan, A.A3 , Burhanuddin Bahar3 , Veni Hadju, Muhammad Syafar3. (2020). The Effect of Moringa Oleifera on the Life Outcome of Pregnant and Breastfreeding Mothers: Literature Review. Medico Legal Update, 20(3), 914-919. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v20i3.1518

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