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Moringa oleifera as a Feed Additive: A Narrative Assessment of Current Understanding Regarding its Potential Beneficial Health Effects and Increasing Production Performances of Poultry

Deepak Chandran, Neha A R, Mekha Soman, Sreelakshmi K S, Nanda Vinod, HariSankar C R, Parvathy S Nair, Firzan Nainu, Pran M,Vishnu Savanth V, Deepak Subedi, Sabareeshwari V, Anil K Sharm

Amrita School of Agricultural Sciences, Amrita VishwaVidyapeetham University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India – 642109

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal December 2022 : 99 (12) - pages 7 to 17
(Received: , Accepted: )


The existence of several rich nutrients with biological significance is the reason why Moringaoleifera is referred to as the miracle tree. As Moringa has multiple uses for its many parts, including seeds, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers, it has both therapeutic and nutritional benefits. The plant is used to boost the immune system, act as an antioxidant, promote growth, and lower cholesterol levels in poultry. M. oleiferahas antioxidant, antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and many more properties. The plant is used as a natural supplement to eat in order to improve digestion, intestinal health, and other factors including antioxidant and antibacterial benefits. Numerous researches have shown that using plant extracts in poultry production can have some potent beneficial effects on increasing growth performance, egg production and safeguarding health of birds. Therefore, it can be said that plant extracts enhance the quality of egg production while simultaneously fostering the growth of poultry. This article primarily focuses on the beneficial characteristics of Moringa that can be used to improve growth and health in poultry.

Key Words: Moringaoleifera, poultry. growth performance, egg production, antioxidant, immunomodulation, antimic

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