HomePhilippine Scientific Journalvol. 54 no. 1 (2021)

Anti-angiogenic Activity of Moringa oleifera Ethanolic Leaf Extract in Chorioallantoic Membrane (CAM) Assay

Carlos Achondo Jr. | Ketsara Acctanasiri | Shane Agraan | Liezel Alingayao | Yelena Anzures | Meggyrose Apalisok | Ederlyn Araya | Mary Rolhalane Rose Arenque | Melsergio Arocena | Ankit Gupta | Soumamitra Dey | Arpit Patel | Grace V. Villanueva



Objective: This study aims to determine the possibility of using Moringa oleifera, commonly known locally as “malungay,” as an anti-angiogenic for cancer therapy. Methods: Thirty-day old fertilized duck embryos were incubated for 10 days and treated with metabolic extract of “malungay” with three different concentrations at 25%, 50% and 75%, absorbed on sterile filter paper discs. A disc containing 80% ethanol was used as a negative control and a 200 mg celecoxib + 200ml distilled water was used as a positive control. Results: Results showed no new blood vessels formation in concentrations 25%, 50% and 75% as well as in negative control. The positive control which received 2% celecoxib showed formation of new blood vessels in the membranes of four test eggs. Conclusion: The results of the study were consistent with the previous studies with the use of Moringa oleifera in the prevention of angiogenesis and treatment of inflammatory conditions such as neoplasm. Further study is needed to determine the effectiveness of the different concentration used.


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