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Members of Moringaceae, or the horseradish tree family, are woody, often quite stout-stemmed shrubs or trees containing one genus, Moringa, with 12 species growing in Madagascar, northeast and southwest Africa, and Arabia, with three species spreading to India. M. oleifera, from the Moringaceae family, is well-recognized in folkloric medicine for the treatment of several ailments, especially those related to pain and inflammation. Different parts of the plant have been used for the treatment of cancer, diabetes, and arthritis among other diseases.