Link of Video Abstract: https://youtu.be/DjGx56j9LiU
Introduction: Women of reproductive age with anemia are recommended to take iron supplements and increase their intake of iron-rich food. Moringa (Moringa oleifera) leaf is a potential plant containing high iron, which is simple to find in Indonesia.
Aims: to determine the effectiveness of Moringa leaves supplementation in women of pro age.
Methods: This type of research is an experiment with experimental research with pre-post test control group design. The sample was 119 subjects collected using purposive sampling according to the inclusion criteria. The study subjects were divided into 3 treatment groups: supplementation of Ferrous sulfate tablets 30 mg per day (Group P0); 3000 mg Moringa leaf capsules three times a day (3 x 1000 mg) (Group P1); and Moringa leaf capsules at a dose of 3000 mg three times a day (3 x 1000 mg) plus 30 mg ferrous sulfate tablets once daily (Group P2) for 60 days, then hemoglobin (Hb) levels were re-evaluated.
Result: The Friedman test showed a mean Hb difference between the three measurement groups, which was statistically significant with p <0.05. The treatment group with P2 had the highest value of 4.74, followed by P1 and P0 of 4.71 and 4.65.
Conclusion: Supplementation of Moringa leaf capsules at a dose of 3000 mg for 60 days may increase Hb levels in women of reproductive age with iron deficiency anemia.