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  Morinda citrifolia L.
 
Scientific Name  Morinda citrifolia L.
Family Name  Rubiaceae
Common Name  Noni, Indian Mulberry
Photo link  http://www.anbg.gov.au/images/photo_cd/732131822181/059.html
Studies on Diabetes  A 10 day study of ethanoloic extract and fractions showed decreased glucose level in streptozotocin-diabetic rats, but increased glycemia in normal rats (Soon and Tan 2002).
Other Uses  Folk uses include gastrointestinal, renal, respiratory, menstrual disorders; cancer, arthritis and infections. (NMCD: http://www.naturaldatabase.com/monograph.asp?mono_id=758&brand_id=, accessed 4/27/04).
Formulations used by  Informants  Commercially prepared pill/capsule/tablet.
Phytochemistry  Essential oils, hexoic and octoic acids, paraffin and ester of ethyl and methyl alcohols. Anthraquinones (methyl ether and glycosidic forms), morindone, alizarin, xeronine, and damnacanthal have also been isolated (NMCD accessed 4/27/04).
Potential Adverse  Effects  No clinical adverse effects were found.
Potential Medication  Interactions  No clinical medication interactions were found.
References  http://www.itis.usda.gov/index.html

 

 

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