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Acta Pharmacol Sin. 2002 Dec;23(12):1127-41.

Morinda citrifolia (Noni): a literature review and recent advances in Noni research.

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  • 1University of Illinois College of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, IL 61107, USA. mianwang@uic


Morinda citrifolia L (Noni) has been used in folk remedies by Polynesians for over 2000 years, and is reported to have a broad range of therapeutic effects, including antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, antitumor, antihelmin, analgesic, hypotensive, anti-inflammatory, and immune enhancing effects. In order to reveal the nutritional and medicinal value of the Noni plant, and to summarize scientific evidence that supports the Polynesians' claim, a literature review and recent advances in Noni research is given below.

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