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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   6

Issue No. :  11

Year :  2013

Pages :   1285-1294

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Phytochemical and Pharmacological Potential updates of Morinda citrifolia Linn. (Noni)

Address:   M. Ali1,2*, S. H. Ansari2 , Md. Sajid Ali1, Shah A. Khan3, Md. Sarfaraz Alam1, Arshad Hussain4
1College of Pharmacy, Jazan University, P.O. Box.114, Jazan city, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
2Department of Pharmacognosy & Phytochemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Hamdard University, New Delhi, India-110062.
3Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Oman Medical College, Sultanate of Oman, Oman.
4Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, Kursi Road , Lucknow -26, India
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Morinda citrifolia L. (Noni) is one of the promising and widely used traditional medicinal plants of Polynesian origin. It is known for its wide application in several diseases particularly in cancer, diabetes and cardiac problems. The present review has been primed to describe the existing data on traditional uses, phytochemical constituents, pharmacological potential and botanical information. Electronic database search was conducted with the terms of Morinda citrifolia, Noni plant and Polynesian medicinal plants. The plant extracts and its fruit juice have been viewed as great remedies for several diseases since the ancient times but the scientific and statistical validations are yet to be establish. The various parts of the plant claim to possess various phytoconstituents as saponins, flavonoids, anthraquinone coumarines, sterols and phenolic compounds. We suggest that there is a need for further investigations and explorations to work upon the active principles which confer the pharmacological actions. Hence identification and isolation of active principles is useful for the formulation of safe drugs in the treatment of various ailments not only in the perspectives of folk uses but scientific data form also. The present article is being expected as a supportive tool to establish the due research parameters in Noni plant.
Morinda citrifolia, Noni juice, Polynesian drugs, traditional medicinal plant.
M. Ali, S. H. Ansari, Md. Sajid Ali, Shah A. Khan, Md. Sarfaraz Alam, Arshad Hussain. Phytochemical and Pharmacological Potential updates of Morinda citrifolia Linn. (Noni). Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 6(11): November 2013; Page 1285-1294.
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