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

Authors: Mian-Ying WANG, Brett J WEST, C Jarakae JENSEN, Diane NOWICKI, Chen SU, Afa K PALU, Gary ANDERSON

Abstract

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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