What is it about?
A summary of literatures which presented the pharmacological activities of Morinda morindoides were included. Some highlights are: + Non-polar extracts of M. morindoides showed high effective anti-malarial activities. + The plant may have anti-diarrheal effect due to strong effect against E. coli, V. cholera. + The extracts also showed anti-fungal, hypotensive, hypolipidemic, anti-inflammatory effects. + Flavonoids and irioids of the plant might play crucial role in exhibiting antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. + There was one adverse reaction: Antispermatogenic activity.
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Why is it important?
Reinforcing the traditional uses of Morinda morindoides in African countries, namely antibacterial, antifungal, anti-diarrhea effects, etc. by providing scientific evidence. Some active ingredients were mentioned and should be deeper investigated for their mechanisms.
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This page is a summary of: Morinda morindoides: A systematic review of its therapeutic activities, South African Journal of Botany, July 2020, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.sajb.2020.01.045.
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