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Morinda citrifolia, d’un usage traditionnel polynésien à une utilisation contemporaine

Abstract : Morinda Citrifolia or noni is a Rubiaceae native to Southeast Asia, which was formerly used by the ancient Polynesians for food, to make tinctures, and especially as a medicinal plant. With its many medicinal virtues, noni was used to cure minor skin infirmities such as burns, certain infections, and boils. Nowadays, there is a renewed interest in this ancestral plant which seems to be the remedy for certain chronic pathologies such as inflammation, cancer, or dyslipidemia. On the one hand, the richness of noni in polyphenols and iridoids would be at the origin of important anti-inflammatory properties. On the other hand, some anthraquinones such as nordamncanthal present in Morinda citrifolia would have a role in the induction of cell death of some tumor cells. Scopoletin, also present in significant quantities in noni, has hypotensive and vasodilatory properties, which would allow the treatment of arterial hypertension or cardiovascular pathologies.
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Alexandre Theveniault. Morinda citrifolia, d’un usage traditionnel polynésien à une utilisation contemporaine. Sciences du Vivant [q-bio]. 2021. ⟨dumas-03244163⟩



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