Morinda citrifolia L

Nota de alcance

Antiinflamatorio, anticancerígeno: Fruto, hojas

Nota de alcance (en)

Leaf, fruit: leaf is mashed and applied directly for "inflammation, swelling, and infection"


Uses:  cholesterol, leukemia, fever.                                                

Origin: Australia, Belize, Brazil, Burma, Cambodia, Caribbean, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guyana, Haaiian Islands, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexica, Nicaragua, Panama, Papua Ne, Philipinnes, Solomon Islands, Thailand, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam.


Leaf: In Guyana it is macerated alone, or mixed with Pothomorphe peltata, in coconut oil for an external rub to relieve pain of the joints including arthritic and rheumatoid pains.

Fruit: Mixed with vinegar to smooth a turgid spleen.


Origin: Native to tropical and temperate Asia and Australasia.

Pharmacological Activities: Analgesic, Anthelmintic, Antiangiogenic, Antibacterial, Anticancer/ Antineoplastic, Antitumour, Antihypertensive, Antiviral, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antiprotozoal, Antidiabetic, Sedative/Anxiolytic, Chemopreventive, Insecticidal, Wound healing and Hepatoprotective

Nota bibliográfica (en)

1) Barret, Bruce Economic Botany vol. 48, nro. 1 .-- p. 8-20 1994

2) Geraldini , Isanete, Journal of Ethnopharmacology v. 173, 2015 . -- p. 383-423

3) Robertt, A., et al.. Medicinal Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Suriname, French Guyana)/Smithsonian NMNH. cited online: 17-08-2017

4) Escalona Cruz, José Luis; et al/ Revista Cubana de Plantas Medicinales vol. 20, no 4. 2015. p -- 429 - 439

5) A guide to medicinal plants / Hwee Ling, Koh; Tung Kian, Chua; Chay Hoon, Tan. Singapore:  World vScientific Public Co. Pte. Ltd., 2009. p 289 p.

Morinda citrifolia L
Término aceptado: 23-Mar-2017