Abstract Title:

A double-blind, randomized, clinical trial on the antileishmanial activity of a Morinda citrifolia (Noni) stem extract and its major constituents.

Abstract Source:

Nat Prod Commun. 2012 Feb ;7(2):195-6. PMID: 22474954

Abstract Author(s):

Fouzia A Sattar, Fayaz Ahmed, Nadeem Ahmed, Samina A Sattar, Muhammad A K Malghani, Muhammad I Choudhary

Article Affiliation:

Fouzia A Sattar


A controlled study was conducted to determine the efficiency of a topical ointment prepared from the stem extract of Morinda citrifolia against cutaneous leishmaniasis. Similarly, the in vitro antileishmanial activity of morindicone and morinthone isolated from the extract were investigated against Leishmania major. These compounds displayed good activity. Out of 40 patients, 50% showed an excellent response and 30% exhibited good improvement.

Study Type : Human Study

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