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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Issue 4 (2020)

Phytochemical profile and associated microflora of Morinda citrifolia L. (Rubiaceae) juice used as source of traditional nutraceuticals

Author(s):

Euloge S Adjou, Eleonore Yayi Ladekan, Alain Yaya Koudoro, Edwige Dahouenon-Ahoussi and Dominique CK Sohounhloue

Abstract:
The aims of this study was to investigate the phytochemical profile and associated microflora of juice from Morinda citrifolia L. (Rubiaceae), commonly call ‘’Noni’’ which is currently used as nutraceuticals in traditional medicine. The results of phytochemical analysis indicated that anthocyanins, anthraquinone, leucoanthocyans, coumarins, as well as flavonoids are presents in the juice extracted from Noni fruits. However cyanogenics derivatives compounds are not detected. Microbiological analysis revealed that Noni juice has a low level of microbial contamination with the absence of pathogens such as Staphylococcus aureus (˂1 ufc/ml). The Noni juice, with the presence of these secondary metabolites, offers a novel approach to the management of therapeutic failures, encountered in the treatment of severe forms of certain pathologies. However, further research and clinical trials are required to fix appropriate doses and combinations to be consumed in specific individual cases.

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How to cite this article:
Euloge S Adjou, Eleonore Yayi Ladekan, Alain Yaya Koudoro, Edwige Dahouenon-Ahoussi and Dominique CK Sohounhloue. Phytochemical profile and associated microflora of Morinda citrifolia L. (Rubiaceae) juice used as source of traditional nutraceuticals. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(4):776-779.

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