INVESTIGATION INTO THE POTENTIAL USES OF NONI (Morinda citrifolia) LEAVES AND STEM BARK
AbstractThis paper investigates the potential uses of Noni (Morinda citrifolia) leaves and stem by examining their phytochemical components. The fresh Noni leaves and stems were processed using oven heat and air-drying methods, powdered, and stored to maintain sample integrity. The sample was then extracted with Acetone and tested for various compounds such as steroids, terpenoids, tannins, carbohydrates, alkaloids, flavonoids, saponins, cardiac, and glycosides. The results showed the presence of alkaloids, steroids, tannin, carbohydrates, terpenoids, glycosides, and flavonoids in both the leaves and stem bark. Additionally, various secondary metabolites were detected in different organic solvents, indicating that M. citrifolia contains bioactive compounds with potential medicinal applications. These findings are contributing to the growing global interest in Noni and suggest that it could be a valuable natural resource for treating various diseases.
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