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Hepatic Protection by Noni Fruit Juice Against CCLt-Induced Chronic Liver Damage in Female SD Rats

Marinda citrifalia (noni) is a tropical plant grown in the South Pacific Islands and has been widely used in folk medicine by the Polynesians for over 2,000 years. Ethnobotanical reports include a broad range of uses including the treatment of liver and heart conditions. Many constituents have been identified in the f uit which have antioxidant activity and reported hepatopro­tcctive and cardioprotectivc properties. These include 3, 3'-bisdemethylpinoresinol, americanol A, amcricanin A, morindolin, isoprincepin, neolignin, kaempferol, quercetin, rutin, catechin, and epicatechin.