| || || Materia medica, Vegetable -- Fiji, Medicinal plants -- Fiji|
| || || Cytotoxic and genotoxic effects of morinda citrifolia and annona muricata on allium cepa root tip cells|
Author: Bibi, Rehana
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Subject: Morinda citrifolia -- Therapeutic use -- Fiji, Annona -- Therapeutic use -- Fiji, Materia medica, Vegetable -- Fiji, Medicinal plants -- Fiji
Call No.: Pac RS 165 .M64 B53 2017
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Abstract: There has been an increased usage of medicinal plants in Fiji and South Pacific as a whole. Two medicinal plants; Morinda citrifolia (noni) and Annona muricata (soursop) have been popular since there are claims that they provide cures to human ailments such as wounds and cancer. Both of their leaves consist of high antioxidants which can fight cancer. Although verifiable studies confirming the anticancer potentials of both plants abound, this study focused on the cytotoxicity and genotoxicity of extracts from these plants comparing the efficacy of different extraction solvents.