Extracts of the plant have shown anti-inflammatory, febrifugal and pain-reducing activity, as well as promoting gastric emptying and intestinal motility.
Leaf extracts have shown in vitro antimalarial activity against plasmodium falciparum, while in several other tests antidiabetic properties have been confirmed.
Inhibiting effects on cancer tumours have also been reported.
The plant is a powerful astringent.
Decoctions and infusions or plasters of the root, bark and leaves are recognized remedies against different types of fever, including yellow fever, malaria, trypanosomiasis and feverish condition during childbirth. The plant is also employed in cases of diabetes, hypertension, cerebral congestion, dysentery, stomach-ache, ulcers, leprosy and gonorrhoea.
In nigeria, morinda lucida is one of the four most used traditional medicines against fever.
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