Qualitative analysis of some bioactive components of methanolic leaf extract of M. citrifolia (Noni)


  • Aishatu Haruna Department of Crop Protection, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola (MAUTECH) Adamawa State, Nigeria and Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, (UPM) .43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
  • Siti Izera Ismail Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, (UPM) .43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
  • Dzolkhifli Omar Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, (UPM) .43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
  • Mahmud Tengku Muda Mohamed Department of Crop Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, (UPM) .43400 Serdang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia




Bioactive compounds; M. citrifolia; Methanol; Phytochemicals


Medicinal plants offer endless opportunities for new drugs discovery due to their supremacy for the possession of phytochemicals compounds known for diverse antimicrobial activities. The world ever increasing demand for therapeutic drugs from natural products with particular interest in edible plants for safety purposes is now catching researchers’ attention. This study therefore aimed at determining the presence of some bioactive phytochemical components of methanolic leaf extract of M. citrifolia L. Qualitative screening of leaf extract has confirmed the existence of Tannins, steroids, saponins, flavonoids and alkaloids in the mixture. And these bioactive compounds correspond to phytochemicals with antimicrobial, nematicide, pesticidal, antioxidant, ant-inflammatory, cytotoxic, anti-allergy, and anti-carcinogenic properties (bioactive compounds) earlier documented by previous researchers.


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How to Cite

Haruna, A., Ismail, S. I., Omar, D., & Mohamed, M. T. M. (2020). Qualitative analysis of some bioactive components of methanolic leaf extract of M. citrifolia (Noni). Journal of Medicinal Herbs and Ethnomedicine, 6, 38–41. https://doi.org/10.25081/jmhe.2020.v6.6102