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Herbal Remedy | Mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia) Stabilize Blood Pressure

Mengkudu  (Morinda citrifolia)
Mengkudu fruit (Morinda citrifolia) in the Java language, known by the name of pace, kemudu, flower, cengkudu (Sunda), kodhuk (Madura), wengkudu (Bali) came from Southeast Asia region, classified in the family Rubiaceae. This plant grows in low altitude in 1500 m. The mengkudu tree reach 3-8 m height, has a white flower. Fruit is green and has a shiny spots. Leaved thick shiny.

Gynecology of mengkudu

Nutritional substances

overall mengkudu is a food with complete nutrients. Nutritional substances that the body needs, such as protein, vitamin, and important minerals, is available enough inside fruit and leaves of mengkudu. Selenium, a mineral that is found in the mengkudu is a powerful antioxidants. Various types of compound in the mengkudu: xeronine, plant sterois, alizarin, lycine, sosium, caprylic acid, arginine, proxeronine, antra quinines, trace elemens, phenylalanine, magnesium, etc..


This substance helps in the process of organic synthesis and recovery of body cells.

Anti-bacterial substances

Oxygen-active substances in the juice mengkudu can kill bacteria that cause infections, such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Protens morganii, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis, and Escherichia coli. Anti-bacterial substance that can also control the bacterial pathogen (death), such as Salmonella montivideo, S. scotmuelleri, S. typhi, and Shigella dusenteriae, S. flexnerii, S. pradysenteriae, and Staphylococcus aureus.


Scolopetin compound as a very effective element of anti-inflammation and anti allergic. Anti-cancer substances that are on the mengkudu most effective against abnormal cells.

Xeronine and Proxeronine

One of the important alkaloid that contain in the mengkudu fruit is xeronine. Mengkudu fruit contain only slightly of xeronine, but many contain material forming (precursor) xeronine alias proxeronine in large numbers. Proxeronine is similar nucleate acid such as other colloids. Xeronine absorbed body cells to enable proteins that is not active, set the structure and form of the active cell.

Benefits of mengkudu

Fruit Mengkudu (Pace) contains Scopoletin, a compound that serves to set up blood pressure. When high blood pressure, help lower scopoletin. Conversely if the blood pressure becomes low, it will rise up. Beside as an anti antibacterial, this compound also set the serotonin hormone, which helps decrease the rate of worries and depression. This nutritious substances in the body's defense system to improve. In addition to the above two substances, mengkudu also contains gum, malat acid, citric acid, and antiseptic compound. Mengkudu also has antiseptic and antibacterial pathogen that is Escherichia coli, Salmonella and Staphylococcus aureus. Results of research showed the more mature then the substances-substances that are useful growing. Among the womb anthraquinone compound as anti-bacteria and fungi, turpentine works rejuvenate the body cells, dammacanthel that can prevent the development of cancer cells and the growth of abnormal cells in the pre-cancer stages. Fruit contain of 52% water also store a variety of vitamins, including askorbat acid, acid kaproat, kaprik acid and acid kaprilat able to prevent the free radicals cause cancer.



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