Science in New Guinea 14(1): I7 (1988)
Antibacterial Activity of Some Medicinal Plants of Papua New Guinea

A.J. Leach, D.N. Leach, and G.J. Leach

Ten species of plants used by the people of Papua New Guinea to treat external bacterial infections was assessed. Activity was seen in extracts of Morinda citrifolia. The widespread medicinal use of these plants would suggest they do contain pharmacologically active substances.