The 232nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, CA. September 10-14, 2006.
Morinda citrifolia L. Noni: An angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor. AGFD 130.
Afa K. Palu, Bing-Nan Zhou, Shixin Deng, Brett J. West
The possible biological mechanism by which noni juice may help control blood pressure is reported. In vitro (meaning in test tube conditions) tests found that increasing concentrations of noni juice resulting in more inhibition of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) and more blocking of angiotensin (AT) receptors. Both ACE and AT receptors are involved in raising blood pressure, and inhibiting their activity may result in the lower of high blood pressure. (view original abstract at http://oasys2.confex.com/acs/232nm/techprogram/P974821.HTM