PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2016 Aug 31;10(8):e0004900.
Morinda citrifolia Linn. Reduces Parasite Load and Modulates Cytokines and Extracellular Matrix Proteins in C57BL/6 Mice Infected with Leishmania (Leishmania) amazonensis.
Almeida-Souza F, Cardoso Fde O, Souza BV, do Valle TZ, de Sá JC, Oliveira Idos S, de Souza Cda S, Moragas Tellis CJ, Chagas Mdo S, Behrens MD, Abreu-Silva AL, Calabrese Kda S.
Noni juice was found to effectively treat inflammation in the paws of mice that was caused by Leishmanisis parasitic infection. Further, drinking noni juice for 60 days decreased lesion size and parasite load in the footpad. The infection sites of noni-fed mice had less markers of inflammation and improved extracellular matrix protein synthesis when compared to untreated controls. (original abstract available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27579922).