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Bankoro AKA: Bankuru, Bankuro, Morinda littoralis Blanco, noni, morinda, Indian mulberry, hog apple, canary wood

Latin Name: Morinda citrifolia

Local names: Apatot (Ilk.); apatot-nga-basit (Ilk.); bangkudo (Bis., Tag.); bangkuro (C. Bis.); bankoro (Tag., Mag.); bankuro (Tagb.); bankuru (Tag.); galongog (Sub.); lino (Bis., Tag.); nino (Sul., Tag., Bis.); rukurok (Kuy.); taeng-aso (Tag.); tumbong-aso (Tag.); Indian mulberry (Engl.).

Bankoro is found chiefly along or near the seashore throughout the Philippines. It also occurs in India to Polynesia.

This is an erect, smooth shrub or small tree 3 to 10 meters in height. The leaves are broadly elliptic to oblong, 12 to 25 centimeters long, and pointed or blunt at the tip. The peduncles are leaf-opposed, solitary, and 1 to 3 centimeters long. The flowers are not bracteolate and form dense, ovoid, or rounded heads, and are 1 to 1.5 centimeters in diameter. The calyx is truncate. The corolla is white and about 1 centimeter long; the limb is 5-lobed and 1 centimeter in diameter. The fruit is fleshy, white or greenish-white, ovoid, and 3 to 10 centimeters in length.

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Moringa (Malungay) leaves compared to common foods
Values per 100gm. edible portion
Nutrient Moringa Leaves Other Foods
Vitamin A 6780 mcg Carrots: 1890 mcg
Vitamin C 220 mg Oranges: 30 mg
Calcium 440 mg Cow's milk: 120 mg
Potassium 259 mg Bananas: 88 mg
Protein 6.7 gm Cow's milk: 3.2 gm
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Bankoro - Noni

From the Republic of the Philippines
Department of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry

According to Burkill the fruit, which smells like decaying cheese, is eaten in Indo-China with salt. The bark of the roots is used for cleansing the hair and sometimes for cleaning iron and steel. The tree is used in Malaya and Siam as a support for pepper plants. Heyne says that the young leaves may serve as a vegetable in Java.

Wehmer records that the root0bark contains a crystal glucoside, morindine (C27H10O15), and coloring-matter, morindine. The fruit contains volatile oil (morinda oil). Wehmer quotes Van Romburh, who distilled a chemically curious volatile oil from the fruit containing 90 per cent of n-capron and n-capryl acids, and also paraffin, fatty acid, ethyl-alcohol, etc. Guerrero states that in the Philippines the fruit is used as an emmenagogue. The leaves, when fresh, are applied ulcers to effect a rapid cure. The sap of the leaves is anti-arthritic.

According to Nadkarni the roots are used in India as a cathartic. Ridley, calls a decoction of the bark a coarse, strong astringent and adds that it is used by the Malaya for ague. Dewere writes that in the Congo the bark is reputed to be a febrifuge because of the presence of morindine. Degener states that the leaves and bark of the stem are pounded, cooked, and strained. This liquid is then drunks a tonic. It is a reputed medicine against tuberculosis in Hawaii. Burkill and Haniff state that it is not uncommon throughout the Malaysia to heat and apply the leaves to the chest or to the abdomen for coughs, enlarged spleen, nausea, colic, and fever. Nadkarni, Dymock, Crevost and Petelot, and Dey regard the leaves as deobstruent and emmenagogue in Indo-China. Dymock adds that in Bombay the leaves are used as a healing application to wounds and ulcers and are administered internally as a tonic and febrifuge. Nadkarni adds that the charred leaves made into a decoction with a little mustard are said to be a remedy for infantile diarrhea; with aromatics, the decoction is given in dysentery. The expressed juice of the leaves is applied to relieve pain in gout.

According to Burkill the over-ripe fruit is used as an emmenagogue both in Malaya and in Cochin-China. Gimlette and Burkill state that the juice is recommended for leucorrhoea and sapraemia. It is also recommended by Rumpf for dysuria, and the fruit for diabetes. Heyne reports that the fruit is sometimes used internally in various preparations for swollen spleen, liver diseases, beriberi, hemorrhage, and coughs. Ochse says that in Java the seeds are removed from the ripe fruit; the pulp is mashed with sugar; and the mixture is drunk as a slightly laxative preparation. Degener says that the over-ripe fruit is used also as a poultice and in treating diseases of the kidney. Nadkarni remarks that in India, the fruit is also used as an emmenagogue and a deobstruent. The unripe berries, charred and mixed with salt, are applied successfully to spongy gums. The juice of the fruit made into a syrup and used as a gargle relieves sore throat.

Bankoro - Noni: What the Science Says from the: National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

  • In laboratory research, noni has shown antioxidant, immune-stimulating, and tumor-fighting properties. These results suggest that noni may warrant further study for conditions such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. However, noni has not been well studied in people for any health condition.
  • NCCAM-funded research includes a study on noni for cancer to determine its safety and potential effects on tumors and symptoms, as well as a laboratory study of noni’s effects on prostate cancer cells. The National Cancer Institute is funding preliminary research on noni for breast cancer prevention and treatment.

Bankoro - Noni: Side Effects and Cautions as per the: National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM)

  • Noni is high in potassium. People who are on potassium-restricted diets because of kidney problems should avoid using noni.
  • Several noni juice manufacturers have received warnings from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration about making unsupported health claims.
  • Few side effects from noni have been reported, but its safety has not been adequately studied.
  • There have been reports of liver damage from using noni. It should be avoided if you have liver disease because it contains compounds that may make your disease worse.
  • Tell all your health care providers about any complementary health practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care. For tips about talking with your health care providers about complementary and alternative medicine, see NCCAM's Time to Talk campaign.

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WHAT IS NONI JUICE? 10 GREAT HEALTH BENEFITS OF NONI JUICE

(Beauty And Tips Magazine)
What is noni juice? 10 Great benefits of noni juice

Noni is the common name given to the Morinda citrifolia tree, which grows in South East Asia, the Caribbean and Australasia. It’s an evergreen shrub, and all parts of the tree are used in medicines, including the fruit, leaves, stems and flowers. The fruit itself can be juiced, eaten or used topically and it has some great health benefits. The famous Victoria Secret model Miranda Kerr loves to include noni juice in her healthy diet. Noni juice supplements have received some bad press lately, because some spammers have been claiming that it’s almost the elixir of life, but don’t be put off by that. As with everything, eaten as a part of a balanced diet, noni juice can have same amazing health benefits and here are ten of those:

1. Antidepressant

Health benefits of noni juice are numerous. Noni juice has both antidepressant and mild sedative properties. The fruit helps to stimulate the production of the mood balancing hormone serotonin along with melatonin, which calms you and helps you get a good night’s sleep.

2. Controls hypertension

Another noni juice health benefit is that it can help control hypertension. The juice of the noni fruit contains an amino acid called tryptophan, which helps to promote the production of serotonin which, amongst other things, helps you and your body to relax and so helps to control high blood pressure.

3. Noni juice weight loss

Another one of health benefits of noni juice is that it aids weight loss and promotes muscle growth. Drinking noni juice produces nitric oxide in the body, which is used by the muscles to metabolize energy. The effect of this is that nitric oxide is that it takes energy from food and fat deposits to feed the muscles, thus helping you to lose weight, whilst building up muscle mass at the same time.

4. Helps to control blood sugar levels

When used in conjunction with insulin treatments, noni juice was found in a research study to assist in controlling the blood sugar levels in diabetics. The fruit contains the compounds triterpenes and saponins, which are known to benefit in this way.

5. Boosts energy levels

Health benefits of noni juice also include improved energy levels. Native Polynesians are known to often eat the fruit of the noni tree to ward off fatigue. The fruit contains a wide range of nutrients and antioxidants that can increase energy levels and improve stamina and physical performance.

6. Anti-aging properties

The antioxidants and other nutrients, including vitamin C, found in noni juice, nourish the cells of the body and fight off the effect of free radicals. Drinking the juice is thought to ward of the signs of aging, maintain the elasticity of the skin and add a beautiful healthy glow to your complexion.

7. Analgesic properties

Studies have shown that the noni fruit has analgesic properties, comparable with off-the-shelf painkillers. It can be effective in reducing pain for sufferers of arthritis and the noni tree is known, in some quarters, as the painkiller tree.

8. Boosts the immunity and has cancer fighting properties

One of the most powerful health benefits of noni juice is that it can tremendously boost your immunity. Noni juice contains antioxidants and a polysaccharide-rich substance, which is thought to be able to boost the immune system and combat the growth of cancerous cells. The nitric oxide, that drinking the juice promotes in the body, also restricts the replication of cancerous cells.

9. Combats hair loss

The vitamins and minerals contained in noni juice help to promote the healthy growth of hair. Drinking the juice strengthens the immune system and promotes healthy blood circulation. Noni juice is often recommended for people who have been through cancer treatments, to help promote the re-growth of their hair.

10. Anti-inflammatory properties

Health benefits of noni juice don’t stop there. Noni juice also has anti-inflammatory properties, which make it useful in treating allergies and skin reactions. Drinking the juice can act as an anti-histamine and so it can be beneficial in reducing the symptoms of hives and allergic skin reactions.

Have you ever tried to drink noni juice? What other health benefits of noni juice did we forget to include in our list?

Feel free to share your thoughts and healthy eating tips in the comment section below.

Stay happy!


The Big Benefits of the Little Noni Fruit

By Ambika Behal

Noni or Indian Mulberry, the fruit of the Morinda Citrifolia tree, is actually a species of the coffee family - and like coffee, it is a stimulator, but not in the way you would imagine. Native to Southeast Asia and Australasia, the Noni fruit has been particularly well revered in Hawaii, where it is a part of many traditional medicinal remedies.

The noni plant is a source of antioxidants, Vitamin C, and potassium. Every part of the shrub - from leaves to roots, has been used to treat a variety of ailments.

Many of the medicinal benefits though, are largely attributed to the fact that the noni plant is a source of phytonutrients - which have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial compounds, known to boost the immune system as well as repair cellular damage.

In India, ancient ayurvedic texts mention noni, or ashyuka in Sanskrit, as a remedy to stimulate internal cleansing by treating parasitic infections of the stomach and for asthma, as well as a an external remedy to treat joint pains and for the skin ailments and as an anti-ageing solution.

Traditional healers in the Pacific Islands have been using noni for centuries, as a general wellness tonic - to cure almost any ailment. Today, noni is also considered to be a treatment for Cancer and HIV, though the U.S. based Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it requires further scientific evidence before approving the medicinal value of these claims.

The potato-sized noni fruit itself is not pleasant in taste, and does give off a slightly strong odor, so it is more commonly taken in the form of juice. For those who don't have access to the fresh fruit, juices are available by the bottle. However as the juice is quite bitter, producers will often sweeten it for sale, so it is always advisable to check the quantity of sugar added in the ingredients, before purchasing. The beneficial properties decrease with added sugar and processing.

The Healing Powers of Noni

Although the fruit eaten as is provides the best remedy, the juice is the most practical option for most people.

Fruit Juice: When used externally, it works on head lice. When you drink it, it helps with diabetes, high blood pressure, headaches, stomach ailments, heart disease, gastric ulcers, circulation problems, to stimulate menstruation, lowering cholesterol, fever, cough and cold, relieve high blood pressure, arthritis, AIDS, cancers, and poor digestion, stroke, weight loss, and any sort of infection. It is even considered to be an excellent treatment for senility and depression.

In the US, experiments have been done with giving noni juice to rehabilitate drug addicts. There are positive claims that it works well as a treatment.

Noni Tea: Made from the leaves, noni tea contains antioxidants and works as an anti-ageing treatment. It is also beneficial for digestive issues, and works as a cure for diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, food poisoning, and intestinal worms.

The preparation of the tea, however, is unlike the juice, and has higher sugar content - so can actually be harmful for those with diabetes and liver problems. Some also say noni tea used externally is also beneficial for preventing greying for those with darker hair, as well as a hair-loss treatment.

Noni Leaves: Wrapping noni leaves around affected areas can cure arthritis, sore and swollen joints, stomachache and headache. A mixture of raw fruit and leaves is a cure for skin infections such as boils, and bruising.

In the Polynesian Islands, root preparations were used to heal sting-ray and jellyfish wounds. The bark was also traditionally used as an aid for mothers giving birth.

However, since noni is a stimulant, it does cleanse the body, in order to heal it. This means though that if one has weak liver or kidneys, it is advisable to refrain from taking noni internally. This also applies for those taking blood-thinning medications or anti-water-retention pills. Pregnant women should not take noni.


Benefits of noni juice

(Health Eating Food)

Benefits of noni juice – exotic offer immunity and good tone. Continuous read about the many beneficial properties of almost all fruits. And explore more exotic, such as Noni. Fruit, too unknown and yet remarkably useful. It turns out that more than 2000 years the juice of it is really applied successfully in the treatment of countless diseases. Hawaiian healers considered him their most sacred herb. It has been shown that in this fruit is scopoletin substance, which has the best ability to bind to serotonin. Do you need a good mood? And an efficient immune booster? Now in the dark, winter days – certainly. Noni (Morinda citrifolia) comes from a distant Polynesia, Tahiti and Hawaii.

Widespread is the Caribbean island and Fuji. It represents exotic tree loving shady forests and sandy, clean soil and reaching maturity relatively quickly – about a year and a half. Then he begins to bear fruit every month throughout the year. Fruits are bitter and not particularly pleasant aroma, but are extremely useful and unique. Noni is also known by the name of Indian mulberry, because the appearance of the fruit resembles those of Mulberry, with the difference that the noni fruit was much larger – generally somewhere between a fig and a small potato. For hundreds of years, the juice of this fruit has been used to treat a variety of diseases such as headache, cold and inflammation, diabetes, joint problems, abdominal pain, hypertension.

Noni may alleviate up to 75% pain. In its composition were found over 20 phytochemical (so not in any other plant), 18 amino acids, vitamins and five three mineral. The most important substances responsible for the „magic“ effect of noni: damnakantal – substance, not allowing the cells and tissues degenerate. Contribute to the formation of so-called T and B cells (whose main function is to recognize and destroy „foreign“ antigens) and the formation of a maximum level of lymphocytes and phagocytes in the body.

Kseronin – known for improving immune function and its antidepressant and pain inhibitory action. prokseronin – a substance used to promote the regeneration of cells, strengthen the immune system and improve metabolism. scopoletin – supporting the functioning of the pineal gland and increasing the levels of serotonin and melatonin in the body. Research does show that this substance may lowers high blood pressure. One of the names invariably associated with noni is Dr. Neil Solomon – a renowned specialist in medical nutrition and medicinal substances. He has set aside ten years of his life studying the health benefits of noni. In four books he published numerous prophylactic and therapeutic applications of this plant. His research suggests that over 78 percent of people taking noni, reported beneficial action. So let’s see what form it.

Noni juice strengthens the immune system and increases the overall tone of the body, regulates the functions of cells and improves muscle tone, clears the mind and promotes good memory, fights aging at the cellular level, stops headaches, helps with colds, coughs and bronchitis, helps better mood and sleep quality – thanks to serotonin and melatonin, lowers high blood pressure and protect the cardiovascular system, relieves pain – from eastern healers and Hawaiian shamans to modern physicians are all of the opinion that noni can soothe pain .

How is this achieved? There are different theories, but the most famous claims that the weakening of pain is guilty kseroninat reduces menstrual cramps and increases sexuality, prevents digestive disorders trakt- anthraquinones (known as laxatives substances) and contained in this fruit, whole activated, digestive process by increasing the secretion of enzymes and helps in diabetes type 1 and 2, heal arthritis, joint pain and kidney pain. They call it the juice of longevity and natural medicine – a miracle. Why not try it and you? Even if you do not treat a specific disease, Noni juice is perfect for winter days immunostimulant. Not particularly pleasant news is that you can buy it at a relatively high price, at least here in Bulgaria.

But health is always worth it to spend money, right? Better news is taking him with any drugs. The only condition is to take medicines becomes 15-20 minutes after drinking the juice. Contraindications here are redundant, only pregnant women and nursing mothers must first consult with the attending physician. Important to have regular intake and follow the indicated dose. Patients taking noni without much success, usually lack the necessary duration of intake and the amount is much less.


The Wonderful Benefits of Noni for Weight Loss

By Ingrid Macher 5.3k Views

If you’re looking to slim down and lose weight before bikini season, you might be quick to swap your sodas for coconut water or your coffee for green smoothies. And while these may be effective choices, the truth is, there might be an even better drink out there for your goals.

It’s called noni juice.

Noni juice, which comes from a tree native to the Polynesian Islands and the South Pacific Region of the world, has numerous properties that can both speed up your weight loss and improve your results. And doesn’t that sound great?

The noni also comes with a number of other health benefits, and it’s been used by native populations as an herbal remedy for many centuries. It can treat skin conditions, improve kidney function, regulate menstrual cycles, alleviate arthritis pain and much, much more.

To make this unique juice even more enticing, it’s also pretty tasty, too. It comes from the fruit of the noni tree, and it has a smoky, almost coconut-like taste to it. It’s great by itself or mixed in with smoothies, juices and even sauces and soups.

How Noni Helps You Lose Weight

So how exactly does noni juice help you lose weight? Well, there are a few ways. First of all, it’s very high in antioxidants. This gives your metabolism an instant boost and makes it easier to burn calories and lose weight.

Noni juice also produces nitric acid once its digested, and this can help your body target fat stores for energy, rather than muscle. This means more weight loss, a higher resting metabolism and a longer, leaner frame.

Additionally, noni also:

• Is extremely low calorie, making it easy to achieve a calorie deficit when combined with a healthy, balanced diet
• Helps to cleanse the digestive tract and remove toxins and waste from the body, a crucial component of weight loss
• Boost your stamina and energy levels, which means you can exercise more and burn more calories
• Acts as an anti-inflammatory, which means less bloating and less discomfort
• Regulates blood sugar levels, so your body can properly break down fats and remove them from your system

You can drink noni juice on its own, but it’s usually best when mixed with other ingredients. You can dilute it with water, blend it up with fresh fruits and vegetables, or even mix it with fresh-squeezed fruit juice for a thirst-quenching drink.

it difficult, noni juice may just be the boost you need. Remember, though, noni juice isn’t an end-all be-all solution. If you want to see real results, you’ll need to combine it with a healthy, well-balanced diet, regular exercise and proper water intake, too. These are crucial elements of any weight loss regimen.

Have you ever tried noni juice? If so, let me know what you thought of it in the comments. If you haven’t tried it yet and you’re having trouble losing weight, why not give it a whirl? It could be just what you’re looking for.

Remember to share this article with all of your loved ones, so that they can also benefit from the great properties of this amazing fruit.

Together we can make this world a happier healthier world!


What is Noni Juice and What Should I Know About It?

By Cathy Wong (ND)

Noni juice, pronounced NO-nee, come from the noni tree, which is found throughout Polynesia. Also known as Morinda citrifolia or Indian mulberry, the noni tree is a small, flowering tree that bears fruit.

Why Do People Use Noni Juice?

People native to Polynesia have been using noni juice and fruit for their health benefits for many years. Noni became popular in the United States in the 1990s when the juice was marketed quite extensively in the United States by network marketing companies as a health beverage.

In Polynesia, noni fruit has been used for a variety of conditions such as constipation, diarrhea, skin inflammation, infection, and mouth sores. The leaves of the noni tree were used topically to heal wounds and for arthritis. The Benefits of Noni Juice: Can It Really Help?

While preliminary laboratory research suggests that compounds in noni may have tumor-fighting properties, the safety and effectiveness of noni in people hasn't been adequately tested in clinical studies.

Many of these studies have used unrealistically high doses (or concentrated noni compounds) that would be difficult to safely obtain from drinking the juice.

Most fruit contains antioxidants (compounds that protect your body's cells from damage), including noni. Other antioxidant-rich fruit include blueberry, raspberry, as well as goji berry, acai berry, mangosteen, camu camu and tart cherries. By protecting the body's cells, antioxidants have the potential to prevent diseases like diabetes.

Where to Find It

You can find noni juice in health food store. The fermented juice or juice extract is most common, but noni is also available concentrated in tablet or capsule form. Noni tastes bitter and has a strong smell, so the juice is normally sweetened.

Side Effects and Safety

Noni juice is high in potassium.

It should be avoided by people with kidney, heart, and liver disease or those taking potassium-sparing diuretics, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, or angiotensin receptor blockers. Using noni may result in hyperkalemia (a dangerous elevation of potassium levels).

Noni juice is also high in sugar, so people with certain conditions such as diabetes should be cautious.

The noni plant contains anthraquinones, which are said to be toxic to the liver and carcinogenic. A small number of case reports of liver injury (including hepatitis and liver failure) have been attributed to noni. For example, noni juice was linked to acute liver toxicity in a 14-year old boy, according to a case report. While there were additional factors in many of the case reports and the risk when using commercial products appears to be low, It's important to note that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn't analyze the content of dietary supplements before they are sold on the market.

If you are taking blood-thinning medication such as coumadin or have a bleeding disorder, you should avoid noni. Noni may also interact with other medications and treatments, such as phenytoin, UGT (uridine 5'-diphospho-glucuronosyltransferase), and chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

Noni hasn't been tested for safety in pregnant women, nursing mothers, children, and those with medical conditions or who are taking medications. You can get tips on using supplements here.

The Takeaway

While there is interesting laboratory research on noni extracts, so far, claims that they can fight cancer, diabetes, or any other condition in people have yet to be scientifically proven. If you're still considering trying it, be sure to speak with your health care provider to discuss whether it's appropriate for you.



Noni fruit

By Christina Larmer (bodyandsoul.com.au)

Get the nutritional facts about noni fruit.

Its advocates swear it cures everthing from heart disease to cancer, but does it live up to its claims?

The noni (Morinda citrifolia) is a small, tropical, evergreen tree which bears bumpy, greenish-yellow, grenade-shaped fruit. It grows throughout the tropics, including South-East Asia, India, Fiji, Hawaii, Tahiti and northern Australia, where it is sometimes called cheese fruit. It is also nicknamed the "vomit fruit" because of its strong smell, which worsens as the fruit ripens. It tastes fairly bland, which is why it is usually blended with other fruits when juiced. In Polynesia, the noni plant has been used for up to 2000 years as food, medicine and dye.

The roots, stems, bark, leaves, flowers and fruits are still used in many traditional societies to treat a range of conditions from nausea and period pain to asthma and tuberculosis. Noni juice is growing in popularity, especially in the US and South-East Asia, where you can buy prepackaged organic noni juice from health-food stores and some supermarkets. It is also available in teas, capsules, tablets and powder form, which is usually higher in nutrients such as vitamin C, niacin, iron and potassium.

• Noni juice has relatively low levels of vitamin C on its own, however its antioxidants are said to help heart disease and high blood pressure. One US study found smokers who drank noni juice daily for a month had a drop in total cholesterol and triglycerides. However, the study was funded by a US noni juice manufacturer, so more impartial research is needed.
• Another US researcher reviewed the results of 10,000 noni-juice drinkers and found regular consumption helped reduce symptoms in cancer patients and chronic-pain sufferers. Other preliminary research shows it helps maintain a healthy immune system and may have tumour-fighting properties. The US National Cancer Institute is currently funding research into noni's potential prevention and treatment of breast cancer.
• There are several other, less-substantiated health claims for noni juice. Advocates say it helps regulate hormone production, builds and strengthens bones, halts premature ageing, boosts energy and physical performance and helps with arthritis, obesity, chronic fatigue, depression, indigestion, allergies, headaches, drug addiction, colds and flu.
• Noni juice has high potassium levels and is potentially dangerous for people with chronic kidney disease. There are also reports of some people suffering liver damage from noni juice.
• Noni fruit contains high levels of glucose and is not recommended for diabetics. Large volumes may also cause constipation.
• Noni juice can be pricey and hard to find and you can easily get the same health benefits from more affordable juices such as orange, cranberry and tomato. (There is more vitamin C in a raw orange than in a glass of noni juice.)

5 Benefits Of Noni Juice You Should Know

(CureJoy Editorial)

Noni juice is made from the fruit of the noni plant. It has antioxidant properties that prevent cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Cell regeneration and wound healing will also get a boost. Plus, this juice can prevent mental decline and cardiovascular disease by protecting brain and heart cells. Additional benefits enhanced immunity, since noni juice protects T-cells from proteins that harm them. Noni leaves can also be made into a tea that’s linked to better bone health.

For many centuries, noni juice has been a medicinal superstar. It’s made from the fruit the noni plant, or Morinda citrifolia L. It goes by many names: Indian mulberry in India, ba ji tian in China, and nono in Tahiti. The most common name is noni, which is Hawaiian. All parts of the noni plant can be used, but the fruit makes a wonderful healing juice.

This juice isn’t consumed like apple or orange juice, though. It’s very potent, so it’s taken by the spoonful. Here are five remarkable health benefits and uses of noni juice.

5 Benefits Of Noni Juice

1. Antioxidant Activity

Noni juice has amazing antioxidant properties. Specifically, it activates a process called the Nrf2 pathway. This mechanism is the top most important regulator of antioxidant defense. Without this pathway, your body won’t be able to protect itself from cancer, diabetes, and chronic diseases. Cell regeneration and wound healing will also take a hit.

Noni juice can keep the Nrf2 pathway going. This will fuel antioxidant enzymes and combat foreign chemicals in the body. Even dangerous toxins will be neutralized, thanks to this powerful pathway.

This antioxidant influence will also benefit your skin. Because cell regeneration and wound healing will improve, minor cuts won’t stand a chance. Acne, which is technically an infection, will also heal much faster.

2. Improved Brain Function

A decline in brain health is a normal part of aging. In some people, this can progress into neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Noni juice can protect your brain, though. It prevents brain cells from dying by helping mitochondria function properly. Therefore, the juice has a therapeutic effect on neurodegeneration.

The antioxidants in noni juice also have benefits for brain function. Oxidative stress can take a toll on neurons, causing mental decline. But antioxidants can pump the brakes on neurological deterioration. These effects have been observed in a variety of diseases, from Alzheimer’s and HIV to multiple sclerosis.

3. Healthy Heart

Aging is also associated with a higher risk of heart disease. Over time, the endothelial cells – or the cells of the blood vessels and heart – begin to deteriorate. This triggers hardening of the arteries called atherosclerosis. However, according to BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, noni can put a stop to this.

It works by blocking the interactions needed to kill endothelial cells. These benefits are all thanks to the antioxidants found in pure noni juice.

4. Immune System Boost

Noni fruit juice and concentrates will enhance your immunity. It activates receptors that are linked to your immune system, making sure it’s in tip-top shape. Noni juice even suppresses a cytokine called IL-4, which harms the ability of T-cells to do their job. Because of these health benefits, noni juice may help when the immune system isn’t responding properly.

5. Bone Regeneration

Healthy bones are usually linked to calcium and milk. But according to a study in Nutrition, noni leaf tea can also help! This improves bone strength by boosting size and structure. Plus, it can suppress inflammation, making way for bone-forming cells called osteoblasts. This makes it especially useful for menopausal women who are at risk for bone problems like osteoporosis.

Noni tea isn’t the same as the juice. Regardless, these benefits certainly prove its powers. To reap the benefits of noni tea, make a cold version and drink it like a juice. The result will be a healthy, refreshing drink.

Safety

While noni juice has many health benefits, too much can be dangerous. Chronic intake has been linked to liver toxicity.8 For example, a study in World Journal of Gastroenterology reported that a woman developed hepatitis after drinking two liters of noni juice over three months.

While noni toxicity is rare, it pays to be careful. Avoid noni juice if you have a history of liver disease. Follow the instructions on the packaging and take the suggested serving size. The usual recommendation is 2 tablespoons daily.

If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, don’t take noni juice. It may harm your baby’s liver.


34 Benefits of Noni Fruit for Health

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Benefits of Noni Fruit for Health – Noni fruit is a native fruit that comes from southeast Asia. Fruit shape is slightly oval and somewhat grainy on the surface, but a lot of people who do not love the aroma of this fruit. In general, noni fruit used by some people for foodstuffs such as vegetables, salad and juice. For some people who do not like the noni fruit is, it’s good to know better the noni fruit, following a number of benefits of the noni fruit that has not been known.

In this world there are 80 kinds of noni, but that could get in or consumed by humans only 20 species only. Meanwhile, 60 other types are poisonous and if consumed will harm the body. Pace fruit beneficial to health because abortion is complete.

Ingredients Substance Noni Fruit

Benefit-fruit-mengkuduPada NCCAM research includes the study of noni for cancer, determine the safety and potential impact on the tumor and symptoms, as well as laboratory studies the effects of noni on prostate cancer cells.

In several laboratory studies, noni showed antioxidant content, stimulates the immune system and is against the tumor. The results have shown that the noni fruit, warrant further research for conditions such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Here are a variety of substances that exist in the pace or noni fruit:

Substances noni fruit is very good for the body, some of which are as follows:

1. Terpenoids Substance

Substance content of terpenoids in noni assist in the synthesis of organic useful for the recovery of the body’s cells.

2. Nutrition

Protein, vitamins and minerals that are important to complete obtained from noni fruit. Antioxidant called selenium contained in the noni fruit is one of the great antioxidant.

3. Anti-Bacterial (eg, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Protens morganii, Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis)

These substances kill bacteria that cause infection. The benefits of the noni fruit is also useful to control bacteria such deadly pathogens. This makes the pace fruit can kill the bacteria that can cause infection. Here are the different kinds of bacteria that can be killed using fruit pace:

• Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
• E coli.
• Bacillus subtilis.
• Protens morganii.
• Staphylococcus aureus.
• Salmonella.
• S. typhi.
• Scotmuelleri.
• Shigella dusenteriae.
• S. pradysenteriae.

4. Anti-Cancer Substances

Content of anti-cancer substances in noni fruit is very effective against abnormal cells, which makes the emergence of the problem of cancer symptoms.

5. Nutrition

Pace has a lot of nutrients in it. In general, the pace is a fruit that provide complete nutrition. Here are the different kinds of nutrients in noni:

• Protein.
• Vitamin.
• Mineral enough. Minerals in the fruit and leaves of pace.
• Selenium. Selenium is a mineral that function as antioxidants.
• Compound. Noni is also contained within a wide range of active compounds. The compounds in noni are compounds sterois plants, alizarin, lycine, caprylic acid, sosium, proxeronine, between multiple quinines, trace elemens, phenylalanine, magnesium.

6. Scolopetin. Scolopetin is a compound that bermnafaat to repel inflammation and allergies.

7. Xeronine and Proxeronine.

8. Bioactive substances.

9. Iridoid substances.

10. Fiber.

11. Methyl.

12. Acetyl.

13. Morindone.

14. Kapril acid.

Noni Plant Characteristics

Noni fruit with an eye to benefits are not fooled by plants or other vegetation should we know the characteristics of the noni plant. Here are the characteristics of the noni plant or pace:

1. Tree.

Noni tree is not too big and not too high. The high is only 4-6 meters. Dahan of rigid noni tree, its roots are stable and have a rough branches. Colour trunk brown and grayish.

2. Leaf.

The leaves of the noni tree leafy thick. Noni leaf lying face to face. The leaves are wide and big. Average leaf edge.

3. Flower.

Flower of noni plant compound, rounded flowers. Noni flower stalks 4 cm. Flower named noni fruit pansy, crowned with white flowers, its shape resembles a funnel and has a length of 1.5 cm. There stamens and lodged in the mouth of the crown. The noni flower buds amounted to two.

Benefits of Noni

Benefits of Noni fruit is able to improve health, and nutritional substances that many make noni has a wide range of health benefits. Here is a wide range of benefits gained from consuming noni or pace.

1. Relieve Headaches

Since the early days, many who use noni as a headache reliever (analgesic). The content of as much as 75% beat analgesic morphine sulfate to relieve pain.

2. Reduce High Blood Pressure

For those of you who have hypertension or high blood tenanan can make use of noni to lower blood pressure to normal. How can dengen consume directly with peeling skin or can also boil. The content of xeronine in Noni fruit useful to normalize a person’s blood pressure. Scopoletin useful phytonutrients substances dilate blood vessels to lower blood pressure. So the heart does not have to work too hard to pump blood.

3. Digestion

Consume noni fruit regularly can also aid digestion. Diseases such as, flatulence, vomiting, sores in the intestines and stomach ulcers can be treated with noni fruit. The fiber content is in the noni fruit beneficial for digestion. The trick is to consume noni before taking large portions.

4. Anti-Inflammatory

Benefits of Noni fruit that have anti-inflammatory properties that has been shown to prevent inflammation. Also lowers the risk of heart disease symptoms.

5. Boost Immunity

The content of minerals, vitamins, amino acids, peptides and enzymes contained in noni improve the immune system. Natural antioxidants, vitamin E and coenzyme Q10 the body needs to ward off free radicals. Vitamin C is in the noni fruit can also be useful to improve the immune system in the body so that various diseases can not enter into the body. People with low immune system can be easily affected by the disease.

6. Anti-Bacterial

In the noni fruit, there are also anti-bacterial properties contained in the anthraquinone compounds and stunned, nourish the skin from the attacks of parasites and fungi that cause skin diseases.

7. Lower Cholesterol

Dyslipidemia is an increase in blood cholesterol levels are a major factor for development of cardiovascular disease. A team of researchers Pakistan-Saudi use of water and ethanol-based extract of noni fruit, leaf and root to treat laboratory mice which had induced dyslipidemia. They found that all three extracts significantly reduced cholesterol and triglyceride levels in animals that have had dyslipidemia induced through the provision of a high-fat diet. The results were published in the 2010 issue of “Lipids in Health and Disease.”Substance xeronine and proxeronine can treat the content of bad cholesterol in the body. To treat cholesterol, you can boil the noni fruit and drink boiled water on a regular basis.

8. Prevent Cancer

Research has suggested the compound 2-methoxy-1,3,6-trihydroxyanthraquinone the noni fruit is good for preventing DNA damage that causes symptoms of cancer cells as well as good for maintaining healthy cells in the body. Pace or noni has high anti-oxidant substances. All food and herbal medicines that have high antioxidants helpful for preventing the spread of cancer cells and cancer cells in the body.

9. Treat Gout

Uric acid should not be underestimated. Uric acid can cause a variety of chronic diseases for example heart disease, stroke and many other diseases. Uric acid is characterized by cramps at night, cold feet and many others. Iridoid substances in pace or noni fruit can be useful to treat gout.

10.Treat Diabetes

Proxeronine substance is a substance which could be useful for treating diabetes. Whether it’s diabetes or diabetes wet dry. Diabetes should be treated immediately, because it is very dangerous if wet diabetes injured. It can infect the wound in the surrounding organs. So the process of amputation should be performed.

11. Treat goiter

Mumps is caused by the thyroid gland swelling. Treatment using a very easy pace fruit by reducing the consumption of salt and use the collar pieces are still mengkal pace. Besides consuming noni or regularly understate the pace tyorid gland in the neck.

12. Counteract free Radicals

Free radicals can affect the skin and health. Nowadays many free radicals around us. To counteract the free radicals required the consumption of noni fruit regularly. How can the herbs of noni noni juice or consume directly. Noni bioactive substances in can be used to ward off free radicals.

13. Expedite Blood Pereadaran

Noni or beneficial pace for circulation. Scopoletin substances can be useful for blood circulation. That’s because scopeletin substances can dilate blood vessels. The width of blood vessels that could improve blood circulation in the body.

14.Treat Infection

Infection can be caused by various bacteria in the body. Anti-bacterial substance that is in the noni fruit is useful to eliminate bacteria that could make the infection worse. In addition to killing bacteria, anti-bacterial agents are useful for controlling bacteria in the body.

15. Relieve Cough

Cough can be caused by bacteria and viruses that are around us. Consuming noni fruit can be useful to relieve cough and relieve cough. Anti-bacterial substance that is in the noni fruit useful to relieve itching and kills germs and diseases that exist in the throat. The trick is as follows:

• Boil two ripe noni fruit.
• Mix with half leaf bujanggut.
• Boil use two cups of water to a boil.
• Leave only one glass only.
• Strain the water and drink twice a day.
• The first time will make the itching in the throat is missing, then cough will subside over time.

16. Eliminate Jaundice

Jaundice can be characterized by yellowing of the body, weight loss, skin wrinkles and many others. Research points to the fact that noni can be beneficial to eliminate jaundice experienced by sufferers. How to make is as follows:

• Prepare two pace that has been cooked and remove smells.
• Noni noni puree and squeeze.
• Enter the honey into the juice of the noni.
• Mix well.
• Drink three times

17. Cure Inflammation of the Intestine

Someone who experienced inflammation of the intestine can be cured using Noni or pace. Scolopetin substances contained in noni fruit useful to relieve inflammation and sores in the intestine.

18.mengobati gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis same characteristics with ulcer patients. It will be sore stomach and twisted. To treat stomach ulcers, you can take advantage of substances in the womb scolopetin noni. The trick is to boil along with the noni noni leaf. Regularly drink three times a day until the sore healed.

19.Treat Food Poison

People affected by food poison can be relieved using noni. That’s because in mengudu substances contained antibacterial substances that can neutralize bacteria in the poisoned food. Food poisoning can be caused by food that is expired and also foods that are processed using materials that are not hyegienic. Feature the food poisoning are:

• Pale face.
• Dizzy.
• Nausea and vomiting.
• Stomach ache.
• CHAPTER continuously.

20. Laryngitis

Strep throat is characterized by sores in the throat caused by injury and infection in the throat. The inflammation can be treated using noni. Scolopetin substances contained in the noni fruit to treat inflammation in the throat.

21.Bronkitis

Bronchitis can be treated using noni. Anti-bacterial substances contained in the noni fruit is useful to prevent bacteria into the lungs and kill bacteria in the lungs. The consumption of noni regularly can eliminate bacteria in the lungs so that bronchitis is getting better.

22. Treat Skin Inflammation

Inflammation can be characterized by Ruan skin redness on the skin surface. Scolopetin substances in noni fruit can treat inflammation of the skin you have.

23. Treat Toothache

Antibiotics can be changed using noni. That’s because in noni are anti-bacterial substance that can make dental pain subsided and lost due to the bacteria that cause tooth pain has been eliminated.

24. Treat Burns

Burns can happen to anyone. When burned, the skin cells become damaged. Therefore, for healing, the cells are damaged should be updated. Noni can be used to treat burns. That’s because there is a substance in noni terpenoids which can restore damaged cells in the body.

25. Heal Ulcers

Ulcers can be cured using pace. Zan anti-bacterial in Noni can be used to treat ulcers. The trick is to grate the noni and paste it on ulcers.

26. Treat Dysentery

Dysentery caused by shigella bacteria dusenteriae. The bacteria can be killed using noni. Anti-bacterial substances contained in the noni fruit can cure dysentery by killing the bacteria that cause dysentery.

27. Resolve Diarrhea

The bacteria salmonella and e coli is a type of bacteria that can cause a person to suffer from diarrhea. Diarrhea can be cured with the content of noni noni because it has anti-bacterial agent. Anti-bacterial substances can kill the salmonella bacteria / e coli and treat diarrhea.

28. Increase Energy

Protein is in the noni fruit useful to produce energy in the body. In addition to improving the energy Noni is known to be very important to help reduce the feeling of suffocation.

29. Decrease Pain

Noni is analgesic in nature so that it can reduce pain. Useful analgesic to relieve the pain of headaches. Joint pain can be treated using this medicine. Noni has analgesic substances by 75 percent. People affected by joint pain can be treated using noni with the properties of morphine sulfate present in the noni fruit.

30. Reduce Fever

Fever can also be removed and treated with noni. How to treat fevers using noni is as follows:

• Take the noni fruit.
• Mix with grated kencur.
• Boil both the material.
• Use two cups of water and leave just still one glass only.
• strain
• Drinking water boiled on a regular basis.

31. Treat Tumors

Benign tumors can be treated using noni. Noni is rich in antioxidants that can shrink tumors and fight tumor cells in the body.

32. Eliminate Scaly Skin

For women who want to have smooth and moist skin, can use the noni fruit. Noni fruit can also smooth the skin. The trick is as follows:

• Peel the noni fruit.
• Iris big noni fruit.
• Scaly skin that can spread using the meat section of the noni fruit.
• Diamkanlah for up to 10 minutes.
• Dip a clean cloth in warm water.
• Portions were smeared with noni cleaned using a cloth that has been dipped into the warm water.
• Do it regularly.

33. Healthy Bone

Noni fruit has a substance in the form of methyl, acetyl, kapril acid, which bemanfaat morindone to strengthen bones and increase bone density in the body. People whose bones dense and strong will be protected from various kinds of bone diseases. For example bone or oesteoporosis and many others.

34. Cure Hemorrhoid

The content is in noni and noni leaf in useful for curing hemorrhoid disease. How to treat it very easily by consuming noni fruit stew mixed with leaves. How to make :

• Boil the leaves and noni with two glasses of water and leave just become one glass only.
• After that, drink water boiled on a regular basis.
• Hemorrhoid is also increasingly alleviated with fiber content in the noni fruit, so hemorrhoid sufferers will be smooth digestion and avoid constipation.
Side Effects Noni Fruit

Noni may be safe when consumed in the recommended amount of consumption. But there are concerns when consumed noni for treatment, which may be in an amount that is not safe.

Special warnings Noni Consumption :
• Pregnant and lactating women

Avoid consuming noni during pregnancy because historically, the noni fruit is often used for abortion. Similarly, when breast-feeding, should avoid the consumption of noni fruit, because not enough is known about the safety of noni during breastfeeding.

• Kidney problems

In the womb of noni contained potassium in considerable amounts. This could be a problem, especially for people with kidney disease. Do not consume noni if you have kidney problems.

• Diseases of the liver

Noni are linked to several cases of liver damage. Avoid consuming noni, if you have liver dysfunction disease.

Noni fruit, leaves, flowers, stems, roots and even bark is widely used as a herbal medicine media. The effectiveness of Noni fruit had not yet been proven. Even the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has issued several warnings to the drug’s manufacturer of noni herb, which claims to health which is not supported by the facts. So we as consumers, must be smart to choose a treatment that is completely safe.

Based on the article above we know that noni has many benefits for human health. and after knowing about the facts above, we no need to worry about getting disease and no need to use any life insurance.


Noni Plant May Yield New Drugs To Fight Tuberculosis

(American Chemical Society)

HONOLULU - Known to herbalists for its healing powers, the native Hawaiian noni plant has been found to kill the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. The finding could lead to new drugs to fight the disease, according to research presented here today during the 2000 International Chemical Congress of Pacific Basin Societies. Tuberculosis has resurfaced recently due to the emergence of drug-resistant strains, and is particularly prevalent in Hawaii.

The weeklong scientific meeting, held once every five years, is hosted by the American Chemical Society, in conjunction with its counterparts in Australia, Canada, Japan and New Zealand.

Noni, also known as Indian mulberry or its scientific name, Morinda citrifolia, is an evergreen plant that is recognized by its foul-smelling, green-skinned fruit. It is found throughout the world, particularly in Asia and northern Australia. Hawaii is the major source of noni in the United States.

While traditional Hawaiian healers have long used the plant to treat patients afflicted with tuberculosis (TB), this study represents the first report identifying the compounds that may be responsible for this action, according to researchers at the University of Santo Tomas (UST), Manila, Philippines.

The researchers randomly screened a group of native plants for potential activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes TB. In laboratory tests, a concentration of extracts from the leaves of the noni showed a significant inhibitory rate, killing 89 percent of the pathogens, they say. This compares favorably with rifampicin, a drug commonly used to treat TB, which has an inhibition rate of 97 percent at the same concentration, according to the researchers.

The active compounds were isolated from the extract and found to be phytosterols (plant steroids). The compounds are structurally different from those drugs that are typically used to treat TB, indicating that the compounds may act under a different mechanism that could be useful for building an alternative drug to fight resistant bacterial strains, the researchers say. An additional drug source could also provide cheaper alternatives to more expensive drugs for treating TB, they add.

"I hope that pharmaceutical companies will pay attention to this research and explore the noni plant as a potential source of drugs," says Jonel Saludes, who was the lead researcher on the study when he was a graduate student at UST. He is currently an assistant professor in the department of chemistry at the University of San Agustin, Iloilo City, Philippines, and is pursuing his Ph.D.

Saludes declined to speculate how much of the extract is needed to achieve a therapeutic effect in humans, as the extract has not yet been tested in animals. Also unknown is whether the active chemicals are found in other parts of the plant, including the fruit, stems and roots. Studies on the fruit are ongoing, he says.

The noni plant has been used for hundreds of years to treat a variety of other illnesses, including heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The plant's popularity has recently surged in the United States and Southeast Asia. The noni's fruit has been processed into juices, pills and other products that are sold in health food stores and over the Internet.

Like other herbal remedies, the curative powers of noni remain largely unproven, while its potential health risks are unknown. Still, the plant has become the target of a growing number of studies.

The incidence of tuberculosis is increasing worldwide, due largely to the emergence of drug- resistant bacteria. In 1999, Hawaii had the highest rate of TB in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unless improved efforts are undertaken to stem the growing threat worldwide, the disease will continue to rise, health officials warn.

More than 8,000 research papers will be presented during this year's International Chemical Congress, which is sponsored jointly by the American Chemical Society, the Chemical Society of Japan, the Canadian Society of Chemistry, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and the New Zealand Institute of Chemistry.

Jonel Saludes is an assistant professor in the department of chemistry at the University of San Agustin in Iloilo City, Philippines.

The study was funded by the Philippine government, the International Foundation for Science, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


10 Amazing Benefits of Noni Juice: Drink Up!

(NDTV Food)

Noni juice is derived from the fruit of a tropical evergreen plant called Noni (popularly known as Indian mulberry). It is a shrub native to Southern and South-East Asia and the Pacific islands, and is even mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic texts. “The fruit of the noni has been used medicinally to boost the immune system and detoxify the body for thousands of years,” says Dr. Manoj K. Ahuja, Fortis Hospital. It is rich in powerful antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B3 (niacin) and iron. Baltimore-based Pediatrician Dr. Mona Harrison, MD says, “I have a variety of patients who have benefited from Noni juice, and it would seem to many people that something magical is happening because it affects so many bodily systems”.

Australian model Miranda Kerr has been drinking Tahitian Noni juice for 14 years now and it’s the one thing she can’t live without, especially when she has a long day ahead of her. “It’s not only great for your skin, but also for your general well-being”.

Here are 10 health benefits of Noni juice, and why it’s good for you -

10 Noni Juice Benefits

1. Treats Arthritis: Dr. Ahuja of Fortis Hospital says, “The main complaint from patients who suffer from arthritis is pain. Various studies suggest that Noni juice helps alleviate pain and reduce joint destruction implicated in arthritis due to its analgesic properties”. If you lead a healthy lifestyle and drink Noni juice daily, you can reduce arthritis pain to the minimum.

2. Lowers Risk of Gout: Gout is a kind of arthritis that is caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints. Dr. Anshul Bhatnagar of Batra Hospital says, “Studies have shown that Noni juice can reduce uric acid concentration in the blood, thereby lowering the risk of gout.”

3. Boosts Energy: “For thousands of years, Noni juice has been used to combat general body weakness, boost energy levels and improve the overall physical performance of the body”, says Dr. Ashutosh Gautam, Clinical Operations and Coordination Manager at Baidyanath.

4. Moisturises Skin: Dr. Deepali Bhardwaj, Dermatologist says, “Noni juice is a powerhouse of antioxidants and works as a great moisturiser if applied on the skin”. It naturally replenishes and repairs your skin.

5. Fights Aging: Want skin like Miranda Kerr? Noni juice is packed with Vitamin C and selenium which help fight free radicals, preserve skin elasticity and reverse the adverse effects of ageing.

6. Treats Scalp Irritation: Dr Reema Arora, Delhi-based Dermatologist says, “While there is not much medical literature on Noni juice, we can say it has several benefits from conventional wisdom since it is derived from the noni fruit. It has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and can thus help treat scalp irritation.”

7. Prevents Cancer: “Noni juice contains a whole slew of cancer fighting nutrients,” says Dr. Bhatnagar. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, “Noni has shown immune-stimulating and tumor-fighting properties. The National Cancer Institute is funding preliminary research on Noni for breast cancer prevention and treatment.”

8. Boosts Immunity: “Strengthened immune system is yet another benefit of noni juice,” adds Dr. Ahuja. Scopoletin present in noni juice possesses anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and anti-histamine properties that boost the immune defense mechanism of the body.

9. Reduces Stress: According to Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards, “Noni juice helps manage stress and reduces the impact of stress on cognitive function."

10. Treats Fever: Studies suggest that Noni juice has antiviral properties and helps get rid of cough, fever and body ache.

It is important to “take a shot of noni juice on a daily basis to reap the benefits. It is best consumed in small quantities,” suggests Dr. Anshul Bhatnagar. Note: Noni juice has a pungent smell, one that’s not easy to describe. So take a shot and chase it with pineapple juice or something strong to mask the flavour.


How to Use Noni Fruit

(San Francisco Gate)

The fruit of a shrub called the noni plant (Morinda citrifolia) has been part of herbal medicine for thousands of years. Native to the Polynesian Islands, Southeast Asia and Australia, noni produces a small, greenish-yellow, bumpy-surfaced fruit. You can use noni fruit in several ways, including pressing it into a juice or consuming it in supplement form. Noni flesh contains several compounds with possible health benefits, but you should discuss these with your doctor to decide if consuming noni might be helpful for your situation. Making Juice

Fresh noni fruit may be available at specialty stores, but the entire fruit isn't usually consumed because it contains many seeds and has flesh with an odd, slightly unpleasant odor. You can press noni fruit into juice, either with a juicer or by squeezing ripe fruit through cheesecloth. The bland flavor of noni juice can be enhanced by mixing it with other juices, such as grape or peach juice, or by adding a splash of raspberry or strawberry syrup to freshly squeezed juice. Noni juice and blended juices containing noni are also available in cans or bottles at health food stores. Use processed noni juice with caution if you are diabetic, since some products may contain added sugar.

Noni Supplements

Noni fruit supplements are available at health food stores, either as a liquid extract or as dry powder in capsules or tablets. No recommended daily dose of noni supplements has been established, but 500 milligrams of extract daily is considered safe and nontoxic for healthy adults. The safety of noni supplements during pregnancy or breast-feeding hasn't been established, and noni shouldn't be consumed by people with kidney disease because of its high content of potassium, which can place stress on the kidneys.

Reducing Inflammation and Pain

If you have or are at risk for a painful inflammatory condition such as arthritis, laboratory research suggests that consuming noni juice or supplements could help relieve pain and reduce inflammation. For example, a study published in 2009 in "Phytotherapy Research" found that laboratory animals given water containing a puree of noni flesh showed reduced pain sensitivity, compared to a group that drank only plain water. In the same study, cultured human immune cells called monocytes released less of a factor related to inflammation when exposed to a noni extract than control cells. While the results are promising, these laboratory studies still need confirmation in trials of noni's effects on human subjects.

Potentially Preventing Cancer

The noni fruit contains several antioxidant compounds that may have anti-tumor effects, according to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Antioxidants help the body rid itself of free radicals -- chemicals that can raise your risk of chronic disease, such as cancer, Such chemicals form during digestion or after exposure to toxins. A study published in 2001 in "Cancer Research" showed that one of these compounds, called noni-ppt, suppressed conversion of normal cultured cells into cancer cells, while another study published in 2003 in "Phytotherapy Research" found that the compound suppressed cancer in 25 percent to 45 percent of laboratory animals with tumors. The cancer center reports that a clinical trial with human subjects is under way to test noni's possible anti-cancer effects, but the findings were not yet available as of January 2014.



Search for arthritis cure opened the door to entrepreneurship

By Veerendra P.M.
Annually, Srinivasamurthy earns about Rs. 4.8 lakh an acre by cultivating Noni plants

Back in 2003, A.K. Srinivasmurthy, farmer from Mrugavadhe village in Tirthahalli taluk, was bedridden owing to arthritis. He never imagined that his health problem that kept him in bed for three years would turn out to be boon, transforming him into a successful agricultural entrepreneur.

When all forms of treatment had failed, he started consuming a juice prepared from Noni fruit (Indian mulberry), as suggested by a local Ayurveda practitioner. “Within three months, I could notice a positive improvement in my health. I returned to normal duties within a short span of time,” he said.

Ambuja, his wife, would prepare the Noni juice by procuring the fruit from forest-dwellers near Gokarna in Sirsi district. When the fruit juice had a positive effect on his health, he started spreading the word on the advantages of the Noni juice that helps mitigate ailments such as arthritis, piles, constipation and diabetes. Soon, people from faraway began visiting his house to take suggestions on health-related issues.

Soon Mr. Srinivasmurthy decided to cultivate the Noni fruit on two acres of land near Raminakoppa village. He invested nearly Rs. 20,000 per acre, and he harvested the fruit after 18 months of planting the sapling.

Cultivating the fruit proved lucrative. According to Mr. Srinivasmurthy, he planted 300 saplings on each acre of land. And the average annual yield was around 24 tonnes an acre. The market price of Noni is about Rs. 20 a kg., and got an annual return of about Rs. 4.8 lakh an acre.

Noni is not a water-intensive crop and can be cultivated without using chemicals. Pest and fungal attacks, if any, can be managed with the use of Trichoderma. Green leaf manure and cow dung can be mixed in the soil to increase fertility. Noni is well-suited for all types of climate in India, he added.

Mr. Srinivasmurthy established a state-of-the-art Noni juice production unit on his land at Raminakoppa in 2009. The fruit is boiled for some time in water, purified through the reverse osmosis process. The concoction is filtered and bottled. Noni fruit is bitter in taste and its smell is pungent. De-bittering is done by adding the powder of Stevia leaves to it. In addition, the juice of Garcinia Cambogia fruit, locally known as Murugaluhuli, is mixed in the concoction to obscure the pungent smell.

Mr. Srinivasmurthy also established a firm titled Val You Products for marketing Noni products. Three different types of juices prepared from Noni are sold under the brand name Amrit Noni.

The Department of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) has accorded Good Manufacturing Practitioner (GMP) tag to Amrith Noni. The product has also got AGMARK certification.

Mr. Srinivasmurthy is now apprising farmers in the vicinity of the benefits of Noni cultivation. Six farmers with a total land holding of 25 acres have entered into an agreement with him to supply Noni fruit for preparing the juice continuously.

He has provided Noni saplings developed in his nursery to these farmers and also provides technical advice on its cultivation.



10 Amazing Health Benefits of Noni

By Michelle Blackwood

Morinda citrifola, commonly known as great morinda, Indian mulberry, nunaakai (Tamil Nadu, India), dog dumpling (Barbados), mengkudu (Indonesia and Malaysia), apatot (Philippines), kumudu (Bali), pace (Java), beach mulberry, cheese fruit, or noni (Hawaii), is a fruit native to Southeast Asia and Australasia. It is green at first, then turns yellow as it ripens, giving off a pungent odor. Weaver ants are attracted to it, which protects the plant from plant-parasitic insects.

It is most commonly sold in juice form. There are different types, such as unsweetened, sweetened, diluted with grape or other berry juices, or even noni powder mixed with water or juice. The best kind would be unsweetened, with pulp. Additives such as sweeteners and preservatives will cancel out the effects it has on your body, making it redundant; the pulp contains the most nutrients. Noni has a bad reputation of being a spam product, from ads saying that it is a cure-all. This is not true, and most of the products on the market are indeed hurting more than helping.

Nevertheless, noni may be what you are looking for to help alleviate pain or boost your immune system. Here are the 10 most important benefits this fruit has in detail.

1. Analgesic – Noni has the nicknames of “The Tree For Headaches” or “The Painkiller Tree”. Studies have shown that noni reduced pain comparable to the drugs tramadol and hydrocortisone, making it effective for arthritic and other joint pains.

2. Immune system booster – Noni activates macrophages and strengthens the immune system, which then produces more lymphocytes. It also contains antibacterial agents that fight infectious bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.

3. Antidepressant/sedative – Noni stimulates seratonin and melatonin, two very important hormones. Seratonin affects mood, emotions, and sleep; imbalance in levels of serotonin may contribute to depression. Melatonin regulates the Circadian rhythm, which helps you sleep; keeping this regular will help you get a good night’s rest, also improving your mood.

4. Skincare/hair – Noni’s properties are useful on skin and scalp conditions, such as eczema and ringworm; also rubbed on scalp for lustrous hair; and will keep your skin young. Just rub some juice on affected skin/scalp, leave on for 15 minutes, rinse off. Ingestion of juice may help your nails to grow stronger.

5. Anti-tumor/anti-cancer – Noni stimulates the production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is an extremely useful substance, one that is at the base of many of noni’s benefits. In this case, it reduces tumor growth and helps your body fight against the cancerous replication of cells. It also contains an immunomodulatory polysaccharide rich substance known as noni-ppt that further fights cancer. The immune boosting properties I mentioned in an above section are also a great help. One more thing that’s important are the amount of phytochemicals in noni that fight cancer. Phytochemicals are found in vegetables and herbs, if eaten regularly will build up preventive amounts. In the case of cancer already being present, noni and other plants with high amonts will slow, stop, or totally reverse the cancer process.

6. Hypertension – Noni is high in phytonutrients, selenium, and vitamin C, which fights free radical damage on blood vessel walls; scopoletin, a compound that may lower blood pressure; it is alkaline, which keeps bodily fluids from becoming too acidic, therefore hurting free radicals. It also has proxeronine, which is needed for the body to produce xeronine. Xeronine helps coordinate the cells to work harmonious, lowering stress and in turn, blood pressure. Also has the amino acid, tryptophan. When tryptophan enters the blood stream and goes to cells, it helps produce other substances that are important, such as even more seratonin, which is great for lowering blood pressure by way of its relaxing effect.

7. Cholesterol – Noni prevents the absorption of LDL cholesterol, thus reducing plaque in arteries, keeping you healthy and alive longer.

8. Memory – Noni, as mentioned before, prevents absorption of cholesterol by way of its large amount of phytosterols. This directly helps your brain stay healthier, and plaque does not build up in arteries feeding the brain, keeping it properly oxygenated.

9. Irritable Bowel Syndrome/constipation – Noni is high in soluble fiber, which helps ease the strain on your intestines and softens stool. Also has necessary vitamins and minerals to keep your intestines healthy.

10. Antibacterial/antifungal/antiviral – Noni has properties to fight infections comparable to that of prescription drugs. It contains anthraquinones, scopoletin, and terpenes, among others all work together to fight diseases.


Does noni fruit treat diabetes, what’s the evidence?

By Alice Ziyaaba

Many people entertain needless anxieties and fear when diagnosed with diabetes, others succumb to depression upon hearing that they have this disease, often due to numerous misconceptions and inadequate knowledge about the condition. They are willing to try ‘anything’ and suddenly become gullible out of desperation.

The good news is that, better options do exist. Approved lifestyle changes and dietary modifications have been shown to effectively contribute to the management of diabetes. The Noni fruit, among other foods, is believed to possess peculiar properties important in diabetes management.

The fruit

Noni fruits are multiple, oblong, ovoid and pyramidal drupes. They are soft and watery with a cheesy aroma (bad taste and smell) and have a colour range from white, greenish white to yellowish white.

Nutritionally, noni fruit contains vitamins such as B1, B2, B3, C, E, folate and beta-carotene and minerals, including calcium, potassium, iron and phosphorus. The fruit can be eaten when ripe or processed into fermented or unfermented juices, puree, tea, capsules, lozenges or syrups. The juice or puree can be sweetened to enhance its taste.

Health claims

These stem from the various compounds noni contains. For example, it contains prexeronine known to produce endorphins that can cheer one up and improve the state of mind. Noni also contains damnacanthol which is said to stimulate the production of lymphocytes that defend the body against diseases. Moreover, its scopoletin relieves pain and supports the cardiovascular system. Its xeronine content also supports body regeneration. Perhaps this is the reason for noni’s blood sugar lowering effect, especially in the case of type one diabetes where the cells for insulin production are destroyed.

 What then is diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus is a group of metabolic diseases characterised by high blood sugar levels resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both. It is a chronic health problem with devastating, yet preventable consequences.

In the year 2015, two thirds of people with diabetes in Africa were undiagnosed. According to the World Health Organisation, in 2016, diabetes prevalence was 4.6 per cent and 5.0 per cent among males and females, respectively, in Ghana.

The management of diabetes includes lifestyle modification (appropriate diet and regular physical activity); oral medications and/or insulin therapy.

The evidence

Some studies have shown blood sugar lowering effect of noni. Recent studies in rats found that noni juice demonstrated a synergistic action with insulin while others using fermented noni juice revealed a significant reduction in blood glucose levels. Nonetheless, there are controversies surrounding these claims based on the following factors:

• Differences in the sample type: fruit, leaves, bark of the tree or other parts of the plant used for the experiment.
• The amount of noni used and duration was unknown in most of the studies.
• Studies among humans found no significant effect on blood sugar and lipids.
• Therefore, further research in this area is required to reach more precise conclusions.
The Ghana situation

Noni is available in Ghana and it comes as pure juice, tea or fruit sold in the markets and pharmaceutical shops. No known published study on noni and diabetes has been done in Ghana. People are, however, aware of the potential health benefits of noni. The danger, however, is when noni products are being marketed or taken as medicines to treat or cure medical conditions, including diabetes.

Conclusion

Noni does not treat diabetes but may contribute to the overall health. It is a fruit and should form part of the overall diet of an individual; it should not be treated as a drug. Diabetics are not restricted from eating fruits, for that matter noni. However, exercise caution, especially when the juice is sweetened. The rule of the thumb is moderation and variety.

Currently, there is no evidence that diabetes can be cured but it can be controlled. There is also not enough evidence to support the use of noni to lower blood sugar levels in humans. Therefore, diabetics must of necessity consult with healthcare providers such as the dietitian, physician or pharmacist, before using any dietary supplement, including noni.

The good news for diabetics is that diabetes is like any other disease which demands caring for oneself, seeking medical attention, adhering to treatment, self monitoring of blood glucose, healthy eating and regular physical activity. The complications can be prevented, delayed or managed. Having diabetes is not a death sentence and you can live well with diabetes!


Natural Hawaiian Noni Juice Benefits, Facts, and Dosage

(Healthy New Age)
Traditional Hawaiian Noni Juice Products

What is Noni Juice, (Morinda Citrafolia)? Learn About Noni Juice Facts and Benefits

Another name for this medicinal plant that the Hawaiians refer to as, Morinda Citrafolia is Indian Mulberry.

This small tree blooms multiple times a year and produces blossoms which bear a bumpy fruit that is about the size of a potato. It’s lumpy appearance give it an awkward shape, and its surface is a bit waxy. The semi-translucent skin changes color as it ripens. It changes from green to yellow, and almost white when it is quite ripe.

Hawaiian and Tahitian Natives will tell you the juice, and leaves offer healing properties, and they will also share that the fruit both smells and tastes quite rancid. Luckily the smell decreases when the fruit ferments and juice is prepared.

Living in Hawaii, we have local Noni trees, and local juice available. I tried some, and must say it is an experience I will remember. Definitely not my preference to take Noni juice without masking its flavor. Best I can describe the taste was like drinking limburger cheese that had soaked in stale beer out in the hot sun for a few weeks. But don’t let that stop you from learning more about the benefits of natural noni juice.

When the juice goes through the Fermentation process it increases both the quality and quantity of naturally occurring beneficial microorganisms. The taste also improves during this process.

Puna Noni Juice Benefits

For centuries the use of Noni products has been found around the world for centuries due to its healing properties. This is particularly true in Southeast Asia and South Pacific. The Polynesians also use/used the leaves from the Noni tree to address many types of health challenges.

Since the 1930s Noni juice began growing in popularity as a recognized folk remedy. It is gaining popularity as more people hear about its natural healing properties and manufacturers are finding ways to harness its gifts mask its bitter taste. Now you can find various noni supplements, in juices, pills, teas and tablets. It really is a helpful dietary supplement that supports the body’s overall health when taking a daily noni juice dosage. There are many new studies being conducted due to treatment results for cancer, diabetes, and even its antioxidative properties to reverse the effects of aging.

One company that offers a high quality product called the Noni Connection. They use the whole fruit and process it to ensure it contains no bacteria. Some manufactures of noni juice and products do not use a heat method, but this company does to meet FDA requirements. Some feel that heating can easily destroy the plants healing capabilities, however the NoniConnection feels

How is Noni Juice Made?

The NoniConnections 100% pure Hawaiian Noni juice is made only from the fruit of the Noni plant which is grown by farmers in the volcanic enriched soil of Puna. Puna is located on the Big Island of Hawaii. Once the fruit is picked it is cleaned and placed into sterile tanks for two months to undergo an aging or fermentation process. Then the Noni fruit is cold-pressed and immediately taken to the facility where it is pasteurized and bottled. Then the Hawaii Dept of Health inspects the final product before it is sent to market or put on the shelf.

Why Should I Buy Hawaiian Noni?

It is not hard to make your own Noni juice if you live where the plant grows. And Noni juice need not be expensive like many of the Tahitian Noni Juice products on the market. The only difference in the plant is really where it grows. Many of the juices you buy on the market are blended with other substances and are not pure Noni juice at all. Click the following link to learn how to make your own Noni juice.



Benefit of Noni Capsules

By Joanne Marie

If you're interested in herbal medicine, you may have heard of noni, the fruit of a Polynesian plant that's commonly called the Indian mulberry or lada plant, Morinda citrifolia. The fleshy, yellowish fruit has been part of traditional medicine for centuries, recommended by practitioners for many different ailments. Consumed as fresh or fermented juice in some parts of the world, noni fruit extract is also available as a supplement in capsules. Modern research suggests that noni capsules may have significant benefits, helping keep you healthy and disease-free.

Antimicrobial Properties

Natural compounds in noni supplements may help prevent or slow the growth of several microorganisms that can cause infectious diseases, according to the findings of some research studies. For example, a study published in the July-September 2012 issue of the "Journal of Conservative Dentistry" reported that treatment of dental shavings with noni extract resulted in 86 percent inhibition of growth of pathogenic bacteria, compared to untreated specimens. Another study published in 2006 in the "American Journal of Chinese Medicine" found that noni extract interfered with growth of fungal organisms, including Candida albicans, which causes vaginal yeast infections. These findings led the authors to conclude that noni may have potential as a therapy for this and other fungal disorders.

Anti-Cancer Benefits

Compounds in noni supplements may have significant anti-cancer properties, according to research summarized by experts at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, who suggest that noni might slow growth of cancerous tumors. For example, a laboratory study published in 2013 in the "Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention" found that noni extract was nearly as effective as a chemotherapy drug in killing cultured cervical cancer cells. The authors concluded that noni induces cancer cells to die through an irreversible process called apoptosis. Other laboratory studies summarized by the cancer center experts support noni's ability to prevent or slow growth of cancer cells, but this possible benefit still needs confirmation in clinical trials with human subjects.

Other Benefits

Noni supplements may also help boost your immune system and increase your resistance to pathogens. Research published in the July 2010 issue of "Pharmaceutical Biology" found that noni extract increases growth of different types of immune cells, including B and T lymphocytes, by up to about 44 percent in cultured cells and in laboratory animals. Noni compounds might also improve blood cholesterol levels and cardiovascular health, according to current research. In one clinical study involving 132 adult smokers, published in "Scientific World Journal" in 2012, subjects who consumed noni juice for one month had lower levels of cholesterol, unhealthy triglycerides and other cardiovascular risk markers compared to a placebo group.

The Supplement

Noni supplements are available in capsule form from most health food stores. No minimum effective dosage of noni has been established, but consuming up 500 milligrams daily is considered safe and without significant side effects for healthy adults. Noni's safety hasn't been confirmed during pregnancy or breast-feeding, and no one with kidney disease should consume it because of its high content of potassium. Noni supplements might interact with some medications, including chemotherapy drugs, blood thinners and other prescription medicines. Discuss use of noni with your doctor to decide if it might be helpful for you.


What Are the Differences Between Noni & Corossol Fruit?

By Joanne Marie

Noni and corossol are two tropical fruits that have played a part in herbal and alternative medicine for centuries. Although popular in many parts of the world, the two fruits have quite different origins. Their biologically active components and medicinal uses are also distinctly different. Before using either noni or corossol as health tonics or alternative treatments, discuss their potential benefits and contraindications with your doctor to decide what is best for your situation.

Origins

The noni plant, or Morinda citrifolia, is an evergreen shrub native to Australia and parts of Southeast Asia and Polynesia. Also called Indian mulberry, the noni fruit is fleshy, yellow, oval-shaped and about 4 inches long. Corossol fruit, also called soursop, graviola or custard apple, comes from a tree, Anona muricata, native to African and South American forests. It reaches a height of about 30 feet at maturity, has long, leathery leaves and roots that are quite shallow and spreading. The fruit has external spikes and is large, usually weighing several pounds. Its flesh is white, juicy and filled with abundant dark seeds.

Juices and Extracts

A ripe noni fruit has a slightly unpleasant, cheesy odor. When pressed, its flesh produces a juice that is consumed either fresh or after fermenting. Extracts of noni are also available in capsules or pills from health food stores. Corossol is the basis of a popular, sweetened juice in Spanish-speaking South American countries, where the fruit is called guanabana. Corossol supplements are also used in herbal medicine and available as extracts from health food stores.

Constituents and Uses

Noni fruit contains a number of natural, biologically active components, including caproic acids, glycosides, terpenes and certain alkaloids. Although exactly how these ingredients act is not known, experts at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center indicate that noni may stimulate your immune system and help slow growth of cancerous tumor cells, effects that are due to its antioxidant properties. It might also have positive effects on the cardiovascular system. However, studies on noni and human subjects are still needed to confirm these possible benefits. Corossol fruit contains natural ingredients different from those of noni, including compounds called acetogenins, quinolones and annomuricins. These components may have antiviral, antiparisitic and anti-inflammatory actions, and they may also suppress the growth of drug-resistant cancer cells. As with noni, however, research on human subjects and corossol is still needed.

Cautions

Noni and corossol fruit have significant but different potential side effects and contraindications. Because it is high in potassium, noni is not a good choice if you have kidney disease or are on a potassium-restricted diet. Also, avoid noni if you have liver disease, and do not combine it with chemotherapy drugs, blood thinners or heart medicines. Corossol fruit may stimulate the uterus and should not be taken if you are pregnant. If you consume fresh corossol fruit, do not consume its seeds, since they contain certain alkaloids that may harm nerve cells and cause neurological symptoms similar to those of Parkinson's disease. The seeds also contain a chemical that may cause severe irritation to the eyes.


What Is Noni Juice Good for Healthwise?

By J.J. Ashton

Morinda citrifolia, commonly referred to as noni, is an evergreen shrub that grows throughout tropical regions of the South Pacific. Noni juice is made by fermenting the fruit of the noni tree, and it has a long history of use for a wide range of medicinal purposes. You can find noni juice at most health food stores, but you should talk to your health care practitioner before self-medicating with noni.

Nutritional Benefits

Noni juice is nutrient-dense and contains a variety of minerals, including selenium, calcium, zinc, copper, iron and sulfur. It is an exceptionally rich source of potassium, which is a beneficial mineral and electrolyte that helps to lower blood pressure and support overall heart health. Noni juice also contains a range of health-promoting fatty acids, including linoleic acid, and a variety of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Finally, noni contains chlorophyll, which helps to remove heavy metals from the body and oxygenate the blood.

Antioxidant Benefits

Noni is a potent source of numerous health-promoting antioxidants. It contains vitamin C, plant sterols and terpenes -- organic plant compounds -- all of which help to scavenge free radicals in the body and prevent them from causing damage to your cells and DNA. Noni juice is also a rich source of polyphenol antioxidants, which are found in varying degrees in fruits and vegetables. Polyphenols have the added benefit of helping to prevent a range of diseases, as was demonstrated in a study published in the 2009 edition of the "Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity."

Additional Benefits

Folk medicine uses noni to help treat diabetes, arthritis, headaches, AIDS and peptic ulcers, as well as to promote weight loss; however, these uses are based primarily on anecdotal and not scientific evidence. A study published in the "Journal of Cancer Research" in 2001, however, found that noni contains two new kinds of glycosides, compounds that may help to suppress tumor growth. Researchers are currently studying noni for its purported anti-tumor properties, and more research needs to be done to confirm whether or not noni is an effective anti-cancer agent.

Considerations and Precautions

For optimal results, you should choose a product that contains 100 percent noni juice with no added fillers. Noni juice is naturally bitter and pungent, and if it tastes sweet, it is likely diluted with sugars or other fruit juices. Although no side effects have been documented by researchers, people have reported insomnia, pink-red urine, low blood sugar and loose stools. A few cases of liver damage have been reported, and people with kidney problems and those who have to restrict potassium intake should not drink noni juice. Finally, due to a lack of safety data, it is recommended that pregnant women, breast-feeding women and young children only consume noni juice under the recommendation and supervision of a health care practitioner.


South Pacific noni plant, nature's answer to pain relief

By Reese Halter

During a quarter-century of studying forests, one of the most amazing plants that I have ever come across is the South Pacific noni or Morinda citrifolia.

This small blossoming shrub with its dark glossy, one-foot-long evergreen leaves is indigenous to Tahiti, southeastern Asia and Australia. It has been introduced into China, India, parts of Africa and the Americas.

About 1,500 years ago the Polynesians took noni seeds with them as they colonized the South Pacific Islands, including Hawaii.

The noni plant produces egg-shaped fruits with indented pit-marks. Its tasteless yellowish white skin becomes near transparent when the fruit ripens. The ripened pulp, on the other hand, smells of strong cheese and the extracted pulp juice is quite bitter.

The fruits contain reddish-brown seeds that float in the ocean and accounts for nonis’ widespread global distribution. Noni flourishes under harsh environmental conditions including the onslaught of salt, drought, sandy Australian soils, porous volcanic Hawaiian soils and the nutrient-poor limestone soils of Guam.

Noni fruit was an important food source for Australian, Burmese, Fijian and Samonian Aboriginals. The red dye from the bark and yellow dye from the roots were also used extensively by these peoples in clothing.

Noni roots, flowers, seeds, leaves, bark and fruits are used as medicine for a host of different maladies. Noni can be taken as a capsule, juice or as an extract and is also available in powder for pets.

Noni’s medicinal properties are believed to enhance the thyroid and thymus glands, which fend off infections.

People take noni by mouth for liver disease, diabetes, depression, high blood pressure and nausea, just to name a few conditions.

Noni’s fruit juice is taken for arthritis, headaches, menstrual difficulties and muscle aches, among others. Medicines have incorporated its leaves for swelling of the joints, rheumatic aches and stomachache.

This remarkable South Pacific plant packs a tremendous natural punch.

Reese Halter is a broadcaster, biologist and author of The Incomparable Honeybee. Visit his website for more reads.


Post The Festival Season, Detoxify Your Body With Noni Juice

By Aditi Sriprasad

With the diwali having just passed, some of you may want to detox and re-energise your body. If you are looking for the perfect drink to detoxify your body, you’ve come to the right place. Have a shot of noni juice. Noni juice is derived from the fruit of a tropical evergreen plant called Noni (popularly known as Indian mulberry). It is a shrub native to Southern and South-East Asia and the Pacific islands, and is even mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic texts. The fruit of the noni has been used medicinally to boost the immune system and detoxify the body for thousands of years. It is rich in powerful antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B3 and iron.

Here are all the ways in which it’s good for you.

Treats Arthritis

The main complaint from patients who suffer from arthritis is pain. Various studies suggest that Noni juice helps alleviate pain and reduce joint destruction implicated in arthritis due to its analgesic properties.

Lowers Risk of Gout

Gout is a kind of arthritis that is caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints. Studies have shown that Noni juice can reduce uric acid concentration in the blood, thereby lowering the risk of gout.

Boosts Energy

Noni juice has been used to combat general body weakness, boost energy levels and improve the overall physical performance of the body. Moisturises Skin

Noni juice is a powerhouse of antioxidants and works as a great moisturizer if applied on the skin. It naturally replenishes and repairs your skin.

Fights Aging

Noni juice is packed with Vitamin C and selenium which help fight free radicals, preserve skin elasticity and reverse the adverse effects of ageing

Treats Scalp Irritation

Noni has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and can thus help treat scalp irritation.”

Prevents Cancer Noni juice contains a whole slew of cancer fighting nutrients. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Noni has shown immune-stimulating and tumor-fighting properties. The National Cancer Institute is funding preliminary research on Noni for breast cancer prevention and treatment.

Boosts Immunity

Strengthened immune system is yet another benefit of noni juice. Scopoletin present in noni juice possesses anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and anti-histamine properties that boost the immune defense mechanism of the body. Reduces Stress

Noni juice helps manage stress and reduces the impact of stress on cognitive function.

Treats Fever

Studies suggest that Noni juice has antiviral properties and helps get rid of cough, fever and body ache.

It is important to take a small shot of noni juice everyday to reap the benefits. Howvwer, Noni juice has a pungent smell, one that’s not easy to describe. So take a shot and chase it with pineapple juice or something strong to mask the flavour.


Benefits of Noni to Inhibit Cancer and Tumors Cells

(Health Benefits of Plants)

Noni (Morinda citrifolia) is a plant that has leaves with a wide enough green to yellow fruit. Actually pretty good noni tree if planted in the yard as a shade or ornamental plants, because its leaves are fresh green, has white flowers and tuberous, Noni is a fruit that is still young compound glossy green and have freckles, and when the old white and speckled black spots.

Although the smell is not very pleasant, but the noni fruit is ripe on the tree has many benefits for the treatment. This is because there are some substances in it, among others, Morinda diol, morindone, Morindin, damnacanthal, methyl acetyl, acid and sorandiyiol kapril.

Here are some of the benefits and efficacy of noni for traditional medicine along with prescription and usage examples.

1. To recover PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). Women are more sensitive and susceptible angry when before menstruation due to hormonal changes can be minimized by Noni which has active compounds that help calm the emotions so that you do not experience mood changes that are too high. Based on the research indicates that noni may help restore some diseases including overcoming menstrual syndrome.
2. Can inhibit the growth of cancer cells and tumors. Indeed, if the body is contained cancer cells and primary tumors treatment is surgery or chemotherapy. However, by consuming Noni routinely and regularly at least be able to inhibit the growth of cancer cells and tumors from becoming larger. Research has suggested a compound 2-methoxy-1,3,6-trihydroxyanthraquinone the noni fruit is good for preventing DNA damage and cancer as well as good for maintaining healthy cells in the body.
3. Overcoming Hypertension. High blood pressure can be treated with a mixture of noni. The trick, which provide 2 ripe Noni fruit trees and 1 tablespoon honey. Noni is squeezed to take water, then mixed with honey. This herb is taken every other day.
4. To help maintain bone health. Noni has efficacy for patients with osteoporosis due kapril acids, methyl acetyl, Morindin, morindone, morindadiol and sorandiyiol that can improve bone strength. For women aged 40-50 have a high likelihood of bone loss. Consuming noni juice regularly will help you in maintaining bone health. For those of you who are not familiar can consume noni fruit processed in pill form.
5. Cough cure. Others Noni Benefits is treating cough. The trick is to make a potion that consists of 1 ½ handheld noni fruit and leaves poo. Both ingredients are boiled with 2 cups water until remaining 1 glass. Strain water, then drink twice a day every morning and afternoon.
6. Improve Endurance Body. Noni can boost Tubuh.Itu Durability due to the content of the work that can activate the thyroid gland and thymus gland.
7. Stomach Pain Medication. Efficacy Noni followed was as upset stomach. If you or a family affected by abdominal pain, take only 2-3 leaves of Morinda citrifolia. Once washed, then finely ground, plus salt and poured boiling hot water. After a cold, filtered water and drunk.
8. Treating Yellow Fever. Materials required are 2 Noni fruit that has been cooked in a tree and one piece of rock candy. How to make it, noni fruit is squeezed to take water, then mixed with honey until evenly distributed. Filtered water, drink and be repeated 2 days.
9. Fever, Common Cold and influenza. Materials needed are 1 Noni and 1 kencur (Kaempferia galanga). Both ingredients are boiled with 2 cups water to boil and down to 1 cup. After a cold, filtered water and the mixture is taken twice a day, every morning and evening.
10. Overcoming the scaly skin. Noni fruit is ripe on the tree does have many benefits. One of them for beauty, Noni can be used to smooth the skin. The trick, scaly skin rubbed with the noni fruit thoroughly, and allowed to stand for 5-10 minutes, then cleaned with a clean cloth dampened with warm water.

That's some of the benefits of noni that you can refer to. If you have any concerns about some of the diseases that have been pointed out above, you can consume noni to help the healing process naturally.

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Post The Festival Season, Detoxify Your Body With Noni Juice

By Aditi Sriprasad

With the diwali having just passed, some of you may want to detox and re-energise your body. If you are looking for the perfect drink to detoxify your body, you’ve come to the right place. Have a shot of noni juice. Noni juice is derived from the fruit of a tropical evergreen plant called Noni (popularly known as Indian mulberry). It is a shrub native to Southern and South-East Asia and the Pacific islands, and is even mentioned in ancient Ayurvedic texts. The fruit of the noni has been used medicinally to boost the immune system and detoxify the body for thousands of years. It is rich in powerful antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B3 and iron.

Here are all the ways in which it’s good for you.

Treats Arthritis

The main complaint from patients who suffer from arthritis is pain. Various studies suggest that Noni juice helps alleviate pain and reduce joint destruction implicated in arthritis due to its analgesic properties.

Lowers Risk of Gout

Gout is a kind of arthritis that is caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints. Studies have shown that Noni juice can reduce uric acid concentration in the blood, thereby lowering the risk of gout.

Boosts Energy

Noni juice has been used to combat general body weakness, boost energy levels and improve the overall physical performance of the body. Moisturises Skin

Noni juice is a powerhouse of antioxidants and works as a great moisturiser if applied on the skin. It naturally replenishes and repairs your skin.

Fights Aging

Noni juice is packed with Vitamin C and selenium which help fight free radicals, preserve skin elasticity and reverse the adverse effects of ageing

Treats Scalp Irritation

Noni has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and can thus help treat scalp irritation.”

Prevents Cancer

Noni juice contains a whole slew of cancer fighting nutrients. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Noni has shown immune-stimulating and tumor-fighting properties. The National Cancer Institute is funding preliminary research on Noni for breast cancer prevention and treatment.

Boosts Immunity

Strengthened immune system is yet another benefit of noni juice. Scopoletin present in noni juice possesses anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and anti-histamine properties that boost the immune defense mechanism of the body.

Reduces Stress

Noni juice helps manage stress and reduces the impact of stress on cognitive function.

Treats Fever

Studies suggest that Noni juice has antiviral properties and helps get rid of cough, fever and body ache.

It is important to take a small shot of noni juice everyday to reap the benefits. Howvwer, Noni juice has a pungent smell, one that’s not easy to describe. So take a shot and chase it with pineapple juice or something strong to mask the flavour.


Guam's own superfood

(Pacific Daily News, Guam)

Call it noni, Indian mulberry, cheese fruit or by its scientific name Morinda citrifolai — whichever of its many names you choose, it's a superfood. For those of us on Guam, we call it lada. The fruit is pale yellow to white, but it's not exactly appetizing. Locals have been known to call it vomit fruit due to its potent scent. But while most people wouldn't pick it off of a tree and hungrily munch on it, consuming noni could lead to a host of health benefits.

There are over 150 phytochemicals that have been identified in noni, along with high levels of vitamins and minerals, says James Stith, owner of noni farm Star Seed Garden in Santa Rita.

The phytochemicals fight inflammation, bacteria, parasites and tumors, Stith says.

Stith is a huge believer in the power of noni, saying the fruit is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-parasitic. Consuming the fruit or its juice can improve digestion and increase immune activity, Stith says.

He also says it's high in antioxidants and can improve arthritis, diabetes and high blood pressure.

According to Dr. James Nozaki of the Guam Seventh-day Adventist Clinic in Tamuning, he's seen some patients with high blood pressure improve after beginning a noni regimen, but states it also could be due to overall lifestyle changes.

"I am not an expert in noni, nor am I a scientist researching noni. However, I have patients that reported that they observed positive changes," Nozaki says. "I don't know if it's the overall life changes that benefited them or exactly noni. The only measurable thing I can tell you is that when they tell me they started the noni, I noticed the blood pressure measured at the clinic has been observed to go down."

Stith says the proof is in his personal experiences with the healing power of the fruit.

Stith first witnessed the benefits of the superfood in 1998. His father was suffering from severe arthritis symptoms. After consuming noni, the arthritic lumps and pain symptoms disappeared, Stith says.

The most important benefits, according to Stith, are the anti-cancer benefits.

"Noni is a major anti-cancer preventative," Stith says. "I will admit, I haven't had any stage-four cancer patients report anything successful, possibly it's created longevity and comfort. I do know that those caught at earlier stages and were in remission, had reported prevention."

Stith himself has suffered from skin cancer. Working in the sun for many years as a boat captain and harbor pilot resulted in multiple diagnoses.

He started consuming noni and applying it to one of his lesions. After regular use, Stith saw the lesion gradually dissappear. Since then, he's continued to consume noni and has not seen his skin cancer return.

"I will say that it has been successful for me," says Stith.

Starting the garden

Stith followed his brother Robert to Guam as a teenager. His brother at that time was playing in a band that toured through Guam. They both fell in love with the island and opted to stay.

Now 40 years later, James Stith maintains Star Seed Garden and grows more than 200 noni trees in two locations. His wife of 10 years, Chika, helps him with the business.

After witnessing the benefits of noni on his father's arthritis, Stith says he wanted to make it available more consistently. So the Stith brothers decided to test out their green thumbs and grow some noni. James Stith discovered that noni grows well on Guam, and trees can be spotted growing wild in the jungles.

16 years

The brothers spent 16 years getting high-quality seeds from Hawaii and weeding out the better plants from the bunch. Through trial and error, they figured out how best to extract the juice, and learned that the fruit and seeds are the most beneficial, Stith says.

Their product line has grown from just the simple juice. The Stiths have created teas and capsules for those looking for the health benefits, but can't get past the unique flavor of noni.


The juice that claims to be good for all ailments

By DONAL O'MATHUNA

DOES IT WORK? Noni juice and general health

NONI JUICE IS one of several new fruit juices swept along by the recent interest in fruits and juices. Since 2003, noni juice has been approved in the European Union as a novel food. The juice is made from the fruit of the morinda tree ( Morinda citrifolia), a small evergreen that grows primarily among lava flows in the Pacific islands, southeast Asia and Australia.

The morinda has a long and diverse history of medicinal usage in Polynesian cultures. All parts of the tree and fruit are used to treat almost every ailment known. For the most part, however, these remedies were applied externally to treat wounds and infections.

In 1985, western interest began with a report in a botany journal claiming that unique chemicals had been identified in noni juice. The author claimed that noni juice contained a chemical called “proxeronine”, which was broken down in the body to release “xeronine”.

This xeronine was said to enter the cells of the body and heal any damage present. All of a sudden, noni was not just an exotic juice, but was said to have medicinal properties. However, the author of this report did not reference his sources and no one has ever identified proxeronine or xeronine.

Nevertheless, interest in noni juice has continued. The juice is said to be good for almost all ailments, but especially for gastric complaints. The claims got so out of hand that in 2004 the Food Safety Authority of Ireland issued a warning to consumers about the many unsubstantiated claims being made about noni juice.

Although the hype has decreased, websites can still be found today offering noni juice to Irish customers, claiming it will reduce cholesterol, boost energy levels, stimulate the immune system and support most of the body’s normal functions.

Research has begun looking at noni juice, but most has focused on identifying its ingredients. Noni juice contains a rich assortment of vitamins and minerals, especially potassium, vitamin C, carotene, vitamin A and fatty acids.

Several other compounds have been identified that have biological activity, but whether the juice contains enough of them to have specific medicinal effects has not been established. One evaluation of more than 170 different noni brands found that the amounts of these ingredients varied considerably between manufacturers.

Despite these preliminary investigations, controlled clinical studies have not been conducted to determine whether noni juice prevents or treats any condition.

No side effects have been reported in settings where people have been monitored while taking noni juice. However, much controversy exists over a small number of case studies in which patients developed liver problems after drinking noni juice daily for several weeks.

The reports suggested that noni juice might cause or exacerbate liver problems in some people, but a clear connection has never been demonstrated. Research conducted with human liver cells and published last month found no evidence that noni juice damages the liver.

Noni juice is high in potassium, which could be problematic for some people taking certain medications for high blood pressure. If you take such medications, ask your doctor or pharmacist whether you should avoid fruits containing potassium.

Noni juice can contain a wide range of important vitamins and minerals. As such, the juice may be nutritious, although its taste is not to everyone’s liking. It also remains relatively expensive, with some brands costing more than €60 a litre.

However, different brands contain different amounts of nutrients. This may arise because different parts of the plant may be used in preparing different products. As for any specific health benefits from the juice, evidence does not exist to support such claims.


Raise a toast to your health with Noni juice

By Vinita Chaturvedi

Noni juice is derived from the fruit of a small evergreen plant called noni, also known as Indian mulberry normally found in global subtropics and tropics.

Botanical name Morinda citrifolia, noni belongs to the Rubiaceae family and is privileged as the 'queen' of the Morinda genus owing to its conspicuous attributes, versatile nature and distinctive capability of spreading itself usually on the seashores without requiring much human intervention. It is often one of the earliest species which grow on the freshly deposited lava flows typically in Hawaiian regions.

A long-established cure, noni is a plant with multiple benefits ranging from traditional usage of its wood for making tools to its juice being used as a first aid or for treating critical illnesses...

Antioxidant potential: Noni juice has a tremendous anti-oxidative potential which seeks out for the oxygen free radicals and neutralize their negative effects. A research conducted on the patients with heavy smoking habits making them vulnerable to many diseases have advocated the protective effect of noni juice in improving the radical scavenging potential of their bodies and providing relief from the diseases caused by oxidative stress.
Cancer: The anti-cancer qualities of noni juice have been traditionally trusted and advocated by the modern science. Various clinical and laboratory research have suggested the chemo-preventive properties of noni juice in the prevention of various cancers such as lung cancer, liver cancer and renal cancer owing to the abundance of healing antioxidants. As supported by another scientific finding, effectiveness of noni juice in reducing the risk of cancer attributes to its ability to block the carcinogen-DNA binding and prevent adduct formation. Furthermore evidences have revealed the efficacy of noni juice in retarding the tumor growth in mammary glands by significantly decreasing the weight and volume of the tumors in the subjects.
Gout: Morinda Citrifolia or noni juice extends its therapeutic effects in curing gout. The effectiveness of noni juice in curing such diseases attributes to its inhibitory action on the xanthine oxidase enzymes which are implicated in gout and its associated problems. Scientific research has also supported this curative effect of noni juice which has been in practice from over thousands of years.
General body fatigue: Noni juice is a time-honored medicine and was traditionally used by Polynesians to combat general body weakness and advancing quality of life and energy levels. Various clinical researches and studies have shown the ergogenic qualities of noni juice which helps in enhancing the tolerance, elasticity and overall physical performance of the body.
Liver protection: Noni fruit is also known for its effectiveness in protecting against the liver diseases. As supported by research study, noni juice exercises hepato-protective effects on the liver which assists in protecting the organ from exposures to chronic exogenous chemicals and defends against major illnesses like liver damage.
Anti-psychotic qualities: Noni juice has been historically utilized for treating a range of ailments including the disorders related to central nervous system. Studies investigating the anti-psychotic effects of noni juice have shown significant improvement in the subjects especially with respect to their behavioral issues and have demonstrated its huge potential to be used in curing psychiatric disorders. Additionally, noni juice has also been suggested to have therapeutic effect on the brain damage attributing to the curing power of natural chemical components. It may assist in preventing cerebral ischemic stress without affecting the efficacy of good enzymes and antioxidants functioning in the body.
Arthritis: Healing powers of noni juice brings relief in inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Scientific evaluation has provided qualitative evidence regarding the analgesic traits of noni juice which helps in alleviating pain and sensitivity thereby, reducing the joint destruction implicated in the painful arthritis. The study also suggested that the remedial efficacy of noni juice is at par with some of the well-known commercially available analgesic drugs.
Aid for memory impairment: Noni juice may exert protective effect in curing the problems of memory impairment. Studies conducted on subjects with weakened memory functions have suggested that consumption of noni juice encourages cerebral blood flow and helps improve memory functions.
Diabetes: Diabetic individuals may also benefit from the healing power of Morinda citrifolia or noni extracts. This has been proven by a research study which has shown the effectiveness of noni juice as a remedial herb for reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Scientific evidence has testified that consumption of noni juice helps in reducing the level of glycosylated hemoglobin, serum triglycerides and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in the body. In addition to this, it works towards enhancing insulin sensitivity and stimulates the uptake of glucose.
Wound healing: The juice of Morinda citrifolia or noni is effectual in speeding up healing of wounds. Research evaluating the wound curing properties of noni juice has revealed positive results with respect to the increase in the weight of the granulation tissues, functioning of collagen and hydroxyproline and protein content. As mentioned above, noni juice helps in reducing the blood sugar levels in the body which can also be correlated to the accelerated wound healing process.
Stronger immune defense: Strengthened immune system is yet another benefit of noni juice which accentuates its credibility. Since the earlier times noni juice has been valued for its effectiveness in fighting infections and other ailments attributing to the presence of valuable polysaccharides. These helpful components stimulate the activity of white blood cells which play an important role in exerting such protective effect. Scopoletin present in noni juice possess anti-bacterial, antimutagenic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and anti-histamine properties which significantly contribute in sustaining the immune defense mechanism of the body.

What Is a Noni Berry?

By Joanne Marie

Noni berry is the fruit of a tropical evergreen tree, Morinda citrifolia, found in Tahiti and other Polynesian islands. Sometimes called Indian mulberry, cheese fruit and wild pine, ripe noni fruit has white to yellow flesh and contains compounds that may have medicinal properties. Noni juice and other noni-derived products might help prevent certain health problems, but you should discuss these potential benefits with your doctor before consuming noni.

Noni Basics

Noni fruit is about the size of a small potato, with a bumpy surface and flesh that has a cheesy, somewhat unpleasant odor when ripe. Historically, Polynesian practitioners of traditional medicine recommended noni to treat many health problems, including diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, various types of infections and generalized aches and pains. Noni is also part of the practice of Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, in which it has been used for centuries as a topical treatment to protect the skin from sun damage.

LComponents

Juice made from noni berries provides some nutrients, mostly carbohydrate in the form of two simple sugars, fructose and glucose, along with a small amount of protein. One hundred grams of juice, or about 3.5 ounces of liquid, provides about 10 grams of carbohydrate and 0.5 grams of protein. The juice also contains vitamin C, vitamin E and several of the B vitamins, and a small amount of beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A. Noni juice provides some calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron as well, and is a good source of potassium, with up to 150 milligrams per 100 grams, depending on the source of the juice. Noni fruit and juice also contain several natural, biologically active chemicals that may be responsible for the fruit's possible health benefits.

Potential Benefits

Noni contains about 160 natural plant compounds called phytochemicals. These include chemicals called glycosides, organic acids, terpenes and alkaloids. Some of these compounds may inhibit growth of bacteria, including those that cause tuberculosis and salmonella infections. Noni components may also have anti-cancer properties and might boost the immune system, helping suppress the growth of cancer. A study published in "Cancer Research" found that two compounds from noni fruit suppressed growth of cultured cancer cells in the laboratory. Another study in "Phytotherapy Research" concluded that the anti-tumor activity of noni juice in laboratory animals was due to improved performance of the animals' immune systems. These are promising results that need confirmation in studies on human subjects.

How To Use

Noni juice, noni extract and noni powder in capsules are generally available from health food stores. Topical gels, soaps and facial cleansers containing noni are also available at some pharmacies. Although noni-based products are generally considered safe, do not consume them if you have liver or kidney disease, or if you have diabetes, are pregnant or breast-feeding. In addition, if you consume noni juice, it may cause your urine to become pink or reddish in color. Discuss noni juice and supplements with your health care practitioner to decide if they are appropriate for your situation.


The Leaf Extract That Works Better Than Chemotherapy Against Lung Cancer

By Zoe Blarowski

The tropical noni tree (Morinda citrifolia) has been used for thousands of years to treat conditions such as cancer, cold, diabetes, flu, hypertension and pain.

Two recent Malaysian research studies found that noni is particularly effective against lung cancer compared to a common chemotherapy drug.

Both studies gave mice an alcohol-based extract of noni leaves or the FDA-approved anticancer drug Erlotinib for a period of 21 days.

The researchers concluded that the noni leaf extract suppressed lung cancer more effectively than Erlotinib. They also found that the noni extract actually enhanced other health indicators, whereas Erlotinib and many other chemotherapy drugs can cause harmful side effects.

The noni extract was found to bring the following benefits:

• Increased blood lymphocyte counts. Lymphocytes are an important part of your immune system that help fight disease and infections.
• Suppressed inflammation and swelling.
• Enhanced activity of tumor suppressor genes, which make proteins that help control cell growth.
• Inhibition of tumor growth-promoting genes.

Also, noni leaf extract is recognized as having no adverse effects up to a dosage of 1000 milligrams per kilogram (mg/kg). The studies used a dosage of 300 mg/kg of noni extract, with clear benefits. Higher dosages could have the potential for further benefits without any adverse side effects.

Another important implication of these studies is the cost of noni leaf extract compared to conventional chemotherapy drugs. Noni leaf extract can cost less than a dollar for one 300 mg dose. Whereas, Erlotinib can cost over $80 for one 50 mg dose, which was the dosage used in the studies.

Many other pharmaceutical chemotherapy drugs are also very expensive. The affordability of noni extract is yet another one of its benefits.

What is Noni?

Although originally from Southeast Asia, the noni tree is now cultivated throughout the tropics. It flowers and fruits year-round. The fruits are also known as cheese fruit because of their pungent odor and flavor. They are eaten in many countries despite their bitter taste.

Traditional Chinese Medicine has used the roots, known as Ba Ji Tian, to improve kidney, hormone and immune function, as well as treating cancer, gallbladder disorders, hernia and erectile dysfunction.

Polynesian healers have also traditionally used noni in many ways. For example, the bark is used for bacterial infections and stomach ailments, the flowers for irritated eyes or conjunctivitis, the fruit for asthma, depression, arthritis and broken bones, and the leaves used externally for burns or infections and internally for fevers and inflammation.

Several studies have shown that noni fruits have anti-inflammatory, anti-dementia, liver-protective, analgesic, anticancer and immunomodulatory effects. This research supports many of the traditional uses of noni.

Noni is not currently well-known in Western countries, but the extract may be available at your local natural foods store or found online. You might also find noni sold as a juice preparation or as a dry extract in capsules.

Noni is naturally high in potassium and it is not recommended for anyone with kidney disease or elevated potassium.

If you’re considering taking any type of noni supplement, always speak to your doctor before making any changes to your health routine.


What Are the Benefits of Morinda?

By Tracey Roizman, D.C. (Demand Media)

Morinda citrifolia, commonly known as noni, is the fruit of a tree native to Southeast Asia, where it has been consumed for 2,000 years. Distinguished by its cocoon-like shape and pungent odor, Morinda citrifolia is reputed to have remarkable health and medicinal benefits. Research has revealed evidence in support of some of Morinda citrifolia's traditional uses. Nutritional Contet

Morinda citrifolia is comprised of 5.8 percent protein, 36 percent fiber and 1.2 percent fat. A 1,200-milligram serving provides 2.26 international units of vitamin A, 9.81 milligrams of vitamin C and 32 milligrams of blood pressure-lowering potassium. However, more important than Morinda citrifolia's nutrient content is its phytonutrient content. Phytonutrients are compounds in plants that are not essential to life but that provide significant health benefits. A study published in the 2007 issue of the "International Journal of Food Properties" identified catechin and epicatechin -- flavonoid antioxidants with significant health-promoting benefits, including possible cancer and heart disease prevention, according to the University of California, Davis. Activity levels of Morinda citrifolia's flavonoids were observed to be higher than that of vitamin E or a synthetic antioxidant known as BHT.

Cardiovascular Benefits

Antioxidant effects of Morinda citrifolia protected heavy smokers from elevations in cholesterol, triglycerides and inflammation in a study published in the 2012 issue of "Scientific World Journal." Participants drank between 29.5 and 188 milliliters of Morinda citrifolia juice daily for one month. Results showed decreases in homocysteine, a marker for inflammation that, when elevated, is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease. Researchers also noted that levels of low-density lipoprotein, or LDL, the bad form of cholesterol, decreased, while levels of high-density lipoprotein, or HDL, the good form of cholesterol, increased in response to Morinda citrifolia supplementation.

Blood Sugar-Lowering

A fermented form of Morinda citrifolia might help prevent diabetes, according to a study published in the 2012 issue of the journal "Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine." In the laboratory study, supplementation for 90 days with Morinda citrifolia fermented with soy bean paste resulted in blood sugar levels half as high as those of a diabetic control group that did not receive Morinda citrifolia. Fermented Morinda citrifolia also decreased levels of hemoglobin A1c, a marker that reflects blood sugar levels for two to three months prior to the test. Additionally, Morinda citrifolia stimulated a gene that controls metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins and stimulates cells to absorb glucose.

Immune-Boosting

Traditional use of Morinda citrifolia as a natural immune stimulant and antibiotic was supported by a study published in the July 2010 issue of the journal "Pharmaceutical Bulletin." The laboratory animal study found that Morinda citrifolia extract increased production of white blood cells by up to 36 percent and increased immune response by up to 33 percent. Researchers concluded that Morinda citrifolia exhibited robust immune-stimulating ability. Further clinical studies are needed to confirm these preliminary results.


Noni Fruit Juice: Nature’s Present for Everybody

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Morinda citrifolia, commonly called Noni is a native fruit that grows in Southeast Asia. Noni has actually been getting popularity in Western countries due to the fact that of its health benefits. This fruit is extensively utilized as standard medication for many health conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome, menstrual problems, arthritis, breathing problems, bad food digestion, and much more. Noni is likewise rich in vitamin C and contains naturally happening vitamins, minerals, micronutrient, and enzymes. Because of the health benefits of this fruit, Noni is now readily available in different consumable types such as juice, liquid concentrate, tablet, and pill kind. The juice, which is reddish brown in color, is typically combined with other juices to make it taste much better.

Through using pasteurization process, makers guarantee that the Noni juice is free of germs and other dangerous microbes. This process also assists maintain the fruit or preserve extract’s advantageous homes. Noni juice is thought about as one of the most powerful natural beverages in the marketplace today. Many people who frequently consume Noni juice is attest that they have already experienced enhanced health due to the said drink.

Standard health benefits of Noni fruit juice consist of the following:

Alleviates and reinforces the heart palpitations; Fights insomnia and forgetfulness; Assists cure sexual dysfunction in senior individuals; Assists enhance the function of the body immune system; Has some anti-cancer homes and may avoid the development of certain cancers; Has actually been successfully utilized to deal with hepatitis-B; Has been made use of successfully for weight reduction; Helps the body detox, cleans the blood and develop the immune system; and Utilized as a treatment for bladder infections, diabetes, colds, and irregularity.

The typical dosage suggested by Noni juice makers is 4 ounces a day to be taken a minimum of 30 minutes before breakfast. Liquid focuse

Bankoro - Noni: Eyes or bumps

The bankoro or noni fruit is a "multiple" fruit. The fruit is not formed from a single flower. Each flower of the bankoro or noni bears a seed and as it matures it leaves an eye. There are multitudes of these flowers. The flowers do not come up all at one time. The flowers come up a few at a time to form the "final" fruit. That is why the bankoro or noni looks bumpy with lots of eyes like the pineapple.

Photo Gallery of Bankoro or Noni