Noni (Morinda citrifolia) is an evergreen shrub or small tree in the coffee family that grows throughout the tropical regions of the Pacific Ocean, from Southeast Asia to Australia. Historically, noni was used as a topical preparation for joint pain, aches, burns, skin treatments, parasitic, viral and bacterial infections.
Noni has a unique combination of ingredients, vitamins and minerals, like Vitamin A, B complex (including the rare B-12), C, E, Iron, calcium, sodium, potassium, zinc and several trace minerals. It also has 17 of 20 amino acids. Terpenes, fungicides, adaptogens, glycosides, polysaccharides and other amazing ingredients that even in small amounts can have significant physiological effects.
Today, noni can be used to help prevent cancer and chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The roots of this tree are used to treat impotence, menstrual and abdominal pain in Traditional Chinese Madicine.
Noni is a great immune system booster and enhancer that fights infectious bacteria, like Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli.
Noni is also well known as “The Painkiller Tree”. It is 75% as effective as morphine sulphate in relieving pain and can also be comparable to the drugs tramadol and hydrocortisone but with no toxic side effects.
This amazing ingredient can also help you deal with anxiety and depression by stimulating two very important hormones - serotonin and melatonin. First one affects your mood, memory and emotions as well as appetite, while second one regulates any difficulties you might have with your sleep.
As Noni is a rich source of vitamin C, it can be very useful on your skin, scalp, hair and nails. It treats eczema, ringworm, acne, pimples, rosacea, psoriasis, herpes, sun damages, rough and dry skin and dark spots.
One of the most significant advantages of taking noni is that it helps to prevent cancer. Researchers at the University Of Hawaii School Of Medicine have conducted an experiment where 40% of mice given Noni survived, while those which had not received Noni were all dead as a result of the growth of tumor. Noni stimulates the production of nitric oxide and the amount of phytochemicals, which reduce tumor growth and helps to prevent cancer. It also contains noni-ppt that can further fight this horrible disease.
Noni maintains cardiovascular health, by fighting free radical damage on blood vessel walls as its high in vitamin C, phytonutrients and selenium. Scopoletin lowers blood pressure, alkaline keeps bodily fluids from becoming too acidic, therefore hurting free radicals. Tryptophan, amino acid, produces serotonin that lowers blood pressure because of its relaxing effect. Noni also reduces the LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and improves HDL (good) cholesterol levels in your body, thus reduces plaque in arteries, keeping you healthy.
Noni keeps your brain properly oxygenated thus helps it to be healthy. It encourages cerebral blood flow and improves memory overall. As we mentioned above, this ingredient has plenty of phytosterols, it prevents the absoption of cholesterol therefore it “feeds” your brain.
As Noni is high in soluble fiber it helps to soften the stool and because of all the vitamins and minerals Noni keeps your intestines healthy.
Best to avoid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, also if you have kidney or liver diseases.