Is there anyone in love with a healthy lifestyle who doesn't have some high-quality Noni on their shelf?
That would be surprising! Noni is one of the most popular whole-body tonics in the natural-health arena. The Noni plant, native to the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, India and Australia, has been used for hundreds of years, both medicinally and as an anti-aging preparation.
The Many Uses of Noni
The Noni fruit itself, along with its stems, flowers, leaves, roots and bark are all used in tonics that target a wide variety of ailments and conditions. People generally take freeze-dried Noni, or they drink Noni juice or tea. Sometimes, they even apply it directly to the skin.
Coughs, colds and immunity
Noni has long been used to calm coughs, temper fevers, fight off colds, bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections and to simply boost overall immunity. These applications may be attributed to high antioxidant content, vitamin C and Zinc in Noni.
Digestive- and urinary-system trouble
Noni is well known for its soothing and restorative properties that make it a popular elixir for nausea, colic, gastric ulcers and digestive problems, as well as constipation, liver, spleen and kidney issues - an overall tune-up to keep bodily systems flowing and balanced.
Pain and inflammation
Many people turn to Noni because of its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, using it to ease the symptoms of aching muscles, bones and joints, back pain, strains, sprains and headaches, and to reduce arthritic flare-ups as well as symptoms of PMS.
Asthma and allergies
Those same anti-inflammatory properties, along with the anti-histamine effect of Noni, make it a frequent choice for those who suffer from asthma, allergies and other inflammatory and autoimmune responses.
Endocrine and neural regulation
Noni is said to have neurotransmitter and hormone-regulating abilities that prove helpful in balancing the menstrual cycle, depression, diabetes and thyroid function.
Between the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and nitric-oxide stimulating effects, along with its potassium and scopoletin, Noni is also indicated for heart disease - to help lower cholesterol, relax and clear blood vessels, improve circulation and keep blood pressure and blood sugar in check.
Matters of the skin
Noni is often applied to the skin as a moisturizer and wrinkle reducer. Others apply it directly to swollen, sore, wounded or infected areas of the body. Other diseases and conditions: People swear by Noni to help relieve many other ailments and conditions as well, including convulsions, malaria, cancer, smallpox, cataracts and stroke.
Noni: A routine ingredient in a healthy lifestyle
Noni is so versatile, used to prevent and treat such a large number of complaints, that many people following a healthy lifestyle simply choose to incorporate it into their lives on a regular basis, rather than waiting to get sick or tired first. After all, prevention is the best cure of all!
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