The tropical noni fruit has been used as food, medicinally and cosmetically for thousands of years, most notably in Southeast Asia, India, the Philippines and Polynesia. Over the past 15 years, news of its many health and beauty benefits have spread worldwide. It's no wonder that noni has gained so much recognition in nutrition and wellness circles!
Noni for Health
Formally known as morinda citrifolia, noni fruit, juice and extracts have long been a popular treatment in folk medicine. Anecdotal reports and animal studies suggest the benefits of noni for general immunity, heart health, autoimmune ailments, skin conditions and more. These positive benefits are related to noni's high nutrient and antioxidant properties. Because of the incredibly positive responses, human studies have begun as well.
Noni for Cell Protection, Regulation
The polysaccharide-rich substances in this tropical fruit may stimulate immunity, attacking diseased cells and abnormal growths. Noni is filled with phytonutrients too, which fight free radicals, strengthening and protecting cells, tissues, and organs through nourishment and by fighting off free radicals. Noni is considered an adaptogen, which means it helps in the regulation of body processes, including hormone levels.
Noni for Immune Strength
Anthraquinones (Damnacanthol) are potent plant chemicals in noni, with antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties that have been shown in a laboratory to protect against DNA damage and kill cancer cells by triggering the killer T-cells that go after all types of disease, from the common cold to malignant tumors.
Also found in noni are polysaccharides and flavonoid glycosides, which stimulate the immune system as well, prompting anti-cancer activity on a molecular level.
Other substances in noni are terpene, thought to detoxify cells and increase cellular energy; and limonene, a bitter compound believed to have anti-cancer properties.
Noni can be an important component in an overall health and wellness plan.
Noni for Heart Health
Selenium is a trace element present in noni that increases oxygen flow to the heart, helps prevent excess blood clotting and hypertension, and promotes skin elasticity. Noni has a low glycemic index, so it helps balance blood sugar levels, another important aspect of heart health.
Scopoletin in Noni
Noni also contains scopoletin, which has antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects; serotonin regulators, which help keep anxiety at bay and maintain a sense of well-being; vasodilator properties which help to lower blood pressure; melatonin binders, to aid in sleep, regulate hunger and body temperature; and an analgesic effect, to help keep pain at bay. Unlike over-the-counter analgesics and anti-inflammatories, noni tends to protect the stomach.
Noni for Balance
Noni is very alkaline, which is the opposite of acidic. The body is more susceptible to disease in an acid state than it is when it's alkaline. In addition, noni is a humectant, which means it can help keep body tissues moist, including respiratory tissue and sinuses.
It would be difficult to overdose on noni as a fruit. Although the juice and other products are not medicines, they are nutritionally powerful.
Many people test their tolerance with 3 teaspoons per day for a week. They then take a typical loading dosage of 6 ounces per day, spread over 3 meals and a snack for 1-6 months. The maintenance dosage after that is usually 3 ounces per day.
It is wise to consult a physician or naturopath when using noni frequently or long term. Noni is high in potassium, which is very beneficial for most people, but could affect those who are severely dehydrated, pregnant, or who have weak kidneys and livers.
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