Organic noni juiceOrganic Noni juice contains nutritional enzymes, anthraquinones and polysaccharides, all known to have various health benefits. Noni is the common Polynesian name for Morinda Citrifolia also known as Indian Mulberry. The plant indigenous to India, Malaysia, and Southeast Asia is a Noni of evergreen ranging in size from a small bush to a tree 20 or 30 feet high. Approximately the size of a potato the Noni fruit has a lumpy appearance and a waxy, semi-translucent skin that ranges in color as it ripens from green to yellow to almost white. Native Tahitians recognize it sight unseen because of the fruit's rancid smell when fully ripe. This smell decreases some as the fruit is fermented and the organic noni juice is prepared. The taste is also improved during this processing.
Nowadays, Noni is receiving more and more attention from modern herbalists, medical physicians, and high-tech biochemists. Scientific studies within the last few decades lend support to the Polynesians' claims of its unusual healing power. Some of the health-related ingredients of Noni fruit that have been isolated are Morindone, Morindine, Acubin, Terpene compounds, L. Asperuloside, various Anthraquinones, Alazarin, Caproic Acid, Caprylic Acid, Scopoletin, Damnacanthal, and Alkaloids.
Noni juice is also recognized as one of nature’s super foods as it is rich in vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, amino acids, antioxidants and enzymes. Noni is obtained from the Noni plant which is a small evergreen tree found in the south pacific and has been used by the local people for its nutritional properties for centuries. Recent scientific studies on Noni juice have thrust it into the spotlight and Noni juice is now an established member of natures 'recognized' greatest healers. It is well known for its effects on releasing the 'mood enhancing' hormone serotonin and as such Noni has been used to treat depression, sleep disorders and anxiety. Drinking organic Noni juice is a natural way of helping our body against today’s world full of stress and tension.
Besides that, the bark of the Morinda (Noni) produces a reddish purple and brown dye used in making batik and the tree was widely grown for this purpose in Java. In Marshal Islands, a yellowish dye was also extracted from the roots and also used to dye cloth. The Noni tree was also purposely planted to provide support for pepper vines and shade tree for coffee bushes. The Noni tree was also used as a wind-break in Surinam.
On the other hand, traditional medicinal uses various parts of the Noni plant to contain fever and as a tonic (Chinese, Japan, Polynesia); leaves, flowers, fruit, bark to treat eye problems, skin wounds and abscesses, gum and throat problems, respiratory ailments, constipation, fever (Pacific Islands, Polynesia); to treat stomach pains and after child birth (Marshall Islands).
Heated leaves applied to the chest relieve coughs, nausea, colic (Malaysia); juice of the leaves is taken for arthritis (Philippines). The Noni fruit is taken for lumbago, asthma and dysentery (Indochina); pounded unripe fruit is mixed with salt and applied to cuts and broken bones; ripe fruit is used to draw out pus from an infected boil (Tahiti & Polynesia); juices of over-ripe fruits are taken to regulate menstrual flow, ease urinary problems (Malay); fruits are used to make a shampoo (Malay, Tahitian, Polynesian) and to treat head lice (Tahiti & Polynesia). Other exotic diseases treated with the plant include diabetes and venereal diseases.
Last but not least, like other mangrove and shore plants, Noni plant helps to stabilize the shore and provide shade under which other less hardy plants can establish themselves. Their fruits appear to attract the Weaver Ants (Oecophylla smaragdina), which also often make their remarkable nests out of the living leaves of the plant. In residence, these ants may protect the plant from insect predators. This is not really a benefit of organic noni juice, but it gives you a general idea of noni plant.
I find your article very informative, but I have a question. My niece has a young child, age 6, who was medically diagnosed with ADD. She was recommended to give him noni juice. Your article did not mention any benefits for treating ADD. Is there a benefit and if so can you explain what it is and how it helps.
Thank you so much for the time to answer my concerns.
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