NONI, INDIAN MULBERRY (Morinda citrifolia ) Aka Ba Ji Tian, cheese fruit, Indian mulberry, mengkudu, nhau, nono, nonu
Parts used: Roots, stems, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit and juice.
Noni has been used throughout South-East Asia and Polynesia for more than 2000 years as a food source, a medicine and a dye. Polynesian legends tell of heroes and heroines that used Noni to survive from famine.
Noni is purported to have many different effects including analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer, antimicrobial, immune enhancement and anti hypertensive activity.
Although all parts of the Noni plant are used by the Polynesians, its best known and most widely used benefits in the modern world are derived from the Noni Juice which is extracted from the Noni fruit.
The world's authority on Noni, Dr Neil Solomon, has spent a decade studying the health benefits of Noni Juice. In the four books which he has published, he details all the enormous range of benefits of Noni Juice. In particular, he refers to high blood pressure, cancer, arthritis and chronic pain being the most common and debilitating conditions known to man and how Noni Juice cures or contributes significantly to curing these ailments.
He also describes the extensive modern day research on Noni Juice and provides countless testimonials regarding the health benefits of Noni Juice. For example, he reports on a survey conducted on more than 25,000 Noni Juice drinkers which was collected from 1,227 doctors and health professionals. The benefits listed included, but were not restricted to, cures for allergy, arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, cholesterol, fibromyalgia, depression, diabetes 1 & 2, digestions, enlarged prostrate, heart disease, high blood pressure, immune system, kidney disease, pain, respiratory problems, skin disorders, sleeplessness, stress, Parkinson's Disease, multiple sclerosis and even assisting people to give up smoking.
The leaves of the Noni plant are known to relieve gout pain and act as a tonic and as a healer of wounds and ulcers. Doctors in ancient India used all parts of the Noni plant for medicinal purposes and it is well known for the same beneficial effects in countries as far flung as Burma, Fiji and Australia (especially amongst the Aborigines). In Africa, the health benefits include being used to cure malaria, fever, jaundice, yellow fever and dysentery.
DOSAGE RANGE · Juice 25 mL (1 oz.) twice daily.