Noni (Morinda citrifolia)
Definition: Virtually every part of this Polynesian plant has been used for medicinal purposes in the South Pacific for centuries with special emphasis on its fruit, leaves and bark. Noni juice has recently emerged as a valuable therapeutic agent with significant anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Like many other botanical medicines, noni has earned a legitimate place in nature's medicine cabinet.
Applications: Arthritis, atherosclerosis, bladder infections, boils, bowel disorders, burns, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, cold sores, constipation, depression, diabetes, diarrhea, drug addiction, eye inflammations, fever, fractures, gastric ulcers, gingivitis, headaches, hypertension, immune weakness, intestinal parasites, kidney disease, menstrual disorders, pain, respiratory disease, tuberculosis, tumors and wounds.
Scientific Updates: Noni has an impressive array of terpene compounds that have exhibited natural antibiotic activity. Compounds in the noni fruit have been linked to the synthesis of xeronine in the body which has significant healing properties. The alkaloid content of noni causes a number of therapeutic actions, particularly against inflammatory ailments. Recent testing has found that certain noni compounds such as damnacanthol have inhibited the growth of precancerous RAS cells.
Complementary Agents: Cat's claw, Morinda officinalis, kava kava, pau d'arco, echinacea, aloe vera, bioflavonoids, selenium, germanium, grape seed extract, proteolytic enzymes, glucosamine and shark cartilage.