Polynesians have been traditionally using noni to treat infectious disease due to its antibacterial power.3 Lab studies concur, finding that noni inhibited the activity of such bacteria as E coli and H pylori.4
Researchers at the University of Hawaii reported the antitumor activity of noni juice in terms of prolonging the life of animal subjects with lung cancer by up to 75%.5 Encouraged by these findings, these same researchers later performed another study, conclusively attributing tumor growth suppression to the immune-stimulating effects of noni.6
Pain Relief (Analgesic)
Researchers have found that noni has pain relieving and tranquilizing potential. 7 An extract of the fruit showed “significant, dose-related, central analgesic activity [which] validates the traditional analgesic properties of this plant.” 7 Noni fruit was even found to be 75% as strong as morphine, while being non-addictive and side effect free.7
One study proved that the anti-inflammatory effects of noni juice surpassed the effect of Celebrex, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is taken for pain and particularly arthritis.8 The key is that noni juice has stronger results – without side effects.
Research has shown that noni fruit has anti-diabetic effects in that it lowered blood glucose levels, enhanced insulin sensitivity, and significantly decreased LDL (bad) cholesterol. 9 The conclusion was that noni “can be employed as a functional health food for type 2 diabetes management.9
Antioxidants fight free radicals that lead to aging and disease and noni juice has been proven to have significant antioxidant activity.10 Plus a 1oz serving of our noni juice has 20% of your RDA of vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects the immune system and helps to fight off infections.11
1 – “The geographic origin of the plants most commonly used for medicine by Hawaiians.” Abbott IA. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 1985.
2 – “Morinda citrifolia (Noni): a literature review and recent advances in Noni research.” Wang, MY, Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, Dec. 2002.
3 – “Anti-microbiol activity and anti-complement activity of extract obtained from s elected Hawaiian medicinal plants.” Locher, CP. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 1995.
4 – “Inhibitory activity of gut bacteria against Es cherichia coli 0157 mediated by dietary plant metabolites.” Duncan, SH. FEMS Microbiology Letters, 1998.
5 – “Anticancer activity of Morinda citrifolia (noni) on intraperitoneally implanted Lewis lung carcinoma in syngeneic mice.” Hirazumi, A. Proceedings of the Western Pharmacology Society, 1994.
6 – “Immunomodulation contributes to the anticancer activity of Morinda citrifolia (noni) fruit juice.” Hirazumi, A. Proceedings of the Western Pharmacology Society, 1996.
7 – “Analgesic and behavioural effects of Morinda citrifolia.” Younos C. Planta Medica, 1990.
8 – Selective COX-2 inhibition of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) in vitro. The proceedings of the Eicosanoids and other bioactive lipids in cancer, inflammation and related disease.” Su, C. The 7th Annual Conference, 2001 Oct 14-17. Loews Vanderbilt Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
9 – “Antidiabetic Effect of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) Fermented by Cheonggukjang in KK-A(y) Diabetic Mice.” Lee, SY. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2012.
10 – “Chemical constituents of the fruits of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) and their antioxidant activity.” Su, BN. Journal of Natural Products, 2005.
11 – “Vitamin C in Disease Prevention and Cure: An Overview.” Chambial, S. Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry, 2013.
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