Noni is a plant that has been used as a food and medicine for centuries by the Polynesians to help support the body's immune, respiratory, digestive and structural systems. It has since been found to promote probiotic growth and inhibit the growth of the
Streptococcus bacteria that cause oral infections and tooth decay and
Aspergillus nidulans and
Candida albicans fungi. It also has shown to be able to protect the liver and treat infections of the Epstein-Barr, hepatitis C and HIV viruses. It also improves the activity of T and B lymphocytes which can help to treat various infections and can provide therapeutic relief for gastric ulcers and help to treat reflux oesophagitis.
It has also been discovered by scientists that components in the noni plant can effectively treat brain, breast, colon, laryngeal, liver and lung cancers without the often debiltating consequences of chemotherapy treatment.
One of the major bioactive components in noni is damnacanthal which has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-tumour properties and
is especially protective for individuals that smoke tobacco. Ripe and unripe noni fruits can also inhibit the growth of human liposarcoma cells.
Components in the noni fruit have also been shown to heal skeletal muscle damage induced by Parkinsonism and have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects in those that have arthritis. They can also enhance wound healing. The noni fruit juice also prevents ischemic neuronal damage through suppression of the development of post-ischemic glucose intolerance.
Fermented noni juice can help to treat diabetes by lowering blood sugar and improves glucose metabolism which can be helpful for obese individuals. The fruit also protects the liver against chemotherapy and other toxins and helps to improve cognitive function that has been impaired by stress and improves the memory.
Noni fruit, leaves and root extracts can effectively lower cholesterol and has powerful vasodilator effects meaning it relaxes the smooth muscles of the blood vessels hence widening them. It is also antispasmodic meaning it can relieve the spasms of involuntary muscles.
Noni also has properties that can eliminate parasites and worms.
Noni contains an anthraquinone with potent quinone reductase-inducing (detoxifying) activity that is forty times more potent than sulforaphane. It also has components that enhance the expression of DNA repair genes.
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