NONI! A few might recognize this name and others might not. NONI is popularly known as Great Morinda, Indian Mulberry, Seach Mulberry, Cheese Mruit and Aal in Hindi. NONI is like a staircase to better health. The scientific name for NONI is Morinda citrifolia. It falls in the category of fruits and leaves and is basically a tree in Rubiaceae (coffee family). It is available and cultivated throughout the tropical range (specifically between Southeast Asia and Australasia). It might not be known to many, but it has immense ways through which it can provide us with better health. NONI can be considered for a variety of consumer uses like making a number of beverages, oils, powders, cosmetic products, and leaf powders. Apart from normal consumer uses, NONI has many health benefits which can help people gain better health.
NONI can be used for achieving better health by using its dry extracts to add into capsules, by converting it into a juice and by drying it into fruit-leather form. Medicinal experts from Polynesia use it massively to heal health issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, aches, pains, burns, arthritis, inflammation, tumors, the effects of aging, and parasitic, viral, and bacterial infections and provide better health to the patients. NONI has been mentioned in ancient scripts as one of the most important ways for fighting health related problems and as a way of gaining a better health.
NONI has also been used for treating problems like colds, flu, diabetes, anxiety, high blood pressure, as well as for depression. All the plant parts of NONI are used for treating a number of illnesses and for achieving better health in the Samoan region, and NONI is also often used in Hawai as a plant medicine. These magnificent health properties which help us in achieving better health exists in NONI because of its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic properties. A few other health benefits of NONI are:
There are certain diseases for which it is not exactly proven how useful, however, a particular part of NONI can be used for providing freedom from that disease and a better health. This include:
The use of bark for the treatment of bacterial infections, cough, diarrhea in infants, and stomach ailments; the flowers for sore or irritated eyes, styes, conjunctivitis, ocular inflammation, and coughs; the fruit for asthma, wounds, broken bones, mouth and throat infections, tuberculosis, worms, diarrhea, fever, vomiting, eye ailments, seizures, bacterial and fungal infections, viruses, and as a tonic; the fresh fruit juice for cancer; the dried leaves used externally for infections, burns, children’s chest colds, and inflammation, and internally for boils, pleurisy, inflamed gums, and arthritic pain; the fresh leaves used externally for burns and internally for fevers, hemorrhage, bacterial infections, and inflammation; and the roots for oral ulcerations, fevers, and cancerous swellings (as mentioned by Noni. Review of Natural Products. Facts & Comparisons [database online]. St. Louis, MO: Wolters Kluwer Health Inc; May 2011)
Besides the tremendous number of health benefits that NONI has, there have not been any side effects discovered to this medicinal wonder. It is an ancient medicine which was trusted by our elders for providing them with better health. There are plenty of uses of this medicine and nearly no side-effects, thereby only making it a way to achieve better health.