The noni

The noniAll about the noni

Description, nutritional benefits and cosmetic virtues of the noni

Noni is the name given to both the tropical tree and the fruit coming from Asia or Australia.
The tree high is between three and six meters.

It grows in the tropical climates as Dominican Republic, and the fruit is recognizable, when it’s ripe, to its yellow-green or white color and its strong smell.

Characterized by its bitter-tasting, it would contain many natural vitamins (as the vitamin C), minerals, trace-elements, enzymes, alkaloids, vegetable sterols… which makes it a unique fruit.

The noniA lot of virtues are credited to the noni, that, according to Americans researchers contains immune stimulating substances that could protect the organism against the degenerative illness as cancer and delay ageing.

Indeed, it would strengthen the immune system, and would solidify the natural defenses of the body and the infections at the same time it could be a very potent antioxidant.

As it contains bromelina, it would help the body to throw away the harmful free radicals and, consequently, increase the energy levels.
It would help to the good functioning of the digestive system by acting as a acidity stabilizer between others, and could have positives effects on hair and skin too.

From a psychic point, it would improve mental acuity as well as the concentration’s levels. The traditional healers would use, until today and in the whole world, the different parts of the tree (leaves, flowers, bark, roots and juice) to resolve varied health problems:

  • In Polynesia: For pains, inflammations, burns, intestinal parasitism, chronic tiredness, food poisoning, fever, bacterial infections, arthritic The nonipains, constipation, menstrual problems, animals’ bites and ageing effects.
  • In Malaysia: To heal urinary problems, diabetes, flu, difficult menstruations and hemorrhages.
  • In the Caribbean: Against problems like strains, broken bones, fevers etc…
  • In the Asia south-east part: for throat, mouth, gingivitis problems.
  • In the Philippines: As an intestinal purifier, for the parasites elimination.

However, the noni juice virtues are controversial.

The European Union did not give it the pharmaceutical mention, even if the selling of the noni juice or pills is allowed.

At the same time, the noni juice is sold as an alimentary complement in the USA, where it’s not officially recognized as a medicine.

By Lucie H

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