Noni and its benefits for health have been tested by several scientific studies from prestigious universities and institutes all over the world
What is noni and what is it used for?
Also known as morinda citrifolia, this plant is cultivated in tropical climates such as the Polynesia, Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. In fact, it has been used for centuries in the Pacific Islands due to its benefits for health.
Despite its great benefits for health, noni is not an appetizing fruit. Its smell is not pleasant either, which is why it is usually taken as juice sweetened with honey.
Noni, a natural remedy
This tree, its fruit, leaves, roots and seeds have endless healing properties. Above all, this is specially thanks to one of its components: proxeronine. Our body transforms it into xenorine, which has the ability to regulate the metabolism.
Noni stands out among the wide range of alternative and natural remedies available.
Noni, benefits for health
For example, its components can prevent diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, asthma and migraines. But its most important benefit for our health is actually in its anticancer effect.
Study about its anticancer effect
In 1992, scientists from the University of Hawaii presented a research to the American Association for Cancer Research. In the end, this study proved that noni extract had anticancer effects on mice.
A 75% of the mice with peritoneal cancer lived longer with a dose of noni. Moreover, it also proved that this extract can fight again leukemia, as well as pancreas and colon cancer.
In addition, other studies have proven that the juice prevents the binding of DNA with chemical substances from cancer cells
Another research conducted by the Academy of Sciences from New York supports this findings. They state that noni juice inhibited the formation of cancer cells due to its high antioxidant effect
Another benefit of noni for health is due to its great content in antioxidant substances from its fruit. In fact, they neutralize a type of harmful molecules called free radicals.
The effects of noni extract on the liver have been scientifically proven. To prove it, scientists subjected a group of rats to the toxins that damage said organ.
According to a research from the Clinical University of Hamburg, the fruit extract can relieve the pain. In addition, it can also reduce the destruction of the joints caused by arthritis.
Another study proved that noni juice, during in vitro studies and on mice, stimulated the immune system response.
It also has antibacterial, antiviral and anti-parasite properties. In fact, it is an effective remedy against helicobacter pylori, as well as to heal ulcers, gastritis and intestinal worms.
Actually, the Scientific Research Journal published a study about the properties of noni fruit extract. For instance, how it relieves and prevents gastric injuries, reduces the stomach acid and regenerates the intestinal flora.
Another benefit of noni for health is the fact that lowers the cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood.
In a study published in 2012, smokers with high cholesterol and triglycerides took noni juice for 30 days. Afterwards, they lipid levels improved considerably.
Stronger defenses and weight loss
The research from the Medicine School of the University of Chicago concluded that the polysaccharide from noni stimulates type T lymphocytes. Said elements are in charge of cell immunity, enhancing our defenses.
Moreover, the root extract can regulate the production of nitrous oxide. This is due to its vasodilating effect that lowers the blood pressure
Noni also has the ability to produce nitric acid so that we can use the fat deposits as energy. Therefore, we will manage to use fat effectively.
Contraindications of noni
Nevertheless, is important to know that taking noni has contraindications. In fact, it is not advisable during pregnancy due to its anti-estrogenic properties to the point that it can trigger an abortion.
Actually, it is not advisable to take it regularly for long periods of time: take it around three months, then stop for a similar period of time.
Moreover, it is not advisable to take it if you suffer hepatic, renal or heart diseases. Consult your doctor always, even if it is a natural remedy or if we are completely healthy.
The juice is the most common way of taking this fruit.
As always, we suggest consulting a physician before taking this fruit, as well as any supplement containing noni.
Where can I buy noni?
- Noni el jugo de la vida. Jack Lawson. Ediciones obelisco
- Guía práctica para una alimentación y vida anticancer. Dra Odile fdez Martínez. Editorial Urano
- Noni el árbol de la vida. Un milagro de la naturaleza Polinesia en el S. XXI. A. de la Torre.
- El libro de la nutrición óptima. Patric Holford. Editorial Robin Book
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