Noni Plant
1:42 PM | Author: Atie

Noni is the common Hawaiian name for Morinda citrifolia, also known as Indian Mulberry herb. The plant, indigenous to India, Malaysia, and Southeast Asia, is a type of evergreen ranging in size from a small bush to a tree 20 or 30 feet high. Approximately the size of a potato, the noni fruit has a lumpy appearance and a waxy, semi-translucent skin that ranges in color as it ripens from green to yellow to almost white. Native Hawaiians recognize it, sight unseen, because of the fruit's rancid smell when fully ripe. This smell decreases as the fruit is fermented and the juice is prepared. The taste is also improved during this processing.

Parts of the noni plant are used as a juice, a tonic, a poultice, and in tea. The juice, which has an unpleasant taste and odor, is used on the scalp as a treatment for head lice. Some proponents also advise drinking the juice, mixed with other juices and flavorings to mask its unpleasant taste. Noni juice contains nutritional enzymes, anthraquinones and polysaccharides, all known to have various health benefits. The leaves and bark are sometimes made into a liquid tonic for urinary complaints and muscle or joint pain. The unripe noni fruit is mashed together with salt and applied on cuts and broken bones. Ripe fruit is used as a poultice for facial blemishes or as a remedy for skin sores, boils, or infections. Tea made from leaves of the plant is used as a remedy for tuberculosis, arthritis, rheumatism, and as an anti-aging treatment.

Composition of Noni

Keio University and The Institute of Biomedical Sciences in Japan claimed the isolation of a new anthraquinone compound from Noni called damnacanthal which occurs in the fruit.

Noni delivers a precursor called “pro-xeronine” to the body which then changes into “xeronine” at the cellular level. It is a substance vital to the function of your body. Without xeronine, your proteins would not be able to function and you would not be able to survive. Most people do not get an adequate supply of xeronine in the food they eat and without a proper supply, many health problems will occur.

Xeronine regulates the rigidity and shape of specific proteins. Since these proteins have different functions, a deficiency of xeronine can affect an unbelievably wide range of physiological responses.

The liver releases just the right amount of proxeronine into the blood stream where it is distributed throughout various tissues in the body every two hours. It is these semi- hourly releases of proxeronine that is responsible for what physiologists call biorhythms, or increases in mental and physical alertness.

Noni increases body energy and has a positive effect on mild mood states. The action of Noni in making a person feel well is caused by xeronine converting certain brain receptors proteins into active sites for the absorption of the endorphones, the well-being hormones.

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