Noni also goes by the names Indian mulberry, nono, painkiller tree, and the Polynesian bush fruit. The bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, and seeds are all used for health benefits and possess numerous properties: noni is known to be disinfectant, alterative, tonic, antiseptic, emmenagogic, stomachic, immunity-enhancing, antiinflammatory, anti-joint pain, immune tonic, antioxidant, analgesic, and antihypertensive. This translates into an exceptionally versatile herb that can benefit many bodily systems. Noni can be been used as a tonic for various systems of the body, immune support, chronic respiratory complaints, hypertension, high blood sugar levels, digestive weakness, diarrhea, constipation, gum health, and infections - including urinary tract health concerns.
The biochemical composition of noni reveals various terpene compounds, L-asperuloside, aucubin, glucose, caproic and caprylic acids, and vitamin C. The leaf contains anthraquinones, glycosides, phenolic compounds, resins, B-sitosterol, and ursolic acid. The flower contains acacetin 7-O-D. The fruit contains caproic and caprylic acids, essential oil, B-D-glucopyranose pentaacetate 2, asperuloside tetraacetate, glucose, and ascorbic acid. The root and its bark contain alizarin, anthraquinones (morindone), carbonate, rubichoiric acid, chrysophanol, soranjidol, chlororubm, phosphate, magnesium femc iron, sodium glycosides, morindadiol, morindine, resins, rubiadin, and sterols.
Noni is considered the major health herb of the South Pacific. When the fruit is ripe, one will often find traditional Hawaiians picking the fruits. The leaf and leaf juice is good for various inflammations and fevers. It can be used to help support symptoms relating to many acute and health issues, including such chronic respiratory complaints as irritated lungs, cold-like symptoms, asthma, coughs, colds, stuffy/runny nose, and sore throat. It is also effective for digestive problems, including diarrhea, constipation, indigestion, stomach irritations, bloating. It can also be tried to help support skin and gum healths, including wounds, cuts, abscesses, boils, acne, bums, gingivitis, and thrush. Noni uses extend to the urinary system for bladder and kidney infections, to the cardiovascular system for hypertension, and to the endocrine system for helping support healthy blood sugar levels. In fact, because of its potential ability to stimulate production of xeronine, Noni has been tried for practically any and every condition one can think of.
Noni fruit juice extract is the most commonly available form. The best-quality noni supplements are made from the unripened green fruit. Noni should be taken on an empty stomach before meals, since stomach acids and enzymes tend to destroy the specific enzyme that liberates the xeronine compound.
Ralph Heinicke, Ph.D., a biochemist, discovered that noni fruit contains an alkaloid precursor to a vital compound called xeronine. Xeronine is an alkaloid that the body produces to activate enzymes and generally energize the body. It has never previously been found because it is immediately used and broken down by the body. However, without it we would die, since it is basic to the utilization of proteins. Lack of it, therefore, can give rise to many health concerns. Noni is considered the best source of proxeromne available.
Noni grows extensively throughout the South Pacific, and was at one time the most widely used useful plant in the region. This evergreen shrub grows especially well in the rich volcanic ash of Hawaii. Some of the beneficial constituents of Noni include various terpene compounds, caproic and caprylic acids, vitamin C, and alkaloids. However, Noni is most famous for the presence of an alkaloid known as peroxeronine, which is believed to be a precursor to xeronine.