Noni Juice, Controversial Anti-cancer Virtues – Vigorous Herbs
Noni juice is obtained from the pulp of the fruit of the nono or apple-dog produced by a tropical tree, Morinda citrifolia , of the Rubiaceae family, growing mainly in India, Australia or Tahiti. The fruits have been used in Ayurvedic medicine, especially for 2000 years in Polynesia.
Noni juice, aspirin of the ancients
The nono or dog apple ( Morinda citrifolia ) is a shrub that can reach 6 m in height, which produces fruits quickly and reaches maturity at 2 years: the fruits are abundant (around ten kg / month). Its evergreen leaves are lanceolate, dark green, shiny and very ribbed, which can make it a pretty veranda or greenhouse plant in Europe, since it hardly supports less than 3 to 5 ° C.
Its fruits are ovoid, green then white and are about the size of a pine cone. Oddly enough, when they are ripe, they smell very bad: in order not to be too repulsive, the juice sold in stores today has received a treatment to avoid the unpleasant smell.
The medicinal benefits of noni juice
Noni juice is touted as being able to cure serious and / or chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, or Alzheimer’s disease but also more classic ailments such as migraines, allergies, fibromyalgia, arthritis and obesity. Be careful because if noni juice is experiencing exponential sales in the United States among food supplements, no scientific study has today made it possible to validate any of these virtues announced by salespeople! …
However, the traditional uses of noni have been observed, in particular for its antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, healing, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. Stimulation of immune defenses has also been observed in animals, but not from there to prevent cancer.
Noni is presented and used in different ways:
- in juice to drink, by cure of 1 or 3 months at a rate of 30 ml each morning on waking,
- in capsules, dry extracts, according to the indications of the naturopath.
It is mainly found in health food stores, organic stores.
The use of plants for healing must be done by first seeking advice from a doctor, pharmacist or herbalist. Pregnant women, people with chronic and serious illnesses or taking medication, should consult a doctor before self-medication which may cause side effects, including drug interactions.