Noni fruit – also known as cheese fruit, Indian mulberry or hog apple –comes from a small evergreen tree called the Morinda citrifolia, part of the coffee family. Although it is native to the Carribean, Australia and parts of Asia, most commercially grown noni fruit is actually exported from Polynesia. It has gained increasing attention in recent times due to the fact that is it nutrient rich and contains a wealth of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber that make it a great addition to any healthy diet. Some of the conditions and complaints which noni fruit is effective at treating are discussed below.
Your digestive system can get a serous boost from regular consumption of noni fruit. Due to the fact that it contains a trove of macronutrients, phytochemicals and a compound known as proxeronine, it has proven useful in stimulating the production of digestive enzymes and making the body more efficient at breaking down food. In addition, it is a natural antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, which can great aid issues like ulcers.
Because noni is rich in both antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, regular consumption of it can help with a number of skin conditions and complaints. It helps the skin more quickly regenerate and renew itself and can help reduce or reverse many signs of aging while also soothing down redness, roughness or dryness associated with inflammation. It can also be used topically to smooth and moisturize the skin.
Joint Stiffness and Pain
Again, because of its strong anti-inflammatory properties, noni is also excellent for conditions like arthritis and can greatly reduce the joint stiffness and pain that is associated with this disease. Regular consumption can add to the health and suppleness of the joints and it can be taken the form of juice, pills or powder.
Migraines can be seriously debilitating, not to mention painful for those who suffer from them. Noni fruit can help since it is high in potassium, which can help ease migraine symptoms. It is recommended that at the first sign of a migraine that an ounce of noni juice or one of the capsules be taken to keep the worst of the symptoms at bay.
Noni fruit’s nutrients allow it to reduce inflammation in and around the heart and it also has the ability to improve arterial circulation and to reduce the chances of blood clot formation, a risk factor for heart attacks. It contains, among its other components, nitric oxide which helps to expand the blood vessels and can thus lower blood pressure while improving blood flow.
So if you are interested in a delicious way to stay healthy and to treat any of the conditions discussed above, consider adding noni fruit to your diet. If it is not available, trying the juice or in powdered or capsule form might be easier and these should be available at your local health food store. As nutrient rich as it is, it certainly has a place in any health-conscious diet.