Noni is characterized as a small tree or shrub that is known to grow in shady forests and rocky or sandy shores. Noni juice, which derives from noni, is believed to have beneficial healing agents that are thought to contain fevers, help to treat certain types of skin and eye problems, as well as throat and gum ailments and even constipation. In addition, noni juice is thought by many to help ease stomach pain and respiratory discomforts.
Noni features large, dark green leaves and is a plant which blooms year round. The flowers found on noni are petite and white in color, while the fruit is multi and features a strong smell. In addition, a noni plant features a great number of seeds, which are often dispersed by the bats that it’s smell is known to attract.
In some parts of the world, noni juice is used to help treat arthritis, which is a painful disorder that affects the body’s joints and muscles. It is important to note that neither noni itself or noni juice have been evaluated by the USFDA (United States Food and Drug Administration) for it’s safety or it’s possible benefits. In 2005, the European Food Safety Authority began an evaluation of noni products and their possible relation to hepatitis resulting from ingestion of noni.
Noni, which is that plant from which noni juice originates, is most commonly used Internationally and is not so widely used in American medicine. A large part of that is because of the lack of it’s full potential and the absence of studies to indicate it’s potential risks and/or side effects. As with any medicine or anecdote, it is important that it’s full potential be realized before being prescribed to patients with certain ailments or prior to being marketed as an over-the-counter treatment method for any type of illness. Individuals are often unfamiliar with the side effects associated with certain medications, which is why they often develop serious reactions after their use.
While little remains known about the complete effects of noni and/or noni juice, including potential healing or side effects, worldwide studies will continue to investigate the effects of this mysterious shrub.
This article is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It is not to be used in place of, or in conjunction with, professional medical advice or a doctor’s recommendation regarding the use of noni juice. Prior to beginning any treatment program, including that which involves noni juice, individuals must consult a physician for proper diagnosis and/or treatment.