(tinctura Morinda citrifolia)
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Healing properties of Noni fruit tincture|
Noni, also known as Indian Mullberry is a tropical plant from which the leaves, bark, root and fruits are used as a traditional remedy for many diseases.
Purifies the blood. (alterative)
Relieves pain (analgesic)
Reduces inflammations (anti-inflammatory).
Reduces pain and swelling of arthritis (anti arthritic).
Antibacterial and disinfectant.
Helps to prevent the onset of certain cancers and helps to retard tumor growth. (anticancer)
Lowers blood pressure (hypotensive) and fights arthrosclerosis.
Inhibits oxidation (antioxidant)
Kills or expels parasites (antiparasitic).
Promotes the healthy functioning of the stomach (stomachic).
Encourages the healing of wounds by promoting cell growth and repair (vulnerary).
Increases the body’s resistance to stress and / or disease (adaptogen)
Works against diabetes and menstrual cramps
Alkaloids (xeronine); Polysaccharides (glucuronic acid, galactose, arabinose, trisaccharide fatty acid ester); Scopoletin; Terpene; Vitamins & Minerals (magnesium, iron, potassium, selenium, zinc, copper sulphur, ascorbic acid); Antraquinones (damnacanthal); Glycosides (flavonol glycoside, iridoid glycoside, citrifolinoside); amino acids; fatty acids Morindin; Morindone.
Noni works against many diseases.
Hypertension & cardiovascular diseases:
It stimulates and boosts the body’s immune system and so enables the body to produce the substance nitric oxide (NO), in the body. This chemical allows the blood vessels to dilate more easily and be more elastic. This means that it acts as a vasodilator (causing vessels to expand) to reduce the high blood pressure. Another phytochemical that has been connected to lowering blood pressure is Scopoletin; it has been proven to dilate blood vessels and act as a vasodilator also helping to lower the blood pressure.
Serotonin, a neurotransmitter (allows nerve cells to communicate and interact with one another) helps to regulate the expansion- and contraction of blood vessels and the function of platelets (cells that cause blood to coagulate and close a wound). Serotonin has more and other complex roles in regulating blood flow to the brain, heart, and gastrointestinal tract.
Morinda citrifolia helps to keep and maintain the serotonin level in the blood and thus helps in improving forms of vascular disease.
The fruit juice is a big source of (beta)sitosterol, stigmasterol, and campe sterol - the three most nutritionally important phytosterols. Plant sterols, called Phytosterols alleviate problems associated with high levels of “bad” cholesterol (LDL). The noni fruit helps in reducing serum cholesterol level and thus prevents further cardiac problems. Ripe fruit contains a concentration of anthraquinones including damnacanthal, which has purgative activity. This accounts for the so called cleansing effect. With sluggish digestion and slow moving bowels, the noni fruit can exert a stimulating effect, which helps to increase peristalsis and cleanse the colon.
Immunomodulatory and Antitumor Activity.
The activity of a polysaccharide-rich substance from the fruit juice of noni has been described. In studies noni demonstrated immunomodulatory and antitumor activity. It may be a supplementary agent in cancer treatment. Okadaic acid in the fruit has been known to increase the synthesis of tumor necrosis factor.
Healing properties of Noni leaf tincture
Urinary disorders and inflammations.
Muscle- and joint pain.
Tincture: 2 – 4 ml/day (2 – 4 full droppers per day)
Infusion (herbal tea): 1 cup tea (infusion in hot water) 1 - 2 times daily. (use 1 - 2 tsp./ cup)
Healing properties of Noni fruit tincture:
Pre-cancer and growth of cancer tumors.
Enhancing the immune system.
Tincture: 2 – 6 ml/day (2 – 6 full droppers per day).
Infusion (herbal tea): 1 cup tea (infusion in hot water) 2 - 3 times daily. (use 1 - 2 tsp./ cup)
The process of digestion may interfere with the medicinal effect of the alkaloid compounds contained in Noni infusion and tincture; it should be taken on an empty stomach.
There are no well-known drug interactions with Noni.
Kamiya H, Tanaka Y, Endang H, Umar M, Satake T.
Chemical Constituents of Morinda citrifolia Fruits Inhibit Copper-Induced Low Density Lipoprotein Oxidation.
J. Agric. Food Chem, 2004, 52, pp. 5843-5848.
Su BN, Pawlus AD, Jung HA, Keller WJ, McLaughlin, Kinghorn AD.
Chemical Constituents of the Fruits of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) and Their Antioxidant Activity.
J. Nat. Prod, 2005, 68, pp. 592-595.
Yang J, Paulino J, Janke-Stedronsky S.
Bioavailability of biological components of Noni (Morinda citrifolia) juice and powders as affected by processing and storage.
Technical Session 35, Nutraceutical & Functional Foods, IFT Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2005,
Zin ZM, Hamid AA, Osman A, Saari N.
Antioxidative activities of chromatographic fractions obtained from root, fruit and leaf of Mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia L.)
Food Chemistry, 2006, 94, pp. 169-178.
The above presentation is for informational and educational purposes only.
It is based on scientific studies (human, animal, or in vitro), clinical experience, or traditional usage.
For many of the conditions discussed, treatment with prescription or over - the - counter medication is also available.
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