Morinda citrifolia – Noni

Morinda citrifolia; Haw: Noni; Eng: Indian Mulberry; Indo: Mengkudu
Family: Rubiacea

 

 

Habitat: In southeast Asia, Australia. It is a tree that likes volcanic soil, lime/coral rich soil and grows also well on sandy soil. It can grow to around 9 m. It has large, dark green, shiny leaves. The plant fruits and flowers all year round. The fruits are around 10-20 cm and are greenish and becomes white when ripening.

Part used: Fruits, leaves, bark.

Constituents: Vitamin A, C, B, niacin, iron, potassium, calcium, sodium, flavonoids, lignan, iridoids, polisaccarids, carbohydrates, alkaloids, fatty acids.

Actions: nutrient, hypotensive, hypoglicemic, anti-cancer, diuretic, spasmolityc.

Uses: It is used to support the immune-system. Noni is commonly used to treat menstrual cramps.  Fermented Noni juice is used for diabetes and hypertension.  It is also used for liver diseases, and urinary tract infections.

 

by Xilef Welner
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