Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Truth About Noni Juice and Its Benefits

People who are reading this blog would have noticed my interest in alternative and herbal medicine. This time I am writing about noni juice and its benefits. I have not used the noni juice yet, but would like to provide some information about it.

Like many other herbal juices, the helpful chemicals present in the juice are known but the potential benefits of this juice are mostly beliefs. This plant grows in the Southeast Asian countries and in the South Pacific region. The scientific name of this plant is Morinda citrifola and it is a kind of mulberry.

Like any other herbal juices, the regions where this plant is originated extensively use the fruits, flowers, leaves, and roots for preparation of herbal medicine and juices. The noni plant flowers all the year and gives a fruit which is pungent and bitter in taste. The fruit of noni contains many nutrients like niacin, vitamin c, potassium, vitamin A, calcium and sodium.

Research established that noni contains about ten vitamins, seven types of dietary minerals, and eighteen types of amino acids. It is also know to contain organic acids and xeronine.

Benefits Of Noni Juice

There is a strong belief behind the success of Noni juice that it can cure hypertension, arthritis, mental depression, gastric ulcers, menstrual crams, and many other ailments. It is also known be a good pain killer.

Apart from the above benefits noni juice also know to work for chronic fatigue syndrome and can boost your immune system. It is also known to improve the function of your digestive system and useful for someone who is suffering from IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).

How to Take Noni Juice
Many people cannot get used to the pungent bitter tasting noni juice and hence can be taking by mixing with other fruit juices.

Risks Of Noni Juice
Due to high potassium content of the noni juice, it is not recommended to people who are suffering from kidney disorders. Noni juice should not be used by woman during pregnancy and nursing.

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