Among the medicinal plants discovered by Polynesian ancestors, Morinda citrifolia (Noni) is one of the most important traditional folk medicinal plants that has been used for over 2000 years.
Now our rudimentary relatives where crafty and used the health benefits of noni juice for treating a whole array of diseases and unpleasant conditions. Yet what is exciting the money-hungry minds of the pharmaceutical companies today and tempting medical researchers in look for that shiny Nobel prize is a tiny bit more impressive than cuts and boils.
Fighting off the grim reaper of the 21st Century
Cancer. It must come as no surprise since humanity has been trying to squeeze a cure for this plague out of every leaf, bark and seed they have come across on God’s green Earth. Only this time, we’re on to something.
There are numerous ongoing studies that research the cancer inhibitory actions of Noni juice. Although only a few have reached human in vivo tests, one recent study demonstrated that Noni products had both preventive and treatment efficacy on rat esophageal cancer.
The results look very promising for breast cancer as well. Studies on the health benefits of Noni juice showed that it can prevent mammary breast cancer at the initiation stage, resulting in an anti-growth effect. The medical researchers feel confident that Noni may be useful in treating breast cancer either on its own or in combination with already established cancer treatments.
Exciting researches on the health benefits of Noni Juice
In the latest studies, two newly isolated compounds together with six known ones from the Noni juice showed significant inhibitory effects on the proliferation of cancer cell in human colon, lung and cervical tissues. This new discovery has been put to the test by administering Noni products in combination with older cancer medication. The results demonstrated Noni juice’s potential to be used as a chemo adjuvant in treating colorectal, lung and cervical cancer.
Studies have gone a step further and have tried to uncover the mechanism of tumor rejection by Noni compounds. Intra-abdominal injections with fermented Noni exudates were performed on rats and what was observed was a significant increase in granulocytes and tumor-killing cells. The poor rats where then injected with tumor cells and 85% of them survived and completely rejected the tumor cells. The data demonstrated that Noni products are able to stimulate the innate and adaptive immune system to reject tumor cells.
Oh boy oh boy I bet researchers can hear their name being shouted and praised all around. The Mesiah that delivered onto us a world free of cancer is coming. Well let’s not hand out those cigars yet, we are not quite there yet.
Even though the health benefits of noni juice are numerous and enticing. Countless studies have to be conducted for proper dosage and usage of Noni products. Little is known about side-effects and hepatotoxicity, heck we have not even cracked its full chemical composition yet. Yet, if I dare say, the future looks bright.
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