May 27th, 2012
(NaturalNews) You may have seen ads promoting noni juice or heard about its health benefits and wondered if it’s for real. Hopefully, this article will shed some light on the subject of noni.
Most of the hype comes from multi-level marketing (MLM) providers. Their product is usually the most expensive and most processed. Those noni juices are often first pureed, sometime frozen, and then sent off to be liquefied from concentrate. Usually they are flavored or sweetened.
Pure noni juice isn’t so tasty, but it’s taken in small quantities, or you can mix the pure stuff with a fresh fruit juice that suits your taste. There are providers that sell pure noni juice, which are not overpriced like MLM products. Pure unadulterated noni is the only juice to use (http://www.healingnoni.com/noni-juice-facts-and-benefits.html).
Noni fruit has been used medicinally for 2000 years. It probably originated in Southeast Asia then made its way to India, eventually winding up growing abundantly in the Polynesian Islands. Concentrated noni powder from the fruit is also available in capsule form. That form has also been used medicinally (http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/noni.php).
Dr. Scott Gerson is both an MD and an Ayurvedic doctor. Part of his training in Ayurveda required he personally try herbs he would recommend. So out of curiosity, Dr. Gerson got some noni juice and tried it during late autumn. This was a period of malaise and diminished health that was an annual tradition for him.
Dr. Gerson was delighted to go through that whole period feeling energetic and healthy. No colds or flues infected him this time. Noni has anti-inflammatory capabilities. More and more health experts are realizing chronic inflammation as a root cause of all types of disease.
Noni also has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. It has also been observed to induce anti-tumor activity. Noni has been used historically for all types of digestive problems, including elimination issues. Applied topically, it has been known to heal burns quickly.
Dr. Gerson also explained how efforts to isolate scopoletin, considered the active ingredient of noni, fall short of the whole fruit’s benefits. The latest attempt by Big Pharma to cash in on already existing plant food, as they have been doing with synthetic cannabis and others, was tried by the University of Hawaii.
Gerson noted that “[...] both the biological effects and the serotonin receptor binding effects of the crude noni extract was lost upon purification of this presumed active ingredient.” The Hawaii medical school’s failed attempt to isolate the active ingredient underscored the necessary synergy of other ingredients in noni to restore health.
Dr. Mona Harrison, former assistant dean of the Boston University School of Medicine and former chief medical officer at the Washington, DC General Hospital, now in private practice, uses noni with some of her patients.
She has investigated why noni has its mysterious healing qualities by referencing ancient medical information within the context of current biology. She writes of noni’s effect on the pineal gland, which affects the whole glandular hormonal system, by stimulating serotonin and melatonin.
She claims this factor alone can curb many neurological or autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s. In the center of the brain is a spot called substantia nigra. When it deteriorates, neurological problems ensue.
Noni’s pineal gland function boost brings about the substantia nigra spot’s cellular regeneration, leading to reversals of symptoms attributed to neurological diseases.
So there you are, two actual MDs giving you the scoop on noni’s health benefits. You can go for the real stuff with confidence now (http://www.consumerhealth.org/articles/display.cfm?ID=19990303205600).
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