NONI: The Healing Superfruit
For thousands of years, traditional healers throughout the Pacific have used the Noni Fruit as a potent cure for a variety of ailments. The Noni’s leaves, flowers, stems, bark, and fruits have been used in multiple ways from teas to juice to fermented tinctures to extract different aspects of the fruit’s regenerative and protective powers.
The Noni fruit and extracted juice are packed with antioxidants such as anthocyanins, beta-carotene, catechins, among others; and are nutritional powerhouses containing high levels of Vitamin C, phytonutrients, and minerals. Research has indicated that Noni has anti-inflammatory, analgesic properties, as well as beneficial effects on the gut microflora that recent research has shown to be important in all aspects of health. Not surprisingly, the potent mix of nutrients and fatty acids aid in cellular repair, whether internally or externally on the skin or in hair.
Many people forget that whatever is applied to their largest organ, the skin, actually seeps into their bodies. This is why it is so important to use natural cosmetics without the addition of harmful chemicals that can disrupt the endocrine system. Not only has Noni has been shown to reduce inflammation, sooth sensitive skin, and help lighten dark spots when applied topically, the myriad health benefits of Noni can be absorbed and obtained internally. True beauty comes from within.