December 13, 2020

noni juice health benefits

If you’ve never heard of noni juice before, now’s the time to get familiar with it. Derived from the fruit of the tropical evergreen plant noni, this wonder juice can have incredible benefits on your health.

Noni fruit, popularly known as Indian mulberry, is native to South-East and Southern Asia and Pacific Islands. The noni fruit has been used since ancient times for its medicinal properties, which we’ll be sharing with you in this video today.

Noni fruit is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin B3, vitamin A, and iron. Noni juice is said to be a magical drink as it affects so many bodily systems positively. Stay tuned to become an expert in all things fantastic about drinking noni juice on a daily basis.

1. Lowers the risk of gout

Caused by the build-up of uric acid crystals in the joints, gout is a complex form of arthritis that results in joint pain. Studies have shown that noni juice can reduce uric acid in the blood and lower the risk of gout. 


Noni is also known for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can promote a healthy response to inflammation.

2. May reduce arthritis symptoms

can reduce joint pain

It’s thought that noni juice helps alleviate pain and reduce joint destruction caused by arthritis due to its analgesic properties. It may even reduce day-to-day joint pain from poor posture or sitting for too long. If you lead a healthy lifestyle and drink noni juice daily, evidence suggests that you can reduce arthritis pain to the minimum.

3. Prevents acne

can help prevent acne

Being a powerhouse of antioxidants, noni juice works as a wonderful moisturiser when applied to the skin daily. Noni fruit and its juice are jam-packed with over 170 nutrients. It’s high in vitamin C, potassium, and xeronine, and is a rich source of phytonutrients.


Noni juice’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties are helpful for keeping the skin, hair, and body free from infection. It also hydrates dry skin with its wealth of emollient ingredients that soothe the skin. These properties combined make noni juice a potent acne fighter in the skincare world.

4. Anti-ageing

has anti aging properties

Noni works overtime to improve collagen levels, providing abundant antioxidants, and providing the micronutrients your skin needs to create healthy new cells. Packed with Vitamin C and selenium, noni juice is known to curb the negative effects of free radicals, which can damage skin cells in the long run. 


It also contains nutritive fatty acids which help build a healthy cell membrane within the skin and aid in flushing out excess toxins.

5. Prevents cancer

Based on the results from a number of recent studies, experts say that noni juice has tumour fighting and immune-stimulating properties. Research has found that noni plant extracts have antifungal, antitumor, and immunomodulatory properties.


Glycosides and other compounds found in noni fruits and leaves have antioxidant properties, which can interact with and stabilize cancer-causing free radicals and may prevent some of the damage free radicals otherwise might cause. Not only that, but highly concentrated noni juice was shown to have natural abilities to destroy or interfere with the blood vessels needed by tumours to grow and metastasize.

6. Reduces stress

can reduce negative moods, resulting in improved productivity and emotional wellbeing

One of the key things to help us fight the damage of stress on our bodies are antioxidants, as well as other vitamins and minerals that help keep us healthy and prevent damage. Noni juice not only helps to deal with stress but also reduces the effect of stress on our cognitive function.


It’s thought that noni juice plays a part in supporting the body’s ability to maintain normal, healthy moods, regulates systems associated with nervousness and irritability, and also reduces negative moods, resulting in improved productivity and emotional wellbeing.

7. Boosts immunity

assist the immune system in its fight to keep your body in good health

Our body’s immune system needs essential nutrients for it to function at peak performance. Drinking noni juice on a daily basis provides the body with a natural “immune boost” of the essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that our immune system needs to protect us.


Whether you need to support and strengthen your immune system to fight an existing disease, or you just want to help it to stay healthy, a daily dose of noni juice can improve and assist the immune system in its fight to keep your body in good health.

8. Brightens dull skin

use exfoliants with noni juice to remove dead skin, dirt, and excess oils

As we age, our bodies get less efficient at shedding dead skin cells. This can cause the skin to look dull, can increase the appearance of fine lines, and can even cause the skin to sag. Lots of commercial exfoliants are actually too harsh for the skin, and can actually make the problem worse.


Homemade exfoliants containing noni juice can help you to brighten your dull skin without causing damage. Noni is an extremely gentle but effective exfoliant. 


All you have to do is rub the lotion into your skin until small brown balls form on the surface. Those are balls of dead skin, dirt, and excess oil that you have naturally helped to shed without any harsh chemicals.

9. Treats fever

The juice from the noni fruit has been used for hundreds of thousands of years as a natural medication for the sick. Its antiviral properties in noni juice that help to treat fever, cough, and even body pain. As we already know, noni can also help boost your immune system.


Additionally, noni juice’s anti-inflammatory properties help you to tackle the infection. Drink it regularly throughout your sickness to help your body to heal faster.

10. Treats scalp irritation

can help treat scalp irritation

The same antibacterial properties that help to boost the immune system can also help to treat scalp irritation. We often forget that the scalp is skin too, and it needs care and moisture like the rest. A dry scalp creates dandruff, and can also lead to clogged hair follicles.


A homemade topical lotion containing noni juice can reduce the build-up of dirt and moisturize the scalp, as well as rejuvenating and soothing the skin. Just apply a thin layer of the lotion and leave it for up to 20 minutes before washing off with warm water.

11. Protects heart health

improves blood flow in arteries

Noni juice has shown positive effects in protecting heart health by improving the blood flow in the arteries. It also helps to regulate blood pressure, which plays an important role in maintaining heart health.


In a recent study, people who drank noni juice on an everyday basis showed improvement in their lipid profiles – reduced LDL (or bad cholesterol) and improved HDL (good cholesterol).

12. Repairs sun damage

Over time, sun exposure does all kinds of damage to the skin. A common effect is leathery, discoloured skin, and fine lines. The skin often loosens as the sun speeds the breakdown of collagen, which you need for firm skin.


Noni juice promotes improved skin tone and texture because it’s so high in antioxidants – in fact, it has one of the highest antioxidant levels per serving size of any fruit juice – which can neutralize the free radicals caused by the radiation of the sun.

noni juice health denefits and side effects

13. Improves the quality of life in cancer patients

Noni juice has been found in a study to improve physical function, pain, and fatigue in people with advanced cancer. The participants in the study who consumed a measured amount of noni juice every day noticed reduced fatigue and pain and improved physical functioning. 


This is a promising use of noni, but more research is needed to understand exactly how it can help.

14. Reduces menstrual pain

reduces menstrual cramps

Traditionally, women ate unripe noni fruit, roots, or leaves to prevent or to manage menstrual cramps. It’s unsurprising, then, that some women swear by noni juice today to help them to deal with their menstrual pain naturally. 


One study looking into this claim reported that noni fruit juice reduced markers of inflammation, which helped to reduce the cause of the menstrual pain without the need for over-the-counter medication.

15. May help with weight loss

can help with weight loss

There are a number of reasons why noni juice is thought to be effective at promoting weight loss. For a start, noni juice acts as an appetite suppressant, helping you to go longer between mealtimes without reaching for high-calorie snacks.


Noni juice also has antioxidant properties, which help in weight loss by fighting the free radicals in the body’s fat stores and improving the functioning of the metabolism. Additionally, noni juice promotes the production of nitric acid in the body, which takes up energy from the fat cells of the body. 


Keep in mind that drinking noni juice alone won’t cause you to lose weight – you’ll also need to eat a healthy, reduced-calorie diet and get plenty of exercise.

Side effects of noni juice

There is some debate about the safety of noni juice for medical uses. While it is considered safe when consumed as a beverage, it’s thought that the overuse of noni juice or its extract could cause some harm. The main side effects of noni juice to be aware of are:

1. May be toxic to the liver

The noni plant contains anthraquinones, compounds found to be toxic to the liver, and cancer-promoting. Noni juice has also been associated with hepatitis and liver failure. For that reason, people with liver disease, including chronic hepatitis C and hepatitis B, should stay away from the noni fruit altogether.

2. High in potassium & sugar

high in sugar

Noni juice is high in potassium and should be avoided by people with kidney, heart, and liver disease. Additionally, if you have any bleeding disorders or are taking blood thinners, you should avoid using noni as it could further slow blood clotting. Noni juice is also high in sugar and should be used with caution by people with diabetes.

3. May be harmful to pregnant women & children

may be harmful to pregnant and children

Due to the lack of research, it’s not recommended that noni is used by pregnant women, nursing mothers, or young children. Noni was once used to cause abortions, so pregnant women especially should avoid the fruit.

Conclusion

There are so many interesting and beneficial properties of noni juice for everyday health. Unfortunately, unless you live in Hawaii, the Caribbean, or some other tropical region, you’re unlikely to find noni fruit in the produce aisle of your local supermarket. Noni juice, on the other hand, is far more available, and if you can’t find it in-store, you will definitely find it online.

Noni juice isn’t known for its delicious taste – in fact, many people call noni the “puke fruit”, so it’s actually quite the opposite. But if you can manage to down your daily dose of noni juice without too much disgust, the juice and extract will help to relieve pain, boost your immune system, and kill microbes. 

Noni may increase endurance, reduce blood pressure and cholesterol, and support skin health. The good news is that usually, you can acquire a taste for noni’s unique flavour over time, especially once you start to associate it with the mood and energy lift that comes with it.

About the author

Tim Russell

I am passionate about health and wellbeing and have writing for over 10 years on the subject. I have a BSc Hons Degree and undertake vigorous research to help people improve their lives and live more a healthy and happy life.

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