Benefits of Noni Fruit
Noni fruit is native to Puerto Rico, northern Australia and the Polynesian Islands. It is well known for having an array of health benefits. The bark of noni plant is used to make dyes, skin lotions while the seeds are roasted and eaten. Listed below are some of the benefits you can get by incorporating noni fruit into your daily nutrition.
1. Anti-Ulcer Benefits
Several studies show that noni fruit may have anti-ulcer benefits. In one study, rats given noni fruit extract showed improved gastric health. This is because noni fruit extracts decreased acidity in the stomach and prevented damage of the mucous lining.
2. Boosts immunity
Research also suggests that noni fruit may have both anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. Noni fruit extracts used in a number of studies done on mice showed reduction in pain thereby is believed to help treat inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Besides having anti-inflammatory effects, noni juice also enhances immune function. However, studies are ongoing to determine whether these findings have scientific backing.
In addition to improving immune function, noni juice is also loaded with antioxidants which improve cell health by neutralizing free radicals. In fact, noni extract is an active ingredient in many modern medicines.
4. Lowers high cholesterol
Noni fruit has been proven to lower triglycerides that cause increased risk to cardiovascular disease. In addition to that, it is high in vitamin A, sodium, iron, potassium and vitamin C ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ all of which improve immune function, thereby reduce your chance of developing disease or infections.
5. Anti-tumor benefits
Noni fruit is also loaded with polysaccharides, for example glycosides and galactose which are believed to have anti-bacterial effects. Furthermore, it has both anti-cancer and anti-tumor benefits.
Common side effects related to Noni fruit intake include; bloating, constipation, diarrhea and other digestive complications. On the other hand, expectant mothers may experience severe dehydration and diarrhea.