The Hawaiian Noni fruit is also called an ‘Indian Mulberry”. It is commonly found in Asia, Australia and other parts of the pacific islands, and it grows in coastal areas. This Hawaii plant grows as a tree with a height of over 10 feet, or as a shrub.
The Hawaiian Noni plant has shiny green leaves that are about seven inches long. Noni fruits are like small breadfruits that turn yellow when ripe, and produce a strong pungent smell. Today, many people now know Hawaiian Noni as an herbal treatment because of its many health benefits.
Some pacific islanders before the arrival of European- American adventurers and explorers introduced the Noni fruit into the Hawaiian island. The Polynesians were the islanders who transported the Noni fruit, leaves and barks to Hawaii as medicines. After then, the Noni plant and fruit became an integral part of the Hawaiian traditional and folk medicine.
Hawaiian Noni is used in many ways, and one of such ways includes; spreading the Noni fruit in a container and then leave it in the sun for several days to enable the juice come out. Then, the extracted juice gotten from the sunned Noni is then diluted with water and drank daily; before and after every meal.
Hawaiian Noni also has other uses. The oil of a Noni is extract for hair; the roots are used to make yellow dye while the bark is used to make red dye, and many more. Furthermore, Hawaiian Noni fruit can be boiled or eaten raw, as it can serve as a filler during famine.
The Hawaiian Noni is a traditional medicine used to treat different types of ailment. The Polynesians and the Fijians regularly eat this fruit, whether raw or cooked, for health reasons.
Many natives in the 1970’s, claim that every part of the Noni plant (leave, bark, fruit, root and steam) is medicinal. In the past, the Hawaiians used Noni to treat several health complications like diabetes, kidney infections, bladder disorders, heart problems and high blood pressure. In fact, research has shown that Noni is presently the latest remedy for even more serious ailments.
The leave of a Noni plant is used as poultice, just like magnesium sulfate. It is applied directly on sores, boils and even cuts. Hawaiian Noni is also used to treat diarrhea, fever and menstrual pains. In the Caribbean, the leaves of a Noni plant are cooked, and then there liquids drank to treat tendentious, aches and pains. Lastly, the regular eating of the Hawaiian Noni fruit prevents and treats ulcers.