The Natural Healing Properties of Noni Juice
The Exotic Noni Plant
Medical science is virtually exploding with new ideas and discoveries almost every day. Few of us can keep up with the latest do's and dont's about staying healthy. That's why I was excited when I discovered 12 simple, inexpensive and mostly fun things we can do to improve our health. The source of these suggestions is a book called, Love Has Forgotten No One, by Gary Renard. My modest contribution to helping people stay healthy is to share these ideas with people who are not familiar with Gary's work.
One of the 12 simple suggestions is to drink noni juice. Here is the exact quote: "Extracted from the noni plant, mostly in Tahiti, it has many healing properties."
The healing properties of the noni plant are not widely known in our part of the world. Many of us dismiss remedies that are thousands of years old assuming something better must have come along. Yet, medicine is medicine and healing is healing. I decided to do some research on the exotic plant and its legendary healing properties.
Healing Properties of the Noni
What are the pharmacological ingredients of the noni plant that account for its healing properties? Dr. Ralph Heinicke studied the active ingredients of the Noni for over 45 years. According to Dr. Heinicke, the noni plant contains a substance which he discovered and named, Xeronine. This substance works at the molecular level to repair damaged cells.
Dr. Heinicke spent a good part of his life helping the scientific community understand why drinking juice from the noni plant is good for our health. Long before Dr Heinicke made his contributions, the secrets of the plant were well-known to native healers, including Hawaiin kahunas.
Cancertutor.com is a website devoted to alternative cures for cancer. This is what Cancer Tutor had to say about noni juice:
While many people consider Noni Juice to be a primary cancer treatment, this Cancer Tutor website considers Noni Juice to be a primary cancer treatment only for newly diagnosed cancer patients. For advanced cancer patients this treatment is considered a highly recommended supplemental protocol!! Noni Juice provides critical nutrients to the non-cancerous cells and will likely kill many cancer cells. But this website does not consider it strong enough to be a primary treatment for advanced cancer patients.
A Closer Look at the Noni Plant
You will find many articles about the noni plant. Unfortunately, most of these articles are written to sell juice. Then there are FDA articles warning readers about false claims. Few articles present balanced information about potential health benefits. In 2002 the University of Hawaii sponsored a Noni Conference and issued a report on the proceedings. The report explores factors that have contributed to the transformation of the noni plant from native remedy to a modern medical phenomena.
The trend toward natural remedies, self-medication and the use of complementary and alternative medicines - CAM are among the factors accounting for renewed interest in noni. The book that sparked my interest in noni juice was called "Love Has Forgotten No One" and subtitled, "The Answer to Life." The suggestion about drinking noni juice was not made as part of a sales pitch. It was given as one of twelve simple suggestions about improving our health. No one is claiming that noni juice cures cancer or AIDS. The book says simply, "Drink noni juice. It doesn't taste so good, but it's not as bad if you refrigerate it, which you're supposed to do after you open it anyway. Extracted from the noni plant, mostly in Tahiti, it has many healing properties."
The Real Story of Noni Juice
As with hydrogen peroxide therapy, the medical establishment is slow to put its stamp of approval on the health benefits of noni juice. The Noni Conference at the University of Hawaii reported that "corroborative, science-based information on the healthful qualities of noni does not exist." Conference speakers reported that "chemical, pharmacological and clinical knowledge of noni is still emergent. We are just beginning to understand these aspects, and for a small number of indications it appears that there is some promise.
The report concludes with the following statement:
"We may see noni products expanding into the packaged goods aisle and into the fortified beverage market before we see it on a physician’s prescription form or validated in the bioscientific literature. Considering the great momentum and cultural capital that noni has gained thus far, it is likely to be here for a long time."
The real story of the health benefits of the noni plant is still being written. Dr. Ralph Heinecke knew the history of the noni in native medicine. He studied the plant for 45 years and described the biochemical reactions activated by the noni in the human body. He observed that these reactions significantly affect cellular function and lead to a host of beneficial physiological reactions.
Self-Medication and Healing
More and more people are seeking natural remedies and complementary alternative medicine. Noni juice could play a significant role is helping us stay healthy. Evidence comes from the book, "Love Has Forgotten No One," where drinking noni juice is one of 12 simple things we can do to stay healthy. More evidence comes for the research of Dr. Ralph Heinecke who spent a good part of his life demonstrating how this juice works its magic in our bodies. Be advised this juice is not to be drunk for its taste.
Also be advised that it costs more than other fruit juices ($20+ for a 32 oz. bottle). According to "Love Has Forgotten No One," you can substitute other juices if you just can't stand the taste of noni juice or can't afford the cost. Simply drinking fruit juice is listed as another of the 12 simple things we can do to help ourselves stay healthy. Two glasses of fruit juice a day is enough to make a difference in our bodies. Drink up!
NOTE: Gary Renard's books are written with the help of two Ascended Masters who appear and speak to Gary. If you do not believe in spiritual beings, it's not likely you are interested in what they have to say. For me, I have read each of Gary's three books and been amazed at the depth of the spiritual teachings. When the latest book listed 12 things we can do to stay healthy, I decided to share them with readers who may not be familiar with Gary's work.