What is noni juice?
Scientifically known as Morinda Citrifola, the noni fruit goes by many names such as Indian mulberry, cheese fruit and great morinda. The bumpy green fruit is native to Polynesia, Tahiti, Fiji and Hawaii as their volcanic soil and climatic conditions are suitable for the tree to flourish. Since its discovery by Polynesians, the noni fruit has been revered for over 2000 years for its incredible benefits it lends to the body. To make noni juice, the fruit is first fermented following which, its pulp is extracted and drained.
What are the properties of noni juice?
It may surprise you to know that the noni fruit and its juice are jam-packed with over 170 nutrients. It is high in Vitamin C, potassium, xeronine and anti-oxidants. Noni juice is also a rich source of phytonutrients whose anti-viral and anti-bacterial compounds are known to repair cellular damage and boost immunity.
How does noni juice benefit the skin?
A favourite of supermodel Miranda Kerr, noni juice is known as a power-packed performer not just for the skin, but for one’s general health as well. Here’s why…
Rich in antioxidants, noni juice is known to curb the negative effects of free radicals, which are known to damage one’s 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.
It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which are helpful to keep one’s skin, hair and body free from infection. These properties are primarily responsible for noni juice’s popularity as a potent pimple fighter in the skin care world.
The juice of the noni fruit is also known to boost the immune system and keep the body strong and healthy.
How does one consume noni juice?
Since it isn’t always possible to get one’s hands on the fruit, a popular method of consumption is through the juice. To get the most out of it, choose the pure, unflavoured version. Since noni juice is highly concentrated in nature, an adult is recommended to consume 30 ml or 2 tablespoons of the juice undiluted or mixed with water on an empty stomach for increased absorbency.