Wednesday, March 17, 2010
What's In a Noni?
The medicinal properties of Noni were discovered by the Polynesians, who imported the fruit from Southeast Asia. Today the noni fruit is eaten in many parts of the world, mainly in the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia and Australia. Some people claim the noni is a cure-all for a variety of maladies including cancer. A group of Hawaiian researchers caused tumors to grow in experimental mice and then investigated the results of treatment using specially prepared injections of Noni juice. Mice who received the treatment survived 123% longer than the untreated mice. Noni Fruit and its effectiveness hold promise for the future, but more research is still necessary.