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Noni (Morinda Citrifolia)

It's been successfully used for over 2,000 years in Polynesia, China, India and elsewhere. Noni migrated with the inhabitants to the South Pacific, islands, Tahiti, Hawaii, Malaysia-and wherever there is pollution free volcanic soil.

For use in the United States, the noni fruit is prepared as a food supplement, either as a liquid, dehydrated capsule or in a nutrient-rich encapsulated form. Although the plant is very bitter and has an adverse odor, the liquid noni supplement is very palatable in taste and smell because of the addition or natural grape and blueberry juices.

Research indicates that noni stimulates the immune system, regulating cell function and cellular regeneration of damaged cells.

  • Lowers high blood pressure.

  • Works with melatonin and serotonin to help regulate sleep, temperature and mood cycles.
  • Increases body energy.
  • Acts as anti-inflammatory and anti-histaminic agent.
  • Alleviates pain.
  • Has antibacterial properties that can protect against digestive and heart damage.
  • Inhibits precancer function and growth of cancer tumors.
  • Noni stimulates the production of T-cells in the immune system. T-cells play a pivotal role in fighting     disease.
  • Noni acts to enhance the immune system involving macrophages and/or lymphocytes, which are a vital part     of your body's natural defenses.
  • Noni has been shown to combat many types of bacteria.
  • Noni has unique anti-pain effects.
  • Noni inhibits precancer function and the growth of cancer tumors by allowing abnormal cells to function     more normally.
  • In addition to the noni-scopoletin-serotonin connection, Dr. Harrison believes many of noni's positive results stem from its enhancement of the activities of the pineal gland, which is located deep in the brain. This important gland is one of the places where serotonin is produced and then used to make another hormone, melatonin. Serotonin and melatonin help regulate sleep, temperature, mood, puberty and ovarian cycles. Dr. Harrison suspects that noni may work, in part, by changing the frequency of body energy.

    Dr. Harrison further believes that frequency modulations in the body's energy may account for some of liquid noni's positive actions. It stabilizes blood sugar, reduces menstrual cramping, and lessens the need for men to urinate at night due to the swelling of their prostate. It has been accepted that one of noni's major benefits is its relief of most types of pain. What does science have to say about noni's relief of pain ~ It is reported that xeronine, a key ingredient in noni, has the ability to help normalize abnormal protein and subsequent cellular function, including brain function, where pain originates. Dr. Heinicke has accumulated data consistent with xeronine occupying a site adjacent to the endorphin receptor sites.

    Serotonin may play a part in noni's positive influence on digestion. There are serotonin receptors found throughout the body, as well as in the brain. The highest concentration of serotonin receptors is not found in the brain, but in the small intestine. Dr. Harrison has reported many cases in which noni improved digestion.

    Dr. Robert Young, a microbiologist from Utah, found that yeast molds and fungi, along with their toxins, make cells sick by increasing the acidity within the cell. It has also been reported that noni helps balance the body's pH level, or body acidity, which increases one's ability to better absorb vitamins, minerals and protein.

    Dr. Heinicke believes that noni helps in the normalization of abnormally functioning cells by delivering to the body the essential biochemical compound proxeronine, which cells then assemble into the alkaloid xeronine. Xeronine exhibits positive effects on cells that result in most people feeling better. Understanding how the body makes xeronine (biosynthesis) is essential to understanding how noni works.

    The most promising substance found in liquid noni is proxeronine, which is converted by the body into xeronine, a critical biochemical compound involved in a wide range of normal human biochemical reactions. In inflamed areas, proxeronine leaks out of blood capillaries to enable the cells to produce free xeronine. The free xeronine probably prevents the inflammationproducing peptides from adsorbing onto specific proteins. Obviously, this reduces the amount of inflammation.

    The major building blocks involved in our body's biosynthesis of xeronine are proxeronine, proxeroninase-an enzyme needed in the biosynthesis of xeronine-and serotonin. Your body also contains all of them, but proxeronine is in short supply. Here is how Dr. Heinicke believes the biosynthesis of xeronine works.

    Under usual circumstances, the liver stores proxeronine. About every two hours, the brain sends a signal to the liver to release a slug of proxeronine. The various organs in the body absorb from the bloodstream an amount of proxeronine that is sufficient to produce he amount of xeronine that they require. Normally cells contain sufficient amounts of the other biochemicals required for the synthesis of xeronine-generally, only proxeronine is in short supply.
    Toning down over-secreting mucus membranes. Selected examples: Sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis and chronic post-nasal drip.

    Toning down increased production of stomach acids. Representative examples: Gastric and duodenal ulcers, gastritis and esophageal reflux of gastric acid.

    Autoimmune disease. Representative examples: Rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, diabetes mellitus Type 2, thyroiditis, Crohn's disease and lupus erythematosus.

    Infections. Representative examples. Herpes types 1 & 2, chronic hepatitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, postviral syndrome, pancreatitis, viral thyroiditis, and yeast, mold and fungus infections such as athlete's foot, yeast vaginitis, thrush, and many other mycotic (fungus) infections.

    Progressive disorganization of specific tissues. Representative examples: Uterine fibroids, atherosclerosis, diverticular disease, the breakdown of surveillance against malignant cells, which can lead to cancer and warts. One of the first users of noni in the Untied States was a health educator from Utah who tells his story of never being able to get rid of an annoying wart until he started taking noni.

    Immunodeficiency. Representative examples: Epstein-Barr viral disease, chronic candidiasis, HIV disease, lack of vital energy and AES, which is an altered energy response to handling of stress and which comes from my work at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.

    As soon as the stream of solution containing the xeronine reached the muscle, both the frequency, or rate, of the muscle contractions as well as the amplitude, or strength, of the contractions increased. As soon as he switched to the standard saline solution, the frequency and amplitude of contractions immediately returned to baseline. By contrast, as soon as the stream of solution containing the proxeronine reached the muscle, nothing happened. Then about two seconds later, both the frequency and the amplitude of the contractions increased to the same extent as had occurred with the xeronine solution. When he switched back to the saline solution, both the frequency and amplitude of the contractions continued for two seconds before returning to baseline. He repeated this experiment many times with identical results.

    In interviews with more than 20 doctors and 20 other health professionals who had treated over 8,000 people with the food supplement noni, we found that a large majority of the patients experienced favorable results in their particular conditions.

    The doctors and other health professionals interviewed indicated that noni helped 78 percent of those who took it for one or more problems; in addition, 69 percent of the people who took noni said that they would not give it up.