More and more, people all over the world are looking at nature to find medicinal plants and treatments for their sickness or diseases. People are tired of having chemicals and artificial ingredients in their foods and medicines, and some ´people believe this is one of the reasons they are getting sick. So, nature becomes a good source for remedies and medicines. Costa Rica is one of those places in the world with plenty medicinal plants and a long history of medicinal plant usage.
One of those fruits is noni (morinda citrofolia), it is originally from India, but it grows everywhere in Costa Rica. This fruit is very rich in excipients, its active ingredient. A Noni tree can live up to 80 years.
Noni fruit acts at a basic cellular level. It can act stimulating the immune system, increasing bodily energy, inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, regulating sleep, bowel functions and blood pressure. I can also treat erectile dysfunction in men. It has been used in the treatment of diabetes. The Noni fruit also helps as anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-histaminic and painkiller.
Noni also helps the nervous system. It has the ability to reduce stress and increase endurance and energy, lessen the side effects of depression and insomnia. In regards to the respiratory system, it can be used against asthma and sinus infection.
Noni is rich in vitamin C, antioxidants and amino acids. It has a bitter flavor so many people tend to stay away from it despite its many benefits. However, it can be mixed with other fruit juices to improve the taste and its consumption.