NONI ALSO KNOWN AS: MORINDA CITRIFOLIA, GREAT MORINDA, INDIAN MULBERRY, MORINDA,
HOG APPLE, AND CANARY WOOD. NONI IS A SHRUB OR SMALL TREE NATIVE TO SOUTHEAST ASIA.
WHAT IS NONI TEA? NONI LEAF TEA IS MADE FROM THE DRIED ROASTED NONI LEAVES. IT COMES
IN TEA BAGS, AND LOOSE LEAF TEA. A TEA CAN ALSO BE MADE FROM NONI JUICE, CHOOSE A
BRAND WITHOUT HIGH SUGAR CONTENT. BENEFITS OF NONI TEA: HISTORICALLY POLYNESIANS
AND SOUTH PACIFIC ISLANDERS USED DRIED AND CRUSHED NONI LEAVES TO MAKE A TEA FOR
CLEANSING AND HEALING THE BODY AND SPIRIT. TOPICALLY IT WAS USED TO TREAT JOINT PAIN
AND SKIN CONDITIONS. TODAY NONI TEA IS UTILIZED AS A GENERAL HEALTH TONIC. IT IS
USED IN THE TREATMENT OF CANCER, AND CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT INCLUDE DIABETES,
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, AND MORE.
It has slight sedative affects, promoting a feeling of relaxation, a relief from
menstrual cramps. Noni tea supports digestion, and may prove beneficial for weight
loss. Noni tea is known to be rich in antioxidants, it has excellent phytochemical
content, including flavonoids, fatty acids, oligo- and polysaccharides, catechin,
alkaloids, iridoids, scopoletin, beta-sitosterol, damnacanthal, and lignans. These
phytochemicals are potentially beneficial to the body because of their synergistic
properties working to make the entire body operate properly. LEAF of the Noni Plant
– For Tea It might surprise you, the tea tastes good. The LEAF was used traditionally
more than any other part of the noni plant. These days the fruit and its juice are
the best known form of noni. However, you will be pleased to know the remarkable
properties of the leaf are equally valued and unlike the fruit the tea taste and
smells good! There is no comparison. Studies have shown the leaf to be the most nutrient-rich
part of the plant, containing health promoting nutrients including phyto-chemicals,
antioxidants and bio-flavonoids. Rich in a number of vitamins and minerals – phosphorus,
iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin K1, niacin and more. Noni leaf is rich
in plant sterols, protein, glycosides, and anthraquinones. The leaf has many benefits
when taken regularly – will protect us from toxins and pollutants, encourages the
body to detox, helps prevent the premature onset of age-related diseases, boosts
our immune defences, reduces our risk of developing cancer, aids in better digestion
and assimilation, helps to cleanse our intestinal system in a very mild way, reduces
inflammation and eases pain, has mild anti-bacterial properties, and helps to maintain
normal blood sugar levels.
Safety - if you are pregnant or nursing I would avoid drinking this tea for now.
If you are pregnant a very good tea for you would be ‘raspberry leaf tea’.