An Ancient Cure from Paradise . . . with validating studies that support its claims!
Compiled from news and research sources by Barabara Taylor Christian
A healing remedy has found its way to North America after two thousand years of traditional use. Tahitian Noni is here! And it is accompanied by some pretty impressive validating research! The effects of aging begin to take their toll very early in life. The search for something that will help us feel younger longer is as old as time. In recent years this search has led to the remote paradise of French Polynesia.
History tells of ancient peoples who colonized islands throughout the South Pacific. As they made their voyages from island to island in ocean-going canoes, they brought with them sacred plants from their home islands. These plants would provide the basic foods and medicines needed to survive in their new environments. Healing manuscripts handed down from generation to generation cite the Noni fruit as a primary ingredient found in their recipes for curative preparations.
The fruit of the Noni plant is treasured throughout Polynesia for its unique health benefits. Traditional healers have used it for thousands of years to address a variety of disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, poor digestion, bruises, sprains, skin afflictions, menstrual cramps, conditions of aging and many more. It is considered a strong blood purifier and cleanses the body of harmful bacteria. Aside from its well-known medicinal qualities, Noni has been used as a pure food in times of famine.
Even in our enlightened times it is rare to find scientists and naturalists in agreement. So many products make incredible claims but lack the support of clinical evidence. Noni caught the eye of scientists many years ago. Researchers had heard of its "magical" qualities and were eager to unravel its mysteries. The result is a body of evidence that documents and strongly supports Noni's traditional uses.
The first, and possibly most dramatic, of these studies was done by a team of scientists from the University of Hawaii, led by Annie Hirazume. She had administered Noni juice to her dog when it was gravely ill and routine veterinary treatments had failed. The pet miraculously recovered! After that, it wasn't long before Dr. Hirazume organized a research project in hopes of learning more.
The research was conducted on live laboratory mice injected with active Lewis Lung carcinoma cells. Untreated, the mice died from tumor growth in 9-12 days. A portion of the injected mice were treated with Noni juice in five separate daily treatments. The Noni juice was shown to significantly increase the lifespan of the treated mice between 105 and 123 percent.
The experiment was repeated on a different lot of mice with similar results. Compounds within the juice of the Noni fruit seemed to retard tumor growth by stimulating the activity of T-cells within the immune system. It is now speculated that this immune system response may be the key to understanding why the juice has been used for centuries to treat such a wide variety of physical conditions.
Another clue to understanding Noni's effect was uncovered by Dr. Ralph Heinicke as he set out to find its pharmacologically active ingredient. Based in Hawaii, Dr. Heinicke had spent more than forty-five years studying the effects of Xeronine, an alkaloid he had discovered. Xeronine was found to be very active and important for the proper functioning of all cells in the body. In his research he learned that Noni juice contains appreciable amounts of the precursor of Xeronine. This precursor releases pure Xeronine in the intestines when it comes in contact with a particular enzyme - also found in Noni!
Dr. Heinicke's theory is that the Xeronine actually works at the molecular level to repair damaged cells - regulating specific proteins within the cells - and thus accounting for the wide range of physiological responses.
Noni was shown to have the most significant impact on the growth of implanted cancerous RAS cells in lab animals when compared with 500 other medicinal plant compounds in further studies led by French scientist Chafique Younos in 1990. At this time Noni was also found to be a natural antiseptic, effective against seven different kinds of harmful bacteria and a variety of fungi and parasites. The results seem to validate the spectrum of traditional uses.
The juice of the Noni plant appears to stimulate an immune system response which inhibits the growth of some tumors, regulating proper cell function and actually regenerating damaged cells.
The Noni plant flourishes in the lush and unspoiled islands of French Polynesia where climate and soil conditions are ideal. It yields its fruit year-round. The island group which includes Tahiti, is considered to be the finest and most potent source of Noni in the world.
Noni is receiving an especially warm welcome as it makes its North American debut. Almost everyone hearing of its history and validating research is intrigued.
For more information on Noni, please contact The Better Health Company at (800) 550-9171 or (714) 649-3444.
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