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BUAH MENGKUDU & KHASIATNYA


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DAFTAR ISI

1. Mengenal Buah Mengkudu


2. Khasiat dan Kandungan Mengkudu
3. Penggunaan Tradisional Mengkudu
4. ELNONI, Jus dan Kapsul Mengkudu

BAHASA INDONESIA
Mengkudu Menurunkan Hipertensi
Mengkudu, Bau Busuk Yang Berkhasiat
Mengkudu, Warisan dari Masa Silam
Si Magic Plant Dipatenkan Jepang dan Amerika
Menyiasati Bau Tajam Si Buruk Rupa
Terapi Alam, Tanaman Anti Kanker
Mengkudu dan SARS

English Version
Dr. Solomon Paper about Noni Juice and Its benefits
Information About Noni
Fighting Cancer With Noni
Health Challanges Reported to Have Been Helped by Noni
The Pharmacologically Active Ingredient of Noni
Native Plants Can Heal Your Wounds
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"Buah Mengkudu, Buah 1001 Manfaat"

Siapa yang tidak kenal mengkudu ? Jenis buah ini umumnya dihindari
banyak orang karena memiliki bau yang kurang sedap. Namun dibalik itu,
mengkudu memiliki khasiat kesehatan. Mengkudu juga dikenal dengan nama
Pace, Lengkudu, Noni, Bangkudu, Cangkudu, dan Magic Plant. Buah
mengkudu yang telah matang berwarna putih dan lunak. Tanaman
mengkudu termasuk tumbuhan dari keluarga kopi-kopian (Rubiceae)
merupakan tanaman daerah yang memiliki banyak khasiat untuk kesehatan
tubuh. Salah satu khasiat buah mengkudu yang sampai sekarang masih
dimanfaatkan orang sebagai jamu tradisional ialah mengobati radang
tenggorokan yang menimbulkan demam dan tekanan darah tinggi. Juga
radang usus yang menimbulkan efek yang sama dapat diturunkan dengan
buah ini.
Mengkudu (Morinda tinctoria; Morinda citrifolia) boleh dijadikan jus untuk
diminum.
Buah mengkudu dikenali dengan pelbagai nama mengikut negara.
Contohnya "Noni" (Hawaii, Polynesia); "Nono" (Tahiti); "Lada" (Guam);
"Indian Mulberry" (India); "Painkiller tree" (Kepulauan Caribbean); "Nhau"
(Sebahagian di Asia Tenggara); "Cheesefruit" (Australia); "Bumbo" (Afrika)
dan ""Kura" (Fiji).
Ilmu pengetahuan menyebutnya sebagai Morinda citrifolia. Buah mengkudu
yang telah dewasa dapat mencapai ketinggian 20 kaki (sekitar 6 meter).
Mengkudu sering dikonsumsi sebagai makanan, hampir semua bagian
tanaman mengkudu dapat digunakan untuk jamu juamuan selama ribuan
tahun yang lalu mulai dari kepulaun Polinesia dan berbagai wilayah tropis
dan sub tropis lainnya.

Para "tabib" Bangsa tradisional Polynesian telah menggunakan mengkudu


selama ratusan tahun untuk menolong penyembuhan banyak penyakit
seperti diabetes, tekanan darah tinggi, arthritis/penyakit tulang, penyakit
karena pencernaan, bruises,sprains, skin afflictions, kram menstruasi,
kondisi aging, dan banyak lagi. Diyakini buah mengkudu sebagai pembersih
darah dari bakteri yang berbahaya.

Berikut ini deskripsi buah mengkudu =


Pokok Mengkudu ialah pokok malar hijau dengan silara berbentuk kun,
tumbuh setinggi 7 m.
Daun Daun tersusun dalam pasangan yang bertentangan, dan
berbentuk bujur-tirus. Daun berwarma hijau tua berkilat, licin
dan hujungnya runcing. Rata rata ukuran daun ialah 30-35 cm
panjang dan 13-15 cm lebar. Di setiap pangkal tangkai daun
terdapat ketumbuhan berbentuk seperti lidah berwarna hijau
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berukuran lebih kurang 1.5 cm panjang.
Batang Kulit batang pokok berwarna kelabu dan mempunyai dahan
empat segi.
Bunga Bentuk bunga tumbuh pada batang yang bentuknya menyerupai
ketuat. Bunga adalah bisexual dan berbau wangi.
Buah Buahnya berisi, jenis biji yang sangat banyak dan berbentuk
bujur. Apabila masak
buahnya berubah warna menjadi krim keputih-putihan.
Bagian Buah, daun dan akar
yang
digunakan
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"Khasiat dan Kandungan Mengkudu"

Untuk saat ini penelitian ilmiah yang terbilang paling monumental terhadap
tanaman "mengkudu" adalah yang dilakukan Prof. Neil Solomon, MD., Phd
dari John Hopkins Medical Institution, Amerika di tahun 1997-1998.
Penelitian ini melibatkan 40 dokter dan 8000 pasien pengguna sari buah
mengkudu. Kesimpulannya, 78% dari pengguna sari buah mengkudu telah
merasakan manfaatnya untuk mengatasi penyakit yang dideritanya. Yaitu :
Kanker, Kolesterol Tinggi, Jantung, Gangguan pencernaan, Diabetes Mellitus,
Tekanan Darah Tinggi dan Untuk meningkatkan daya tahan tubuh.
Tabel 1. Kandungan Bioaktif dalam Jus Mengkudu

Kandungan
Manfaat Bagi Tubuh
Bioaktif
Metil asetil ester Mematikan kuman
Moridon Melancarkan buang air besar
Soranjidiol Melancarkan keluarnya air seni
Analgesik Pereda rasa sakit
Sedatif Penenang saraf
Menumpas sel kanker & meningkatkan
Damnakantal
daya tahan tubuh
Anthraquinone &
Mengatasi radang & alergi
Scopoletin
Terpenes Meremajakan sel-sel tubuh
Mengaktifkan kelenjar tiroid & timus
Xeronine
(fungsi kekebalan tubuh)
Proxeronine Menyelaraskan kerja sel dalam tubuh
Hipokolestemik Menurunkan kadar kolesterol darah

TINGKAT PENYEMBUHAN
Yg Menggunakan
Kondisi Mengkudu % Tertolong
(orang)
Kanker 874 67 %
Sakit Jantung 1.054 80 %
Stroke 983 58 %
Diabetes, Tipe 1 & 2 2.434 83 %
Lesu 7.931 91 %
Peningkatan Daya
1.545 88 %
Seksual
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Pembinaan Otot 709 71 %
Kegemukan (Obesitas) 2638 72 %
Tekanan Darah Tinggi 721 87 %
Arthritis 673 80 %
Nyeri 3.785 87 %
Depresi 781 77 %
Alergi 851 85 %
Gangguan Pencernaan 1.509 89 %
Gangguan Pernafasan 2.727 78 %
Sulit Tidur (Insomnia) 1.148 72 %
Lemah Konsentrasi 301 89 %
Peningkatan
3.716 79 %
Kesehatan
Peningkatan
2.538 73 %
Kecerdasan
Gangguan Ginjal 2.127 66 %
Stress 3.273 71 %
Sumber: (NONI: The Tropical Fruit with 101 Medicinal Uses).
Keterangan:
1. Tabel diatas adalah tabel persentase orang yang mendapatkan hasil
peningkatan kesehatan secara objektif atau subjektif setelah
meminum Jus Mengkudu . Mayoritas pengguna tidak mendapatkan
hasil optimum karena mereka menggunakan jus mengkudu tidak
sesuai dengan dosis yang dianjurkan atau tidak teratur mengkonsumsi
Noni.
2. Pengguna Noni dapat bersamaan dengan pengobatan lain karena tidak
ditemukannya interaksi negatif.
3. Noni dilaporkan juga aman bagi ibu hamil dan menyusui
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"Penggunaan Tradisional Buah Mengkudu"

Secara tradisonal, pemanfaatan buah mengkudu sangat beragam. Oleh


karena itulah, kenapa pohon ini banyak tumbuh liar di pekarangan
pekarangan rumah. Selain mudah tumbuh ternyata banyak manfaatnya.
Berikut ini pemanfaatan mengkudu secara tradisonal =

Merangsang haid Buah yang masak dimakan


Meningkatkan pengaliran haid Air rebusan akar diminum
Kencing manis Jus buah segar di minum
Pencuci rambut Pulpa buah disapukan pada rambut

KAPSUL & JUS MENGKUDU ELNONI

Nama : Jus Mengkudu ELNONI


Kemasan : Plastik 1 L
Volume : 1 Liter
Kategori : Minuman Jus Mengkudu

Deskripsi =
Jus Mengkudu ELNONI 1 L, Apa yang membuatnya istimewa ? Jika anda
membandingkan dengan produk sejenis, anda tidak akan
mendapatkannya; dengan harga yang ditawarkan dengan kualitas yang
sama. Pembuatan jus Mengkudu ELNONI tidak menambahkan air saat
proses produksinya. Prosesnya pun dilakukan secara higienis. Komposisi
= Jus Mengkudu, essence caramel, asam sitrat, gula, madu. Karena
mengandung ketiga bahan inilah, maka jus rasa dan aroma EL’NONI
dapat juga dinikmati oleh mereka yang tidak menyenangi bau busuk
alami jus mengkudu. Penambahan ini tidak berpengaruh khasiat jus
mengkudu karena jumlahnya yang sangat kecil (kurang dari 5 %).

Petunjuk Penggunaan =
Minumlah Jus Mengkudu ELNONI 2 kali sehari masing masing 3-4 sendok
makan. Lakukan secara teratur sebaiknya 1/2 jam sebelum makan (perut
dalam keadaan kosong).
Harga : Rp. 50.000,- per paket
Jumlah Per Paket : 1 kemasan Jus 1 L
Minimal Order : 1 paket
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Ongkos Kirim: Bebas Bea Kirim (JAWA, SUMATERA)

Nama : Kapsul Mengkudu ELNONI


Kemasan : BOTOL
Jumlah : 45 Kapsul per botol
Berat per kapsul : 250 mg
Kategori : Kapsul Mengkudu

Deskripsi Produk :
Kapsul mengkudu ELNONI diperoleh dari 100 % ekstrak buah mengkudu
(TANPA TAMBAHAN BAHAN LAIN) yang dikeringkan pada suhu yang
terkontrol baik. Kapsul Mengkudu ELNONI dibuat sebagai pilihan bagi
konsumen yang kurang menyukai bau asli mengkudu pada jus mengkudu
selain karena lebih praktis dan ekonomis. Didalamnya terdapat 100 %
serbuk atau ekstrak mengkudu asli.Masa kadaluarsa produk 1.5 tahun

Petunjuk Penggunaan =
Minumlah kapsul mengkudu ELNONI 2 kali sehari masing masing 2 buah
kapsul. Lakukan secara teratur sebaiknya 1/2 jam sebelum makan (perut
dalam keadaan kosong). Perlu ditekankan disini bahwa mengkudu bukanlah
OBAT, tetapi mengkudu adalah Jamu dan tergolong suplemen kesehatan.
JANGAN HENTIKAN pengobatan dan tindakan medis dari dokter tanpa
persetujuan dokter yang bersangkutan.
Harga : Rp. 50.000,- per paket
Jumlah Per Paket : 3 Botol @ 45 kapsul Mengkudu ELNONI
Minimal Order : 1 paket (Total 135 kapsul)
Ongkos Kirim: Bebas Bea Kirim (JAWA, SUMATERA)
Pemesanan: Dapat dilakukan dengan menghubungi Hotline :
0812.794.8910 (wahyu) atau klik lewat form pemesanan, atau email
ke sales@ekafood.com. Keterangan pemesanan lebih lanjut silahkan
klik di sini
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"Buah Mengkudu Penurun Tekanan Darah"

TEKANAN darah tinggi yang dapat menyebabkan stroke sekarang ini


cenderung meningkat. Kebiasaan menyantap makanan yang tidak
memenuhi standar kesehatan sampai ke keadaan yang menyebabkan stres
serta kurangnya olahraga dapat memicu tekanan darah sehingga meninggi.
Sumber = Harian Suara Merdeka, EDISI : Senin, 22 Oktober 2001

Berbagai jenis obat mulai dari obat paten sampai lternatif dicari orang untuk
mengobati dan mencegah penyakit akibat tekanan darah tinggi. Salah satu
di antaranya ialah obat alternatif berbahan baku buah mengkudu atau juga
disebut buah pace.
Mengkudu (Morinda citrifolia L) merupakan tanaman tropis, termasuk dalam
familia Rubiaceae. Penyebaran tanaman ini selain daerah tropis Asia, juga
ditemukan di Afrika, Australia dan kepulauan Polinesia. Di Indonesia,
mengkudu tumbuh di hampir seluruh wilayah, ditanam di pekarangan rumah
atau tumbuh liar di kebun dan di hutan.
Tinggi tanaman mengkudu antara empat sampai enam meter, berdaun hijau
lebar dan berbuah sepanjang tahun. Biasanya mengkudu diperbanyak
melalui biji dan mudah pemeliharaannya. Tanaman mulai berproduksi
sekitar delapan bulan sejak ditanam dan berproduksi terus sampai 20
tahunan.
Produksi buah bervariasi, tergantung pada lingkungan tumbuh, demikian
pula dengan ukuran dan berat buah, dalam pertumbuhan optimal berat buah
dapat mencapai 300 gram/buah.
Di Indonesia, mengkudu dikenal dengan berbagai nama. Hampir setiap
orang mengenal buah ini karena khasiatnya dan juga karena baunya yang
tajam menyengat.
Pada masa lalu, warna merah tua pada kain tenun batik dan tikar pandan
berasal dari kulit akar mengkudu. Warna merah tersebut diperoleh dari
senyawa morindon dan senyawa morindin yang diperoleh dari kulit batang
dan akar mengkudu. Sedangkan buahnya yang telah tua dan matang
digunakan sebagai obat batuk dan asma yang manjur.
Selain dimanfaatkan sebagai campuran jamu yang berkhasiat sebagai
penghilang rasa sakit atau penambah stamina tubuh.
Penelitian ilmiah terhadap tanaman mengkudu terutama buahnya yang
diketahui berkhasiat dalam bidang pengobatan tradisional baru dilakukan
pda tahun 1980-an dan sampai sekarang masih terus dilakukan.
Heinicke (1985), dalam penelitiannya memperlihatkan bahwa ekstra buah
mengkudu mengandung xeronin dan proxeronin yang berfungsi
menormalkan fungsi sel yang rusak dalam tubuh manusia, sehingga daya
tahan tubuh dapat ditingkatkan.
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Pada tahun 1993, para peneliti Jepang yaitu Hiramatsu, Imoto, Koyano &
Umezawa berhasil mengisolasi senyawa Damnacanthal dari buah mengkudu
yang berfungsi sebagai anti kanker. Sedangkan Solomon (1998) menuliskan,
mengkudu mengandung scopoletin yang mampu mengikat serotonin, yaitu
senyawa kimia yang menjadi penyebab terjadinya penyempitan pembuluh
darah sehingga tekanan darah meningkat.
Adanya senyawa scopoletin dalam buah mengkudu menjadikan buah
mengkudu dapat dijdikan obat alternatif untuk penyakit tekanan darah tinggi
atau hipertensi.
Sejak lama diketahui pula tanaman mengkudu dapat digunakan sebagai
bahan anti bakteri. Hasil pengujian Levand (1963) memperlihatkan buah
mengkudu mengandung antraquinan yang mampu melawan mikroorganisme
Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Proteus morganii,
Salmonella typhosa, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli.
Selain sebagai senyawa kimia yang bermanfaat bagi kesehatan kita,
tanaman mengkudu terutama buahnya juga mengandung berbagai vitamin
seperti vitamin C dalam konsentrasi yang tinggi, berbagai asam amino,
protein, enzim garam-garam mineral dan sebagainya (Solomon, 1998).
Kandungan berbagai macam zat dan senyawa kimia yang penting bagi tubuh
manusia menjadikan buah mengkudu terutama yang matang dapat
meningkatkan pertahanan tubuh terhadap berbagai penyakit.

Mulai Menyimpang
Pola makan masyarakat sekarang ini pada umumnya telah jauh
menyimpang dibandingkan dengan sekitar satu dekade sebelumnya. Adanya
kedai-kedai makan yang menyediakan aneka makanan berbahan baku
daging terutama daging berlemak dengan berbagai bumbu dan cita rasa
sangat merangsang selera. Tetapi kita harus waspada dan ingat kesehatan,
jangan sampai kesehatan terganggu karena kebiasaan menyantap makanan
yang tidak mengikuti aturan kesehatan.
Beberapa buah makanan yang berasal dari tumbuhan maupun hewan
mengandung serotonin, yaitu senyawa kimia yang dapat menghambat kerja
otot polos dan syaraf.
Bahan makanan tersebut misalnya daging terutama yang berlemak, hewan
laut (udang, rajungan/kepiting dan kerang) dan buah-buahan seperti nenas,
pisang, prem serta berbagai buah berkulit keras seperti kelapa dan kemiri.
Seretonim juga terdapat pada sengatan lebah dan kalajengking. Bila kita
sering menyantap makanan yang kandungan serotoninnya tinggi seperti
tertulis di atas dalam jumlah banyak, maka akibat yang pertama kali terlihat
ialah pernafasan yang terganggu (terasa berat) karena terjadi
bronkokonstriksi (penyempitan bronkus paru-paru).
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Selain itu dapat juga terjadi vasokonstriksi (penyempitan pembuluh
darah), baik pembuluh darah jantung maupun pembuluh darah selaput otak
dan pembuluh darah paru-paru.
Hal ini yang menjadikan alirah darah terhambat dan jantung harus bekerja
lebih berat untuk memompa darah ke seluruh tubuh sehingga menyebabkan
tekanan darah meningkat. Akibat yang lebih parah lagi ialah terjadi stroke,
karena aliran darah tidak lancar maka suplai oksigen yang dibawa oleh sel-
sel darah merah (haemoglobin) menjadi terlambat, sehingga otak
kekurangan oksigen dan mengakibatkan kelumpuhan pada bagian tubuh
yang kerjanya dipengaruhi oleh bagian otak yang mengalami vasokonstriksi.
Diketahui, buah mengkudu mengandung senyawa scopoletin sebagai
senyawa kimia yang dapat mengikat serotonin dalam jumlah berlebih dalam
tubuh.
Kadar normal serotonin dalam darah adalah 0,1-0,3 mikrogram/ml dan
dalam tubuh orang dewasa mengandung kira-kira 5-10 mg serotonin.
Serotonin dalam kadar normal di dalam tubuh tidak mempunyai peran yang
spesifik, tetapi terlibat dalam hampir semua proses metabolisme.
Uji preklinis terhadap hewan uji tikus putih dan ujiklinis terhadap manusia
yang telah dilakukan peneliti Direktorat Teknologi Farmasi dan Medika,
Deputi TAB-BPP Teknologi memperlihatkan bahwa ekstrak buah mengkudu
ternyata dapat menurunkan tekanan darah.
Hasil pengujian tersebut memperlihatkan ekstrak buah mengkudu ternyata
dapat menurunkan tekanan darah yang meninggi sampai relatif normal
kembali.
Hasil pengujian ekstrak buah mengkudu terhadap manusia tetulis dalam
Tabel 1 berikut ini:
Dari tabel di atas terlihat bahwa pengujian pada manusia memperlihatkan
hasil yang positif, pada akhir masa pengujian tekanan darah yagn semula
170/110 mmHg turun menjadi 115/80 mmHg setelah 12 minggu masa
pengujian.
Takaran atau jumlah ekstrak buah mengkudu yang diberikan dalam masa
pengujian berpengaruh terhadap hasil yang diperoleh. Secara normal
takaran yang diberikan pada manusia adalah sebanyak 15ml/50 kg berat
badan diberikan 2 kali sehari pada pagi dan malam hari kira-kira setengah
jam sebelum makan nasi atau 2 jam sesudah makan nasi, agar
penyerapan/absorbsi bahan aktif dalam ekstrak buah mengkudu tersebut
berjalan sempurna.
Bila tekanan darah ideal yang diinginkan telah tercapai, pemberian ekstrak
buah mengkudu dapat dikurangi, cukup sekali sehari dengan takaran darah
ideal tersebut tetap menjaga tekanan darah ideal tersebut sebaiknya
kebiasaan menyantap makanan yang berisiko meningkatkan tekanan darah
juga dikurangi atau dihentikan sama sekali.
Berolahraga secara teratur dan benar juga menunjang
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upaya mempertahankan tekanan darah ideal, karena dapat melancarkan
aliarn darah serta menggiatkan kerja jantung sehingga kita menjadi lebih
sehat.

Prospek
Sudah sejak lama kita mengkonsumsi buah mengkudu, baik sebagai obat
tradisional misalnya obat batuk, obat asma, penghilang rasa sakit kepala,
lelah maupun sebagai campuran makanan (urap, rujak). Pada saat itu kita
belum mengetahui secara pasti senyawa apa yang terkandung dalam buah
mengkudu tersebut.
Kemajuan teknologi masa kini sangat pesat dan dengan peralatan analisis
yang canggih, apa yang terkandung dalam buah mengkudu dapat diketahui.
Pengujian secara preklinis dan klinis lebih mengungkapkan khasiat buah
mengkudu dan bagian lain dari tanaman tersebut. Pada saat ini buah
mengkudu melimpah, karena mudahnya tanaman itu tumbuh, dimana saja
dan kapan saja.
Pemanfaatan secara langsung misalnya dengan mengkonsumsi buah
mengkudu muda atau yang matang mengkal sebagai buah rujak atau dibuat
ekstrak/sari buah dengan bahan baku buah matang yang diparut lalu
diperas diambil airnya.
Tampaknya obat alternatif dengan bahan baku buah mengkudu ini banyak
peminatnya, karena sekarang kita sudah mulai melangkah ke segala sesuatu
yang berbau alami.
(Pertamawati Kartakusumah dan Sriningsih/Ant-18)
Sumber = www.suaramerdeka.com/harian/0110/22/rgm1.htm
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"Mengkudu, Bau Busuk yang Berkasiat"

TAHUN 1949, jurnal Pacific Science terbitan Hawaii mengulas pohon


pendatang dari Indonesia yang hidup secara liar sejak kawasan pantai
sampai ketinggian 500 meter dpl (di atas permukaan laut) yang disebut noni
(Morinda Citrifolia). Pohon ini termasuk keluarga Rubiaceae, sama seperti
kopi, soka, kaca piring. Noni umum disebut sebagai magic plant atau pain
killer tree karena memiliki manfaat dan khasiat yang banyak untuk beberapa
jenis penyakit berbahaya.
Sejak kulit akarnya yang digunakan sebagai pewarna untuk menyamak kain,
daun muda/pucuk batang untuk sayuran dan obat, dan terutama buah
tuanya yang sudah masak sebagai bahan baku pembuatan jus/sari buah,
dengan manfaat obat yang sangat luas dan mujarab.
Dari segi penelitian ilmiah, khasiat buah mengkudu bukan "placebo" atau
bohong-bohongan. Serangkaian penelitian yang dilakukan oleh banyak
laboratoria dan lembaga perguruan tinggi terkenal di Amerika Serikat,
membuktikan keampuhan komponen berkhasiat yang terdapat di dalam jus
buah yang masak.
Dipelopori oleh Hawaii dan Malaysia, bisnis jus buah mengkudu kini
berjalan di beberapa negara lain, termasuk Indonesia.
Sudah lama masyarakat Indonesia di pedesaan mengenal pohon mengkudu
dalam bentuk daun muda/pucuk, untuk sayuran dan lalab, juga untuk bahan
obat, serta buah tua untuk bahan pembuat rujak (di Jabar dikenal dengan
nama "rujak bebek" karena pembuatannya harus di tumbuk hancur). Sejak
awal tahun 1990-an, jus/sari buah yang masak dimanfaatkan untuk banyak
jenis penyakit, di antaranya tekanan darah tinggi, asam urat tinggi,
amandel, rheumatik, diare, dan sebagainya.
Pohon mengkudu dikenal sejak kawasan Aceh menyebar ke Sumatera Utara,
Riau, Jambi, Palembang, Lampung, Sumbawa, Pulau Jawa, Kalimantan,
Sulawesi sampai Sumba, Sumbawa, Flores, dan Irian. Tanaman ini dikenal
dengan nama setempat seperti cangkudu, wengkudu, pace, lengkudu,
bangkudu, bakudu, pamarai, manakudu, bakulu, labanau, baja, kudu, neteu,
tibah, ai kombo, atau eodo.
Walau saat ini buah mengkudu sudah memiliki nilai bisnis tinggi
dengan pangsa pasar yang luas, upaya mengebunkannya baru dimulai di
beberapa tempat. Secara umum buah mengkudu yang diolah oleh beberapa
pabrik penghasil sari/jus buahnya (seperti Indononi, Javanoni, Balinoni, dan
sebagainya) dikumpulkan dari pohon ke pohon dari kampung ke kampung
atau dari tempat ke tempat lainnya, tergantung kepada tempat tumbuhnya
yang masih liar. Jangan heran kalau pada awal-awalnya harga buah
mengkudu tua/masak sekitar Rp 500,- per kg, sekarang melonjak antara Rp
1.500,- sampai Rp 2.000,- per kg, begitupun jumlah dan kelangsungan
pasokannya terus tersendat.
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Beberapa jenis senyawa berkhasiat obat yang diketahui berada di
dalam sari/jus buah mengkudu, antara lain anthraquinone (sebagai anti
bakteri/anti jamur), terpenten (sebagai peremaja sel), dammacanthel
(sebagai pencegah perkembangan sel kanker), xeronine, dan sebagainya
sampai ke antioksidan (penetral radikal bebas).
Yang menjadi masalah bagi yang baru mengenal buah mengkudu masak,
adalah baunya yang tidak sedap. Kalau hasil jus buah masak langsung
diminum tanpa pengolahan terlebih dahulu, bau busuk yang keluar dari jus
tersebut akan dapat menjadi penyebab muntah.
Masalahnya adalah, bahwa di dalam buah mengkudu masak, selain
terkandung senyawa bermanfaat obat, juga sejumlah asam seperti antara
lain asam askorbat, asam kaproat, dan asam kaprik, yang menghasilkan bau
busuk tersebut.
Pabrik penghasil jus buah mengkudu menghilangkan bau tersebut
dengan beberapa cara. Cara sederhana: mencampurkan secara rata gula
merah atau madu ke dalam larutan jus, menempatkannya di dalam gelas
atau botol, dan menyimpannya antara 2-4 hari, sehingga terjadi proses
fermentasi. Selama fermentasi komponen asam penghasil bau akan terurai,
hingga baunya menjadi hilang. Di pabrik yang sudah maju, bau dihilangkan
secara fisik, kimia, dan biologis.
Ada pabrik jus buah mengkudu yang menggunakan buah tua namun belum
berwarna kuning coklat tetapi baru kuning muda. Ketika dikupas bau busuk
tidak tercium. Ternyata konsumen mengeluh karena jus tersebut tidak
memiliki khasiat seperti sebelumnya.
Ini terkait dengan faktor penentunya, bahwa kehadiran asam penghasil bau
tersebut erat kaitannya dengan kehadiran senyawa berkhasiat di dalamnya.
Kalau asam penyebab bau tidak ada, maka senyawa berkhasiatpun besar
kemungkinan tidak ada pula.
Berikut beberapa cara penggunaan buah dan daun mengkudu
berdasarkan resep tradisi, yang sudah dibukukan sejak tahun 1934 dalam
bahasa Belanda (beberapa sudah diterjemahkan kedalam bahasa
Indonesia), ataupun buku-buku lainnya terbitan Malaysia dan Hawaii (dalam
bahasa Inggris):
(1). Untuk pengobatan penyakit radang usus, tekanan darah tinggi,
amandel, dan sebagainya, yaitu: 2 buah mengkudu masak dihilangkan
bijinya, kemudian daging buahnya dihancurkan, diperas dan airnya
dikumpulkan. Kemudian tambah 20 ml madu asli, diaduk, saring kembali,
serta air saringannya ditambah air masak sampai 100 ml. Maka larutan
inilah yang kemudian diminum sebagai obat. Ternyata ramuan tersebut
dapat juga digunakan untuk obat batuk, infeksi mulut, radang tenggorokan,
sakit perut, sakit jantung.
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(2). Untuk pengobatan penyakit kencing manis, diare, encok,
melancarkan air seni serta menguatkan ingatan/fikiran: 4-6 lembar daun
mengkudu muda dimakan langsung mentah atau dijadikan urab/sayuran
sebelum dimakan.
Masih banyak lagi formula ramuan obat tersebut dari buah dan daun
mengkudu yang sudah diuji kemujarabannya.
(Oleh H Unus Suriawiria), Kompas, EDISI Minggu, 24 Juni 2001
Sumber = www.kompas.com/kompas-cetak/0201/17/dikbud/teat09.htm
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"Mengkudu, Warisan Dari Masa Silam"

MENGKUDU yang dalam bahasa Latinnya Morinda citrifolia adalah tumbuhan


untuk obat-obatan yang tumbuh di Kepulauan Maluku dan sekitarnya, di
Indonesia.
Sejak sekitar 6000 tahun yang lalu, buah dan daunnya dipakai sebagai
makanan atau sayuran dan obat-obatan. Batang dan akarnya digunakan
sebagai bahan pewarna celupan.
Ada 80 jenis tanaman mengkudu. Menurut HB Guppy, ilmuwan asal Inggris
yang mempelajari mengkudu di awal tahun 1990, sekitar 50 jenis tanaman
mengkudu tersebar di berbagai pulau besar dan kecil di sekitar Indonesia
dan Malaysia, serta Samudera Hindia dan Pasifik.
Saat ini, hanya 20 jenis mengkudu yang telah dikenal mempunyai nilai
ekonomi, di antaranya yang terkenal adalah mengkudu tanah merah,
mengkudu tanah putih atau mengkudu Maluku, yang berasal dari Pulau
Butung dan mengkudu Bogor, yang dikenal sebagai “ratu”nya Morinda,
karena kemampuannya menyebar ke seluruh penjuru dunia melalui bijinya,
tanpa perlu bantuan manusia.
Padat Gizi
Mengkudu yang sudah matang berwarna kuning keputih-putihan, banyak
mengandung sari buah dan lembek. Sari/jus buah ini mengandung gizi.
Kandungannya seimbang dan terdiri dari protein, karbohidrat (berbagai jenis
gula, serat nabati larut air), berbagai jenis vitamin dan mineral.
Multi Vitamin
Vitamin C yang terkandung dalam buah ini, yaitu sekitar empat sampai lima
kali lipat dari yang terkandung dalam jeruk tropis.
l Protein: semua jenis asam amino
l Lipida: asam lemak caproic, caprilic, lauryl, myristic, palmitic, stearic,acid
dan oleic acid
l Vitamin: B1,B2,B6, Niacin, C, E, dan K
l Mineral: Kalsium, Fosfor, Kalium, Magnesium, Zinc, Iron, dan Mangan
140 Komponen
Pada jus Mengkudu atau Noni atau Pace ditemukan 140 macam komponen
termasuk bahan nutrisi.
Komponen yang efektif dan memiliki fungsi tinggi pada jus noni adalah
senyawa coumarin, anthraquinone, asam lemak, terpenoid.(MB)
Khasiat Sang Noni
Terapi Bagian tanaman Cara konsumsi
anti bakteri buah matang jus dan minuman
anti biotik buah matang jus dan minuman
asterioskerosis buah mentah jus dan minuman
artritis buah mentah jus dan minuman
sakit punggung buah jus dan minuman
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beri-beri buah jus dan minuman
tekanan drh tinggi buah jus dan minuman
luka bakar buah mentah dioleskan
patah tulang buah muda dioleskan
kanker buah matang jus dan minuman
ekstrak akar jus dan minuman
kanker payudara daun minuman ekstrak minuman
flu buah matang jus dan minuman
batuk daun mengkudu ditempelkan di dada
buah jus dan minuman
batang seduh dan minum
depresi buah mentah jus dan minuman
kulit akar seduh dan minum
diabetes buah matang jus dan minuman
diare biji mengkudu minum
pencernaan buah mentah jus dan minuman
bunga mengkudu makan selama 5 hari
kecanduan obat bius buah mentah jus dan minuman
demam daun mengkudu tempel dengan minyak
gusi buah matang kumur-kumur
penyakit hati buah matang jus dan minuman
kejang saat haid buah mentah jus dan minuman
infeksi mulut buah mentah jus dan minuman
radang tenggorokan buah jus dan kumur-kumur
sakit perut batang/daun minuman seduhan buah jus
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"Si Magic Plant Dipatenkan Jepang dan Amerika"
Berita IPTEK
Mengkudu, si buah ajaib yang berfungsi multi khasiat, tumbuh subur di
Indonesia. Namun kita kalah cepat dalam kajian dan penelitiannya sehingga
Jepang dan Amerika yang tak ada mengkudu bahkan telah mempatenkan
penemuannya.

Di Indonesia, tanaman ini betah tumbuh di mana-mana walau tidak sengaja


di tanam bahkan tanpa di pupuk. Buahnya yang lebat kadang berjatuhan,
namun tak dilirik karena baunya menyengat tak sedap.

Mengkudu juga dikenal dengan nama Pace, Lengkudu, Noni, Bangkudu, dan
Magic Plant. Siapa nyana buah yang dikenal untuk berbagai macam obat di
tanah air ini telah dipatenkan di Jepang dan Amerika, yang notabene
tanaman “ajaib” tersebut tak tumbuh di sana.

Jepang, yang telah melakukan penelitian terhadap buah mengkudu ini,


tahun 1985, mempatenkan penemuannya terhadap ekstrak buah mengkudu
sebagai obat hepatitis oleh EISAI CO.Ltd/Mr. Ogata Yoshitake.

Kemudian tahun 1995, Jepang juga mematenkan ekstrak akar mengkudu


sebagai anti bakteri (Helicovbacter pylory) oleh TERUMO CORP../Mr.
Hasegawa Hirokazu dan Mr. Koyano Takashi.

Sementara, Amerika, pada 22 Februari 1994 telah mempatenkan produk-


produk farmasi dari mengkudu beserta teknologi pengolahannya yang
mereka daftarkan di United State dengan Paten No.5, 288, 491.

Tahun 1993, jurnal Cancer Letter melaporkan bahwa beberapa peneliti dari
Keio University dan The Institute of Biomedical Sciences di Jepang
melakukan riset terhadap 500 jenis tanaman. Dan mereka mengklaim telah
menemukan zat –zat anti kanker (damnacanthal) yang terkandung dalam
buah mengkudu. Mereka juga menyimpulkan bahwa zat anti kanker pada
mengkudu paling efektif melawan sel-sel abnormal.

Untuk saat ini penelitian ilmiah yang terbilang paling monumental terhadap
tanaman “mengkudu” adalah yang dilakukan Prof. Neil Solomon, MD., Phd
dari John Hopkins Medical Institution, Amerika di tahun 1997-1998.
Penelitian ini melibatkan 40 dokter dan 8000 pasien pengguna sari buah
mengkudu. Kesimpulannya, 78% dari pengguna sari buah mengkudu telah
merasakan manfaatnya untuk mengatasi penyakit yang dideritanya. Yaitu :
Kanker, Kolesterol Tinggi, Jantung, Gangguan pencernaan, Diabetes Mellitus,
Tekanan Darah Tinggi dan Untuk meningkatkan daya tahan tubuh.
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Bagaimana di Indonesia?. Di Indonesia yang memiliki 940 jenis tanaman


obat, sampai saat ini belum ada satu pun yang dipatenkan. Untuk mengkudu
sendiri, secara lembaga baru BPPT, dan itu pun baru-baru ini dilakukan
penelitiannya yang bekerjasama dengan MSF yang memproduksi sari buah
mengkudu. Jadi, memang perlu rangsangan menarik, dan “reward” yang
sesuai agar peneliti-peneliti kita tertarik untuk meneliti dan mempatenkan
penemuannya. (isa)
Sumber = www.beritaiptek.com/messages/aktualnews/
1993162001isa.shtml
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"Kesehatan: Menyiasati Bau Tajam Si Buruk Rupa"

GloriaNet - Saat ini buah paling laris untuk pengobatan adalah buah
mengkudu. Konon, mengkudu memiliki khasiat untuk menyembuhkan
bermacam-macam penyakit, di antaranya adalah penyakit darah rendah,
darah tinggi, arthritis, alergi, kanker, diabetes, stroke, jantung koroner, dan
lain-lain.

Buah ini biasa bertekstur padat dan keras, berwarna putih kekuningan saat
masih mentah, dan akan berubah menjadi kekuningan saat sudah mulai tua.
Semakin tua, buah ini akan menimbulkan aroma tidak sedap yang tajam
yang disebabkan oleh campuran antara bau asam kaproat dan bau asam
kaprik.

Karena itulah banyak orang merasa enggan untuk mengkonsumsinya karena


baunya yang tidak enak.

Untuk mengurangi bau yang tidak enak saat dibuat jus, pilihlah buah
mengkudu yang sudah masak tetapi masih berwarna hijau. Buah mengkudu
yang seperti itu memiliki kandungan bioaktif yang paling tinggi, namun
baunya yang tidak enak berada dalam kadar yang terendah.

Saat membuat jus, Anda dapat mencampurnya dengan buah-buahan yang


lain seperti anggur atau apel sehingga aromanya yang tidak sedap ini dapat
berkurang. Yang perlu diingat adalah jangan mengkonsumsi jus mengkudu
bersama dengan air kopi, teh, atau minuman berakohol.

Selain itu Anda perlu juga menghindari merokok. Khasiat jus mengkudu
akan mulai tampak setelah Anda mengkonsumsinya selama beberapa hari
Sumber = www.glorianet.org/keluarga/kesehatan/kesemeny.html
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TERAPI ALAM
Tanaman Pelawan Kanker Dari Kunyit Putih hingga Benalu

JAKARTA – Tumbuh-tumbuhan di Indonesia terbukti mampu mencegah


maupun mengobati kanker. Meski perlu penelitian dan pengembangan lebih
lanjut, sejumlah tanaman seperti kunyit putih, tapak dara, daun dewa
hingga benalu telah digunakan penderita kanker sebagai ikhtiar mengobati
penyakitnya. Banyak yang berhasil sembuh sehingga pengobatan tradisional
pun menjadi tumpuan harapan baru bagi para penderita kanker.
Kunyit putih diyakini memiliki khasiat antikanker. Meski demikian cuma
kunyit putih jenis mangga (Curcuma mangga) yang tumbuh terbatas di
tempat yang bersuhu dingin di Indonesia, yang dapat mencegah atau
mengobati kanker. Kunyit putih ini mempunyai ciri tertentu, antara lain
bintik umbinya seperti umbi jahe dan berwarna kuning muda (krem). Dalam
keadaan segar baunya seperti buah mangga kweni dan bila telah diekstrak
atau dijadikan bubuk, warnanya tetap kuning muda (krem).
Sementara tapak dara (Catharanthus roseus) telah teruji sebagai bahan
pencegah dan penumpas sel kanker. Tanaman yang masih termasuk
keluarga Apocynaceae atau kamboja-kambojaan ini mengandung dua
senyawa golongan alkaloid vinka yakni vinkristin dan vinblastin yang
berkhasiat menghambat perbanyakan dan penyebaran sel kanker.
Vinkristin digunakan sebagai bahan pengobatan kanker bronkial, tumor
ganas pada ginjal, kanker payudara, dan berbagai jenis tumor ganas yang
awalnya menyerang urat saraf maupun otot. Tanaman yang di Sumatera
disebut rumput jalang itu juga mengandung alkaloid cabtharanthin yang
diperkirakan dapat mendesak dan melarutkan inti sel kanker.
Sebagai obat kanker payudara, rebus 22 lembar daun tapak dara dan buah
adas (Foeniculum vulgare) serta kulit kayu pulasari (Alyxia reinwardti)
dengan tiga gelas air. Bubuhi gula merah secukupnya. Setelah mendidih
sampai tinggal setengahnya, saring. Ramuan diminum tiga kali sehari
masing-masing setengah gelas. Pengobatan dilakukan paling tidak selama
sebulan.
Keladi tikus (Typhonium Flagelliforme/Rodent Tuber) juga telah diteliti
sebagai tanaman obat yang dapat menghentikan dan mengobati berbagai
penyakit kanker. Untuk menghambat pertumbuhan sel kanker, tiga batang
keladi tikus lengkap dengan daunnya (kurang lebih 50 gram) direndam
selama 30 menit, tumbuk halus dan peras. Air perasan ini disaring lalu
diminum. Di Malaysia, sudah ada uji ilmiah khasiat keladi tikus. Bahkan
ekstrak keladi tikus dalam bentuk pil dan teh bubuk yang dikombinasikan
dengan tanaman lainnya dalam dosis tertentu, sudah dipasarkan di negeri
jiran tersebut.
Air perasan temu lawak (Curcuma Zedoaria) juga mujarab sebagai obat
kanker. Menurut Andrew Chevallier Mnimh, herbalis asal London, dalam
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temulawak terkandung curcumol dan curdione yang berkhasiat antikanker
dan antitumor. Di Cina, temulawak telah lama digunakan sebagai obat
kanker leher rahim. Tanaman ini bisa meningkatkan efek mematikan sel
kanker ketika dilakukan radioterapi dan kemoterapi.
Mengkudu juga tengah populer sebagai tanaman obat-obatan yang manjur.
Daging buah mengkudu atau pace (Morinda citrifolia L.) mengandung
dammacanthel, zat antikanker yang mampu melawan pertumbuhan sel
abnormal pada stadium prakanker dan dapat mencegah perkembangan sel
kanker. Sari dari perasan dua atau tiga buah mengkudu dapat dibubuhi
madu agar rasanya lebih nikmat. Sebaiknya pilihlah mengkudu yang tidak
terlalu masak karena alkohol yang terbentuk akibat proses fermentasi pada
mengkudu yang terlalu masak merusak zat-zat penting yang terkandung di
dalamnya.
Daun dewa (Gynura divaricata) juga merupakan tanaman yang telah dikenal
sebagai tanaman antikanker. Ramuan 30 gram daun dewa segar, 20 gram
temu putih, 30 gram jombang yang direbus dengan 600 cc air hingga tersisa
300 cc, lalu disaring dan diminum airnya dapat digunakan dalam
pengobatan penyakit kanker. Dapat pula menggunakan bahan lain seperti
30 gram daun dewa segar, 30 gram tapak dara segar, 30 gram rumput
mutiara, 30 gram rumput lidah ular direbus dengan 1.000 cc air hingga
tersisa 500 cc. Airnya disaring lalu tambahkan madu secukupnya, aduk
kemudian diminum selagi hangat.
Daun ceremai (Phyllanthus acidus) juga dapat dapat digunakan sebagai obat
antikanker. Segenggam daun ceremai muda, sejumput daun belimbing,
bidara upas sejari, gadung cina sejari dan gula aren direbus dengan tiga
gelas air hingga tinggal segelas. Ramuan ini diminum tiga kali sehari
masing-masing satu gelas.
Sementara senyawa dalam benalu telah lama diperkirakan bekerja sebagai
penghambat keganasan kanker. Benalu yang direbus menjadi teh terbukti
dapat dipakai sebagai obat penunjang selama menjalani kemoterapi (terapi
dengan mengonsumsi obat antikanker).
Bagi Anda yang belum terkena kanker, tumisan brokoli, sawi, kembang kol,
wortel, tomat dan daging ikan dengan bumbu sedikit garam dan bawang
putih, mampu menjadi masakan yang kaya akan zat antikanker. Penelitian
Universitas Harvard terhadap 48.000 orang pada tahun 1995 menunjukkan
risiko terkena kanker prostat bagi mereka yang memakan 10 kali hidangan
yang mengandung tomat per minggu turun sampai hampir separuhnya.
(nat)
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Mengkudu dan SARS

Dunia dilanda kepanikan luar biasa akibat wabah SARS (Severe Acute
Respiratory Syndrome) merebak sejak bulan November 2002 di Guangdong,
Cina. Penyakit pernapasan akut yang disebabkan sejenis virus influenza ini
tidak mempan diobati dengan antibiotika biasa. Namun, virus ini bisa
ditangkal dengan cukup istirahat dan olahraga serta mengonsumsi beberapa
tanaman obat berikut ini.
Sepasang suami istri di Hong Kong diberitakan terkena penyakit flu ganas
ini. Sang suami menularkan virus ini kepada istrinya karena selama dia
sakit, istrinya tetap menemani di sampingnya. Meski sama-sama kena
SARS, si istri cepat pulih, sedangkan suaminya masih bergulat dengan
penyakit yang telah merenggut sekitar seratusan nyawa ini.
“Si Istri cepat pulih karena ia memiliki kekebalan tubuh yang baik,” kata Dr.
Amin Soebandrio, PhD, Cm, Microbiologist, Asisten Deputi Menteri Ristek
untuk llrnu Kedokteran dan Kesehatan. Kekebalan tubuh yang baik,
diakuinya, memang bisa jadi cara pencegahan dini menghadapi penyakit ini.
Tentu di samping menghindari kontak fisik dengan orang yang sudah kena
penyakit ini.
Menurutnya, meningkatkan kekebalan tubuh itu tidak susah. Caranya
dengan cukup istirahat, berolahraga teratur, dan mengonsumsi makanan
dengan gizi berimbang, khususnya jenis peningkat kekebalan tubuh. Dr.
Amin menyarankan untuk tidak lupa mengonsumsi makanan yang kaya
vitamin C dan antioksidan.
Selain makanan tersebut, ada juga tanaman obat yang beberapa di
antaranya telah diuji secara klinis mampu meningkatkan kekebalan tubuh:
1. Meniran
Tanaman ini secara tradisional dipercaya bisa menyembuhkan penyakit
antara lain radang dan batu ginjal, susah buang air kecil, disentri, sakit
ayan, hepatitis, serta rematik. Zat kimia tanaman mi yang sudah diketahul
antara lain filantin, hipofilantin, kalium, damar, dan tannin.
Penelitian terbaru tentang meniran mengungkapkan bahwa tanaman ini bisa
membantu mencegah berbagai macam infeksi virus dan bakteri serta
mendorong sistem kekebalan tubuh. Tanaman ini sudah diteliti dan
diproduksi menjadi tablet peningkat daya tahan tubuh. Produknya telah diuji
preklinis dan kilnis selama tiga tahun.
Dr. Zakiudin Munasir, Sp.AK, ahil pediatrik imunologi dari Bagian Anak RS
Cipto Mangunkusumo Jakarta, telah melakukan penelitian dan membuktikan
bahwa ekstrak meniran membantu meningkatkan kecepatan penurunan
demam pada pasien anak penderita infeksi saluran pernapasan atas.
Cara pemanfaatan:
Cara ini disarankan oleh Dr. Suprapto Ma’at dari Universitas Airlangga yang
juga ikut menguji ekstrak tanaman meniran dalam upaya meningkatkan
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daya tahan tubuh. Ambil satu genggam daun meniran yang terdiri dari
akar, batang, dan daun. Tumbuk sampai halus. Kemudian rebus bersama
dua gelas air bersih. Tunggu sampai menjadi setengah gelas. Minum sekali
setiap hari.
2. Jinten Hitam
Selain meniran, jinten hitam juga bisa dipakai sebagai cara alami untuk
meningkatkan daya tahan tubuh. "Orang Arab sudah secara turun-temurun
memanfaatkan jinten hitam untuk meningkatkan daya tahan tubuh," kata
Dr. Suprapto. Berbeda dengan meniran, tanaman ini belum teruji secara
klinis.
Cara pemanfaatan:
Siapkan satu sendok makan munjung jintan hitam. Gerus sampai kulitnya
menjadi pecah. Setelah itu rebus dengan dua gelas air. Tunggu sampai air
rebusan tersebut tersisa menjadi setengah gelas. Minum setiap hari agar
daya tahan tubuh meningkat.
3. Mengkudu
Buah yang juga dikenal dengan nama pace atau noni ini telah lama dikenal
sebagai obat untuk meningkatkan daya tahan tubuh. Hingga kini, penelitian
terhadap buah buruk rupa ini terus dilakukan secara intensif.
Penelitian oleh Dr. Paul Heinike pada awal abad 20 mengungkapkan bahwa
tanaman ini mengandung enzim proxeronase dan alkaloid proxeronine.
Kedua zat ini akan membentuk zat aktif bernama xeronine di dalam tubuh.
Zat ini akan dibawa aliran darah menuju sel-sel tubuh. Hasilnya, sel-sel itu
akan lebih aktif, sehat, dan terjadi perbaikan-perbaikan struktur maupun
fungsi.
Cara pemanfaatan:
Endah Lasmadiwati, ahli tanaman obat dari Taman Sringanis, Bogor,
menganjurkan resep berikut untuk menikmati buah mengkudu. Siapkan dua
buah mengkudu yang sudah tua. Cuci bersih kemudian simpan selama dua
hari sampat benyek. Setelah itu remas-remas dalam dua gelas air. Saring
dan sisihkan. Sementara itu, siapkan satu jari kunyit dan dua jari jahe.
Bakar dan memarkan. Ambil satu jari kayu manis dan sereh serta tujuh
buab kapulaga dan cengkeh. Bahan-bahan tersebut direbus dalam dua gelas
air. Tunggu sampal mendidih dan berbau harum. Campurkan air rebusan
bahan tersebut dengan buah rnengkudu yang telah disaring. Tambahkan
sedikit garam dan gula jawa secukupnya.
4. Lidah Buaya
Dr. Suprapto menyarankan konsumsi lidah buaya supaya tubuh lebih fit dan
segar. Tanaman ini juga bermanfaat untuk menjaga stamina orang yang
sudab tua dan mudah sakit. Endah juga mengungkapkan bahwa lidah buaya
bermanfaat untuk meringankan penyakit batuk dan bronkitis.
Cara pemantaatan:
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Siapkan setengah telapak tangan lidah buaya. Cuci bersih dan dikupas.
Tambahkan tigaperempat gelas air. Blender air bersama gel lidah buaya
tersebut. Tambahkan madu secukupnya.
5. Apel
Buah ini mengandung vitamin C yang merupakan antioksidan dan berfungsi
meningkatkan kekebalan tubuh. Konowalchuck J. pada tahun 1978
mempublikasikan artikel berjudul “Antiviral Effect of Apple Beverages”. Ia
menyebutkan bahwa sari buah apel sangat baik diminum untuk melawan
berbagai serangan infeksi virus. Menurut buku “Natural Remedies”, dosis
apel yang bisa melindungi tubuh dari virus adalah tiga kali sehari satu buah
atau segelas jus apel.
6. Pepaya
Buah tropis ini merupakan sumber betakaroten yang baik, sehingga mampu
mencegah kerusakan sel yang disebabkan oleh zat radikal bebas. Setengah
buah pepaya ukuran sedang sehari mampu memenuhi kebutuhan vitamin C
harian seorang manusia dewasa. Tidak hanya itu, pepaya juga mengandung
sedikit kalsium dan besi. Buah ini amat dianjurkan untuk orang sakit dan
lanjut usia karena dagingnya mudah dikunyah dan ditelan.
7. Stroberi
Buah ini mengandung vitamin C paling tinggi di antara semua beri dan
kebanyakan buah. Secara tradisional, stroberi dipakai untuk membersihkan
sistem pencernaan makanan. Buah ini juga berguna membantu penyerapan
zat besi dari sayur mayur yang dikonsumsi.
8. Jambu Batu
Buah jambu batu seberat 90 gram, menurut buku “Foods that Harm Foods
that Heal”, ternyata mengandung vitamin C lima kali lebih banyak
dibandingkan dengan jeruk. Buah jambu biji seberat itu bila dikonsumsi
setiap hari mampu memenuhi kebutuhan vitamin harian orang dewasa,
sehingga bisa menjaga kesehatan dan kebugaran.
9. Jeruk
Vitamin C sering diidentikkan dengan buah jeruk. Buah ini memang
mengandung vitamin C yang bermanfaat untuk menjaga pertahanan tubuh
dari infeksi bakteri dan virus. Kandungan antioksidan dalam jeruk mampu
mencegah kerusakan karena zat radikal bebas. Antioksidan ini terdapat
dalam membran di antara segmen daging buahnya. Untuk memperoleh
manfaat optimum dari buah ini, sebaiknya makan buah segar daripada
minum jusnya.
Kompas, 11 April 2003
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Recent Scientific Studies on
Morinda Citrifolia (Noni) ............

Simple research shows scientifically that Noni (Morinda citrifolia) is a natural


combination of amazingly beneficial compounds to heal the body as a whole,
and to maintain health. The most recent studies are based on the following
research by Dr. Neil Solomon, MD, PhD:
Dr. Solomon*, a recognized leader in medical nutrition and nutraceuticals
writes the following in his book »» Noni Juice: How Much, How Often, For
What:
"Since my retirement from the clinical practice of medicine, I
have become more involved with natural healing. This has
brought to my attention the ambiguity and confusion that
exists when it comes to how much of a certain nutritional
substance could or should be used in order to augment one's
health. Suggested use of many nutritional supplements is many times
based on trial and error, which over time and use somewhat regulates
itself.

I decided to find a plant with a proven track record of successes and


with unique health benefits worthy of study. I was interested in finding
out how much of it people took to help different conditions. This led
me to the fruit of the Morinda citrifolia plant (noni)."
In his ongoing research with Noni since 1997, Dr. Solomon has organized a
study which has grown to include 75 health professionals and over 15,000
patients. In his study, doctors and/or patients are to drink Noni Juice for a 7-
month period, with a loading serving of 4 oz. the 1st month, a therapeutic
serving of 3 oz. for the following 5 months, and a
maintenance/prevention serving of 2 oz. the 7th month (half these
amounts for children).
In the final analysis, the overall average of those who either
objectively or subjectively experienced benefit was an unheard of
75%. Dr. Solomon goes on to say that "the majority of Noni users who
did not get optimal results failed to do so because they took a lesser
dose and/or took it a lesser amount of time than recommended." Dr.
Solomon also notes that "My survey did show that 95% of those who
reported that Noni helped them in some way experienced those
results within three months of starting Noni."
Noni has been scientifically documented to benefit in the fight against these
ailments:
Abdominal Inhibits early chronic fatigue Diabetes Type II
pains/swelling syndrome Diarrhea
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Abscesses Regulates thymus Eye complaints
Antibiotic and Sore throat with cough High Blood Pressure
Antimicrobial Tonic after childbirth Inflamed, sore gums
Backache Tuberculosis Intestinal worms
Burns Virus problems Sick People
Dark spots on skin Anticancer activity Syndrome
Depression Arthritis Stroke
Diaphragmatic hernia Balanced nutrition Toothaches
Dry or cracked skin Chest infections Urinary tract
Heart disease Deficient ailments
Infection of mouth Macrophages/Lymphocytes Wounds, fractures
and gums and boils
There are virtually no negative interactions. In some situations, Noni can
allow other medications to act more efficiently. NOTE: Noni can be taken
together with all other medications - there are almost no negative
interactions. In some situations, noni can allow other medications to act
more efficiently.
You should tell your health professional that you are taking Noni, as your
physician might want to decrease the dose of the medication prescribed.
This often reduces the side effects from the original medication.
Reported side effects were minimal. Less than 5 percent experienced minor
belching, loose stools, allergy, or developed a mild rash. The belching
disappeared when the dose was decreased. The rash and loose stools
cleared within 72 hours after stopping treatment. Noni has been reported
safe for pregnant and/or nursing mothers.
*Dr. Neil Solomon is a world renowned research expert in the fields of
Medicine, Nutrition, Obesity and Smoking cessation. He held several faculty
appointments and Professorships at some of the most prestigious
Universities in America including the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
For 18 years Dr. Solomon wrote an internationally syndicated health
advise column for the Los Angeles Times Syndicate. In total, he has
appeared in over 200,000 published articles and br columns in global
newspapers and magazines. Dr. Solomon has appeared on numerous
national television and radio talk shows such as the Tonight Show,
Donahue, Good Morning America, Today Show, Oprah Winfrey Dick
Cavett, Dinah Shore, and gave daily medical commentaries on CNN.
Dr. Solomon is also a best selling author having written several “how to”
books about health and wellness. He has Who’s Who in the East since
1977. In addition, he has been included in American Men and Women of
Science, Who’s Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology (1985), Men
of Achievement (7th edition), Personalities of America (1981), and
International Who’s Who of Intellectuals (1981).
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MORE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


NONI and NITRIC OXIDE
Dr. Jonathan S. Stamler, a professor of medicine at Duke University, put it
quite well when he said, ‘It [Nitric Oxide] does everything, everywhere. You
cannot name a major cellular response or physiological effect in which it is
not implicated today. It’s involved in complex behavioral changes in the
brain, airway relaxation, beating of the heart, dilation of blood vessels,
regulation of intestinal movement, function of blood cells, the immune
system, even how digits and arms move
Dr. Neil Solomon, M.D., Ph. D., notes, "now research has shown that noni,
the ‘miracle’ tropical plant, can stimulate the body to produce more Nitric
Oxide, thereby preventing and helping to control various disorders."
-- from his book THE NONI PHENOMENON.
The Chemical Components of Morinda citrifolia Defined
Proxeronine, Proxeronase, and Xeronine
Proxeronase is an enzyme and Proxeronine is the molecule that is cleaved by
the Proxeronase (along with other enzymes) to form the alkaloid called
Xeronine. Xeronine is an essential component of the protein in our cell wall
membranes. Each and every cell in our bodies have a cell wall membrane
that consists of a protein layer. This cell wall membrane is in a large part
responsible for the health of our cells. The protein layer is made up of
building blocks called peptides. These peptides need to be held together by
bonds. The bonds would be very weak bonds without the presence of the
alkaloid Xeronine which strengthens these bonds.
As soon as Xeronine is made it is incorporated into our cell wall. Xeronine is
not stored in our bodies, and it needs to be replenished. It also is used up
more rapidly by the body in times of stress and with exposure to toxins. It
naturally decreases in our bodies as we age. Xeronine needs to be supplied
regularly to maintain a healthy body. The Noni plant is the only food source
that contains an appreciable amount of Proxeronine and Proxeronase which
produces Xeronine in our bodies.
Damnacanthal
This is a chemical constituent that has received much attention in literature
for its cancer fighting abilities. It has been shown in laboratory animals to
inhibit both pre-cancerous cells and Lewis Lung Carcinoma. This activity is
due to the ability of Damnacanthol to stimulate activity of T cells or "killer
cells" which fight off these types of infections in our bodies. Many times
diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and AIDS attack an individual
who has a weakened immune system. This weakened immune system may
be genetic or can be caused by exposure to toxic chemicals, stress, or
improper diet. This increased T cell activity is beneficial as both a
preventative approach and a treatment, by taking different amounts of Noni
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juice. A person who has been diagnosed with cancer would take a much
higher dosage of Noni juice initially, and more frequently throughout the day
to rebuild his damaged immune system and actively fight the ravages of the
cancer and chemotherapy or radiation.
Scopoletin
This is a little talked about component of the Noni juice, but is very critical in
its effectiveness. It has been shown in laboratory testing to have analgesic
(pain relief) properties. This is obviously important in treating a number of
different conditions. You can reduce the pain of a condition and then help
heal it with the Xeronine at the same time. This natural product has none of
the side effects that are normally found with analgesics and can be taken by
anyone.
Another very important property of Scopoletin is that it binds to serotonin,
keeping our serotonin levels elevated. Serotonin is a very important
hormone in the function of our bodies. It is our "feel good hormone", and
helps to fight anxiety and depression. It is also critical to temperature
regulation, hunger, and sexual behavior. It is a precursor to the sleep
hormone melatonin. Scopoletin has also shown antihypertensive activity
along with anti-inflammotory and antihistamine activities.
Simple research shows scientifically that Noni is a natural
combination of amazingly beneficial compounds to heal the body as
a whole, and to maintain health. Noni juice has been studied by
researchers throughout the world. More information is available
here.
Bio: Dr. Neil Solomon, MD, PhD
* MD, Case-Western Reserve University Medical School
* PhD, Physiology. University of Maryland School of Medicine
* Residency at Johns Hopkins Medical School
* Professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School
* Received the coveted Schwentkner Award for Excellence in Research
* Professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine
* Research at National Institute of Health
* Research at the National Heart Institute
* State of Maryland's first Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene for 10
years
* Consultant to the World Health Organization and United Nations
* Syndicated Columnist, Los Angeles Times for 18 years
* New York Times best-selling author
* CNN-TV Health Commentator
Neil Solomon, MD, PhD, »» Noni Juice: How Much, How Often, For What,
and Nature's Amazing Healer NONI, and THE NONI PHENOMENON are
available from Direct Source Publishing.
WHAT IS IN THE NONI FRUIT?
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Modern researchers are still trying to explain how Noni Juice is
helping so many people with such a wide variety of conditions. The
Xeronine component is certainly a major part of the reason. But look what
else is in the Noni fruit and what benefits these components have:
Key Components & Their Benefits
The building blocks our bodies use to manufacture
Xeronine. With nutrient-depleted foods, where these
building blocks are not available, our proteins can
become reliant on inadequate substitutes such as
Proxeronine & sugar, caffeine, cocaine, or nicotine to do their work.
Proxeroninase In returning Xeronine to the body, Noni Juice has
been found to help break addictions to these
substances. By promoting optimal protein
functioning, Noni Juice promotes massive
cellular regeneration and hormonal balance.
Has anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, anti-bacterial
and anti-fungal properties, lowers blood pressure,
Scopoletin
and binds to serotonin to help regulate sleep, hunger
and temperature.
Controls infectious bacteria such as Staphylococcus
Anthraquinone
Aureus, E. Coli & Salmonella.
Damnacanthal Inhibits growth of pre-cancerous cells.
Helps with cell rejuvenation, thus increasing
Terpene
nutrient-toxin exchange.
Phytonutrients & Provide powerful anti-oxidant protection against free
Selenium radicals.
Soluble fiber helps cleanse the blood, decrease
Rich in soluble and choloesterol, binds to fats and balances blood sugar
insoluble fiber levels. Insoluble fiber ("bulk") is important for colon
health.
Amino acids are the buildings blocks for proteins,
important for most body functions. The "essential"
Rich in amino amino acids are the ones our bodies cannot make
acids and we therefore must get from our diet. Noni
Juice contains 17 of the 20 known amino acids,
including all 9 essential amino acids.
Fatty acids are the building blocks of fats and oils.
The "essential" fatty acids in Noni Juice are the
Rich in essential
important poly-unsaturated fats that we must
fatty acids
get from our diet. They maintain healthy skin,
nerve cells, heart tissue and blood vessels and help
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balance mood. They keep cell membranes working
properly and efficiently, improving the nutrient-toxin
exchange.
Important Overall Characteristics
An adaptogen is a substance that has a global
balancing effect on all body systems. There are
Adaptogen
only 12 known adaptogens; of these 12, Noni
Juice is said to be the "premiere" adaptogen.
Tissues degrade and disease thrives in an acidic
environment. Noni Juice promotes an alkaline
Alkaline
body chemistry, the optimal state for good
health.
Anti-oxidants, such as green tea, pycnogenol, and
vitamin C, among others, are important in
neutralizing "free radicals", or particles that cause
Anti-oxidant
DNA damage that can lead to cancer. Noni Juice
has recently been found to be the most
effective of all known anti-oxidants.
Low Glycemic A 3:1 ratio of carbohydates to fiber in Noni Juice
Index helps balance blood sugar levels.
Analgesic, Anti- Unlike typical pain relievers and anti-inflammatories,
inflammatory and Noni Juice decreases pain and inflammation
Selective Cox II while protecting stomach, kidney, and liver
Inhibitor cells.
As a humectant, Noni Juice helps tissues retain
Humectant
moisture.
Noni Juice intelligently supports the immune
Immuno-
system, not just by boosting it, but by regulating it
Modulator
to suppress the allergic and auto-allergic responses.
References: A.K. Olsen w/ Dr. Ralph Heinicke, Understanding the Miracle:
An Introduction to the Science of Noni, available from Direct Source
Publishing. The information on this page represents a summary of findings
collected from lectures and research by Dr. Ralph Heineke, Dr. Scott Gerson,
Dr. Hirazumi Kim, Dr. Mian-Ying Wang, Dr. Neil Solomon, Dr. Mona Harrison,
Dr. William Mcphilamy, Dr. Gary Tran and others.
TRADITIONAL USES OF NONI
Ancient healing manuscripts handed down from generation to generation,
cite the Noni fruit as the primary ingredient in their natural health
preparations. Traditional healers would pick the fruit before it was fully ripe
and place it in direct sunlight. When fully ripe, the fruit was mashed into a
puree and the juice extracted through a cloth. The juice was now ready for
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use. As a general tonic, the juice was taken during times of rest. In
addition to the fruit, every other part of the Noni plant was valued and used.
Below is a representative list of the traditional uses of Noni.
EYES, MOUTH &
DIGESTIVE SYSTEM INTERNAL DISORDERS
THROAT
• Diarrhea • Diabetes • Eye infections
• Inflammed, sore
• Intestinal Parasites • High Blood Pressure
gums
• Sore throat with
• Indigestion • Headache
cough
• Stomach Ulcers • Kidney and Bladder • Gingivitis
BONES & JOINTS • Tumors • Toothache
• Arthritis • Fevers CHEST
• Broken Bones GENDER-SPECIFIC • Cough
• Childbirth and
• Sprains • Tuberculosis
Pregnancy
SKIN • Menstrual Cramps • Asthma
• Abscesses, Boils, • Regulate • Respiratory
Blemishes Menstruation Afflictions
TONIC TO SLOW
• Wounds, Infections • Prostate Complaints
AGING
The pristine island group known as Tahiti is considered to be the source of
the finest and most nutrient-rich Noni available, with an ideal climate and
soil conditions. Thanks to the interest in Noni, the Tahitian Ministry of
Agriculture reports that Noni is now Tahiti's #1 export, surpassing its famous
black pearls.
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Information About the "Noni" Fruit


MORINDA CITRIFOLIA

In French Polynesia grows the very special fruit with powerful health
supporting properties that is called Morinda Citrifolia. M. Citrifolia has been
studied by researchers all over the world and the people in French Polynesia
have been using this fruit for over 2,000 years to maintain health and to be
healthy. It became a central part in their civilization. Both the researchers
and the Polynesians have found out that it works on several of the body's
systems and that it works at
the cellular level.

The tree can be up to 30 feet tall and can harvest up to 500 pounds of fruit
per month. Everbearing, it bears fruit all year around. Once one fruit is
picked, a new one will be there after only three months. The fruit is as big as
a potato with pale greenish-yellow color. The whole plant is used, such as
the leaves, flowers, bark, seeds, roots and the fruit itself to treat health
problems.

Dr Ralph Heinicke, a noted


American biochemist, had a
potentially ground-breaking
revelation while studying
pineapple enzymes. He found
something called proxeronine.
When proxeronine meets up
with an enzyme called
proxeronase in the large
intestine, an alkaloid, that Dr.
Heinicke named xeronine, is
formed. He realized that
xeronine may play a key role in
encouraging proper
cell function and growth in the human body. Dr.Heinicke realized that
proxeronine and proxeronase exist in abundance in the Morinda Citrifolia
fruit. There has been more than 20 years of research of the M.Citrifolia plant
verifying its powerful benefits.

A large portion of health related compounds have been isolated from


M. Citrifolia. These are listed below:
Terpenes - A terpene is an isometric hydrocarbon also found in essential
oils. It aids in the body's organic synthesis and cell rejuvenation, and it is
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used by herbalists to promote general health.

Alkaloids - Important bitter organic bases which are essential to


maintaining life.
Xeronine
• is made in the large intestine by proxeronine and the enzyme proxeronase
• is vital to all cells
• is only made in the amount the body needs.
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treatments or orthodox cancer treatments
• Why does Noni Juice work?
• How should you take noni juice?
• How Safe is Noni?
• How long does it take to experience the benefits of noni juice?
• How much noni juice should you take?
• What specific medical benefits are claimed for noni?
• Others
• Testimonials from doctors and patients
Noni is the Hawaiian name for a fruit that goes by the scientific name of
Morinda citrifolia. Its healing qualities have been known for as long as 2,000
years but largely ignored until recently. It is also known as nono fruit
(Tahiti), nonu fruit (Samoa), och fruit (India) and nhau fruit (SE Asia).
Dr Neil Solomon MD PhD says this: "Noni has taken its place at the forefront
of alternative medicine because of its successful adjunctive treatment of
ailments that vary from cancer to arthritis to high blood pressure, and from
weight control to skin and hair disorders." (Neil Solomon, "Noni: Nature's
Amazing Healer, 1998)
Solomon quotes a veterinarian, Dr Gary Tran: "I have found that noni is the
most wonderful substance which a doctor can use...In all my 35 years of
practising traditional and holistic veterinary medicine, I haven't seen any
other product that is as versatile as noni. If I were banished to a remote
island and could bring only one health product, it would definitely be noni."
Here is what another doctor said after using noni juice for two years in his
medical practice:
"Noni juice is known to contain many different kinds of phytonutrients....I
have been working in the field of conventional, nutritional and alternative
medicine for twelve years and I have not seen another natural substance as
interesting and widely effective as noni fruit juice...The concept of noni juice
is simple. It is just a fruit juice and it is as safe for you as orange juice or
apple juice. So how could it have so many powerful therapeutic benefits?
After all, in our pharmacological culture, don't powerful therapies belong in
the domain of physicians and aren't they known to have powerful side-
effects? Can't people hurt themselves with a powerful therapy if they don't
know what they are doing?
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Generally, yes, but think about it this way. If you were severely deficient
in vitamin C you would have a condition called scurvy. Vitamin C, among
other things, helps with the production of collagen, the main ingredient of
our connective tissue. So scurvy is a condition where your body is literally
falling apart. If you had scurvy, a glass of orange juice would have powerful
therapeutic benefits. A glass or two of orange juice per day would prevent it
altogether and you would have to drink a tremendous amount of orange
juice to hurt yourself.
The analogy applies to noni in that many of us are severely xeronine
deficient. Nutrient-depleted soils, environmental pollution, the stress of
everyday life, ageing, diseases and certain food additives all work together
to deplete our xeronine. noni juice supplies the necessary nutrients so that
our bodies can make more xeronine." Stephen M. Hall (quoted from the
foreword to `53 Ways to Use Noni', Isabelle Navarre-Brown, 1998)
All of this supports what the Hawaiian kahunas (healers) have been saying
all along. Here is a list of conditions they are reported to have improved
using noni fruit: abscesses, allergies, arthritis, chest pains, indigestion,
chronic fatigue syndrome, coughs and sore throats, digestive ailments, drug
addiction, fevers and vomiting, sore gums, high blood pressure, infections of
the mouth and gums, lung and breathing problems, precancerous conditions,
dark spots on skin, swellings in abdomen and ankles, wounds and fractures,
boils and ulcers, alcoholism, loss of appetite, asthma, childbirth pains,
smoking, depression, eczema, heart disease, kidney and bladder problems,
pain, psoriasis, stress, urinary tract infections. (source Neil Solomon, `Noni:
Nature's Amazing Healer' 1998)
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Why does Noni Juice work?


Noni fruit contains a very high concentration of a substance called
proxeronine. When taken into the body this is converted into xeronine.
Xeronine is a fundamental substance. It has a wide range of activities due to
the fact that proteins need to combine with it before they can do their jobs -
and proteins provide most of the structure of the body right down to the
cellular level. Proteins also enable nutrients to pass through cell membranes.
They also act as hormones necessary for the co-ordination of bodily
processes. They act as antibodies for the immune system and they act as
enzymes. So we can see that proteins are essential for the health of the
body at the cellular level.
Many of these proteins can not perform any duties without the presence of
xeronine - and, guess what, our own production of xeronine declines with
age!
Dr Ralph Heinicke, who studied noni extensively while at the Pineapple
Research Institute in Hawaii says: "Xeronine is so basic to the functioning of
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proteins, we would die without it. Its absence can cause many kinds of
illness. Conversely, increasing the production of xeronine in our bodies can
help cure various manifestations of disease such as cancer, senility, arthritis,
high blood pressure and low blood pressure. If a problem is caused by a
failure in the production of xeronine, flooding the body with a proxeronine
will solve the problem."
Noni fruit also contains another 140 plus neutraceutical compounds. Many of
these work together synergistically. As Dr Solomon says: "Mother Nature is
by far the most effective and efficient pharmacist and medicine-maker in the
world. God's design is truly godly."
Dr Neil Solomon decided to look at 8,000 patients who had taken noni juice
under medical supervision for a wide variety of medical problems and came
to the conclusion that 78% had been `helped'. He also made the point that:
"The majority of people who did not see optimal results after taking noni did
not take noni long enough or in high enough doses."
(See below for the specific medical benefits claimed for noni)
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How should you take noni juice?


1. Just drink it straight down on an empty stomach (ie immediately on
waking, half an hour before dinner.)
2. Sip slowly making sure the noni juice mixes with the saliva under the
tongue and also against the roof of the mouth - this is particularly good for
people with addictions, mood problems (ie depression, hormone imbalances,
stress, trauma etc) and for pain relief.
3. Rub it on the skin to alleviate fungal or other skin conditions
4. Rubbing it on the skin round the belly button and the feet may be another
way of introducing noni internally.
5. As a compress. Soak gauze pads in half an ounce (a tablespoon) of noni
juice: place pulpy side against skin and keep in place with kitchen plastic
wrap.
6. As a poultice: soak equal amounts of noni juice and warm purified water
into a poultice pad and place against the area where you want to obtain
internal benefits.
7. For feet problems: pour noni juice (1-2 tablespoons into a plastic bag
(one bag for each foot) - place bare feet in the bags and massage feet and
toes with the liquid.
8. Noni juice can be rubbed into the scalp for improved hair and scalp health
- keep on for several hours before rinsing.
9. As a douche or syringe for all vaginal, cervical or uterine problems.
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How Safe is Noni?


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It is reported to be very safe. According to doctors Solomon and Hall, you
can give it to children and even babies, it can be taken by pregnant and
lactating mothers and it can be applied to the eyes with a compress. It can
also usefully be applied to open, bleeding wounds and also to burns.
Are there any negative side effects?
Yes. noni juice can produce negative side-effects as it has a detoxifying
effect. These can include:
- bad breath
- spots, boils, pimples
- cough
- diarrhoea or loose stools
- foul smelling urine
- headaches
- heavy periods
- gas
- joint pain
- rashes and itchiness
- fatigue
While it is possible these may be allergic reactions (which can be lessened
by reducing the dose), they are more likely to be cleansing reactions. Make
sure you drink 8 glasses of water a day to help flush toxins out. Cleansing
reactions should not last very long.
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How long does it take to experience the benefits of noni juice?


- Some people experience benefits immediately.
- others take a few days
- some a few weeks
- a few need up to 3 months
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How much noni juice should you take?


i. If you are young and healthy, then one ounce (30 ml) a day should be
adequate.
ii. As you grow older, then two ounces a day (2 x 30mls), morning and late
afternoon, will probably be appropriate.
iii. If you have just started noni juice therapy then for the first month you
should consider taking 4 ounces a day (2 x 60mls)
iv. If you have a sudden traumatic incident or are about to face one (ie
surgery) then 6-8 ounces would be appropriate taken at regular intervals
during the day (3 or 4 x 60mls)
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v. For serious chronic conditions,( cancer, diabetes etc) it may be better
to take the same amount (6-8 ounces) in smaller doses more frequently (8 x
30mls)
vi. In life threatening conditions take up to 16-20 ounces a day, divided into
hourly doses.
If it is hard to take in this amount then someone could drop the juice in
slowly with an eye-dropper
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What specific medical benefits are claimed for noni?


While noni juice has had a wide range of clearly demonstrated beneficial
effects, noni juice corrects rather than cures. The original problem may very
well return if the patient stops taking noni juice.
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Addictions
Xeronine is an alkaloid - so are nicotine, caffeine and morphine. The idea is
that there are receptors in the body hungry for xeronine that get attached to
and ultimately addicted to these other alkaloids. By flooding the system with
proxeronine, more xeronine is produced and gradually it is able to wean
these receptors away from the addictive substances
AIDS
T-cell counts have been shown to improve dramatically with noni so
improving resistance to the AIDS virus. Some doctors have claimed that noni
juice has helped some AIDS patients' symptoms to stabilise.
Allergies
Noni contains antihistaminic agents and helps rid patients of allergic
symptoms.
Animals
Veterinarian, Dr Gary Tran tried noni on his family and when it proved
helpful in a case of AIDS, chronic fatigue, depression and migraine, he tried
it on his clients. 9 out of 10 of his animal patients responded very positively:
he says: "noni is not only wonderful for alleviating pain, it's also anti-
histaminic, anthelmintic (rids animals of worms), anti-inflammatory,
analgesic, and anti-carcinogenic." (quoted in Neil Solomon, `Noni: Nature's
Amazing Healer', 1998)
Arthritis (see pain)
Auto-immune Diseases
These are diseases that occur when the normal defense mechanisms of the
body start to attack the body itself. Examples are rheumatoid arthritis,
eczema, some thyroid problems. Some of these may be related to leaky gut
syndrome. Most reportedly respond well to noni.
Bacterial and viral Infections
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Noni appears to have the ability to protect and fight against a large
number of bacterial and viral infections. In Hong Kong we have been
inundated with encephalitis, avian flu and a number of other life threatening
bacterial and viral diseases. Noni may be useful in providing a degree of
protection.
Blood cleaning and Liver
The liver's job is to detoxify the body. Sometimes it gets overloaded and
cannot properly clean the blood passing through it. Noni helps it to do this,
but needs to be supplemented by the consumption of a wide variety of good
foods to be effective in the long term.
Bone healing
There is some anecdotal evidence that fractures heal faster with noni juice
Cancer
Mice studies have shown that mice with cancer given noni juice live more
than twice as long as those who aren't given the noni. Dr Ralph Heinicke, a
pioneering researcher on noni fruit, believes that while noni does not cure
cancer it slows down the rate of cell division and improves the body's anti-
cancer defences. There are several cases of tumours reducing in size or even
disappearing after taking noni juice. Intriguing early experiments with
bromelain and proxeronine showed it to be very effective in obtaining quick
regression of cancer tumours. noni fruit has the highest concentration of
proxeronine of any known plant. For further details see
http://www.fightingcancer.com
Central Nervous system
Noni has a demonstrable connection with serotonin and there is a great deal
of anecdotal evidence to show that it helps with mood and sleep disorders.
Children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder have also benefited. Noni
appears to help with nerve regeneration and with depression.
Diabetes
Particularly adult onset, non-insulin dependent diabetes - one study showed
83% of such diabetic patients have benefitted from taking noni juice. It
lowers blood sugar and heals secondary sores.
Energy
Most people taking noni report increased energy and endurance. It has
helped many people suffering chronic fatigue syndrome.
Fungal problems
These can be treated by rubbing noni on the affected area. It is claimed that
noni is effective against yeasts and other parasites - even head lice.
Heart
Noni has been shown to help normalise the heart beat and angina pains
alleviated. Cholesterol levels are also helped.
High Blood Pressure
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Noni contains scopoletin which dilates blood vessels and so normalises
blood pressure. In a pure form, scopoletin can reduce blood pressure to
abnormally low levels but in noni juice this doesn't happen because of the
synergistic effects of other neutraceuticals (`neutraceuticals' is a new word
coined to describe those foods that have clear medicinal effects). There is
also evidence that it can help people with low blood pressure.
Inflammation and Swellings
Doctors have found that noni works quickly to reduce inflammations and
swellings.
Pain
Everyone who has studied noni juice accepts that it has powerful pain
relieving qualities. Some believe that this is because it acts directly against
the pain sensors in the brain, others that it helps to heal the causes of pain,
still others who believe that both are true. noni contains a family of
chemicals known as turpenes which aid in cell rejuvenation. French
researchers say it is 75% as effective as morphine without being addictive.
It is estimated that 80% of arthritis patients have found very quick relief
with noni. People suffering from back pain similarly find quick relief.
PMS
Many women find that pre-menstrual tension and painful periods disappear
with noni. Some have gone so far as to say noni is `magic' for women.
Poisons
Like vitamin C and Ti-tree oil, noni seems to have a pronounced anti-toxin
effect.
Sexual vitality
Almost 90% of all people taking noni juice mention the increased sexual
energy they feel as a result.
Skin
It is claimed that noni can help all forms of skin ailment from eczema and
dry skin to acne and rashes - even ring worm - and ulcers or open sores
while also making the skin physiologically younger. The skin, after the liver,
is a great storehouse of proxeronine.
Stress
People who work under high stress or who have to meet tight deadlines have
improved responses in terms of coping with the emotional demands and
focusing more clearly on the job. noni appears to work by supporting the
adrenal gland
Varicose Veins
At least one person has found dramatic improvement in varicose veins after
taking noni juice. This is the person who alerted Dr Mona Harrison to its
possible benefit as a healing substance. Dr Harrison then sent it to a number
of her patients, some with terminal cancer and the result was clear
alleviation of symptoms in a wide range of ailments.
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Weight Loss
In Solomon's study of 8,000 people who had used NONI Juice, 72 percent
said they had lost some weight.
Summation
It seems reasonable to say, as some doctors do, that whatever the problem
is, it is likely that noni juice will be of some help.
Contra-indications
One problem associated with noni juice appears to be that it makes at least
some other medications more effective. With dose sensitive medications this
could be a big problem.
Dr Steven Hall says people taking Coumadin - a blood thinning agent which
is taken by some patients with atrial fibrillation - should, in particular, be
cautious of noni. The problem is that noni tends to make the Coumadin more
effective, so making their dosage levels possibly too high. People on
Coumadin may be able to cut dosage levels by half.
Such an effect may also be felt with other medications.
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Testimonials from doctors and patients


"Noni juice works fantastically for many conditions throughout the body
because it works with the glands, starting with the pineal gland located at
the base of the brain. Then it controls all the other glands below it starting
from the thymus and thyroid all the way down to the reproductive glands.
The way a gland works is that if you don’t use it, you lose it. By using noni
juice however, the glands get gradually rejuvenated and are able to function
better. In essence, noni helps the body repair itself by making the glands
work at their utmost capacity…At the clinic we’ve used noni juice to help
patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, arthritis, asthma and colitis…I’ve
worked with a variety of natural products and I’ve seen them work for some
patients and not work for others. But with noni juice, everybody seems to
have a positive result."
Maria Odegbaro MD, Brooklyn, New York
"I used to be unable to sleep on my stomach because of back pain. Noni not
only took care of that, it relieved the pain in my left shoulder. Noni has also
increased my energy level. Since then I have used noni juice on about
seventy of my patients… One diabetic patient with chronic back pain found
that for the first time in fifteen years he could bend over and pick up balls on
the tennis court…the other day he told me he’d had a case of Bell’s palsy.
His family physician had told him he’d be laid up for six weeks with a patch
on his swollen eye, but he doubled the amount of noni juice he was taking
and in three days all of his symptoms were gone."
Bryant Bloss MD, Evansville, Indiana
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"The most amazing situation I know of is a woman with AIDS, Since she
has been drinking noni, her T-cell count has gone from 169 to 400 and her
symptoms have stabilised. I also have a relative with lung cancer whose
tumours have decreased in size since he’s been taking noni."
Delton Hatton DC, chiropracter
"One of my patients was suffering from kidney cancer with metastases, the
movement of malignant cells, to her lung and brain. She had been given
only two weeks to live. Within that two week period she took noni juice and
it cleared up her lung lesions…Another patient had liver cancer and a
swelling of fluid in the abdominal area. After seven days on noni juice this
ascitic fluid cleared up completely. She and the first case I mentioned were
terminally ill cancer patients who no-one anticipated would make it, but they
are alive today because of noni."
Mona Harrison MD, Washington DC
"Last year I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had six rounds of
chemotherapy and was in bed for a week after each treatment. Each time I
started to get better, it was time for another round of chemotherapy. I was
scheduled to have breast surgery a month after my last treatment. My body
was so weak I didn’t feel strong enough to even survive the surgery. Then I
heard about noni and started taking it a week after my last treatment. I
wanted to boost my immune system to get my body ready for surgery. It
worked – when I went in for surgery, I had plenty of energy…I came through
it great and I was home by the third day!…My stepdaughter’s friend was
diagnosed with cancer of the lungs and throat and given twelve weeks to
live. I gave her a case of noni juice and a month later the doctor couldn’t
find any trace of the cancer."
Bobbye Patterson, cancer patient
"Noni has generated more calls from clients about its benefits than any other
product I have ever recommended. On a daily basis I see people who have
benefitted from it amazingly. From the experiences people have shared, I
feel noni has universal applications. Noni juice should be included as a part
of everybody’s daily nutrition because it helps us absorb essential nutrients
from our diets and supplements. Noni is the missing piece of the health
puzzle."
Allan Bailey, naturopathic pharmacist
(Note: These testimonials are abstracted from statements published in
Health News, a publication of Triple R Publishing Inc, Clackamas, Oregon
97015)
References
Hall, Steven; Noni Through Your Body, Booklet
Navarre-Brown, Isabelle; 53 Ways to Use Noni, USA, 1998
Solomon, Neil; Noni: Nature's Amazing Healer, USA, 1998
This information is a summary of the information presented in these books.
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"Health Challenges Reported to Have Been Helped by


Noni"

Please keep in mind that this list is neither exhaustive nor a guarantee that
you will receive the same results. We cannot diagnose or claim to cure any
of these illnesses, but many, many people have noticed remarkable health
results from using Noni for many different types of illnesses. Because Noni
acts largely to boost your immune system, it is your own body, and it's
supreme intelligence, which ultimately heals.

Addictions
AIDS
Allergies
Arthritis
Asthma
Atherosclerosis
Athlete's foot
Autoimmune system dysfunction
Blood vessel problems
Brain
Breast cancer
Broken bones
Cancers
Cataracts
CFS
Chemical sensitivity
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Colitis
Comas
Colds
Constipation
Coughing
Cramps
Chronic pains
Croup
Cyst
Degenerative arthritis
Depression
Diabetes
Diaper rash
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Digestive
Double vision
Drug addiction
Dry skin spots
Eczema
Energy
Fevers
Gastric ulcers
Gout
Headache
Heart disease
Herniated disk

High blood pressure


Hyperkertoses
Injuries
Infections
Insomnia
Irregular heartbeat
Kidney cancer
Knee pain
Liver cancer
Macular degeneration
Menstrual cramps
Mental depression
Migraine
MS
Multiple sclerosis
Murmur
Muscle pain
Nervous system damage
Neurological disorder
Osteoarthritis
Pain
PMS
Poor digestion
Premenstrual syndrome
Prostate cancer
Psoriasis
Rheumatoid arthritis
RSDS
Senility
Sinus
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Sleep
Spinal cord problems
Sprains
Stroke
Sunburn
T-cell count
Tumor
Twitches
Ulceration
Ulcers
Varicose veins
Yeast rash

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"The Pharmacologically Active Ingredient of Noni"
By Dr. R.M. Heinicke
University of Hawaii

In The Bulletin, April 1972, Maria Stewart described how the Hawaiians
solved many of their medical problems by drinking infusions of the fruit of
the Noni tree (Morinda citrifolia). The missionaries, who frequently had to
minister to the body as well as the soul, were impressed with the efficacy of
these options. Yet identifying the pharmacologically active ingredient of Noni
has been difficult - for an understandably good reason. The active ingredient
is not present in the plant or fruit! Only after the potion has been drunk
does the active ingredient form. Sometimes!
My search for the active ingredient in Noni began with a series of studies on
the pineapple plant. Since about 1972 I had been attempting to identify the
unknown ingredient in "bromelain", which gives crude preparations of this
enzyme their potent pharmacological properties. (Sometimes!)
After many discouraging years of research I eventually identified this
ingredient as a new alkaloid to which I gave the name "xeronine". Noticing
that the clinical claims of efficacy for bromelain and Noni were practically
identical, I tried the same techniques on Noni fruit, a technique which I had
developed for isolating xeronine from the pineapple plant. The technique
worked! Not only was I able to isolate the same compound from Noni fruit,
but the yields were excellent. Today Noni is one of the best raw materials to
use for the isolation of xeronine.
Xeronine is a relatively small alkaloid that is physiologically active in the
picogram range. (Editorial note: a picogram is one trillionth of a gram.) It
occurs in practically all healthy cells of plants, animals and microorganisms.
However, the amount of free alkaloid is minute, and is well below the limits
of normal chemical analytical techniques.
Even though Noni fruits have a negligible amount of free xeronine, they
contain appreciable amounts of the precursor of xeronine. This precursor,
which I have named "proxeronine", is a strange molecule. The molecular
weight is relatively large, namely about 16,000. In contrast to most plant
colloids, this colloid contains neither sugars, nor amino acids, nor nucleic
acids. Thus most biochemists have overlooked this relatively abundant
molecule which occurs in most tissues.
Noni fruits also contain the inactive form of the enzyme that releases
xeronine from proxeronine. Unless this pro-enzyme becomes properly
activated, however, Noni juice will cause few pharmacological reactions.
Fortunately, if Noni juice is taken on an empty stomach, the critical pro-
enzyme escapes digestion in the stomach and enters the intestines. Here the
chances are high that it may become activated.
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Many years of research are still required to demonstrate convincingly how
xeronine functions at the molecular level in a cell. In the meantime I can
suggest certain hypotheses which can act as a guide in planning
experiments. I am basing these hypotheses both on clinical results with
bromelain pills as well as on a limited number of laboratory and animal
experiments carried out with pure xeronine.
I am proposing that the primary function of xeronine is to regulate the
rigidity and shape of specific proteins. Since these proteins have different
functions, we have the usual clinical situation where administering one
simple drug causes an unbelievably wide range of physiological responses.
The action which xeronine has on a person depends upon which of his
tissues has a suboptimal level of xeronine. Thus xeronine can alleviate
certain subsets of almost any known disease. For no disease, however, will
xeronine be a panacea. A physiological disease, for example senility, may be
caused by a deficiency or imbalance of a number of different biochemicals as
well as by malfunctioning blood vessels, hormone systems, or immune
bodies. Only if the disease is specifically caused by a lack of xeronine will
xeronine alleviate the symptoms of the problem.
I believe that each tissue has cells which contain proteins, which in turn
have receptor sites for the absorption of xeronine. Certain of these proteins
are the inert forms of enzymes which require absorbed xeronine to become
active. Thus xeronine, by converting the body's procollagenase system into a
specific protease, quickly and safely removes the dead tissue from burns. It
is for this reason that aloes, bromelain and Noni are such effective
treatments for burns. Other proteins become potential receptor sites for
hormones after they react with xeronine. Thus the action of ginseng,
bromelain and Noni in making a person feel well is probably caused by
xeronine converting certain brain receptor proteins into active sites for the
absorption of the endorphin, the well being hormones. Other proteins form
pores through membranes in the intestines, the blood vessels, and other
body organs. Absorbing xeronine on these proteins changes the shape of the
pores and thus affects the passage of molecules through the memanes. Thus
the action of bromelain, Noni, and ginseng in improving digestion may be
ascribable to this action. These are just a few of the many exciting actions of
this newly discovered alkaloid. Since Noni is a potential source of this
alkaloid, Noni juice can be a valuable herbal remedy.
There are some practical problems, however, in using Noni juice as a
medicine or tonic. If one is dying and all other remedies have failed, then
and only then will the average person drink Noni juice. The flavor of juice
made from ripe Hawaiian Noni is terrible. None of my colleagues would touch
the untreated juice. Even after I had removed most of the disagreeable
flavor (several organic acids) from the juice, my colleagues still found it unfit
to drink. For a price, the odoriferous chemicals can be removed from the
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Hawaiian variety. However, other varieties grown in other Pacific Islands
are milder in flavor.
Another critical problem in using Noni juice as a medicine or health tonic is
timing. If the juice is drunk on a full stomach, it will have very little
beneficial action. The pepsin and acid in the stomach will destroy the
enzyme that liberates xeronine. For a seriously sick person, taking the juice
on an empty stomach rarely poses a problem because the patient is too sick
to want to eat anything. However, for the average person who wants to
drink Noni juice as a health tonic, timing is critical. I would recommend
taking 100 ml of Noni juice a half-hour before breakfast. At this time the
juice will pass rapidly through the stomach and into the intestines, where it
may be converted into the active enzyme. At any other time of the day,
especially at meal times, the primary effects of drinking Noni juice will be
psychological and caloric. Because of the strong flavor, the psychological
effect might not necessarily be positive! To obtain the maximum effect of the
active ingredient in Noni, I would recommend also that Noni juice not be
taken with coffee, tobacco or alcohol. At times the combination of these
materials and Noni can give some unexpected side effects. At other times
the combination merely lowers the potentially beneficial effect of xeronine.
Although the Hawaiians recommended both green fruit and ripe fruit for
treating various ailments, my personal recommendation would be to use
only the green fruit. The green fruit has more of the potentially valuable
components and less of the undesirable flavor. In light of the new
information on the action of xeronine, what are some of the possible
applications of Noni juice? First I should make the caveat that for all of the
possible applications which I am listing, one must always add the phrase
"some types but not other types." Some of the problems which drinking Noni
juice might favorable affect are: high blood pressure, menstrual cramps,
arthritis, gastric ulcers, sprains, injuries, mental depression, senility, poor
digestion, atherosclerosis, blood vessel problems, addiction, relief for pain
and many others. Although this list looks like a page torn out of traveling
medicine man's manual, it is probably conservative.
The old Hawaiian people were truly fortunate to have herbal medical doctors
who recognized a valuable natural product and who knew how to administer
this medicine with the proper psychological persuasion. (noniblessing.com)
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Native Plants Can Heal Your Wounds

February 9, 1992
Honolulu Sunday Star-Bulletin & Advertiser

By Jan TenBruggencate
Advertiser Environmental Writer
Much information about native Hawaiian medicinal plants is lost, but several
important medicinal herbs are still in regular use in the Islands.
One of them is Noni, which has reputed value for a wide range of ills.
"People are crazy about this plant. They use it for diabetes, high blood
pressure, cancer," and many other illnesses, said Isabella Abbott, G.P.
Wilder Professor of Botany at the University of Hawaii. Abbott said she
doesn't hand out medical advice, but gets plenty of calls from people who
are looking for medicinal herbs and can't locate them.

Her interest in ethnobotany, the native uses of plants, has given her the
reputation of one who knows where to find useful plants. And normally she
does know, she said. The plant about which she gets the most calls, perhaps
10 a week, is Noni, known to science as Morinda citrifolia. Noni is one of the
plants believed to have been brought to Hawaii by early Polynesian
immigrants. It is an attractive shrub with large, shiny green leaves, but has
one characteristic that limits its value to those who would consider growing
it in their yards or gardens.
The fruit stinks.

"It smells like something the dog dragged in," Abbott said. "It's a beautiful
tree. It is. What I would do is pick off the fruit before they're ripe.
Medicinally, fortunately, the half-ripe fruit is as good or better than the ripe,
or few people would even consider it.
Former University of Hawaii researcher Dr. Ralph M. Heinicke, writing in a
1985 issue of the Bulletin of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, said the
fruit contains a natural alkaloid, xeronine, as well as a chemical that is
converted to xeronine in the digestive tract. Xeronine may have some
beneficial medicinal effects in diseases related to a lack of the chemical, he
wrote.
Heinicke, while making no guarantees, lists ailments which in some cases
might be eased by the use of Noni: high blood pressure, menstrual cramps,
arthritis, gastric ulcers, sprains, injuries, mental depression, senility, poor
digestion, atherosclerosis, blood vessel problems, drug addiction and others.
It may even help relieve pain, Heinicke wrote.
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Abbott said she is careful not to promote the use of specific herbs for
specific diseases. "When I talk about ethnobotanical plants, I use all kinds of
disclaimers," she said. But she may also add personal experiences.
Her mother, Abbott said, used the ripe fruit juice on cuts and scrapes, to
prevent infection. She assumes that such products as Noni juice or aloe sap
simply create a barrier to the entry of germs.
One upcoming source of plenty of information on the subject is "Polynesian
Herbal Medicine," by ethnobotanist W. Arthur Whistler, to be published later
this year by the National Tropical Botanical Garden.
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Noni: The Hawaiian Magic Fruit
Noni is referred to by many as the "Hawaiian Miracle Medicine." But because
of its foul smell and unpleasant flavor, people drinking the juice or taking the
pulp find it hard to tolerate. For this reason, Hawaiian Noni has developed a
freeze-dried Noni, encapsulated it (and all the valuable enzymes) in veggie
capsules. This results in ease of usage, longer shelf life, and no foul taste.

Local and native Hawaiians have always known about the amazing benefits
of Noni. In ancient Hawaiian folk medicine. Noni was used in the treatment
of diabetes, ulcers, heart disease, high blood pressure as well as kidney and
bladder disorders.

Research has shown that prolonged exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays
suppresses the immune system. Considering increased UV exposure due to
loss of ozone, Noni may be valuable against intensifying danger of skin
cancer. Noni not only appears to stimulate the immune system, it also
contains selenium which significantly reduces the risk for developing skin
cancer.

In the Honolulu Star Bulletin, Dr. Abbott was quoted as saying, "People are
crazy about this plant. They use it for diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer
and many other illnesses."

Former University of Hawaii researcher Dr. Ralph M. Heinicke believes that


other ailments possibly helped by Noni are menstrual cramps, arthritis,
sprains, injuries, mental depression, senility, poor digestion, arteriosclerosis,
blood pressure problems, drug addiction, and pain.

A report from Cancer Letters claims that Noni turned cancer cells back
intonormal cells!

Please remember, we do not claim that Hawaiian Island Noni can cure,
mitigate, treat, or prevent disease.
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