I am a firm believer in Noni juice. It has helped with my PMS, acne, weight loss and energy levels. I was skeptical at first but if taken regularly it really is effective. I have heard to take it on an empty stomach for best results. I am thrilled to find a natural juice that is so effective!
While I was in Tahiti I did a bit of personal research on the Noni plant, which the Mormons are selling as a cure all. They claim that ancient Tahitians used it to cure people. I asked everyone, and on islands far from civilization (I went to the Tuomoto & Marquisis Islands too), turns out the answer is always the same, the Noni plant is a weed, when it's fruit is ripe it smells horendous (yes-this I witnessed-aurgh). Tahitians used to cut it down, but it contined to grow. Now they make money off of it, so it's being grown everywhere. Tahitians are hearing the word from the Mormon church that it will cure you and are turning up in hospitals left and right--as they are trying to use it & eat it. The Marquisis Islands are getting rich off of it, but still they told me the truth, they only grow it for money, they do not use it, it isn't for sale anywhere except the big islands--in the airports mostly. So, it gets you to wondering about everything, is it all for money? no honesty left?
Suva City, Fiji Islands
I tried Noni juice for about 2 months for severe neck pain. While it did appear to reduce the pain, I had to drink quite a bit for the effect which ended up being too costly. It also seems to cleanse the intestines.
Good, unprocessed, noni juice ... is a good natural pain reliever. It is said to be a natural COX II inhibitor (like sour cherries). I have used it to increase the effectiveness of various OTC pain relievers for severe mentrual cramps and back pain. My husband swears by it (taken alone) for back pain. (He is more responsive to the effectiveness of pain relievers than I am). The only drawbacks are it's nasty taste plus it's cost if you consume a lot of it. I found that, for me, about 1/4 cup is a basic dose to start with but you can drink as much as it takes to get the benefit you want. It may be diluted with apple juice or water to make it more tolerable.
Salem, Oregon, USA
I was introduced to noni while living in Jamaica. I would get urinary tract infections and others infections living in the bush. I also had adopted a pup that was in terrible shape, close to death. She had open sores everywhere, her skin was crawling with fleas, she had worms and was also starving. A doctor friend told me to take it and I was shown by a dear Jamaican friend how to make it. It certainly took care of my problems and my pups. I gave my pup a good cleaning, dunked her in the ocean a few times, poured noni juice all over her body and poured it down her throat. She healed up in no time. She didn't look like the same pup, she was beautiful. I believe in the power of noni for sure. I don't live in the tropics anymore but I ordered some noni seeds so I could grow some myself. My husband and I are building a greenhouse and I want to grow some tropical plants in it. I ordered some noni seeds and they're just starting to peek thru the soil and I'm so excited! I read that it only takes 9-12 months for it to start fruiting! I hope all goes well. I also have some beautiful bird pepper plants I started from seed that I brought back from Jamaica. I never took noni on a regular basis, only when I got an infection while living in Jamaica. But if I can get mine producing fruit my husband and I will be taking it every day. He has a lot of arthritis and high blood pressure. I'm hoping he'll be able to get off his meds he's taking and just consume noni.
I was given a bottle of noni juice by a friend, she said it would boost my energy. She also said it was an aquired taste and made me promise that even if I didn't like it I would still drink 1 oz. a day. I hated the taste, but I promised. after about 12 days I saw an improvement in my vision! I was just expecting an energy boost. It also helped with pms this month. I've only been taking it for three weeks. If you can get past the taste I think it's a good product.
Vancouver, Wa - Washington