Morinda citrifolia (Noni) contains health-benefitting alkaloids (e.g. xeronine), polysaccharides (e.g. glucuronic acid, galactose, arabinose, rhamose, glycoside, trisaccharide fatty acid ester), scopoletin, vitamins and minerals (e.g. magnesium, iron, potassium, selenium, zinc, copper, sulfur, vitamin C), anthraquinones (damnacanthal), glycosides (flavonol glycoside, iridoid glycoside, “citrifolinoside”), morindin, and morindone. Its polysaccharide content is responsible for immunomodulatory, antibacterial, anti-tumor or anti-cancer properties. On the other hand, scopoletin possesses vasodilatory, blood pressure lowering, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy, and analgesic properties. Noni’s anthraquinone content is responsible for antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-cancer, and gastroprotective activities. Its glycosides also possess anti-cancer property. Morindin and morindone have antibacterial activity. Xeronine may help enhance enzyme activity and protein structure.

Noni has been used as an alternative medicine for arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure, muscle aches, menstrual difficulties, headaches, heart disease, AIDS, cancer, gastric ulcers, mental depression, senility, poor digestion, atherosclerosis, blood vessel problems, colds, flu, and drug addiction.


Other Names: 
Cheese Fruit, Indian mulberry
Other Traditional Medicinal Uses: 
    • Antioxidant
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Antihypertensive
    • Antihyperglycemic/Anti-diabetic
    • Hepatoprotective
    • Immunobooster
    • Promotes wound healing
    • Antiviral
    • Antibacterial
    • Antifungal
    • Anthelmintic
    • Anti-gout
    • Anti-arthritis
    • Analgesic
    • Relieves muscle spasms
    • Improves digestion
    • Improves sleep quality
    • Maintains healthy skin, hair, and scalp
    • Anti-cancer