English Name- Indian mulberry, beach mulberry, cheese fruit

Local Name- ನೋಣಿ ಮರ

Botanical Name- Morinda citrifolia

Appearance- The noni tree can grow up to 9m tall and has large simple dark green, shiny, and deeply veined leaves. The plant bears flowers and fruits all year round. The fruit has a pungent odor. Noni fruit is fleshy, greenish-white to yellowish-white, and hard in its initial stage of maturity. At full maturity, the fruit becomes gray-white and soft, when the fruit is at an advanced stage of ripening, it has a unique odor

Origin- It is found in the pacific islands, southeast Asia, Australia, and India. It often grows among lava flows. It is a fruit that has been around for 2000 to 3000 years.

Conditions of growth- Noni grows in tropical and subtropical climates. The temperature for growing noni is 20-30° C. It can also withstand higher temperatures.

Uses- Lowers risk of gout, improves skin, prevents cancer, reduces stress, treats fever. A variety of beverages (juice drinks), powders (from dried ripe or unripe fruits), cosmetic products (lotions, soaps), oil (from seeds), leaf powders (for encapsulation or pills) have been introduced into the consumer market.

Common Remedies-

  • To treat hypertension or loss of appetite, prepare noni juice (Part of the tree used - Fruit). Take a fully ripened noni fruit and a small piece of ginger and rinse it with water. Cut the fruit into cubes and cut ginger into slides and put it in a blender with 240 ml of cold water. With the help of a sieve pour them into a glass. Add honey or sugar (or any fruit juice if you don’t like the noni taste) then mix it well and drink. It regulates menstrual flow, treats hypertension, treats loss of appetite

 

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