Morinda Citrifolia is a tree in the coffee family, Rubiaceae. Its native range extends through Southeast Asia and Australasia, and the species is now cultivated throughout the tropics and widely naturalized. Noni fruit powder contains carbohydrates and dietary fibre in moderate amounts. The main micronutrients of Noni pulp powder include vitamin C, niacin (vitamin B3), iron and potassium. Vitamin A, calcium and sodium are present in moderate amounts.
Noni fruit contains a number of phytochemicals, including lignans, oligo and polysaccharides, flavonoids, iridoids, fattyacids, scopoletin, catechin, betasitosterol, damnacanthal, and alkaloids. Noni contains more than 160 neutraceuticals, vitamins, minerals, alkaloids, amino acids and antioxidants which together help repair your body and recover the internal system from daily damages. It is a powerful detoxifier, removing the toxic residues from our cell membranes.
As far as research tells us, the history of Noni is rich and varied. Noni is a fruit that has been around for nearly 2000-3000 years. Noni, or Indian Mulberry or scientifically Morinda Citrifolia, is believed to have originated in the Southeast Asia or the French Polynesian islands. In traditional use, Noni has been used both for medicinal purposes and food. Also in traditional uses of Noni, it has been used in many other ways and virtually every part of the tree is used in some form or another. The history of Noni tells us about the more widely known traditional uses and medicinal uses of the different parts of Noni have been used to help heal wounds, to treat infections and also to treat diabetes, fevers, and skin problems.