What is Noni?
is a natural fruit, not a medicine, and its
scientific name is Morinda
fruit is approximately the same size as a
potato; yellow, but changes to white when
It has a bitter taste, and it doesn’t
smell very good.
Noni is generally used as a Dietary
Supplement, and a lot of health benefits are attributed
to it. Thousands of people around the globe are
the proof of its effectiveness.
names: Noni, Nonu.
Scientific name: Morinda citrifolia
Origin and geographic distribution:
Panama, mostly in the areas of Bocas Del Toro,
Colon, and San Blas.
Antilles (general), Asia, Central America (general),
Oceania (including Australia).
Status and Economic importance:
Found in the wild and commercial farms. There
is a nutraceutical market for the noni fruit.
The Noni plant blossoms in virgin lands,
generally near the sea; it transforms into
a tree and grows up to 10 to 20 feet high.
It gives fruit the whole year round, and
the flower is white.
has approximately 8 cm in diameter, from
yellow to white; the pulp is brown and dense.
The fruit is famous in Panama (and other countries)
for its health benefits.
have shown that it is rich in elements basic
to humans, like:
is used for consumption under the following forms:
tablets, capsules and tea.