Wednesday December 19, 2012
Exploring the Fruit's Origins
Throughout our site you will find us touting the remarkable benefits and the powerful, naturally occurring chemical components that make up our top-quality Noni Fruit Leather and Noni Lotion products made from noni fruit (Morinda Citrifolia). But we think the history of this amazing plant deserves a little attention of its own.
Morinda citrifolia is the scientific name of this attractive tropical plant that first arrived in the South Pacific through the colonization efforts of the ancient peoples of French Polynesia. They relied on the fruit for both nutritional value and for its natural healing properties.
These sea-farers were known to have utilized every part of the Noni plant for human consumption. They took the plants (Morinda Citrifolia) with them from island to island, and it is now eaten in raw and cooked forms by different people groups depending on cultural preferences.
The Beautiful and Functional Noni Plant
The Morinda Citrifolia plant itself is quite beautiful, sometimes reaching to 40ft tall and bearing the potato-sized fruits that humans have harvested and enjoyed for centuries for their nutritional and health benefits! Most traditional Polynesian gardens boast at least one or two Noni trees. The fruit itself starts out green and later ripens to a pale creamy white.
Consuming our Noni Fruit Leather is the perfect way to enjoy the benefits of Morinda Citrifolia as closely as possible to the way nature intended: our low temperature dried leather is by far "the best way to transport noni, without damaging the fruit with additives, sugars or unnatural, unhealthy chemicals."
In addition, we know that noni fruit makes an ideal topical application. We have made topical preparations available in our Hawaiian Organic Noni lotions and Noni bio-bandage products. These topical applications are also formulated to preserve the potency and purity of the Morinda Citrifolia fruit's natural state to address skin irritations and pain relief.
Morinda Citrifolia in Veterinary Practice
With all the talk about the amazing history of this beautiful tropical fruit, isn't it great that Noni is now known to benefit man and man's best friend? Noni fruit products are growing in popularity with veterinarians and pet owners across the globe. The fruit is being added to pets diets to promote overall good health and energy levels.
Modern scientific inquiry is beginning to support the benefits of this power fruit that the Polynesians have touted for centuries. Morinda citrifolia, or Noni fruit, has a rich history and a stellar future, whichever way you call it