Scopoletin is renowned for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.
First isolated by Eykman in 1884, scopoletin belongs to a class of phytochemicals (coumarins). Coumarins have been known to contain anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and neuroprotective properties.
Health Benefits of Scopoletin
Besides being renowned for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, the body also utilizes scopoletin for smooth joint movement.
Scopoletin seems to regulate the blood pressure: when the blood pressure is high, scopoletin helps to lower it and when it is too low it can help raise it. In other words, Noni helps maintain and support an already within normal range blood pressure.
Scopoletin regulates the hormone serotonin to keep levels elevated. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, sleep, hunger, temperature and more.
Our top plant-based picks for scopoletin:
- Nettle leaf
- Sweet Potato
- Cramp Bark
- Black Haw
- Noni Fruit
The challenge with Noni Fruit
Fresh Noni fruit has almost no shelf life. Within hours of becoming fully ripe the fruit begins to rot and ferment, thereby weakening the potency of the beneficial compounds. Therefore, unless you live in the tropics it is not possible to enjoy all the benefits of the fresh raw fruit. Most big box stores carry noni juice which simply put is very weak in nutritional value, potency and health benefits.
Noni's potency is in the raw pulp, in the phytonutrients and compounds that are solid in form. Making a juice discards the pulp and tosses out the majority of the beneficial compounds. Furthermore, the juice is fermented which creates alcohol which only further degrades the compounds that are water-soluble. Learn more about what noni juice is lacking
Dr. Brian Issell, who researched pure unfermented noni at University of Hawaii, said, "If fermentation is allowed, then a different chemical profile is almost certainly present. Also, liquid products that have grape or blueberry juice are chemically different." Plus, fermentation destroys all the digestive enzymes.
On our certified organic family farm we stay true to the traditional use of Noni: the pure, raw and unfermented fruit pulp. We spent years researching, growing and testing in order to understand how to preserve raw Noni for maximum health benefits...and we did it. Through a specialized low-heat dehydration process we preserve raw Noni, specifically to keep all the beneficial compounds of Noni intact. Our Noni Fruit Leather is as close to the fresh raw fruit as one can find and has a 2-year shelf life not refrigerated.
Just how potent? We sent samples of our Noni Fruit Leather and two leading brands of noni juice to an independent lab. Here are the findings:
- Antioxidants: Noni Fruit Leather 14x more potent
- Scopoletin: Noni Fruit Leather 11x more potent
- Damnacanthal: Noni Fruit Leather 12x more potent
- Anthraquinone: Noni Fruit Leather 9x more potent
Noni fruit has been used for thousands of years throughout Polynesia and Hawaii as traditional medicine. Noni is a powerful superfood packed with 165 phytonutrients which help promote overall good health and wellness in the body. Experience the true benefits of Noni with our raw food Noni Fruit Leather and nurture good health.