Morinda Citrifolia, also known as noni, has been used for hundreds of years throughout Polynesia for a variety of conditions.
Morinda Citrifolia has been reported to help in a plethora of
issues. It has been shown to be immune system modulating, anti-cancer,
anti-diabetic, a strong antimicrobial and to enhance cognitive
abilities, etc. While it has many beneficial properties it is most
widely used for itís antimicrobial and immune modulating properties, and
is used by thousands of doctors across the world for this purpose.
One of the many factors that make Morinda so effective is its
ability to act as a broad-spectrum antimicrobial, and just not against
one certain type of microbe.
Morinda has anti-microbial properties against many species of
bacteria, fungus, virus, and parasites. One recent study showed it to
work against E.coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida albicans and
Aspergillus niger [1, 2, 3,4]. Morinda also works against Mycoplasma,
including: Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Mycoplasma penetrans and Mycoplasma
Many researchers thought that the antimicrobial properties and
anticancer properties of Morinda were due to its immune-stimulatory
effects. While this is true, in vivo and in vitro studies have shown it
to work as a potent antimicrobial, which not only stimulates the immune
system, but also possesses its own antimicrobial properties.
Studies have shown taking Morinda Citrifolia causes an increase
in the phagocystosis of pathologic bacteria in addition to activating
CD4 and CD8, and increasing immune function . While doing this it
also acts as an immune stimulant by activating IL6 cells and stimulating
B and T Lymphocytes, demonstrating both its cellular and humoral immune
stimulant properties [7, 8, 9]. When treating stomach ulcers the
results suggest that Morinda Citrifolia possesses significant antiulcer
properties which could be due to the cytoprotective action of the herb
and/or strengthening of gastric and duodenal mucosa with the enhancement
of mucosal defense . Other studies also show Morinda to be an
effective antimicrobial against Helicobacter Pylori, a major factor in
peptic ulcers .
Many folk remedies talk about Morinda being used for arthritis
and new studies now show how Morinda Citrifolia can act as a Cox-2
inhibitor, which can result in decreased inflammation and an alleviation
of arthritic pain . It has also been used to treat certain skin
disorders in folk medicine and new research has shown it to potentially
help protect the skin from UVB-induced injury .
Similarly, Morinda has been used to help diabetes and research
has now shown that Morinda has multiple active components that act to
lower ones blood sugar . In addition to lowering blood sugar levels,
it also significantly reduces wound healing time in diabetics .
A novel new use of Morinda could be taking it post surgery since
it has an antiemetic property and can help prevent postoperative nausea
in patients . It also has been shown to have mild blood pressure
lowering properties by causing vasodilation of blood vessels .
Morinda has an anti-jugular vein thrombotic effect and a
possible additive antithrombotic effect without the induction of
thrombocytopenia . It also protects the brain from stress-induced
impairment of cognitive function and that this protective effect may be
related to improvement in stress-induced decreases in blood vessel
density in the hippocampal dentate gyrus . These mechanisms are two
ways that have been proposed for the beneficial affects of giving
Morinda to those suffering from ADHD. In addition to ADHD some studies
have shown it to help with drug and other addictive characteristics
Morinda has been shown to increase dopamine and serotonin, which
could help alleviate depression. It has been used as a folk remedy for
depression for hundreds of years, and this is a potential mechanism
behind why it has traditionally helped . In folk medicine Morinda is
given in some cultures to help with epileptic seizures, and the
above-mentioned increases in serotonin and dopamine could explain its
beneficial effects .
In clinical practice one unique property of Morinda is that it
inhibits the suppression of cell-mediated immunity by immunosuppressive
substances. It also inhibits the reduction of IL-2 production and
activated Natural Killer Cells . This could be a way to help
stimulate the immune system in patients that are on immune-suppressive
drugs such as prednisone or cortisone.
Morinda has potential anticancer and antitumor activity against
many forms of cancer including Lewis lung carcinoma, cervical cancer,
and others [24, 25, 26]. The mechanism works by multiple pathways
including prevention of carcinogen-DNA adduct formation and antioxidant
activity . It has also been shown to cause the inhibition of new
blood vessel networks to help prevent tumor growth . For those on
chemotherapy is has also helped protect the body from the side effects
of chemotherapy .
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not take Morinda
as a precautionary measure. Some reports show that those with
hyperkalemia should not take Morinda due to its high potassium content,
though the amount of potassium per capsule is quite low. This may apply
more to drinking noni juice but caution is still advised. Since Morinda
has been shown to mildly lower ones blood pressure, one should carefully
monitor his or her blood pressure if hypotensive before starting to
For Acute and Chronic conditions people should take 3 pills (or 1
scoop) 3x per day. For Prophylaxis it is recommended that a person take
3 pills (or 1 scoop) per day.
Many physicians use Morinda Supreme not only for treating acute
and chronic infections, but recommend it prophylactically when under
stressful situations or traveling to areas where mold and other
pathogens are common.
We recommend taking it with meals if possible. A very small
percentage (<5%) of people taking report minor stomach discomfort if
they take it without food on an empty stomach, but report no issues
taking it with food.
What Makes Morinda Supreme different from other noni products ?
There are many claims to how effective noni is, but in practice
many physicians report not seeing it being very beneficial for their
1) Much of the noni (in juice form) on the market is greatly
diluted with other fruit juices to mask the taste, weakening the
2) Most noni on the market has been put through a fermentation
process that they feel enhances the product (but clinically we often see
3) Most noni is either in pasteurized juice form or a capsule
combining the leaves and fruit (We believe the raw powdered fruit
without the leaves is the best form).
4) Much of the Hawaiian noni is grown downwind of Kilauea
volcano and we believe this could be contaminated with toxic materials
that are in the vog (volcanic fog). We believe this could possibly be
true for some sources from the Big Island.
These are four of the biggest reasons why many people taking
noni get mixed results, but thousands of MDs, DOs, DCs, NDs, LAC, etc.
have reported impressive clinical changes with using Morinda Supreme.
*Disclaimer: Supreme Nutrition Products does not claim or intend
to represent Morinda Citrifolia as a cancer treatment or cure. Anyone
with cancer should see their licensed medical provider; we are just
providing research studies regarding using Morinda Citrifolia in cancer