Morinda citrifolia is a tree in the coffee family
The health benefits of Noni Juice produced from the noni plant (Morinda Citrifolia) have been well known by the Polynesians for more than 2,000 years.
Captain James Cook recorded its use in Tahiti in the late 1700s and a British book published in 1866 recorded that the Noni fruit was eaten in the Cook Islands.
The benefits listed included, but were not restricted to, cures for allergy, arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic fatigue syndrome, cholesterol, fibromyalgia, depression, diabetes 1 & 2, digestions, enlarged prostrate, heart disease, high blood pressure, immune system, kidney disease, pain, respiratory problems, skin disorders, sleeplessness, stress, Parkinson's Disease, multiple sclerosis and even assisting people to give up smoking.
The leaves of the Noni plant are known to relieve gout pain and act as a tonic and as a healer of wounds and ulcers.
Doctors in ancient India used all parts of the Noni plant for medicinal purposes and it is well known for the same beneficial effects in countries as far flung as Burma, Fiji and Australia (especially amongst the Aborigines).
In Africa, the health benefits include being used to cure malaria, fever, jaundice, yellow fever and dysentery.