Noni: Nature's Amazing Healer

Neil Solomon, M.D., Ph.D. Noni: Natureís Amazing Healer.

Pleasant Grove, Utah: Woodland Publishing, 1998. 101 pages with bibliography.

This book reports findings from Dr. Solomon's research of both scientific and anecdotal information about the noni fruit. In his research, he interviewed more than 40 doctors and other health professionals who had gathered data from over 8,000 patients who had used or were using noni.

The results, he claims, were impressive. According to his survey, noni helped 78 percent of those who took it for one or more problems. The side effects were minimal. Also, the study showed that noni appears to be safe for pregnant and nursing mothers.

Noni can be taken with all medications. The survey showed no negative interactions. Rather in some cases noni permitted other medications to act more efficiently, allowing a decrease in the dosage of the medication.

The following table reports the conditions helped by noni and the percentage of people who had results.  

Conditions reported to respond to noni

# who took noni for that condition

% helped

Cancer, lessened symptoms

847

67%

Heart disease, decreased symptoms

1,058

80%

Stroke

983

58%

Diabetes, Types 1 and 2

2,434

83%

Energy, increased

7,931

91%

Sexuality, enhanced enjoyment

1,545

88%

Muscle, increased body-building

709

71%

Obesity, lost excess weight

2,638

72%

High blood pressure, decreased

721

87%

Smoking, stopped

447

58%

Arthritis, lessened symptoms

673

80%

Pain, including headaches decreased

3,785

87%

Depression, lessened symptoms

781

77%

Allergy, decreased symptoms

851

85%

Digestion, improved

1,509

89%

Breathing, improved

2,727

78%

Sleep, improved

1,148

72%

Fuzzy thinking, helped clear

301

89%

Well-being, increased feeling of

3,716

79%

Mental acuity, increased alertness

2,538

73%

Kidney health ir))proved

2,127

66%

Stress, helped cope with

3,273

71%


Why these spectacular results for so many conditions?

In the book, Dr. Solomon also reports scientific research that shows noni is a powerful nutraceutical. One of noniís key compounds xeronine, discovered by Dr. Ralph Heinicke, serves as a critical modifier for one or more of the body proteins and enzymes. Dr. Heinicke refers to the system in which xeronine is synthesized as the xeronine system. Healthy people generally have adequate amounts of all this systemís components with the exception of proxernine, which may be present only in marginal amounts. A lack of proxeronine in the body may lead to the breakdown of body functions and eventually to a variety of disorders. Noni provides the xeronine transformed to proxernine to help our bodies remain healthy or regain their health.