What is noni juice?
Noni juice is a tropical drink derived from the fruit of the Morinda citrifolia tree. This tree and its fruit grow among lava flows in Southeast Asia, especially in Polynesia. Noni (pronounced NO-nee) is a lumpy, mango-sized fruit that is yellow in color. It’s very bitter and has a distinct odor that is sometimes compared to stinky cheese. Polynesian people have used noni in traditional folk medicine for over 2,000 years. It’s commonly used to treat health issues like constipation, infections, pain, and arthritis. Today, noni is mostly consumed as a juice blend. The juice is packed with potent antioxidants and may provide several health benefits.
What is Skin?
Skin is the body’s largest organ. Skin is made up of three layers, each with its own important role. The outside layer is the epidermis. The bottom of the epidermis is constantly forming new cells which start to move to the top of the epidermis once they are completed. At the top of the epidermis, old cells die and eventually flake off, to be replaced with the newly formed cells. In fact, every minute of the day we loose between 30,000 and 40,000 dead skin cells from the surface of our skin!
The layer under the epidermis is called the dermis. The dermis contains nerve endings, blood vessels, oil glands and sweat glands, and also tough and stretchy collagen and elastin.
The third and bottom layer is subcutaneous fat. It is made up mostly of fat and helps our bodies stay warm and absorb shocks, such as bumps and bruises. The subcutaneous layer also helps hold our skin to all the tissues underneath.
Skin concerns falls into two fundamental categories. The first category is a medical problem with skin which may include rashes, infections from bacteria, skin irritations, acne, fungal infections, herpes and other common skin disorders. Short-term medical skin conditions can include sunburn, itches, insect bits, minor skin cuts, and bruises.
The second category is cosmetic concerns with skin. This includes aging, daily skin care and the effects of diet on the skin.
Benefits of noni juice
Noni is well documented as having beneficial properties that can help in skin disorders.
Noni contains a range of powerful natural chemical constituents and antioxidants which are beneficial to skin. These include; Anthraquinones, which are antibacterial, anti-tumour, analgesic, anti-viral and have type 1 collagen synthesis; Glycosides and Glucosides, which are anti-cancer and anti-tumour; Lignans and Neolignans which are antioxidant and arteriosclerosis; Polysaccharides, which are immuno modulatory, anti-cancer and anti-tumour; Scopoletin, which is anti-inflammatory, analgesic, histamine-inhibiting, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal.
Anti-inflammatories can be used for certain skin conditions and histamine-inhibition is useful for treating hives, allergic skin reactions and dermatographism. Usually anti-histamine medications are prescribed, but drinking Noni juice allows you to treat histamine related conditions in an all-natural way. Because the juice works down at a cellular level, it may help combat the cause of skin conditions.
How does noni juice benefit the skin?
Noni juice is known as a power-packed performer not just for the skin, but for one’s general health as well.
Rich in antioxidants, noni juice is known to curb the negative effects of free radicals, which are known to damage one’s skin cells in the long run. It also contains nutritive fatty acids which help build a healthy cell membrane within the skin and aid in flushing out excess toxins. It has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which are helpful to keep one’s skin, hair and body free from infection.
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