What Is Noni Cream?

Andrew Kirmayer

Noni cream is a personal care product that is often applied to the face. It is typically derived from the noni plant, morinda citrifolia, something that many historians believe originated in Southeast Asia. The leaves, stem, fruit, as well as seeds are often used for medicinal purposes. Its fruit juice and flowers can be useful as well. Juices from the plant are often used in the manufacturing of noni cream, which can help heal skin wounds and conditions as well as relieve pain and fever.

Noni cream is typically applied to the face.
Noni cream is typically applied to the face.

Produced by various health product manufacturers, noni cream can be made with olive, almond, or coconut oils, as well as nutrients such as vitamin E. Some variants also incorporate beeswax or even potassium. The uses of noni typically vary from pain relief to its use as a moisturizer. It can also disinfect wounds to avoid infections and the plant derivative is often applied to irritations, insect bites, burns, as well as open cuts.

Noni cream purportedly helps regulate blood pressure.
Noni cream purportedly helps regulate blood pressure.

The nutritional ingredients in noni cream can be absorbed by the skin and be passed on into the blood circulation. Compounds in the product often alleviate the symptoms of chronic pain conditions like arthritis, while cramps and muscle fatigue can be treated as well. Noni cream is sometimes used to regulate hypertension and respiratory problems, as well as fight cancer and diabetes.

The noni plant is believed to have originated in southeast Asia.
The noni plant is believed to have originated in southeast Asia.

The benefits of noni cream come from the compounds that are in the plant. These include xeronines, alkaloids that can manage the structure of proteins as well as regulate metabolism. Another compound, scopoletin, can dilate blood vessels and control bacteria, fungi, and inflammation. It can also regulate allergies, depression, and hypertension. There are often antiseptics called anthraquinones in noni, in addition to polysaccharides for immune system stimulation, amino acids, and glycosides that eliminate free radicals and compounds often involved in cancer formation.

Noni cream may be helpful in treat cramps.
Noni cream may be helpful in treat cramps.

A common health store product, noni cream was thought to have been used by French Polynesians in Southeast Asia about 2,000 years ago. People on many Pacific islands, and in India and Australia, often used noni in wound bandages. They typically applied it to alleviate stomach and urinary problems, diabetes, and fevers. Noni supplements are often seen in 21st century health food stores and on medicinal websites. The use of the cream has not been found to be harmful, as of 2011; the compounds are quickly absorbed and eliminated from the body, although people with diabetes and kidney failure may need to be cautious with it.

Noni cream may be helpful in treating fever.
Noni cream may be helpful in treating fever.
Muscle cramps and fatigue may be treated with noni cream.
Muscle cramps and fatigue may be treated with noni cream.

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