Research carried out at the Universite de Metz, in France in 1990, tested the analgesic (pain relieving) activity of an extract from the Morinda
citrifolia plant on animals. The extract did supply significant pain reduction as demonstrated through a series of tests. The pain killing effect
of the Noni extract was 75% as effective as morphine sulphate without the toxic side effects
of that drug."
In the same study at the Universite de Metz, the administration of the extract from Morinda citrifolia demonstrated a sedative effect on the
An alcoholic extract of Morinda citrifolia was tested along with extracts from other plants for its action against the human parasitic worm,
Ascaris lumbricoides. Noni proved to be vigorous in its
In 1994 Drs Hirazumi, Furusawa, Chou and Hokama published a research paper entitled Anticancer Activity of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) on
Intraperitoneally Implanted Lewis Lung Carcinoma in Syngeneic Mice. In this study Noni fruits were collected and left in a lidded jar for 1-3 days
after which the juice from the fruit was collected. This juice was administered to mice participating in the experiment. All the mice were
implanted with Lewis Lung Carcinoma cells and half were fed Noni Juice in varying dosages while the others were not.
The former group had a significantly longer life span than the deprived group and the summary of the report includes the statement "This report
demonstrates the antitumour activity of the Noni juice on ip implanted LLC in syngeneic C57BL/6 mice. LLC has been used as one of the standard
syngeneic tumours for antitumour screening in the
NCI since 1975."
This study revealed that Noni juice passed the standard test for the inhibition of tumour growth with flying colours.
See also: Beta-carotene
There are many accounts of success in reviving ailing animals by feeding them Noni juice. An increasing number of veterinary doctors are using
Noni juice as an adjunct to their practice of animal medicine as they are seeing the positive results in their patients. Many animal and pet
owners are using Noni juice to help their sick and injured animals. The area of veterinary application of Noni juice is yet to be researched but
the anecdotal evidence of positive health results in animals is overwhelming in volume.