Monty comments on my “How to Eat Noni Fruit” post:
“I am here in Jaco Costa Rica. During the ripe fruit. I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. And ocular Rosea. Wondering if will help.”
PubMed has a paper suggesting that yes, noni does help arthritis. The abstract reads:
“M. citrifolia is a tropical plant with a long tradition of medicinal use in Polynesia and tropical parts of eastern Asia and Australia. One of its favorite uses is the treatment of painful inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis. The analgesic activity of Noni fruit puree on mice was investigated using the hot plate test. A 10% solution of freeze concentrated Noni fruit puree in the drinking water of mice reduced the pain sensitivity comparably to the central analgesic drug tramadol. This effect was only partly reversed by the application of the morphine antagonist naloxone. An alcohol extract of noni fruit puree also caused an inhibition of MMP-9 release from human monocytes after stimulation with LPS. This effect was comparable to hydrocortisone (10(-5) m). The findings suggest that preparations of noni fruits are effective in decreasing pain and joint destruction caused by arthritis.”
As for ocular rosacea, I can’t find data.
On arthritis, treating with noni isn’t a bad idea. It’s a known pain-reliever.
But you may have better luck avoiding wheat and potatoes, both of which are highly inflammatory.
About eight years ago I had chronic joint pain. After quitting wheat and potatoes for a month and switching to a paleo diet, the pain vanished. If I go back to eating wheat for a day or two, the pain starts to come back.
You might try that along with noni.
This was the book that switched me off the Standard American Diet (SAD) for good.