Native to Indonesia and Australia, the Noni is the fruit of a tropical tree, the Morinda citrifolia. This adaptogenic plant is extraordinary in its ability to grow in extreme environments like acid or alkaline soils and coral atolls. It is one of the first to recolonise soils after a volcanic eruption.
Egg-shaped, the Noni is reminiscent of a potato with eyes.
Polynesians have used it for its medicinal properties for over 2,000 years.
Traditionally, all parts are used, the leaves, roots, bark, flowers and fruits. Its fresh leaves serve as poultices for burns. The juice from the fruit relieves pain caused by scorpion fish or mosquito bites.
Stem cell cultures are produced to benefit from its cosmetic properties: its extract helps fight acne, notably by rebalancing the skin microbiome.