In laboratory research, noni has shown antioxidant, immune-stimulating, and tumor-fighting properties. These results suggest that it may warrant further study for various diseases. However, it has not been shown to have beneficial effects on any health condition in studies of people.

Side Effects Of Noni

Noni might be safe when used orally or on the skin in appropriate doses. Few side effects have been reported in studies. However, several cases of liver toxicity have been reported in people who had consumed it. It is unclear whether noni caused liver problems. A complete picture of its safety is lacking.

Noni contains a substantial amount of potassium. People who need to restrict their intake of potassium should consult a health care provider before using.

It should not be used during pregnancy. Little is known about whether it’s safe to use while breastfeeding.


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All information has been provided courtesy of MedLinePlus from the National Library of Medicine and from the FDA.