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n. pl. noni or no·nis
1. An evergreen shrub or small tree (Morinda citrifolia) native to Southeast Asia and Australia and widely cultivated in the tropics, traditionally valued for medicinal purposes and as a source of dye.
2. The soft, yellowish-white, strong-smelling fruit of this plant, often processed into juice or powder for use as a dietary supplement. In both senses also called Indian mulberry.

[Hawaiian; akin to Tahitian, nono and Samoan nonu all ultimately from Proto-Polynesian *nonu.]


1. (Botany) a tree, Morinda citrifolia, native to SE Asia and the Pacific islands, juice from the fruit of which is marketed as a health supplement
2. (Complementary Medicine) a tree, Morinda citrifolia, native to SE Asia and the Pacific islands, juice from the fruit of which is marketed as a health supplement
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Studies on antidyslipidemic effects of Morinda citrifolia (Noni) fruit, leaves and root extracts.
Citrus aurantifolia Swingle (Lime) fruit and leaves, Morinda citrifolia (Beach mulberry) leaves, Sesbania grandiflora L.
Morinda citrifolia, commonly known as noni, is a tropical tree that grows on the islands of the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, Central America, the Indian subcontinent and in the Caribbean.
Iban weavers apply the mordant during the actual dye process with Morinda citrifolia.
Determination and comparative analysis of major iridoids in different parts and cultivation sources of Morinda citrifolia.
John Wadsworth, president of TNI stated, "The new name stays true to our noni roots (since Morinda citrifolia is the scientific name for noni), while broad enough to capture the new bioactives vision.
Re-Nutriv Intensive Smoothing Hand Creme contains a powerful anti-oxidant cocktail of Green Tea and Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract, an evergreen shrub native to the South Pacific, thata[euro](tm)s rich in vitamin C.
Morinda citrifolia (noni) is thought to have been one of the most important plants in traditional Polynesian medicine, possibly originating in Southeast Asia and being distributed throughout the islands of the South Seas by ancient seafaring islanders.
The results in the report issued by molecular biologist, Dr John Toliopoulos, indicated that: "The extract of Morinda citrifolia seems to be an important immunomodulator and could assist majorly in treating different tumours.
Coming from the plant morinda citrifolia, which grows around the pacific basin, the world's many producers of Noni juice don't claim it to be a cure-all.
Effects of Morinda citrifolia on quality of life and auditory function in postmenopausal women," Journ of Air and Complemen Med, vol 10.
Provo -- TAHITIAN NONI INTERNATIONAL, developer and exclusive provider of TAHITIAN NONI[R] Juice, has announced that a new antioxidant-rich tea created from the Morinda citrifolia, or noni leaf, will now be available in the United States.