Noni is a plant with a long history of medicinal use. It is a natural pain-killer (analgesic) which is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. Noni assists the cleansing of toxins from the body, helps the cells repair and regenerate and hydrates the skin.
What does all of that mean?
It means that noni is a potent, powerful and healthy healing agent which can help your body, whether you drink it or put it on your skin. While most people think of drinking noni juice to receive its healing benefits, taking a bath in noni might be just the boost your body needed!
Why Should I Take a Bath in Noni?
If your skin is itchy, or prone to rashes, eczema or acne, noni can help soothe inflammation, keep bacteria at bay and repair skin cells. Noni’s analgesic properties can help alleviate the pain from traumas such as sprains, deep bruising, stings, burns and rheumatism.
While taking noni is not the same as taking an aspirin, (although it has been dubbed the “Aspirin of the Ancients,”) using noni can represent a safe, chemical-free, natural alternative for several incidental maladies.
How to Take a Noni Bath
To take a bath in noni, you have two options. The first option is that you can rub the fresh fruit all over yourself and then rinse it off. Then again, if smashing a potent-smelling fruit all over your body isn’t exactly your cup of tea, you can also just mix some noni juice extract with the bathwater.
Speaking of tea, another option is to make a strong herbal tea from fresh or dried noni leaves and add the tea to your hot bath. You will be amazed how smooth and rejuvenated your skin and body will feel.
If you decide to go the extract route, you’ll need about 4 oz. of pure noni juice per bath. The best noni juice to use is the kind that is pure, raw, unpasteurized and organic. Soak for 15-30 minutes to get the best effect. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for an additionally blissful bonus.
Other External Applications for Noni
There are a variety of ways you can use noni externally, aside from bathing in it. Creative and time-tested ideas include:
· Make a noni juice poultice to apply to wounds, bruises, burns, boils, tender areas and skin inflammations.
· Use pure noni juice as a daily face wash to keep acne under control.
· Make your noni bath do double time by washing yourself with organic noni soap.
· Trade massages with your partner using noni lotion to ease muscles.
· Follow the lead of ancient Hawaiians, make an oil from the seeds and rub it in your hair as an insecticide (Or use the juice to relieve a variety of scalp problems. )
Given that the list of useful applications for noni goes on, you can see why keeping noni or noni juice around the house, as part of your everyday household remedy kit, makes a lot of sense.