Noni grows throughout the South Pacific and Caribbean islands. For centuries the natives used the leaves of the noni plant for medicinal purposes. Today the fruit and its juice are more commonly known, though I can’t understand why that stinky stuff would appeal to anyone. The leaves, however, are pleasantly fragrant when dried and steeped for an herbal tea. It really tastes like another green tea. Noni Leaf Tea is naturally caffeine-free and to quote http://nutritionwithsonia.com :
“Studies have shown the leaf to be the most nutrient-rich part of the plant, containing health promoting nutrients including phyto-chemicals, antioxidants and bio-flavonoids. Rich in a number of vitamins and minerals – phosphorus, iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin K1, niacin and more. Noni leaf is rich in plant sterols, protein, glycosides, and anthraquinones.
The leaf has many benefits when taken regularly – will protect us from toxins and pollutants, encourages the body to detox, helps prevent the premature onset of age-related diseases, boosts our immune defences, reduces our risk of developing cancer, aids in better digestion and assimilation, helps to cleanse our intestinal system in a very mild way, reduces inflammation and eases pain, has mild anti-bacterial properties, and helps to maintain normal blood sugar levels.”
Daily use not recommended for people with kidney or liver disease. Do not take if pregnant or nursing.
To make Noni Leaf Tea place 1 bag in two cups of boiling water and let steep for 3-5minutes. A little stevia, agave nectar, or cold-pressed honey can be added only if necessary. To make iced tea, place 2 bags of Noni Leaf Tea in 1 quart (32 ounces) of hot water and let steep over night. Add a slice of lemon to make it more aromatic.
Noni Leaves grown in Puerto Rico are organic, hand picked, washed and dried, then packaged in individual tea bags. 12 bags to an ounce packaged in mylar bags to maintain freshness and prevent damage during shipping.