Morinda citrifolia or more widely known as noni fruit have been used for medicinal purposes across Southeast Asia for over 2,000 years. The odoriferous fruit is consumed as juice, in powder or oil form to cure a variety of ailments including arthritis, headaches, burns and even diabetes and tuberculosis.
Despite its potential, research on m. citrifolia has been limited. A recent published review looked into past studies dating back 30 years, looking at analysis of the fruits 200 over phytochemical substances and bioactive properties. One of these compounds is the anti-cancerous sulfated polysaccharides and damnacanthal.