Pregnancy Use

Likely to be safe when consumed in dietary amounts; however, safety is not known when used in larger quantities.

PRACTICE POINTS/PATIENT COUNSELLING

• Noni has been traditionally used as food and medicine for a wide range of medical conditions.

• Noni has not been significantly investigated in clinical studies, so its use is based on traditonal evidence and laboratory and animal studies.

• Although it is likely to be safe, it is prudent to avoid using noni in amounts greater than those ingested as a food during pregnancy and to monitor clotting profiles if noni is used with anticoagulant medications.

ANSWERS TO PATIENTS' FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What will this herb do for me?

Noni has not been significantly investigated under clinical trial conditions, so its use is based on traditional evidence and laboratory and animal studies. When will it start to work?

There is little published evidence to indicate its speed of action, which will depend on the clinical use.

Are there are any safety issues?

Noni is generally considered safe and can be consumed as a food; however, the safety of large intakes is unknown.

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