A study published last year in Oncology Reports found that fermented noni (an Asian fruit) juice fights cancer in rats.
Noni (Morinda citrifolia) has been used in traditional Polynesian folk medicine for more than 2,000 years. Recently, researchers have discovered that Noni juice has the ability to destroy cancerous tumors. . . .
The researchers evaluated Noniâ€™s ability to both prevent and treat cancer. In the prevention study, female mice were injected with one of three substances: fNE, a phosphate-balanced solution (PBS, which is similar to saline solution), or lipopolysaccharides (LPS, a natural toxin found in bacteria and in fermented Noni juice) for three days. Then the researchers injected the mice with lung cancer and sarcoma cells. In the treatment study, the mice were first injected with the cancer cells, and then treated with three doses of fNE [fermented noni exudate], LPS [lipopolysaccharides], or PBS [phosphate balance solution].
After the mice were injected with fNE, they developed greater numbers of immune cells such as granulocytes (a type of white blood cell) and natural killer (NK) cells, indicating that fNE had stimulated their immune system. A month after receiving fNE for sarcoma treatment or prevention, more than 85 percent of the mice were not only alive, but also cancer-free. fNE also was effective against lung cancer tumor cells, although the tumor prevention rate was slightly lower (62 percent). Meanwhile, all of the mice that received PBS or LPS died.
Emphasis added. It is telling that they used fermented noni juice rather than plain noni juice; apparently plain noni juice is less effective. Fermented juice has many more bacteria than plain juice; it makes a lot of sense that the fermented bacteria stimulate the immune system.
Thanks to Peter Spero.