Noni was mentioned in Ayurvedic texts well over 1000 years ago as Ashyuka, which means longevity, and was used as a balancing agent. The fruit itself is quite odoriferous, which makes the powdered form a more palatable way in which to take noni. Unlike other fruits, the noni has no “season”, so it can be harvested every month from the same tree. The juice is traditionally made by placing the fruit in a jar with water until the fruit starts to decompose, at which point more water is added. The beverage is taken a little bit at a time, usually before meals.