Hale Noni

In 2017 the monks built a simple 24’ by 54’ facility for processing the noni (Morinda citrafolia) fruits harvested from our Himalayan Acres land across the river. Here noni fruits are fermented in barrels, then squeezed with a bladder press to separate out the healing juice. Noni is known equally in India and here in Hawaii, where it was one of the 26 “canoe plants” brought to the islands around 400 CE by Polynesian navigators from the Marquesas Islands. They had traveled 2,000 miles by outrigger sailing canoes, bringing with them their foods, medicines (noni), trees and bamboo for building materials and flowers.

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