Noni is believed to have arrived in Tahiti, Hawaii, and other Pacific islands at least 1,500 years ago, coming eastward from India and surrounding regions. Ancient Ayurvedic texts call Noni as Ashyuka, which means in Sanskrit for "longevity". The texts explain that Noni balances the body, stabilizing it in a state of perfect harmony. The common Indian name for Noni is Indian Mulberry. The Latin name for Noni is Morinda Citrifolia.