Graviola or Soursoup is a fruit from Annonna muricata
Found in Mexico, Central and South America, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela.
If someone told you that their doctor shared the key to preventing colon cancer, also known as bowel or colorectal cancer, and that it is an extract of the Graviola fruit. You would have a hard time believing it, since conventional medicine minimizes its natural benefits.
A study conducted on the seeds of Graviola, in 1996 proved that one of the ingredients of Graviola (Annona Muricata) is more effective than pharmaceuticals by as much as 10,000 times. The study compared the commonly used RX called, Adriamycin and the Graviola extract. In the end the extract proved that it is 10,000 times more effective in the fight against cancerous cells.
Adriamycin is the trade name of Doxorubicin. It has a nickname of “Red devil” due to the strong red color and the terrible side effects that include, life-threatening or even fatal damage to the cardiovascular system.
Adriamycin’s lack of “selective cytotoxicity” – the ability to kill only cells in cancer and not well – is what makes Adriamycin dangerous. However, it is the first choice for the treatment of various forms of cancer, for almost half a century now.
The announced study shows 10,000 times greater efficiency to extract the seed from the graviola usual pharmaceutical cure for cancer.
Even with the amazing results in 1996, there has been little research done regarding the effects of Graviola on cancer. Studies largely lack animal subjects or HUMAN subjects to confirm this study, but we live in the hope that they will one day be implemented.
There was a study from 1999 that demonstrated the effectiveness of the leaves from Graviola against prostate and pancreas cancer, as well as another study in 2002, that showed anti-tumor activity in those with liver cancer. However, Graviola appears to work best in the colon/bowel area.
Until that time, we believe in the power of nature, which has proven the effectivess.
For example, the plant above, which grows in South and Central America has been known for its healing properties for more than three thousand years. Traditionally, embryos, leaves, rind and root of sedatives were used as in folk medicine, as well as use by Shaman’s of south Indian Americans for treating the liver, asthmatic, cardiac problems, arthritis and eliminating parasites.
Even in Guyana today, there the leaves are used for a sedative that acts like a tonic for the heart. Brazilians platter Graviola tea to free themselves from problems with the liver. With the seeds they make oil, using it who use to free themselves from arthritis and rheumatic. For Jamaica and the West Indies, the fruits are eaten to reduce fever and treat diarrhea.
The concern that the stems of the Graviola plant are neurotoxic, based on the assumption of a French scientists. He studied their appearance in a large number of cases of atypical Parkinson’s disease
(neuron dysfunction and degeneration that leads to the symptoms that resemble Parkinson’s disease,) in the poor population of Guadalupe.
Because they use Graviola for food and medicine, it is assumed that it may be due to the consumption of this herb. However , this phenomenon is relatively limited and the use of Graviola is very spread .
Botanist Leslie Taylor says that the seeds and roots contain alkaloids, with tests showing the neurotoxic effects, so it is recomended that u can use leaves .
There are more than two thousand varieties of these plants in the world, many of which can supply additional sources of useful drugs for mankind.
Hopefully in the future research will provide the data that allows this plant its rightful place modern science.