The soursop fruit is a funny little fruit found in Asian markets all around the world. But little do people know that soursop, the cancer killer, can treat a variety of tumour types, and works as a great preventative measure in developing cancer in the first place.
Cancer will affect nearly 1 in 3 people at some stage in their life. With such a high rise in cancer rates, and very few treatment options (most of which leave you feeling incredibly ill and disable you for months, or even years), it is no wonder that a majority of cancer patients are turning to alternative medicine to help cure them of the disease. Nature is full of natural treatments, not just for cancer, but for many illnesses, such as the Soursop, which has been found to be 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy at attacking and killing cancer.
Graviola is a small evergreen tree that’s native to Central and South America. It grows all across the tropical regions of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific islands and the Philippines. It is also known as custard apple, Brazilian paw and guanabana, and it belongs in the Annonaceae family. It is scientifically referred to as annona muricata.
The sweet varieties of graviola are delicious as they are, but most are enjoyed as smoothies or juice. In different parts of the world, they’re also enjoyed as candy bars, fruit nectar, ice cream and sorbet.
The soursop fruit is rich in Vitamin C, dietary fiber, carbohydrates, potassium, B-vitamins like thiamin, riboflavin and niacin, as well as magnesium, calcium and phosphorous.
A Useful Medicine?
Although it is valued for its medical usage in many parts of the world, only in the past two years has graviola gained the attention and serious interest of integrative doctors, nutritional experts and patients fighting chronic disease. The fruit, leaves, twigs, bark as well as roots of graviola can all be utilized in natural treatments, but its most active component, the phytochemical Acetogenin, is concentrated in the leaves.
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Graviola is known to be a diuretic and a sedative, and is used as a treatment for cough, migraine headaches, insomnia, neck and back pain, infections and herpes. The leaves are reportedly reliable against head louse and vermins. Cancernetwork.com mentions its benefits in fighting parasites, stomach ailments, fever, hypertension, rheumatism and depression.
Testimonial after testimonial of the plant’s cancer-fighting capabilities abound on the Web and in alternative health circles, but supporting data from the medical facility and the mainstream media is limited.
Nevertheless, the popular Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) on its website does share numerous studies that have actually been conducted, mostly outside of the U.S., on the medicinal benefits of graviola. In the research studies, the plant was discovered to have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-diabetic, anti-ulcer, anti-viral, antimicrobial and yes, anti-cancer uses. In animal research studies, graviola extracts have been revealed to be powerful against breast, lung, colon, prostate, pancreas, liver and skin cancers, along with leukemia.
Graviolas are sold in lots of Caribbean and Asian markets. They’re likewise readily available online and at natural food shops as dietary supplements- in capsules, tablets, dried tea leaves, powder for infusions (really thick teas) and casts.
Always talk with a doctor before talking any medications or supplements and prevent consuming soursop in extreme quantities. The MSKCC website alerts of its alkaloid substances that could cause motion conditions, neurological dysfunction and degeneration resulting in signs not unlike Parkinson’s disease.
Graviola can be grown in Hawaii and Southern Florida within USDA Zones 10 and 11. It can likewise be grown inside your home. Choosing high humidity and warm winters, these tropical plants deteriorate in cold temperatures and can die from even simply a quick exposure to frost. They flower and fruit best when temperature levels are around 78 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity within 70 to 80 percent. If you reside in a cool climate where temperatures dip below 40 degrees F, it’s best to grow them in a sheltered location. If you’re in a bright area with hot, dry summer seasons, put them in light shade during the sunniest part of the day. Graviolas just reach to about 15 feet, so they can be grown in containers.