“As far back as the 1970s, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) investigated the merits of guanabana, and discovered the stems and leaves of the tree were successful in destroying cancer cells. Inexplicably, the results [of the NCI research] were published in an internal report and never released to the public. Since 1976, guanabana has proven to be an immensely potent cancer killer in 20 independent laboratory tests, but as of now, no double-blind human clinical trials.” – Christopher Lane, Ph.D. via Psychology Today.
This fruit-bearing tree flourishes in tropical environments such as the Amazon rain forest, southern Florida and Mexico. “Graviola” is the tree’s name in Brazil. In Spanish speaking countries they call the fruit Guanabana but you can also hear the fruit be called paw paw, nangka belanda, custard apple and soursop.
The active compounds in Guanabana are called “annonaceous acetogenins.” Research demonstrates that these acetogenins can seize cancer tumor growth and protect your body from developing cancer cells. According to a study published in the 2010 issue of “Molecules,” the annonaceous acetogenins in graviola slowed the proliferation of lung cancer and laryngeal cells in the laboratory. Another study published in the “Journal of Natural Products,” stated a compound extracted from graviola seeds killed liver cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. This amazing fruit is not only a cancer treatment it has also displayed anti-parasitic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic and cytotoxic properties. According to Leslie Taylor, who is a naturopath, Graviola has an inhibitory effect specifically on enzyme processes in cancer cell membranes. The most wonderful thing is Graviola only affects cancer membranes and leaves the healthy cells. This fruit is truly a gift from our Earth to help eliminate this man powered disease and reinforce our healing power to restore our bodies to the way they once were.
List of Benefits:
- Cancer treatment
- Reduce side effects of chemotherapy
- Alleviates plain stemming from arthritis
- Joint and back problems
- Prevents urinary tract infections
- Helps with iron deficiency anemia
- Prevents constipation