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Graviola is a substance that comes from a tree in the rain forests of Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia. Its scientific name is Annona muricata. It is also known as cherimoya, guanabana, soursop, custard apple, and brazilian paw paw. In many countries, people use the bark, leaves, root, and fruits of this tree for traditional remedies. The active ingredient is thought to be a type of plant compound (phytochemical) called annonaceous acetogenins. People in African and South American countries have used graviola to treat infections with viruses or parasites, rheumatism, arthritis, depression, and sickness. We know from research that some graviola extracts can help to treat these conditions. In laboratory studies, graviola extracts can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells that are resistant to particular chemotherapy drugs. But there haven’t been any large scale studies in humans. So we don't know yet whether it can work as a cancer treatment or not.
The essential oil from the leaves of Annona sylvatica (EOAS) was extracted by hydrodistillation, and the analysis was performed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry...
The anticancer activity the EOAS showed growth inhibitory activity on all cell lines when administered in a high concentration
The in vitro anti-tumor test showed compound 5 significantly inhibited 95-D lung cancer cells and compounds 2 and 9 exhibited remarkbale activity against A2780 ovarian cancer cells.
Its properties of action is antibacterial, anticancer, antiparasitic, antitumor, antispasmodic, stomachic, astringent, cytotoxic, febrifuge, hypotensive, insecticide, pesticide, sedative, vasodilator, vermifuge.
Antitumor effect by the active or inactive against cells of tumor origin (not having capacity of these cells die and go crowd forming stones or tumors) acts to decrease gradually until they disappear calcification, which takes time to go each of our systems, improving and purifying. In the case of kidney tumor or calcifications in the liver, pancreas, lungs, brain or kidneys the dose increases from 5 to 7 grams daily, and their intake should be longer than six months.
Antirheumatic, antiarthritic, has an immediate effect on joint pain and degeneration of these (Osteoarthritis). Especially for those who receive treatment.
Antidiabetic, by its powerful action in the blood helps to eliminate excess glucose. Works to normalize the juice and pancreatic enzymes. If you take insulin, should be consumed 1 or 2 seeds, peeled and crushed fruit (guava) fasting for seven days.
For ovarian colic, soursop tea (graviolas), let cool and strain before drinking, repeated after two hours.
Anti-inflammatory, endocrine and liver, because of his extensive power-inflammatory and / or released by the blood, is excellent for the endocrine system, normalizing hormone production in the different glands of our body, whether in the nervous system, immunological and player (ovaries and prostate) in the liver, kidneys, stomach, gastritis and ulcers fights.
Contains folic acid, which makes it excellent for women who wish to become pregnant (normal production of DNA), avoiding infections that complicate the development of the fetus.
Sedative, to recover the heart muscle after a heart attack and combat hypertension and cardiovascular problems. It has calming effect at night, getting a good nights sleep. No sleepy during the day.
Antidiarrheal, by its potent insecticide eliminates bacteria that cause diarrhea, is more effective than an antibiotic and works without damaging the intestinal flora, being 100% natural. Bark and leaf together have fungicidal properties, antifungal eliminates certain fungi that produce erythema (herpes, psoriasis).
Skin: Psoriasis, lupus (with Flax and Nettle Black), seborrhea, in regulating the endocrine system, also controls our glands fluids making them work if they are blocked and regulating them if they occur in excess, such as psoriasis.
Antiparasitic, insecticidal action by their powerful help to eliminate parasites, especially in children, dissolve one capsule before meals for 7 days.
Tract, for its soothing action facilitates good digestion, removing excess fat and triglycerides in opulent meal. To aid digestion, it is excellent when we are on chemotherapy.
Originally posted by Destinyone
reply to post by Pardon?
I would think, based on the limited research in this field. That the consumption of Soursop fruit in the study area, is due to the availability of it as a staple in their diet, from it being an indigenous fruit to the area. I would tend to think, anything eaten in over abundance will have some type of side effect. Also, the study is not conclusive. It's an interesting study, nonetheless. But, it won't stop me from eating the fruit.
edit on 11-1-2013 by Destinyone because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by TXRabbit
reply to post by Julie Washington
The only "research" they are funding is the research into the size of their bank accounts.
I've written a few times specifically about Komen and how an examination of their IRS Filings (available on their website) shows a huge expenditure for payroll and management salary/bonusing but a tiny number for # of salaried workers.
Originally posted by Byrd
reply to post by karl 12
I'm doubtful of this at this stage.
* I don't see any clinical trials
* In googling the tree and fruit, I see it's eaten in areas where life expectancy is much shorter (and therefore, lower rates of cancer) than in "the developed world."
* there are countries (Finland) with long life expectancies that have a MUCH lower rate of cancer than the Caribbean nations and Mexico and I'm going to predict that almost no one in Finland eats this fruit: cebp.aacrjournals.org...
In different areas of the world, people's death patterns (mortality trends) vary considerably (Take a look at Mexico, one of the nations that eats this fruit. Diahrrea and parasitic diseases take a very high toll )
I think someone found an exotic fruit that isn't being touted by other nutritional supplement companies, made an extract, and entered (with "weasel words") the "cancer cure" market. This is a highly competitive and highly profitable market for the nutritional supplement companies.
Parasitol Res. 2011 Dec;109(6):1585-92. doi: 10.1007/s00436-011-2418-0. Epub 2011 May 12.
In vitro trematocidal effects of crude alcoholic extracts of Artemisia annua, A. absinthium, Asimina triloba, and Fumaria officinalis: trematocidal plant alcoholic extracts.
Ferreira JF, Peaden P, Keiser J.
USDA-ARS, Appalachian Farming Systems Research Center, 1224 Airport Rd., Beaver, WV 25813, USA. Jorge.Ferreira@ars.usda.gov
Trematode infections negatively affect human and livestock health, and threaten global food safety. The only approved human anthelmintics for trematodiasis are triclabendazole and praziquantel with no alternative drugs in sight. We tested six crude plant extracts against adult Schistosoma mansoni, Fasciola hepatica, and Echinostoma caproni in vitro. Mortality was best achieved by ethanolic extracts of Artemisia annua (sweet Annie), Asimina triloba (paw-paw), and Artemisia absinthium (wormwood) which, at 2 mg/mL, killed S. mansoni and E. caproni in 20 h or less (except for wormwood), F. hepatica between 16 and 23 h (sweet Annie), or 40 h (paw-paw). Some extracts were active at 0.2 mg/mL and 20 μg/mL, although more time was required to kill trematodes. However, aqueous A. annua and methanol extracts of Fumaria officinalis had no activity. Chromatographic analysis of the three best extracts established that A. annua and A. triloba extracts contained bioactive artemisinin and acetogenins (asimicin and bullatacin), respectively. The anthelmintic activity of our extracts at such low doses indicates that their anthelmintic activity deserves further testing as natural alternative controls for parasites of both animals and humans. Our results also support recent evidence that synergistic effects of multiple bioactive compounds present in crude plant extracts is worth exploring.
PMID: 21562762 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Originally posted by twitchy
reply to post by deadeyedick
It's probably due to Laetrile or B17 content then if I had to guess... it was banned in the US because it works and therefore cuts into the cancer industry. They can't make billions if folks can simply treat themselves with fruit pits.