Graviola, also known as soursop or Brazilian paw paw, is the fruit of the Annona muricata evergreen tree. Native to tropical areas of Central and South America, it serves a dietary supplement used to treat many conditions.
Graviola is hailed as a wonder herb. Its popularity as a natural remedy for viruses, pain relief, and even some types of cancer is gaining ground.
Graviola has a long, deep history of use in herbal medicine as well as a extensive recorded indigenous use. Soursop (or graviola when speaking about the medicinal aspects) is one of the most popular medicinal plants because of its supposed anti-cancer effects due to its natural component called acetogenin. It is especially *effective against pancreatic, prostate and lung cancer*.
One study revealed that graviola selectively targets the cancer cells while leaving the healthy cells unharmed.
Unlike chemo drugs, soursop has no significant side effects. A study completed at Purdue University recently discovered that the tree bark and leaves could actually kill cancer cells on six human cell lines.
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Graviola may cause nerve damage and movement problems, especially with long-term use. It may also cause serious neuropathy that leads to Parkinson-like symptoms, such as tremors or stiff muscles. If someone has Parkinson's disease, graviola may make their symptoms worse.
Graviola may be toxic to the kidneys or liver with repeated use. People should not use graviola if they have liver or kidney problems.
Those considering using graviola should also talk to their doctor before use if they:
- have high blood pressure or take blood pressure medications
- have diabetes
- are pregnant
- are breastfeeding