Cancer is a top killer disease in the world today and its effects are completely shattering. Cancer is usually treated using different measures, and most of these techniques often make patients weak in their quest for better health. The study to seek improved ways to fight cancer has been consistent and scholars discovered a plant that eliminates cancer cells.
This tropical plant that fights cancer is known as Annona muricata, soursop or guananbaba. The plant is found in the Central and Southern parts of America and has for the last three centuries been used for healing. Its roots, bark, leaves, and fruits were commonly used as sedatives by the people of those regions and its usage has evolved to tackle other health conditions like; arthritis, liver problems, fevers, asthma, heart complaints, parasites in the human body, and diarrhea.
Graviola or soursop is a green, irregular shaped and mildly spiked fruit that contains a creamy white pulp and black seeds inside. It has a pleasant tropical taste and can either be eaten fresh or included in shakes, smoothies, and other foods or beverages. Its leaves and barks are dried to be used for Graviola tea or boiled to excerpt its medicinal properties.
The first clinical research ever done on the Graviola tree happened in 1976. Tests were carried out on the cancerous cells of the pancreas, prostate, and lung and the leaves of the Graviola plant killed these cells. The tests were carried out in test tubes and were not concluded because they were not done on humans or animals. The Graviola plant surprisingly attacked the cancerous cells ten thousand times stronger than the popular chemotherapy drug known as Adriamycin.
The Graviola extract was seen to attack just the cancerous cells of the specimen provided, leaving the rest unharmed. This made it exceptional and preferred over the drugs used to treat cancer because they deteriorate all the cells in the human body. It was preferred over chemotherapy as well because it chemo causes hair loss and nausea in cancer patients, something inexistent with Graviola. Graviola, however, is still being studied to ensure that it is safe for humans, but the thought of a cure for cancer is exciting many and they look forward to its introduction.
There is also another natural product that contains healing properties and is in the same family of Graviola called Annona squamosal, custard apple or sweetsop. The fruit is popular for its positive effects on cancer, malaria, diabetes, hyperglycemia, and parasites. Nonetheless, it is not capable of fighting diarrhea, anxiety, and wounds like its relative Graviola. Its anti-diabetes properties that control diabetes in a pregnant person to reduce the risks of birth defects makes it stand out.