Cancer is one of the most devastating diseases presently known and its effects are heartbreaking. Cancer is usually treated using different measures, and most of these techniques often make patients weak in their quest for better health. Since cancer was discovered, there have been numerous studies about it in a bid to look for improved ways to deal with it and researchers have learnt of a plant that kills cancerous cells.
It is a tropical plant that is known as Annona muricata, soursop or guananbaba. The plant grows in the Central and Southern parts of America and it has been utilized in those regions for the last three centuries for its healing properties. The roots, bark, leaves, and fruits of the soursop plant were largely used as sedatives by traditional healers, but their purposes have increased to include healing medical conditions such as; 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. The leaves and barks of the wild soursop tree are usually let to dry to be used for Graviola tea or boiled to remove its medicinal elements.
The Graviola plant was first clinically researched in 1976. The tests involved the examination of Graviola extracts on the cancerous cells of a pancreas, prostate, and lung and the outcome as the elimination of those cancerous 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.
During the test, the Graviola plant did not affect any other parts of the specimen used except the cancerous cells. This made it exceptional and preferred over the drugs used to treat cancer because they deteriorate all the cells in the human body. The Graviola extract rose above chemotherapy too because chemo has side effects which include hair loss and nausea and Graviola doesn’t. 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.
Annona squamosa, also known as the custard apple or sweetsop is a relative of the Graviola and contains healing properties as well. This fruit is responsible for fighting 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.