Cancer is one of the leading strenuous diseases known today and its effects are devastating. There are various methods to treat cancer, most of which cause many cancer patients to feel weakened by the fight. The study to seek improved ways to fight cancer has been consistent and scholars discovered a plant that eliminates cancer 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 this plant were mainly used as herbal sedatives, but the traditional healers increased its use to include the treatment of diseases such as arthritis, liver problems, fevers, asthma, heart complaints, parasites in the human body, and diarrhea.
Annona muricata is a green, irregular shaped and bluntly spikes fruit which reveals a creamy white pulp and black seeds when opened. The fruit has a lovely tropical flavor and is usually eaten fresh or used in the production of shakes, smoothies, and other foods or beverages. The leaves and the barks of the wild soursop trees are dried to make Graviola tea or boiled to extract its medicinal compounds.
The first modern clinical research on the plant was done 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 chemical properties of the Graviola plant were conducted in test tubes, and no conclusive report was issued because they have to be tested on humans and animals as well. The reaction of the Graviola extract on the cancerous cells was seen to be ten thousand times better than that of Adriamycin, a common chemotherapy drug.
The Graviola extract was seen to attack just the cancerous cells of the specimen provided, leaving the rest unharmed. This made the plant gain favor over the numerous cancer drugs we have due to the fact that they do not spare even the healthy cells when introduced to 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 is still under trial to ensure its safety on humans before use, but it is very promising and the possibility of a cure for cancer is really exciting.
Annona squamosa, also known as the custard apple or sweetsop is a relative of the Graviola and contains healing properties as well. It is known to tackle health conditions such as cancer, malaria, diabetes, hyperglycemia, and parasites. However, sweetsop does not have properties that help to deal with diarrhea, anxiety, and wounds like graviola. Its anti-diabetes properties that control diabetes in a pregnant person to reduce the risks of birth defects makes it stand out.