Eating Soursop to Beat Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer 14 November 2014

Eating soursop to beat diabetes, heart disease, cancer

Researchers have shown that a meal of soursop could be the cure for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and diarrhoea.

They are known for their succulent white endocarp. They are replete in southern Nigeria. The fruit-pulp is soft with an agreeably sour flavour. It is usually eaten raw but unfortunately contains a quantity of fibre. It may be more acceptable after some preparation, that is either as juice, ice-cream, jellies but not jams. Commonly called Soursop, Annona muricata is a plant, which belongs to the family Anonaceae. H. M. Burkill in the Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa described the Soursop plant as "a small tree attaining a height of about eight metre. A native of tropical America, but now widespread in the tropics, it is thought to have reached Africa (Angola) by 1686. The trunk and timber do not appear to have any particular uses."

Soursop is a medicinal plant that has been used as a natural remedy for a variety of illnesses. Several studies by different researchers demonstrated that the bark as well as the leaves has anti-hypertensive, vasodilator, anti-spasmodic (smooth muscle relaxant) and cardio depressant (slowing of heart rate) activities in animals.

Researchers had re-verified Soursop leaf's hypotensive (reduce blood pressure) properties in rats. Other properties and actions of Soursop documented by traditional uses include its use as anti-cancerous, anti-diabetes, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-malarial, anti-mutagenic (cellular protector), emetic (induce vomiting), anti-convulsant, sedative (induces sleep), insecticidal and uterine stimulant (helps in childbirth). It is also believed to be a digestive stimulant, antiviral, cardio tonic (tones, balances and strengthens the heart), febrifuge (cures fever), nerviness (balances/calms the nerves), vermifuge (expels worms), pediculocide (kills lice) and as an analgesic (pain-reliever).

Researchers have confirmed the anti-viral activity of ethanolic extracts of Soursop against Herpes simplex virus. Extracts of Soursop have been shown to have anti-parasitic, anti-rheumatic, astringent, anti-Ieishmanial and cytotoxic effects. Soursop has also been shown to be effective against Multi-Drug Resistant (MDR) cancer cell lines. Extracts of Soursop were also shown to be effective against the cancer cell line U973, and hematoma cell lines in-vitro. Extracts were also shown to be lethal to the fresh water mollusk, Biomphalaria glabrata, which act as a host for the parasitic worm Schistosoma mansoni. But recent studies have described how extracts of Soursop reduces blood sugar in diabetics by improving insulin production, Improves cardiovascular health by reducing blood fats, treat drug resistant cancer, stop diarrhoea in children, among others.

Nigerian researchers have evaluated the effects of methanolic extract of Soursop leaves on the pancreatic islet cells of streptozotocin induced- diabetic rats. The results of the study indicated that Soursop extract treatment decreased the blood glucose concentration of diabetic rats due to the regeneration/proliferation in the pancreatic Beta cells (Beta-cells). The pancreas is a gland organ in the digestive and endocrine system of vertebrates. It is both an endocrine gland producing several important hormones, including insulin, glucagon and somatostatin, as well as an exocrine gland, secreting pancreatic juice containng digestive enzymes that pass to the small intestine. These enzymes help in the further breakdown of the carbohydrates, protein, and fat in the chyme.

Beta cells (beta-cells, Beta-cells) are a type of cell in the pancreas in areas called the islets of Langerhans. They make up 65-80 per cent of the cells in the islets. Beta cells make and release insulin, a hormone that controls the level of glucose in the blood.

Streptozotocin (Streptozocin, STZ, Zanosar) is a naturally occurring chemical that is particularly toxic to the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas in mammals. It is used in medicine for treating certain cancers of the Islets of Langerhans and used in medical research to produce an animal model for Type 2 diabetes.

Streptozotocin-induced hyperglycemia in rats is considered a good model for the preliminary screening of agents active against Type 2 diabetes and is widely used. Generally, destruction of Beta-cells starts three days after STZ administration and reaches its peak at three to four weeks in rats. Streptozotocin-induced diabetes in laboratory animals has been widely used for research on diabetes and its long-term complications.

The study titled "Effects Of Annona muricata (Soursop) On The Morphology Of Pancreatic Islet Cells Of Experimentally-Induced Diabetic Wistar Rats" was published in Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine, 2008 Volume 5 Number 2 by David Olawale Adeyemi, Omobola Aderibigbe Komolafe, Stephen Olarinde Adewole, Efere Martins Obuotor, Thomas Kehinde Adenowo.

Soursop has been found to contain numerous bioactive compounds useful for the management of various ailments including Diabetes Mellitus (DM), Type 2 diabetes, in folkloric medicine. The management of DM depends on continuous hypoglycemic therapy, which may not be consistently adhere to by the patient. The researchers therefore, investigated whether or not extracts of Soursop could provide lasting hypoglycemic control through regeneration of the destroyed Beta-cells of the pancreatic islets of experimentally induced diabetic Wistar rats.

The result of this study demonstrated that Soursop possesses anti-hyperlipidemic activities. Hyperlipidemia, hyperlipoproteinemia, dyslipidemia or hyperlipidaemia (British English) is the presence of raised or abnormal levels of lipids (fatty molecules) and/or lipoproteins in the blood.

The researchers from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun State include David Olawale Adeyemi, Omobola Aderibigbe Komolafe, Stephen Olarinde Adewole all of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and Efere Martins Obuotor of Department of Biochemistry. The study was published in The Internet Journal of Alternative Medicine, 2009 Volume 7 Number 1.

Nigerian researchers have used the fruit juice of Soursop to stop diarrhoea in children and adults. The study, titled "Use of Soursop and Sweetsop Juice in the Management of Diarrhoea in Children", was published in Journal Diarrhoeal Disease Resident by Dr. Ifeoma B. Enweani of the Department of Microbiology Faculty of Natural Sciences, Edo State University, Ekpoma, Edo State.

The juice was administered onto 25 ,children aged six- 20 months and five adults With acute watery diarrhoea. Children with prolonged diarrhoea, malnutrition, or other major systemic illnesses were excluded. Five mL of the juice was administered on to the patients three times daily for up to 72 hours.

The fruit juice was able to resolve the diarrhoeic condition at 48 hours. This conforms to the report that at 48 hours 42 per cent of the diarrhoeic patients treated with smectite were free from diarrhoea. Zinc available in the juice had been reported to bring about significant reduction in intestinal fluid loss. This suggests that Soursop juice can be used as, a complementary source for Oral Rehydration Therapy (ORT) in the management of diarrhoea in children and adults. This could reduce morbidity and mortality rate in children, specially in the developing nations.

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Guayabano Annona muricata SOURSOP 07 November 2014

Guayabano annona muricata soursop

Botany Guayabano is a small tree, usually less than 7 meters high. Leaves are smooth, shiny, oblong-obovate to oblong, 7 to 20 centimeters in length, pointed on both ends, with petioles about 5 millimeters long. Flower is solitary, large, solitary, yellow or greenish-yellow. Three outer petals are broadly ovate with a heart-shaped base, up to 5 centimeters long, and 3 centimeters wide; and the inner three are also large, elliptic to obovate, and rounded. Fruit is ovoid and large, up to 18 centimeters long, covered with small scattered, soft spinelike processes. Skin is thin, and the pulp is soft, rather fibrous, white, and fleshy, with an agreeable, but rather sour flavor.

Distribution

  • Cultivated for its edible fruit.
  • Prevalent in the rain forests of Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia.

Constituents · Studies yielded tannins, steroids and cardiac glycosides as major phytochemical compounds. · Alcoholic extract of leaves, when distilled with steam, yielded a small amount of essential oil with a strong, somewhat agreeable odor. · The extract also yielded a dark-green resin containing: myricyl alcohol, sitosterol, fatty acids (oleic, linoleic, and stearic acids, together with a higher fatty acid, possibly lignoceric acid) and a diphydric alcohol, anonol. · Flesh of fruit contains saccharose 2.53%, dextrose 5.05 percent, and levulose 0.04%. · Bark yielded an amorphous alkaloid, found to be poisonous, causing tetanus-like convulsions when injected to mice. · Seed contains a nonpoisonous alkaloid. · Recent studies isolated three acetogenins: annonacin, annonacin A and annomuricin A. · Stem bark yielded one acetogenin, solamin and two triterpenoids, stigmasterol and sitosterol.

Properties

  • Fruit is reported antiscorbutic and astringent.
  • Flowers are pectoral.
  • Leaves are antispasmodic.
  • Seeds are emetic.
  • Infusion of leaves are sudorific.
  • Recent studies suggest a potential for antiviral, antiparasitic, antileishmanial, antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory, antihyperglycemic, and anti-cancer properties.

Parts utilized Leaves, flowers, fruit.

Uses Nutrition · Juicy ripe fruit is eaten raw; also used in making beverages, ice cream, and jelly tarts. · Fruit is an excellent source of vitamins B and C. Folkloric · Unripe fruit used for dysentery. · Ripe fruit is antiscorbutic. · Seeds and green fruit are astringent. · Flowers are antispasmodic. · Infusion of leaves used as sudorific, antispasmodic and emetic. · In some cultures, the fruits and leaves are used for tranquilizing and sedative properties. · Juice of ripe fruit used as diuretic and for hematuria and urethritis. · Flesh of soursop used as poultice to draw out chiggers. ·Decoction of leaves used of head lice and bedbugs. · Pulverized seeds and seed oil effective for head lice. · Fruit used as a bait in fish traps. · Decoction of leaves used as compresses for inflammation and swollen feet. · Poultice of mashed leaves and sap of young leaves used for eczema and skin eruptions. · Flowers used to alleviate catarrh. · Used as tonic by Chinese and Malays. · In Mexico used as pectoral, antiscorbutic and febrifuge; seeds and green fruit used as astringent and for dysentery. · In Indonesia traditionally used as anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor · In Yucatan juice of the fruit is used for dysentery. · In the West Indies, used as vermifuge. · In Antiles and Reunion, infusion of leaves used as sudorific. · In the Peruvian Andes, leaf tea is used for catarrh and crushed seeds for parasitism. · In the Peruvian Amazon, bark, roots and leaves used for diabetes, as sedative and as antispasmodic. · In the Brazilian Amazon, the oil of leaves and unripe fruit is mixed with olive oil and used externally for neuralgic, rheumatism and arthritis pains. Others · Bark has been used in tanning. · The wood is a potential source of paper pulp. · For a good night's sleep, leaves are put in the pillow slip or strewn in bed.

Studies • Cytotoxicity / Antileishmanial: Cytotoxicity and antileishmanial activity of Annona muricata pericarp: Extracts and fractionation led to the isolation of three acetogenins—annonacin, annonacin A and annomuricin A. (2) • Diabetes / Effects on Oxidative Stress and ß-cell Integrity: Study of aqueous leaf extract showed A. muricata treatment has beneficial effects on pancreatic tissue subjected to STZ-induced oxidative stress by directly quenching lipid peroxides and indirectly enhancing production of endogenous antioxidants, with consequent preservation of ß-cell integrity. (5) • Diabetes / ß-cell Regeneration: Histopathologic study showed regeneration of ß-cells of pancreatic islets in A. muriatica- treated rats • Antihyperglycemic:Study of methanolic extract on streptozotocin-induced diabetic Wistar rats demonstrated anti-hyperglycemic activities. • Anti-Herpes Simplex Virus: Study showed the extract of AM to inhibit the cytopathic effect of HSV-1 on vero cells indicating an anti-HSV1 potential. (8) • Anticancer / Acetoginins: (1) There are much publicized studies on the anti-tumor, anti-cancer and selective toxicity of Annona muricata against several types of cancer cells. One study showed that one of the acetoginins was selectively cytotoxic to colon adenocarcinoma cells, with a potency 10,000 times that of adriamycin. (2) Study on the chemical constituents of Annona muricata yielded two new and known acetogenins. Annonaceous acetogenin (polyketide) is a potential antineoplastic agent from the Annonaceae plants. • Anti-Cancer : Graviola extracts were show to be effective against growth of Adriamycin-resistant human adenocarcinoma (MCF-7/Adr) by blocking the cancer cell's access to ATP and by inhibiting the actions of plasma membrane glycoprotein. • Anti-Hyperlipidemia: Study of methanolic extracts of AM on serum lipid profiles in experimentally-induced diabetic Wistar rats showed antihyperlipidemic activities with significant reductions in total cholesterol, LDL and VLDL and a significant increase in HDL and antiatherogenic index. • Anti-depression: Graviola may have antidepressive activity due to its ability to stimulate serotonin receptors. • Antimicrobial: Annona muricata extract of leaves exhibited a broad spectrum of activity against a panel of bacteria (B. subtilis, Staph aureus, K. pneumonia, P. vulgaris, etc.) responsible for common bacterial diseases like pneumonia, diarrhea, UTIs and skin infections. (14) • Cytotoxicity: A crude hexane extract of Annona muricata L. gave a significant activity with an IC50 value of 0.8 pg/ml against CEM-SS cell line while the crude ethyl acetate (EA) extract also gave a significant activity with an IC50 value of 0.5 pg/ml but against HL-60 cell line. • Chemopreventive / Skin Papillomagenesis: Study evaluated the chemopreventive effects of an ethanolic extract of leaves in chemically induced skin papillomagenesis in mice. Topical application of various doses significantly reduced DMBA/croton oil-induced mice skin papillomagnesis. Results showed the leaves extract was able to suppress tumor initiation as well as tumor promotion even at lower dosage. (17) • Acute and Subchronic Toxicity Studies / Antidiabetic: Toxicity studies were done on aqueous extracts of leaves. The extract did not produce any toxic effect in animal tissues at low and moderate doses but could cause kidney damage in higher doses. Lowering of plasma glucose level and positive effects on cardiovascular risk factors suggest good antidiabetic activity. (18) • Acetogenins / Cytotoxicity to Human Hepatoma Cell Lines: Seeds yielded seven new annonaceous acetogneins, muricins A-G, together with five known compounds. The acetogenins showed significant selective in vitro cytotoxicities toward human hepatoma cell lines. (19) • Antioxidant Activity / Comparative Study: Study evaluated the antioxidant potential of leaves of three different species of Annona using different in vitro models. Results showed extracts of A. muricata possessed potent in vitro antioxidant activity as compared to leaves of A. squamosa and A reticulata, suggesting a role as an effective free radical scavenger. (20) • Cytotoxicity / Breast Cancer Lines / Leaves: Study showed an ethanol extract of leaves has cytotoxic activity in T47D breast cancer cell lines probably through cell apoptosis. (21) • Antibacterial / Breast Cancer Lines / Leaves: Aqueous extracts of soursop showed an antibacterial effect against S. aureus and V. cholera. (23) • Antiproliferative: In a study evaluated 14 species of plants from Brazil for antiproliferative activity, Annona muricata showed enhanced antiproliferative activity. (24) • Renal Toxicity with Long-Term Use: Study investigated ethanolic leaf extracts effects on the level of serum creatinine and damage of tubular cell structure affecting kidney function and caspase-9 expression in glomerulus and tubular cells. Results showed Annona muricata at dose of 10, 20, and 40 mg kbw in saline orally for 40 days caused histological changes in kidney cell and effects on tubular structure leading to renal failure. For long term use, kidney function should be monitored. (25)

Toxicity · Presence of alkaloids anonaine and anoniine have been reported. The bark yields muricine and muricinine and is high in hydrocyanic acid; small amounts are found in the leaves and roots, and a trace in the fruit. · Caribbean study suggested a connection between consumption of soursop and atypical forms of Parkinson's disease due to the very high concentration of Annonacin. · Graviola may cause movement disorders and myeloneuropathy with symptoms similar to Parkinson's disease.

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06 November 2014

Medicinal uses

Soursop is used as an antispasmodic, emetic, and sudorific in herbal medicine. A decoction of the leaves is used to kill head lice and bed bugs while a tea from the leaves is well known in the West Indies to have sedative properties. The juice of the fruit is taken orally for hematuria, liver complaints, and urethritis. An extract of the stem bark of A. muricata has been shown to exhibit antistress activity. Studies have found that an ethanol extract of the stem bark of soursop induces a significant reduction in stress levels in stress-induced rats, suggesting a role for the extract as an adaptogenic agent. The plant extract was found to reduce the stress-induced rise in brain 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) and 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid (5-HIAA) levels, by increasing the levels of the MAO enzyme, which was observed to have lowered 5-HT and 5-HIAA . Administration of the ethanol extract has also been demonstrated to significantly inhibit the cold immobilization stress-induced increase in lipid peroxidation in the liver and brain of rats .

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 DCA therapy 26 October 2014

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Graviola, Paw Paw and acetogenenins containing plants

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Paw Paw, graviola, guanabana, and soursop trees are close relative plants.Graviola is maybe the longest known, with a long record as an healing plant in the culture of Amazzonian tribes in brazil. Graviola has been under study for its anticancer effects and some use since the 1940's.

Like graviola and even more potently, also paw paw has shown anticancer effects. Paw Paw research was performed at Purdue College by Jerry McLaughlin. The majority of the funding (20 years and about 5 million dollars) for this research was provided by NCI. Jerry McLaughlin declared to be in the negotiation process for starting clinical trials in conjunction with Harvard University. However, no formal clinical trials have yet occurred.

So, is the use of these plants a viable option for those who are desperately seeking for an anticancer treatment?

The studies of McLaughlin, now working with Nature Sunshine who manufacture Paw Paw twig extract in capsule form, tell us that Paw Paw extract contains (among other active ingredients) annonaceous acetogenins. Click this link for a 37 page, scientific paper (not for the laymen) on Paw Paw twig extract written in 1999 entitled "Annonaceous Acetogenins: Recent Progress."

These compounds can modulate the production of ATP** in mitochondria of cancer cells. Therefore, essentially, they elicit an effect similar to that of DCA.

Energy production in cells is related to electric membrane potential of cells. By reducing this voltage level from 70 to 110 mv to something in the 50 mv region, normal cells can still function. However, cancer and viral cells cannot process energy at this low voltage level and start to starve.

The process of starving is a slower process than being poisoned, therefore we should expect that Paw Paw works slower than chemo. But possibly with less side effects also!

When Paw Paw does not work, it is usually because it is not absorbed sufficiently into the cells of the body to cause this voltage reduction.

Alternative anticancer products like Cantron and Protocel are designed to cause voltage reduction in cells. The pharmacology of Cantron and Protocel have an expanded explanation for the role ATP energy reduction in cancer treatment, for this text see the developer's explanation summarized by the webmaster Paul Winter.

If Paw Paw does not work for a person, Cantron or Protocel may work, and obviously there is the DCA option.

In addition to the cell energy related strong rational, Paw Paw and Graviola extracts have shown effectiveness against MDR cells. As everybody surely know, most tumors contain a small percentage, approximately 2%, of multiple drug-resistant cells (MDR cells). Chemo is not effective against these cells. After the first round of chemo, if the chemo is effective, all of the cells that are not MDR, are destroyed. Since this accounts for the vast majority of the tumor mass, the tumor will appear to be effectively destroyed. However, the MDR cells remain and start to multiply. Eventually, a new tumor is formed that is entirely MDR. The next time chemo is used, none of the cells will be destroyed because they are all MDR.

Paw Paw seems to work on all types of cancers. Paw Paw is one of the few alternative cancer treatments that can pass the blood/brain barrier, therefore it could even target target brain cancers.

Dosage

As reported on a commentary site,or on the McLauglin site, Paw Paw is easy to use. You only need four capsules, evenly spaced out during the day, and taken with some food.The manufacturer's recommendation is to take 1 capsule with food four times a day at even intervals with food to avoid nausea.Some people have had success gradually increasing the Paw Paw dosage up to 16 capsules a day. They have done this very gradually in order to avoid nausea.

Discussing side effects,Paw Paw gravitates toward cells that use a lot of energy and cut off their energy supply. Since cancer cells use 10-17 times as much energy as a normal cell, Paw Paw acts on cancer cells. It is the same mechanism that made it so useful as a parasite cleanse and to kill hair lice.

It is also the reason that a pregnant woman should not take it. Paw Paw could see the baby as a high energy user.

If no cancer, parasite, or other high energy consumer cells reside in the body, Paw Paw may gravitate towards fast growing cells lining the digestive and intestinal system walls. This is why the manufacturer, Nature's Sunshine, strongly cautions against long term use for non-cancer patients.

Some people with cancer have reported digestion distress such as nausea. For this reason it is recommended to take Paw Paw with food.

One of the ways that Paw Paw works is to prevents cancer cells from feeding on glucose by reducing the ATP energy of the cells in our body. The substances in the following list increase ATP energy and should therefore be avoided when taking Paw Paw. Avoid: Vitamin C and Vitamin E supplements, Co-Q10, Thyroid Support products, 7-Keto™, Sulfhydrazly antioxidants (like L-cysteine, N-acetylsteine, Glutathione, etc.), Burdock Root, Cesium Chloride, Essiac and Flor-Essence (which is similar to Essiac with a couple of extra ingredients), Ozone treatments ( oxygen treatments such as hyperbaric oxygen are acceptable), Flax seed oil as used with the Budwig Diet (it is starting to appear that flax seed oil may be compatible, but it remains on this list as a precaution), Hydrogen peroxide, Grapefruit seed extract (due to its high vitamin C content), Whey protein because of the L-cysteine. According to the above mentioned commentary, a list of treatments that are believed to be compatible with Paw Paw see the "Treatments that Can Be Taken with Cantron" list in theCompatibility section of the Cantron page.

In conclusion, the rational linking DCA, paw paw and other cancer cell energy limiting agents is very strong and to be developed. Targeting energy production and mitochondria in cancer cells could lead to strong anticancer cancer agents in a near future. I believe we should strongly support those line of research in a near future.

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Can Soursop Leaves be For Cancer? 25 October 2014

Can soursop leaves be for cancer?

Efficacy of Soursop Leaves for Cancer Drug

Almost all parts of the soursop tree, from the bark, roots, leaves, fruit, until the seeds, for centuries are used as drug by the Indians in South America. Some health problems include heart disease, asthma, liver problems (liver), cancer and arthritis are treated with soursop.

Empirical facts to the attention of a company that subsequently disbursed many funds and human resources in order to conduct research and various tests of soursop leaves.

Well guys, see more research of efficacy soursop leaves as cancer drug! . . .

The results finally revealed the efficacy of soursop leaves as a cancer. Soursop leaves are able to destroy and eliminate cancer cells.

A professor in the field of entomology from Indonesia named Prof. Solaksono Sastrodihardjo of Biology faculty ITB along with an American pharmacist named Dr.. Jerry Mc Laughlin, conduct research on the efficacy of soursop leaves. Soursop leaves were collected and then dried and taken to the United States to investigate.

After doing her research , they revealed the compounds that contained in soursop leaves were anopentosin A, B anopentosin, Anopentosin C, murikatosin acetoginin A, B murikatosin, murikapentosin, anomurisin E. Acetogin in the soursop is able to treat all kinds of cancers including lung cancer, colon cancer, breast cancer and other cancers. (Source wartabumi.com)

soursop leaves herbalEfficacy of soursop leaves curing for cancer is one of the best I’ve found in this study. To the extent that research findings were kept secret for the sake of the industry. Efficacy Soursop section there was not only leaves, but the fruit and the skin also has benefits for the treatment of cancer.

To benefit from the soursop leaves you can collect 10 pieces of old soursop leaves and then boil in 3 cups of water, boil it until the water soursop leaves to 1 cup, and drink 3 x 3 cups / day.

Modern medicine currently that used chemotherapy with Adriamycin is not able to distinguish between healthy cells and cancer cells where. And it has a negative effect on the stomach cells and hair, causing hair loss and excessive nausea and weight loss. Not so with the efficacy of soursop leaves. Soursop leaves are able to choose which cells are cancer cells and then destroy them. Soursop leaves reported in various studies containing anticancer substances 10.000x stronger than chemo therapy.

Many people doubt the efficacy of herbal medicine, but more modern and sophisticated era so that the cancer drug efficacy soursop leaves are now able to hygienically processed and utilized without reducing the content in it as a medicinal herb.

And now, you can get the benefits of soursop leaves with cancer drugs easily, because the content that contained in soursop leaves can be gotten in the Ace Maxs herbal medicine. Ace Maxs is a multi-medicinal herbal properties, can cure various diseases, especially cancer. The basic ingredients are Ace Maxs soursop leaves and Mangosteen rind, blend of both excellent for treating all kinds of diseases.

Soursop leaves as anticancer efficacy could be the show of the soursop leaves a swift reaction to keep the growth of cancer cells, and how the leaves of the soursop as anticancer include:

  1. Inactivation karsonigen: can stop active substances that can cause cancer

  2. Antiproliferasi: can inhibit the proliferation of abnormal cells in cancer

  3. Induction of apoptosis and differentiation: to stimulate the process of suicide in cancer cells.

  4. Inhibition of angiogenesis: it can inhibit the formation of new blood vessels that are present in cancer cells and the duty to provide food or nutrients for the growth of cancer cells.

Because if the cancer cells are not getting enough nutrition, the cancer cells will weaken and die.

And that’s the way of working and soursop leaves as anticancer properties.

A lot of the contents that belonged by soursop leaves among others annocatacin, annocatalin, annohexocin, annonacin, annomuricin, annomurine, anonol, caclourine, gentistic, acid, muricapentocin. And the contents of these compounds provide useful soursop leaves benefits for our bodies, can be a cure for the disease, or can be as immune enhancer.

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19 October 2014

Graviola / soursop benefits

Graviola, also known as Soursop, is widely used by many indigenous cultures for a variety of physical ailments. Many parts of the Graviola tree are used, including the leaves, fruit, bark and seeds, and each provides its own set of healing properties. Ongoing studies into the health benefits of Graviola may reveal this natural elixir as a possible cancer treatment. Habitat

The Graviola tree, indigenous to the rainforest regions, is a broadleaf, evergreen tree that produces flowers and fruit. The trees grow in areas with high humidity and warm temperate winters, including Cuba, Mexico, South America, Central America and the Caribbean. The Graviola belongs to the muricata species of trees which is classified in the Annona subdivision of the Annonaceae tree family. It goes by the scientific or Latin name, Annona Muricata. Common names associated with Graviola include: • Soursop • Guanaba • Corossol • Brazilian paw paw • Guanavana

The Soursop designation is actually the name of the fruit produced by the Graviola tree. The fruit appears in large, heart-shaped forms with a yellow-green, spiky skin and white fleshy interior. Much like the name implies the fruit is fairly acidic with a taste that resembles a mix of strawberry and pineapple. Not unlike other types of fruit, Soursop contains essential vitamins and minerals which make for a healthy addition to anyone’s diet. Health Benefits

Soursop fruit contains a high level of carbohydrates and fructose, which is a natural sugar. Significant levels of vitamins B1, B2 and C are also found in Soursop. In areas native to the Graviola, the fruit, leaves and seeds serve a variety of medicinal purposes for the people in these regions.

Pulverized Graviola seeds are used as skin astringents, to kill off bedbugs and head lice and to reduce muscle spasms. Concoctions made from Graviola leaves are used for a range of treatment remedies, some of which include: • Alleviating arthritis pain • Reducing joint inflammation • Reducing inflammation in nasal passages and the respiratory tract as a whole • As a tranquilizer or sedative • To treat skin conditions like eczema

The juice from the Graviola fruit or Soursop is often used as a diuretic. People who reside within the South America, Central America and Mexico regions also use the juice for other conditions, such as scurvy and dysentery. The bark, leaves and root portions of the tree can be used as a sedative/ tranquilizer and are also used to treat symptoms related to diabetes. Cancer Treatment Potential

Laboratory research studies conducted on mice show promise for Graviola leaf, seed and fruit extracts as potential treatments to reduce or eliminate the spread of cancer cells in the body. The active ingredients contained inside these portions of the plant are known as Annonaceous acetogenins and only exist within the Annonaceae plant family. Ongoing studies conducted by Purdue University and the National Institute of Health have examined the anti-tumous properties of Annonaceous acetogenins and uncovered some conclusive findings on Graviola’s cancer treatment potential.

Acetogenins are active compounds capable of preventing abnormal or cancer-type cells from producing the energy they need to grow and reproduce. They do this by interfering with the enzyme processes involved in producing ATP, the energy molecules that fuel cell activity. Without these molecules, cells are unable to carry out the basic functions that keep them alive and allow them to reproduce. These compounds also inhibit blood flow to abnormal cell bodies which work to cut off their nutrient supplies. Studies conducted by the National Cancer Institute also show these effects of Graviola extracts on several forms of cancer, some of which include: • Breast cancer • Pancreatic cancer • Lung cancer • Liver cancer • Prostate cancer How to Prepare

When considering herbal or plant remedies, the type of condition being treated often determines the type of treatment preparation needed. Herbal treatment preparations come in capsule, tea or tincture forms. Each method is designed to draw out certain medicinal properties of the plant. Tea preparations draw out the anti-inflammatory properties of the plant while tincture preparations enhance the plant’s antibacterial properties. Standard dosages for Graviola based on type of preparation are: • Capsules/tablets – 2 grams, three times a day • Tinctures – 2 to 4 milliliters, three times a day • Teas – 1 cup, three times a day

Graviola’s effects in capsule form depend on what properties of the plant exist as active ingredients in the capsule. As Graviola contains several different types of acetogenins, identifying the type of acetogenin needed to treat a condition will determine which active ingredients to look for on the label.

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GRAVIOLA Overview Information 10 October 2014

Graviola overview information

Graviola is a small evergreen tree. The leaves, fruit, seeds, and stem are used to make medicine.

Despite safety concerns, graviola is used to treat infections caused by bacteria and parasites including leishmaniasis, a disease caused by parasites transmitted through the bite of sand fleas; herpes; coughs; and cancer. It is also used to cause vomiting and to empty the bowels. Some people use graviola to help them relax.

Graviola is applied to the skin for arthritis.

In foods, graviola is used in cooking and beverages.

How does it work?

Graviola contains many chemicals that may be active against cancer, as well as disease-causing agents such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites.

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09 October 2014

Soursop

February 10, 2014 · by admin · in Blood, Bones, Fruits, Heart, Skin, Teeth Health Benefits of Soursop

Soursop or Graviola is a mildly citrus and creamy fruit which belongs to the mulberry family. This fruit is widely produced and consumed in America. It is usually eaten raw or juices and desserts are prepared from it. Soursop’s white pulp has a soothing scent which is used for flavoring in various ice-creams. Let’s have a look at the nutritional and health benefits of soursop. Health Benefits of Soursop

Health Benefits of Soursop Nutritional Benefits of Soursop

Soursop is a low energy fruit. It provides around 70 calories for 100 grams of its consumption. It is rich in carbohydrates and dietary fibre. Vitamins like Vitamin-B and Vitamin-C are found in it. Magnesium, Calcium, Potassium, Phosphorous and Sodium are the minerals present in it. Soursop prevents Cancer

Soursop helps in decreasing the level of epidermal growth factor receptor and thus prevents the development of breast cancer cells. It also contains acetogenins which are anti-carcinogenic compounds and aid in inhibiting nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide oxidase of cancer cell. Soursop promotes Weight Loss

Soursop is very low in calories and provides loads of nutrients. It is loaded with dietary fibre and thus keeps a person sated. Overeating can be avoided by its consumption. Soursop leaves are used to prepare tea, which can be useful for weigh loss. Soursop beneficial for Skin

Soursop is helpful in nourishing skin. It is rich in Vitamin-C which helps in removing toxins from the body and helps in providing supple and smooth skin. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce acne and boils. Because of soursop’s anti-bacterial properties, it can be applied on cuts and wounds too. This fruit is also rich in polyphenols, saponins and bioflavonoids, which are antioxidants. These antioxidants inhibit free radical damages and prevent early signs of aging, wrinkles and pigmentation. Eczema can be prevented by applying the leaves on the affected areas. Soursop lowers Blood Pressure

Soursop contains a high amount of potassium. It helps in regulating blood circulation and thus lowers blood pressure. Hypertension can be reduced that occurs primarily due to high blood pressure. Health Benefits of Soursop – Prevents Diabetes

Soursop is recommended to prevent diabetes. It is rich in phytochemicals known as acetogenins. These powerful phytochemicals can help in regulating the level of sugar in the body. Moreover, it is rich in dietary fibre which helps in slowing down the process of digestion in the body and helps in controlling glucose level. Soursop reduces Asthma and Fever

Soursop has anti-pyretic and anti-parasitic properties. It is therefore helpful against fever, cough and cold. Tea prepared using its leaves can be consumed to increase immunity of the body. Other Health Benefits Of Soursop

Soursop has anti-inflammatory properties and thus is helpful against swelling and arthritis. Joint and back pain can be reduced by its intake.
It is rich in phosphorous and calcium, thus helps in strengthening the bones. Chances of osteoporosis can be reduced by its intake.
Soursop is rich in a compound known as tryptophan. It helps in reducing anxiety and depression. It acts as a mood enhancer and can promote sound sleep.
Urinary tract infections can be prevented by its consumption due to its high water content. Its anti-bacterial properties can be helpful against diseases like gonorrhoea.

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07 October 2014

Soursop (annona muricata l.): composition, nutritional value, medicinal uses, and toxicology

  1. BIOACTIVITY AND TOXICOLOGY Analysis of defatted seeds from ripe soursop led to the isolation of annonaceous acetogenins including annonacin, isoannonacin, isoannonain-10-one,

goniothalamicin, and gigantetrocin [135–137] which showed cytotoxicities for the A-549 lung carcinoma, MCF-7 breast carcinoma, and HT-29 colon adenocarcinoma human tumor cell lines [138–140]. These single ring acetogenins

are not considered as biologically potent as nonadjacent bistetrahydrofuran ring compounds [141]. Bioactivity-directed fractionation

of the leaves of soursop led to the isolation of two additional acetogenins, muricoreacin

and

murihexocin, that also showed significant cytotoxicities in six human tumor cells, including

PACA-2 pancreatic carcinoma and PC-3 prostate adenocarcinoma cell lines [142].

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 Guyabano  The Miracle Fruit from the Tropics 02 October 2014

guyabano the miracle fruit from the tropics

GUYABANO (Annona Muricata)

For a long time the fruit, leaves and bark from the tropical Guyabano tree have been used as a natural medicine for many illnesses. And now it also seems to be a natural cancer cell killer.

The Guyabano Tree

The Guyabano tree (latin name: Annona muricata) is a low-branching and bushy but slender tree, which can reach a height of 7.5-9 m. The large evergreen leaves are smooth and glossy and have a dark green upper surface. The fruits are usually oval or heart-shaped and 10-30 cm long and up to 15 cm in width. The skin of the fruit is leathery and covered with curved, soft, pliable spines. When the tips of these spines can break off easily, then the fruit is ripe enough to eat. The inside of the fruit is cream-colored and is divided into segments. Closely-packed segments are seedless and other segments have a single oval, smooth, hard black seed. One piece of large fruit can contain a dozen to 200 seeds or even more.

It tastes slightly acidic and it is used as food in different ways. For example you can spoon the flesh out or make sherbets and drinks out of it. From the leaves you can make tea.

The Guyabano tree is a tropical tree found in the warmest tropical areas in North and South America, in the Amazon and in Asia.

Natural medicine

The bark, leaves, fruit, roots, and fruit seeds of the Guyabano tree know a long history of many medicinal uses.

  • The fruit and juice is used against worms and parasites, to cool down fevers, to increase mother’s milk after childbirth. It can also be used for diarrhea or inflammation in the bowels as a drying agent.

  • The seeds can be crushed and then used against internal or external parasites, head lice, and worms.

  • The leaves are used as a sedative and a soporific (inducer of sleep) in the West Indies and Peruvian Andes when drank as a tea. This infusion is also used to relief pain or for antispasmodic purposes. For liver problems a leaf tea is used in the Brazilian Amazon.

  • The roots and bark can be of aid for diabetes, but can also be used as a sedative.

As you can see there are many uses of the Guyabano tree. These are just a few ways how the Guyabano tree can be of aid in your health. Next to all of these uses, it now also seems to help against cancer. Research has found many biologically active compounds in the Guyabano tree, and one of these compounds is able to destroy cancer cells.

The cure for cancer lies in a tree

The Guyabano tree consists of many chemicals, but what makes the Guyabano tree special is that this tree contains a natural compound named ‘acetogenins’. Research has found that this compound can slow the growth of tumor cells and be toxic to tumor cells without harming healthy cells. Especially the latter is a problem of recent anticancer drugs. Chemotherapy kills growing cells, bad (the cancer cells) and good (the healthy cells). The best cure for cancer is a product that can target only the cancer cells. And this is just exactly what the natural compound found in the Guyabano tree does.

The tree produces these ‘acetogenins’ in the leaves, stem and bark. What you can do is drink the extracts of the tree and this will help you fight against cancer.

Chemical compound

What everyone would like is to make these acetogenins in big quantities, to help everyone. However, the natural ‘acetogenins’ are very complex in structure and is not easily to make by chemists. To make it easier to produce large amounts of this medicine, research has been done to find the active parts of the compound against cancer. If the active parts can be found, the medicine would be easier to produce and be more available to everyone. Unfortunately, scientists have not been able to find the active parts of the Guyabano tree.

Until then, you can turn to the natural acetogenins and drink the tea, juice or use the supplements.

How does it work?

Oberlies et al (1995) researched the capability of acetogenins to block, or inhibit, the cell growth of tumor cells. They tested this on several cell types in vitro; cancerous cells from mice and humans as well as non-cancerous cells from the intestinal tract of rats. Results showed that the more acetogenins was added with the cancerous cells, the more the cell growth was blocked. In addition, the non-cancerous healthy cells were not affected by the acetogenins and the cell growth was not blocked. These findings can indicate that acetogenins can selectively block the cell growth of tumor cells, while the healthy cells remain unaffected with minimal toxicity by this compound.

In breast cancer the cancer gene ‘epidermal growth factor receptor’ (EGFR) is frequently overexpressed. Therefore, this cancer gene is a possible target for breast cancer therapy. A study by Dai et al (2011) used a Guyabano fruit extract and the extract inhibited or blocked the expression of the EGFR gene and this resulted in an inhibition of 32% of the growth of breast cancer cells. The non-cancerous breast cells were not affected by the fruit extract.

In 1997 Oberlies et al researched the ability of the acetogenins to block the cell growth of specific tumor cells, adriamycin resistant human mammary adenocarcinoma cells. These breast tumor cells are resistant to treatment with adriamycin, vincristine and vinblastine. All three are anti-tumor drugs. Because these tumor cells can not be treated with the drugs, the tumor is called multidrug resistant (MDR). The research group used various acetogenins derived from the Guyabano. The ones with a specific structure (a stereochemistry of threo-trans-threo-trans-erythro) were the most potent acetogenin and had 250 times the potency of adriamycin. This indicates that acetogenins may have a chemotherapeutical potential, also against MDR tumors.

Not only a "cancer cell killer"

Besides being helpful to fight against cancer, Guyabano can also help with other conditions and diseases.

Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder where the patient remains to have high blood sugar levels because the body is not able to produce insulin (type 1 diabetes), or the (pancreatic) cells in the body does not react to the produced insulin (type 2 diabetes). Adeyemi et al (2010) studied the effects of the extracts of Guyabano on diabetes mellitus. Thirty rats were divided in three groups; a control group, a group of rats with induced diabetes and a group of rats with induced diabetes and treatment of Guyabano extracts. After the treatment the pancreatic cells were examined and the group treated with Guyabano resulted in more pancreatic cells compared to the untreated group. These results suggest that Guyabano may help in the regeneration of pancreatic cells, and therefore in the treatment against diabetes.

The same research group of Adeyemi et al (2008) also did a study where they examined the effects of Guyabano extracts on the blood sugar levels of induces diabetic rats. Results showed that the rats with induced diabetes had an average blood sugar level of 21.64 mmol. The rats with induced diabetes and which were treated with Guyabano extracts showed an average blood sugar level of 4.22 mmol. This is a decrease in elevated blood sugar levels of five times. The Guyabano extracts shows in this study again that it can be useful for patients with diabetes.

A different research group, Adewole et al (2008), treated induced diabetic rats with Guyabano extracts and examined the tissues involved with diabetes. Results show, as well as the research group mentioned above, that Guyabano extracts led to a decrease in elevated blood sugar. Additionally, they found that Guyabano may also have protective and beneficial effects on the tissues involved with diabetes.

Pain and inflammation

In animal models the effects of Guyabano extracts were investigated regarding to pain and inflammation. After giving oral doses of Guyabano extracts to mice, Vieira de Sousa et al (2010) recorded the reaction time of the mice on a hot plate. The mice which received the Guyabano extracts showed an increase in reaction time compared to the control mice. This means that it took longer for the Guyabano treated mice to feel the hot plate, and that the Guyabano can help reduce pain or reduce sensitivity to painful stimuli.

Additionally, the same research group treated mice with swollen paws with Guyabano extracts. When paws are swollen, there is an excess of fluid in the paws and there is indication that there is inflammation in the paws. At a site of inflammation, immune cells (leukocytes) migrate or move to this site. This treatment resulted in a smaller volume of paws and a reduction of immune cell migration. From this there can be concluded that Guyabano extracts can also have anti-inflammatory properties.

Antibacterial effect

Vieira et al (2010) investigated the antibacterial effects of Guyabano extracts on bacteria. They found that Guyabano extracts worked against the following bacteria: Staphylococcus Aureus and Vibrio Cholerae. S. Aureus is a bacterium which can lie on the skin and cause skin infections (such as pimples), or more life threatening diseases like pneumonia. Cholerea is a bacterium which causes cholera. The symptoms of cholera are diarrhea and vomiting.

Guyabano and blood pressure

Animal studies have shown that Guyabano can have hypotensive activities, which means that it can result in an abnormal low blood pressure. Guyabano can also be used as a vasodilator (widening of the blood vessels, resulting in a lower blood pressure). Caution should therefore be taken when using Guyabano, especially when you have a low blood pressure, or if you take antihypertensive drugs (blood pressure lowering drugs).

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major risk factor when it comes to the development of cardiovascular diseases. Guyabano may be helpful to reduce the blood pressure. In the West-Indies a research group investigated this on rats. All rats had a normal blood pressure and Guyabano was administered to the animals. Chukwuemeka et al. found that the blood pressure in these rats reduced significantly in a dose-dependent way.1

This may indicate that Guyabano can also reduce the blood pressure in humans. However, this has not been researched yet. All research at this moment on Guyabano is done on cell lines (in vitro) or on animals.

Guyabano may be useful to treat a high blood pressure, but take caution when you have a normal blood pressure. A blood pressure which is too low (hypotension) is not healthy and can even be dangerous.

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Two rainforest herbs that destroy cancer and alleviate side effects from chemotherapy  02 October 2014

Two rainforest herbs that destroy cancer and alleviate side effects from chemotherapy

Nearly everyone has been touched by cancer in some way or another. Cancer patients are struggling with traditional therapies, and many are looking to alternative ways in order to reverse their diagnosis. Look no further than these two powerful rainforest herbs that can stimulate the proper systems to help give cancer a knock-out punch.

Cat's claw Cat's claw (also known as una de gato) is a large woody vine that grows in the Amazon rainforest that derives its name from hook-like thorns that grow along the vine and resemble the claws of a cat.

Cat's claw has been used in Peru and Europe as early as the 1990s as an adjunctive treatment for cancer, as well as for other diseases that target the immune system. It has several groups of plant chemicals that account for its action, the most studied group being oxidole alkaloids, which have been documented to have immune-stimulant and anti-leukemic properties.

Research and studies on cat's claw that document its positive effect against cancer includes:

• Italian researchers reported in a 2001 in vitro study that cat's claw directly inhibited the growth of a human breast cancer cell line by 90%. • Swedish researchers documented that it inhibited the growth of lymphoma and leukemia cells in vitro in 1998. • Reports on Keplinger's observatory trials showed that cancer patients taking cat's claw in conjunction with traditional therapies, such as chemotherapy and radiation, reported fewer side effects like hair loss, weight loss, nausea and secondary infections. • Subsequent researchers have shown that cat's claw can aid in DNA cellular repair and prevent cells from mutating, and can also help prevent loss of white blood cells and immune cell damage caused by many chemotherapy drugs.

Cat's claw has also been shown to kill viruses, fight free radicals and reduce inflammation.

Graviola Graviola is a small, upright evergreen tree about 5-6 meters high with large, glossy, dark green leaves.

A novel set of chemicals called Annonaceous acetogenins, found in the leaf, stem, bark and fruit seeds, have been confirmed by three separate research groups to have significant anti-tumorous properties and selective toxicity against various types of cancer cells (without harming healthy cells), at very low doses.

Research and studies on graviola that document its positive effect against cancer includes:

• In 1997, Purdue University published information which found that this novel set of chemicals in graviola not only are effective in killing tumors that have proven resistant to anti-cancer agents but also seem to have an affinity for such resistant cells. This means that those cells with multi-drug resistance (MDR) can effectively be killed by acetogenins, with reports that they preferentially destroyed MDR cells by blocking the transfer of ATP -- the chief source of cellular energy -- into them. • In a 1976 plant-screening program by the National Cancer Institute, graviola leaves and stems showed toxicity against cancer cells, and specific acetogenins have been reported to be selectively toxic in vitro to the following types of tumor cells: lung carcinoma, human breast, prostate adenocarcinoma, pancreatic carcinoma, colon adenocarcinoma, liver cancer cell lines, human lymphoma and MDR human breast adenocarcinoma. • Researchers in Taiwan reported in 2003 that the main graviola acetogenin, annonacin, was highly toxic to ovarian, cervical, breast, bladder, and skin cancer at very low dosages.

Graviola has also been known to kill bacteria, parasites and viruses as well as stimulate digestion and relieve depression.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/045414_rainforest_herbs_cancer_treatment_graviola.html#ixzz3ExusxLZn

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Fighting Cancer with Science and Nature 02 October 2014

Fighting cancer with science and nature

In the U.S. (and across the West, more generally), we are understandably suspicious of medical hoaxes and scams, given the damage they can cause. Our media and pundits try to weed out medical assertions that are unsupported by science. The Internet, in particular, abounds with dubious products whose untested, often wildly oversold effects can easily persuade the unthinking and the credulous to part with their cash.

Yet as someone who follows and comments on developments in especially psychiatry, I frequently am struck by the faith we place in products that come with FDA approval, but a litany of unpleasant, sometimes risky side effects. When, for example, millions of men across America are willing to "double their risk of hearing loss" and jeopardize their eyesight for an erection, as recent studies warn about those routinely taking Viagra, you know that potency is something we take very seriously. Enough to tune out such warnings and opt unthinkingly for a blue pill, rather than a wealth of natural aphrodisiacs whose effect is basically identical—minus, of course, the nasty health risks. See All Stories In The Wisdom of Nature

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When our knowledge of natural products is also limited, even impoverished, by cultural biases that skew toward pharmaceuticals, our information-base shrinks accordingly. We ignore the well-known medicinal properties of vast amounts of natural products and end up placing enormous faith in pills whose very advertisements are forced to devote significant amounts of time and space to a laundry list of side effects. (The U.S. shares with New Zealand the dubious distinction of being the only Western countries to allow direct-to-consumer advertising of psychotropic pharmaceuticals.)

Because I also spend large amounts of time in South America, in particular Peru, from where I'm blogging this summer, cultural differences in medicine and public health can be especially striking. From here, over the last few weeks, I've been able to follow with intense interest the arguments both for and against naturally existing cancer-fighting agents, such as the leaves of the guanabana tree (hereafter known as "graviola"). From all that I've been able to investigate, from PubMed to the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, my sense is that the leaves of this remarkably promising fruit should be getting more rather than less attention from the scientific community. As the studies below indicate, there is already strong evidence that acetogenins in the plant’s leaves target tumors in what scientists call “apoptosis,” or programmed cell death. Unlike in chemotherapy, however, that targeting, according to Zeng et al (1996b), is “relatively nontoxic to noncancerous cells.” In Peru, graviola is routinely part of a cancer-fighting arsenal, along with chemotherapy. In the States the latter prevails, eclipsing most other options.

First, some key background. About three years ago, word spread rapidly on the web about the cancer-fighting properties of "graviola," the leaves of the guanabana tree (Annona muricata), also known as "soursop," "cherimoya," "custard apple," and "Brazilian paw paw." The tree grows in Peru, Colombia, and Brazil, as well as countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia with similarly temperate climates. In all of these countries, the fruit is eaten widely; it is often put in shakes and fruit salads, because it is so delicious. Additionally, the leaves and fruit are frequently used to treat viruses, infections, and depression. There is also, apparently, limited production of the fruit in southern Florida.

As millions of people suffer from all kinds of cancers, for which we have treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy (generally, with terrible side effects) but no cure, interest in and demand for graviola, in particular, skyrocketed around 2008 when reports of its efficacy started to rise. At the same time, some small businesses and a few hucksters, generally selling graviola with a host of other products (essiac tea, burdock root, sheep sorrel, blue-green algae, and so on), overstated their medicinal effects, whose accuracy had also been exaggerated in all the hubbub and excitement. Very quickly, a treatment known to kill some cancer cells and tumors (see below) morphed inaccurately into assurance about cancer's cure.

As rapidly as excitement had skyrocketed, skeptics rushed to denounce the "cancer cure" as a fraud and scam afflicting the needy, the desperate, and the gullible. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) swooped in to fine and close various businesses that had unwisely reported an ability to cure cancer. And in September 2008, Medical News Today publicized the FTC's actions, quoting its director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Lydia Parkes, as saying: "There is no credible scientific evidence that any of the products marketed by these companies can prevent, cure, or treat cancer of any kind" (my emphases).

The only problem with Parkes's blanket dismissal of all these elements is that, in the case of graviola at least, her claim wasn't in fact true.

In 1976, as Richard D. McCarthy, MD, reports on the encyclopedic cancer website U.S. Cancer Centers: Cancer Center Information and Research, "The NCI or the National Cancer Institute did some research on the guanabana cancer cure [sic] and came up with some interesting results. The study . . . showed that the leaves and stems of the plant were incredibly efficient at destroying certain cancerous cells in the body."

"Inexplicably," another site notes, "the results [of the NCI research] were published in an internal report and never released to the public. Since 1976, guanabana has proven to be an immensely potent cancer killer in 20 independent laboratory tests, but as of now, no double-blind clinical trials. [However], a study published in the Journal of Natural Products, following a recent study conducted at Catholic University of South Korea, stated that one chemical in guanabana was found to selectively kill colon cancer cells at '10,000 times the potency of (the commonly used chemotherapy drug) Adriamycin. '... The most significant part of the Catholic University of South Korea report is that guanabana was shown to selectively target the cancer cells, leaving healthy cells untouched."

Adds the same site, "A study at Purdue University, Indiana, recently found that leaves from the guanabana tree killed cancer cells among six human cell lines and were especially effective against prostate, pancreatic and lung cancers." The article, "Paw Paw and Cancer: Annonaceous Acetogenins from Discovery to Commercial Products," appearing in Journal of Natural Products 71.7 in 2008, was authored by Dr. Jerry L. McLaughlin of Purdue's Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology. The journal is published by the American Chemical Society and American Society of Pharmacognosy.

In response to the predictably enormous rise in public interest in graviola, Cancer Research UK also released a statement about the alleged cancer "cure" that included these sentences:

"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. Overall, there is no evidence to show that graviola works as a cure for cancer."

On the basis of the laboratory studies quoted here, with Cancer Research UK acknowledging that "graviola extracts can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells," you might think that such preliminary but hopeful results would at least warrant further investigation. As the site states, "we don't know yet," implying a desire for further research, but also essentially acknowledging ignorance because of the rather astonishing absence of "large-scale studies in humans."

What's startling about the reaction in the United States, by contrast, was that the FTC's action overrode the initial findings of the National Cancer Institute. Even more puzzling, the NCI, after establishing those findings, decided against publicizing them and, for reasons unclear to me, against pursuing them further.

Here in Peru, by contrast, the leaves of the guanabana tree—in short, the very parts of it that both the NCI and CR determined do in fact have cancer-fighting properties—are widely considered part of a parallel set of treatments against cancer, along with chemotherapy and the removal of tumors through operations. In the case of one woman I interviewed, the former mayor of a small town (Supe) three hours north of Lima, graviola was noted by her doctor both for helping to kill cancer cells and for greatly boosting the immune system, itself a common victim of chemo, which destroys more than just cancer cells. In both cases, science supports his recommendation.

After an operation to remove a cancerous tumor in one of her ovaries, the woman (whose information I am relaying with her permission) was given a combined treatment of chemotherapy and a dietary supplement of graviola, taken with meals three times a day. (It's taken either in capsule form or as a tea with boiling water; in either case, that should always be in consultation with a doctor or oncologist). One year later, after she had battled intense side effects from chemo—including hairloss, skin damage, and nausea—she wasn't just in remission. Her cancer had completely disappeared. It remains gone to this day, two years later.

Although it is impossible in this case to distinguish clearly where the effects of chemo ended and those of graviola began, a carefully administered large-scale human trial could control for that variable. My point, then, is not to state or even imply that graviola is a "cure" for cancer. Following the science, I am instead urging that the States and other countries fund and advance such research, owing precisely to the initial findings of the National Cancer Institute and, more recently, of Purdue's Cancer Center.

In Peru, to point up the differences and give readers more information, a major chain, Bionaturista, with stores across the capital and surrounding country, grinds the guanabana leaves into powder under laboratory conditions, with all equipment carefully sterilized, and exports it to a client-base around the world. The chain is one of Peru's largest exporters—not bad for a country whose enviable economic boom is owing partly to its vast natural reserves of minerals and natural gas.

Nor, I should add, is graviola alone among natural products in having anticancer properties. In 2006, to cite Wikipedia, "a research team from the Ben Gurion University in Israel found that lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) also caused apoptosis (programmed cell death) in cancer cells." A key ingredient in especially Thai and Vietnamese cuisine, lemongrass—which is widely and inexpensively available across South-East Asia, South America, and in certain Western stores and supermarkets—is also routinely used as a delicious, healthful tea. According to the published studies below, its potency in killing cancer cells is dwarfed by that of graviola.

In urging that a lot more funding and research go into investigating why graviola kills certain kinds of malignant cancer cells, apparently I risk the ire of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. But rather than give a blanket dismissal of graviola and guanabana, perhaps the FTC should heed the findings of both the NCI and Cancer Research UK and look into this further. The health of millions of cancer sufferers and survivors around the world quite clearly depends on it.

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GOD'S FOOD, GRAVIOLA CURES CANCER 02 October 2014

God's food, graviola cures cancer

GOD'S GRACE

John, the beloved disciple of Jesus wrote the last chapter of the Bible describing how the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. It sounds prophetic that such a tree is found in North and South America, and south-east Asia, especially in the Amazon which has the properties to cures a myriad kind of cancer.

"And in the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations" (Rev. 22:2).

God has limitless love for His people and prepares all things ahead for His people on earth, including herbs for healing diseases. In Genesis 1:11 before He created man, God said, "Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so."

And God blessed Adam and Eve and said, "Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be meat" (Genesis 1:29). THE GRAVIOLA TREE

The Graviola tree is found in the warm tropical areas in North and South America and south-east Asia. Scientific researches have shown that graviola can effectively cure a number of different cancers. However, big pharmaceutical companies have not pursued manufacturing graviola for reasons that it is not feasible or profitable to sell the product.

Family: Annonaceae Genus: Annona Species: muricata Synonyms: Annona macrocarpa , A. bonplandiana, A. cearensis, Guanabanus muricatus Common names: Graviola, soursop, Brazilian paw paw, guanábana, guanábano, guanavana, guanaba, corossol épineux, huanaba, toge-banreisi, durian benggala, nangka blanda, cachiman épineux

Part Used: Leaves, fruit, seeds, bark, roots

The Graviola is a small, upright evergreen tree growing 5 to 6 meters in height with large dark green and glossy leaves. Graviola is indigenous to most of the warmest tropical areas in South-east Asia, South and North America including the Amazon. It produces a large heart-shaped edible fruit that is 6-9", yellow green in color, with white flesh. The fruit is sold in local markets in the tropics where it is c alled Guanabana or Brazilian Cherimoya and is excellent for making drinks and sherbets. Heart

GRAVIOLA HERBAL

PROPERTIES AND ACTIONS Main Actions Other Actions

Standard Dosage kills cancer cells relieves depression Leavesslows tumor growth reduces spasms Infusion: 1 cup 3 times dailykills bacteria kills viruses Tincture: 2-4 ml 3 times dailykills parasites reduces fever Capsules: 2 g 3 times daily reduces blood pressure expels worms, lowers heart rate, stimulates digestion dilates blood vessels, stops convulsions, sedates.

Research shows that with extracts from this miraculous tree it now may be possible to:

  • Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss
  • Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections
  • Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment
  • Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life.

Immune System

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHES

RESEARCH CONDUCTED IN THE 1970'S

Many of the indigenous applications of Graviola have been substantiated by science, and further exceptional properties have been discovered.

"However, the claim to fame of Graviola is its cytotoxic properties, which means its ability to kill cells. Cytotoxic often refers to the ability to kill cells that are not functioning properly and which can put the whole body at risk. More than 34 cytotoxic compounds have been isolated from Graviola, some of them being up to 100 million times more potent than commonly used cytotoxic compounds. The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) prevents making health claims. Therefore, one cannot recommend using the cytotoxic properties of Graviola for the treatment of any disease. However, given the demonstrated properties of Graviola, and given the role of the immune System in eliminating dysfunctional cells, we can say that Graviola is a natural plant that can support the functions of the immune system in an exceptional manner.

The information contained in this article is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat or prevent any disease. If you have any health concern, it is recommended that you seek the advise of a certified health practitioner ."

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Cancer treatment with soursop leaf 02 October 2014

Cancer treatment with soursop leaf

Early years of the 90s found a kind of 'herbal' of the tribes (Tribes) in the Amazon interchangeable several cure important diseases including cancer. After investigation by experts from the U.S. pharmaceutical, it turns out these ingredients come from the Graviola tree leaves. The leaves contain anti-cancer substances called Annonaceous Acetogenin distinguished, which can kill cancer cells without disturbing the healthy cells in the human body. The pharmaceutical industry is trying to patent the findings of 'this, but failed because the pure active ingredients derived from plants in nature, which means public domain. Ironically, the results of this study then 'buried', as worry about harm to industry 'chemotherapy' which at that time is the best alternative to overcome cancer. As a result an anti-cancer drug which is very potential and cheap bbrp disappeared for years until the early 2000s, a member of the research team of pharmaceutical tsb tsb divulge secrets to help close a distinguished family of esophageal cancer. Members of these families recover and be the talk of the doctors who treated him. This info is widespread and then re-examined by experts pharmacy / medicine from Korea and Japan. The result was amazing! Now the eight types of cancer can already be treated with this Graviola leaf. Then the plant whether it Graviola? It turns out native plants that Amazon has the Latin name of Annona muricata, in the Indonesian language known as soursop! Whoa ..!? Soursop tree it is deverywhere? Well ... that is, it turns out cancer drugs are cheap and efficacious available for free in our yard and ironically not many people know. The problem is BHW treatment with soursop leaf has not been thoroughly studied scientifically, allows for many pharmaceutical / medicine who have not acknowledged usefulness. With other words, there is an alternative treatment. Patients who prefer moneyed chemotherapy treatment to overcome cancer, krn supposedly 'more scientific' (although very sick and suffering) and they are able to pay dearly. But for the little people who can not afford expensive treatment which, now there is an alternative treatment which 'would not hurt to try', in addition to cheap, too easy to obtain. Dose-been tested are: 10 soursop leaves dark green washed, boiled in 3 cups water (600cc), and left hanging until the remaining one cup of water (200 cc). Once cool, then strained and drunk every morning (there are patients who bbrp minumpagi-afternoon). In effect, the stomach will feel warm / hot, and sweating bodies. Keep in mind BHW herbal medicine is not 'ces-pleng', meaning that after taking a routine for 3-4 weeks a new effect is visible. The condition of the patient improves, activity can return, and the timeout is checked lab / doctor turns out to dry the cancer cells, while other cells which grow (hair, nails, etc.) not at all disturbed. On the internet have many testimonials about the patients who try this alternative treatment. In addition, existing bbrp Graviola drug company that sells these in capsule form, allows for easier and more practical use. Try just searching through Google with typing: "Graviola anti-cancer". Mudah2an useful ... ... .. In the Fruit Garden Mekarsari, there is the signing of MOU between JBRO with Mekarsari Fruit Garden. During his visit to the plantation area, delivered by one of the experts there that Soursop fruit has a tremendous benefit in the prevention and cure of cancer. For prevention, it is advisable to eat or drink fruit juice soursop. For healing:

  1. Boil 10 pieces of old soursop leaves (dark green) into 3 cups boiling water and continue to evaporate and water to 1 cup only.
  2. 1 cup water drunk each day to patients with 2 times. After drinking, he says the body feels the effects of heat, similar to the effects of chemotherapy. Within 2 weeks, the results can be checked to the doctor, he said quite nutritious. Soursop leaves are said to nature such as chemotherapy, even more abundant because soursop leaves only kill cells that grow abnormally and let the cells grow normally. While the killing effects of chemotherapy there was also some normal cells. there are a lot of this plant in Indonesia and every house or garden belonging to Indonesia have these plants, and this is one of the hidden resources, when in use more leverage, it will be one of the most profitable investment, it can contribute great for increasing incomes and increasing hope of a cure for people who consume this plant

    The following description of nutrient content and usefulness of fruit, flowers and seeds of soursop / tailings for health especially for the treatment of cancer, hemorrhoid, liver disease, ulcers, eczema, rheumatism, lumbago, etc. Common Name: Fruit soursop / tailings Latin name: Annona muricata L Other names: Soursop (UK), Corossol or Anone (France), Zuurzak (Netherlands) guanábana (Spanish), Graviola (Portuguese), Brazilian Paw Paw, Corossolier, Guanavana, Toge-Banreisi, Bengali Durian, Jackfruit barley, and Jackfruit Londa .

    Soursop fruit of Nutrition Soursop fruit consists of 67.5 percent pulp, 20 percent of the fruit skin, fruit seeds 8.5 percent and 4 percent of the fruit core. After water, nutrients that most of soursop are carbohydrates. One type of carbohydrate on soursop fruit is a reducing sugar (glucose and fructose) with levels of 81.9 to 93.6 percent of the total sugar content. Soursop fruit contains very little fat (0.3 g/100 g), so it is good for health. Sour taste in soursop derived from non-volatile organic acids, particularly malic acid, citric acid, and acid isositrat. Vitamins are the most dominant in soursop fruit is vitamin C, which is about 20 mg per 100 grams of fruit flesh. Requirement of vitamin C per person per day (ie 60 mg), had to be met only by consuming 300 grams of meat soursop fruit. Vitamin C content high enough on soursop is a very good antioxidant to increase endurance and slow the aging process (stay young). Minerals which are dominant enough phosphorus and calcium, respectively by 27 and 14 mg/100 g. Both minerals are essential for the formation of bone mass, so useful to form strong bones and prevent osteoporosis. In addition to nutritional components, soursop fruit is also very rich in non-nutritional components. One of them is contain lots of fiber food (dietary fiber), which reached 3.3 g / 100 g pulp. Consumption of 100 g of fruit flesh to fulfill 13 percent of daily needs of food fiber. Soursop fruit is a fruit that is rich in phytochemical compounds, so as to ensure that the fruits were so many health benefits. Phytochemical compounds they are determined to have health giving properties, though not all scientifically proven. Various benefits of soursop for therapy include treatment of gallstones, antisembelit, uric acid, and increases appetite. In addition, the fiber content also serves to facilitate digestion, especially for the treatment of constipation (difficult bowel movements). Studies at Purdue University show that the Graviola leaves are able to effectively kill cancer cells, particularly cancer cells: prostate, pancreas, and lung. Several university research results that prove if the magic tree and its fruit can be:

  3. Attacking cancer cells with naturally safe and effective, without nausea, weight loss, hair loss, as happened in chemo therapy. 2. Protecting the immune system and prevent the deadly infection. 3. Increased energy and improved physical appearance. 4. Effectively selecting the target and kill the bad cells from 12 different cancer types, including colon cancer, breast, prostate, lung, and pancreas. 5. These drugs 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells compared with adriamycin and the commonly used chemo therapy. 6. Unlike chemo therapy, juice only selectively hunt down and kill the bad cells and not harm or kill healthy cells. Resep2 traditional treatment with soursop
  4. Cancer Treatment

10 sheets of old distinguished soursop leaves boiled in 3 cups of water until the remaining 1 cup, drink 2 times per day for 2 weeks. Soursop leaves are said to nature such as chemotherapy, even more abundant because soursop leaves only kill cells that grow abnormally and let the cells grow normally.

  1. Lumbago 20 pieces soursop leaves, boiled with 5 cups water to boil until tinggal3 glass, drink 1 a day 3 / 4 cup.
  2. Infant Diarrhea Soursop fruit is ripe. Soursop fruit is squeezed and filtered to take water, and drunk in infants suffering from diarrhea as much as 2-3 tablespoons.
  3. Hemorrhoid Soursop fruit is ripe. Squeeze to take water as much as 1 cup, drink 2 times a day, morning and afternoon.
  4. Ulcer Soursop leaves are still young enough, stick in places affected by ulcers.
  5. Anyang-anyangen Half-ripe soursop and sugar to taste. Soursop peeled and boiled with sugar, together with 2 cups of water, filtered and drunk.
  6. Urine Bladder Pain Half-ripe fruit soursop, sugar and salt to taste. All the material is made compote cooked. Eaten plain, and performed regularly every day for 1 week in a row.
  7. Liver Disease Fasting other food, only drink soursop juice for 1 week
  8. Eczema and Rheumatism Soursop leaf Mash until smooth and paste on the affected part
  9. Soursop flowers can be used to cure cataracts, but I do not know how it is used. If I've got the recipe I will add here.

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Graviola Shows Promise in Cancer Cures and Arthritis 02 October 2014

Graviola shows promise in cancer cures and arthritis

Graviola, or Annona muricata, is a tropical fruit that has been found to have amazing healing properties. Also called soursop guanababa, or pawpaw, the Graviola fruit, leaves, bark and roots have been used as sedatives in folk medicine. Native South American healers used the tree to heal liver, asthma, heart problems as well as arthritis. Research on Graviola has shown good results in test tube studies, but there have been no clinical trials on animals or humans, even though the plant shows remarkable healing potential. The plant grows in South and Central America and has been cultivated for its healing properties for over three thousand years.

The first modern-day research on Graviola was conducted in 1976 by the National Cancer Institute, though the plant has been under investigation since the 1940s. Their findings reported that the leaves of the Graviola plant were effective in destroying malignant cancer cells. Tests at Perdue University on cancer cells of prostate, pancreas and lungs have all shown results. Twenty further studies investigated the chemical effects of the Graviola in laboratory tests, but tests on animals or humans are needed to confirm the results. A Korean study found that Graviola killed colon cancer cells better than a chemotherapy drug called Adriamycin. Graviola results were ten thousand times stronger than the chemotherapy. And, unlike chemotherapy drugs, Graviola did not damage any cells except the carcinogenic cells. This means that there would likely be no hair loss or nausea as side effects from using Graviola as a treatment for cancers.

In the traditional folk medicine of Graviola seeds are used to help eliminate parasites. In Guyana, the leaves are used as both a sedative and a heart tonic. Brazilians drink Graviola tea for relief of liver problems, and apply the oil from the seeds to relieve arthritis and rheumatism. In Jamaica and the West Indies, the fruit is eaten to reduce fevers and to treat diarrhea.

The active ingredients in Graviola are called Annonaceous acetogenins. These substances have shown strong anti-tumor effects in test tubes, and what is more promising is that small doses seem to have great effect. Research using one part per million has shown results.

There are over two thousand varieties of plants in the Annonaceae species worldwide, many of which may provide additional sources of useful medicines for mankind. It is hoped that further research will enable this plant, used for millennium in folk medicine, to find its rightful place in modern science and global healing.

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http://www.hope4cancer.com/information/graviola-and-cancer.html 02 October 2014

Http://www.hope4cancer.com/information/graviola-and-cancer.html

It is widely appreciated in many tropical regions of the world for its deliciously sweet, yet slightly tart, flavor profile marked with strong essences of strawberry, pineapple and citrus fruits like lemon and lime. But the exotic graviola fruit, also know as soursop or guanabana, represents a whole lot more than just savory extraordinaire, as this powerful "superfruit" is said to contain nutrient compounds that are thousands of times more effective than chemotherapy at treating many types of cancer.

Scientific research published in the Journal of Natural Products back in 1996 revealed, perhaps for the first time ever, that graviola, and graviola seeds in particular, contain a cytotoxic compound that is literally 10,000 times more potent than common chemotherapy drug Adriamycin at treating cancer. And unlike this and other toxic chemotherapy drugs, graviola does not damage healthy cells in the process, targeting only malignant cells for destruction.

The prickly-skinned fruit, which grows wild in the Amazon rainforest, is quite large and looks similar to an avocado. Inside, it contains a white, fleshy pulp that can be eaten whole or juiced. In Brazil, for example, the fruit of graviola has long been used to make fresh juice, or mixed with milk and frozen to make fresh sherbet. The fruit can also be dried and turned into powder for distribution in colder regions where the fruit does not grow natively.

Though they previously did not have the science to back up its many health benefits, native cultures have long utilized graviola as a way to promote relaxation, fight infection, relieve depression and prevent chronic disease. Today, the fruit, leaves, stem and bark of graviola are being used in natural cancer treatment protocols, and with much success.

"Besides being a cancer remedy, graviola is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections, is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders," explains The Citizens Column.

"Research shows that with extracts from this miraculous tree it now may be possible to:

  • Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss
  • Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections
  • Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment
  • Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life"

Leaked drug company research data proves graviola is an amazing healing fruit Not surprisingly, the drug industry has repeatedly tried to synthesize and patent the disease-fighting compounds found naturally in graviola. Leaked data reveals that one unnamed drug company in particular spent seven years and hundreds of millions of dollars trying to replicate graviola's innate healing compounds and claim them as its own. But these efforts ultimately failed, and thanks to an insider source, we now know the truth about graviola.

Beyond this, there is also copious published science replete with evidence corroborating what this drug company found. The National Cancer Institute, for instance, has known since the 1970s that graviola leaves and branches attack and destroy malignant cancer cells. And research conducted many years later at the Catholic University in South Korea found that graviola seeds target colon and lung cancer cells.

"As far as the fruit goes, you may be able to find it at some grocery and health food stores in your area," adds The Citizen's Column. "There are several different soursop juice manufacturers, distributors and suppliers worldwide."

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Graviola and Cancer, A Potential Cancer Treatment? 02 October 2014

Graviola and cancer, a potential cancer treatment?

It’s no secret that a well-balanced diet incorporating several superfoods can help reduce the risk of various types of cancers and even, possibly, help treat them. One such food that scientists claim has strong cancer fighting properties is graviola. Graviola cancer research has recently become very significant, as new studies being conducted make the claim that graviola for cancer can effectively stop the growth of tumors related to pancreatic cancer, and may also be effective in treating breast cancer.

Graviola is more commonly referred to as sour sop, and is also known as guanabana. It is often found as a juice in health food and nutrition stores. In the wild, it is an herb and a fruit. In the lab, graviola and cancer are bitter enemies, with graviola often the victor when used as a treatment for cancer in both live subjects and test tube experiments. Can Broccoli Cure Cancer? Read About the Properties of this Amazing Vegetable. Graviola Treatment for Cancer: Recent Studies of Importance

A cancer research team at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center performed graviola cancer research tests in which graviola inhibited the growth of pancreatic cancer cells.

A Virginia Tech study published in the June 2011 issue of Nutrition and Cancer reveals that graviola, in the form of sour sop juice, could successfully inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells in patients with no damaging effects on healthy cells. Additionally, graviola extract was also shown to significantly reduce the growth of tumors.

Graviola cancer research was also conducted at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, in which several additional health benefits of graviola were discovered. These include strong antiviral properties. Read about the Antioxidant Benefits of the Miracle Berry, Acai. Graviola Treatment for Cancer: How Effective Is It?

As stated previously, there are several fruits and foods that possess ample cancer fighting properties. Consuming them as part of a regular diet reduces the risk of certain cancers and may possibly even help to treat various forms of cancer by inhibiting tumor growth. The link between graviola and cancer cannot be denied, and studies continue as to how best harness graviola’s cancer fighting properties.

Researchers are learning more about the graviola treatment for cancer to help fight additional cancers, including colon cancer, lung cancer, stomach cancer, and others. In the meantime, including graviola in your regular diet can only help to improve your health, as it provides many additional health benefits in addition to reducing the risk of cancer.

Graviola can be enjoyed as a fruit or purchased as a juice, and graviola extract can also be found and purchased in establishments specializing in nutritional supplements.

“This article reflects the opinions of the author and those of any of the source articles and should not be misconstrued as medical advice. None of this information is evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and it is not meant to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.”

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What Are the Benefits of Drinking Soursop Tea? 02 October 2014

What are the benefits of drinking soursop tea?

Soursop, a large fruit weighing five pounds or more, is native to tropical America. High in vitamins B and C, soursop has an acidic flavor, and its juice is used in cold drinks and frozen fruit recipes. Tea made from soursop has been shown to provide health benefits, particularly related to the prevention and treatment of some forms of cancer. Consult your doctor about using soursop tea to treat a medical condition. Acetogenins

Soursop tea may help prevent some forms of cancer, according to a study published in the January 2011 issue of the journal "Pharmacognosy." In the study, soursop roots were tested against tissue cultures of human lung cancer, leukemia, cervical cancer and breast cancer. Results showed effectiveness against all forms of cancer tested. Researchers attributed the anti-cancer effects of soursop to high concentrations of alkaloid compounds and acetogenins -- a family of compounds with antibiotic, antifungal and antiparasitic effects. The results of this study show promise for the use of soursop as a cancer preventive.

Soursop was included in a list of plants with significant anti-cancer properties in a Brazilian study published in the November 2010 issue of the journal "Molecules." The study evaluated anti-cancer potential, antioxidant ability and content of tannins -- bitter compounds with some medicinal value -- of 14 Brazilian medicinal plants. Soursop was not found to be high in antioxidants or tannins, but it showed effectiveness against throat cancer and lung cancer. Other plants with anti-cancer potential included Lantana camara, Handroanthus impetiginosus and Mentzelia aspera.

Method of Activity

A study published in the August 2009 issue of the journal "Phytotherapy Research" found that acetogenin compounds in soursop prevent cancer by inhibiting energy production in cancer cells. In the laboratory animal study, soursop acetogenin extract showed anticancer properties similar to the cancer chemotherapy drug doxorubicin. One extract tested in the study was effective against a strain of human cervical cancer cells. Colon Cancer

Colon cancer may respond well to treatment with soursop bush tea, according to researchers at Laboratorio de Química Orgánica, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, México. The tissue culture and laboratory animal study determined that soursop acetogenin extract exerted toxic effects on human colon cancer cells. The study was published in the December 2008 issue of the journal "Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin." Ovarian Cancer

Researchers at the Graduate Institute of Natural Products, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan, reported the discovery of two new acetogenin compounds from soursop in a study published in the November 2004 issue of the "Journal of Natural Products." The new compounds showed moderate effectiveness against human ovarian cancer in a tissue culture experiment.

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Graviola Tree & Cancer 02 October 2014

Graviola tree & cancer

Graviola, also known as guanabana and soursop, is a tropical evergreen tree. It produces a tasty fruit that is sold in Caribbean, Southeast Asian, and South and Central American markets. Herbalists treat cancer, diabetes, spasms, anxiety, parasites and other medical conditions with graviola. Researchers are studying graviola's potential as an anti-cancer treatment. Seek advice from a physician before using graviola medicinally. Description

Cooks prize the delicious and subtle flavor of the graviola fruit. Desserts, liqueurs and drinks are concocted using this fruit, which is also called custard apple and Brazilian paw paw. Since graviola fruit does not ship well, it is primarily available in the United States as a canned nectar beverage, or sometimes as preserved or frozen pulp. Indigenous people of the tropics use all parts of the graviola tree medicinally. Cancer

Test-tube and animal research demonstrates that graviola may be an anti-cancer agent, but human clinical trial research is lacking. According to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, MSKCC, graviola extract proved to be effective against liver cancer and breast cancers cells. Naturopath Leslie Taylor, author of "The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs," notes that studies show graviola has an inhibitory effect on enzyme processes in some cancer cell membranes. Interestingly, graviola only affected cancer cells membranes and not those of healthy cells. This research may lend support to the herb's traditional use against cancer.

Researchers think that phytochemicals called Annonaceous acetogenins, present in the leaves and bark, are the tree's bioactive constitutents, according to Barrie Cassileth's article in the September 2008 issue of "Oncology." In the laboratory, graviola extracts were successful against leishmaniasis, a parasitic disease caused by the protozoa leishmania. The extract also effectively combated the herpes simplex virus, which can cause genital herpes and fever blisters. Graviola influences the body's serotonin neuroreceptors and may work as an anti-depressant, writes Cassileth.

Safety

In test-tube research, the roots and seeds of the graviola tree have demonstrated an initial toxicity to some neurons. MSKCC notes that graviola's possible neurotoxic action may lead to symptoms of a condition similar to Parkinson's disease. According to Taylor, the plant can lower blood pressure and can cause vomiting and nausea when too much is ingested.

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