Graviola or as most people know it – soursop has recently been the main subject of many studies for displaying serious anti-cancer properties in which scientists are so interested in.
It turns out that the leaves are actually what provide the strong anticancer effects. It is considered that graviola leaves are far more powerful and efficient than chemotherapy, and cause no side-effects at all.
Health benefits of Graviola
The tropical fruit originates from South America and the Caribbean. It is recognizable for its sweet taste similar to strawberries and pineapple.
However, graviola isn’t just delicious but it is super-healthy as well. Its leaves have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and analgesic properties, which makes the fruit one of the greatest plants in the world.
A team of scientists conducted a study based on the effect of graviola on pancreatic cancer. Since this type of cancer cells are resistant to chemo, graviola extract has been tested and it was shown that it successfully prevents further growth and development of the cancer.
For preparing graviola tea, you’re going to need 15 graviola leaves and a quart of boiling water. Chop up the leaves and add them to the water and turn the heat on low. Let the tea simmer until you notice that the liquid has reduced.
The tea works wonders when consumed both hot and cold. For achieving the best results, consume this tea 3 times a day.
According to a team of researchers, graviola has strong anti-cancer properties as well as annonaceousacetogenins compounds which have been shown to destroy abnormal cancer cells and stop their growth while leaving the healthy normal cells unharmed.
Even the types of cancer that are resistant to common anti-cancer drugs have been shown to not stand a chance against graviola.
Unfortunately, The Food and Drug Administration ignored these facts, with their only excuse being that the study was performed in vitro with cells collected in test tubes.
Therefore, a clinical study needs to be performed to officially confirm these findings.
Although graviola is incredibly healthy, you still need to consult with your doctor before you start consuming graviola since it is rather strong.