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Written By Admin on Friday, April 1, 2016 | 7:44:00 AM

Graviola comes from a tree in the rain forests of Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia. Its scientific name is Annona muricata. It is also known as custard apple, cherimoya, guanabana, soursop and brazilian paw paw. The active ingredient is thought to be a type of plant compound (phytochemical) called annonaceous acetogenins.

This herb is best known for its action on cancer cells. According to estimates of experts, graviola selectively kills cancer cells, and is up to 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy drug.
In treating cancer, graviola works on several levels:
– Destroys cancer cells but does not cause harmful side effects
– Protects the immune system , helps in avoiding deadly infections
– Establishes normal operations of bodies
– Restores vital energy and positive outlook on life
According to laboratory tests by a U.S. manufacturer of pharmaceuticals , herb graviola extract kills malignant cells in 12 cancers, including tumors of the colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreas.
Unlike conventional medicines , graviola does not harm healthy cells and effectively kills cancer cells.
What is graviola used for?
People in African and South American countries have used graviola to treat infections with viruses or parasites, rheumatism, arthritis, depression, and sickness. We know from research that some graviola extracts can help to treat these conditions. In many countries, people use the bark, leaves, root, and fruits of this tree for traditional remedies.
Possible side effects of graviola
We don’t know much about how graviola affects the body. But some researchers are concerned that particular chemicals present in graviola may cause nerve changes and movement disorders when taken in large amounts. The nerve changes may cause symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease. Laboratory research has found that some substances in graviola cause nerve damage and that these substances can cross into the brain from the bloodstream.
One research study has shown that people in the Caribbean who had large amounts of graviola in their diet were more likely to develop particular nerve changes and were also more likely to have hallucinations. It is unlikely that drinks or foods containing graviola could harm you when taken as part of a normal diet. But always talk to your doctor before taking any kind of complementary or alternative therapy.