Cancer is one of the most devastating diseases presently known and its effects are heartbreaking. The treatment of cancer can be carried out in various ways and most of them leave a cancer patient distressed in their fight. The study to seek improved ways to fight cancer has been consistent and scholars discovered a plant that eliminates cancer cells.
It is a tropical plant that is known as Annona muricata, soursop or guananbaba. The plant is found in the Central and Southern parts of America and has for the last three centuries been used for healing. Its roots, bark, leaves, and fruits were commonly used as sedatives by the people of those regions and its usage has evolved to tackle other health conditions like; arthritis, liver problems, fevers, asthma, heart complaints, parasites in the human body, and diarrhea.
Annona muricata is a green, irregular shaped and bluntly spikes fruit which reveals a creamy white pulp and black seeds when opened. The fruit has a lovely tropical flavor and is usually eaten fresh or used in the production of shakes, smoothies, and other foods or beverages. The leaves and barks of the wild soursop tree are usually let to dry to be used for Graviola tea or boiled to remove its medicinal elements.
The first clinical research ever done on the Graviola tree happened in 1976. The tests involved the examination of Graviola extracts on the cancerous cells of a pancreas, prostate, and lung and the outcome as the elimination of those cancerous cells. The tests were carried out in test tubes and were not concluded because they were not done on humans or animals. The effects of the Graviola plant on cancerous cells proved to be ten thousand times stronger than that of a popular chemotherapy drug known as Adriamycin.
It was noted that the Graviola extract targeted only the cancerous cells of the specimen provided and left the normal cells alone. This made the plant gain favor over the numerous cancer drugs we have due to the fact that they do not spare even the healthy cells when introduced to the human body. The Graviola extract rose above chemotherapy too because chemo has side effects which include hair loss and nausea and Graviola doesn’t. Graviola is still under trial to ensure its safety on humans before use, but it is very promising and the possibility of a cure for cancer is really exciting.
The other fruit that has medicinal value is in the same class as Graviola and is known as Annona squamosal, custard apple or sweetsop. The fruit is popular for its positive effects on cancer, malaria, diabetes, hyperglycemia, and parasites. Unlike its counterpart Graviola, it does not handle conditions like diarrhea, anxiety, and wounds. It is particularly strong with anti-diabetes properties and it controls diabetes in pregnant mother to restrain the chances of birth with defects.