Sunday, 23 September 2012

The Soursop Tree (Graviola)

Scientific Name: Annona Muricata
Local Name: Soursop
Creole: Name Couassol
Other: Graviola, Brazilian Pawpaw, Guanba

The soursop or graviola tree is grown wild in the Caribbean and has always been used in time long ago by Caribbean people and further back the inhabitants of the islands the Kalinago indigenous people (The Caribs) as a popular home remedy.

The soursop tree until recently has become a subject matter of cancer studies with very interesting results. Extract from the plant leaves, bark, and root are now widely available in the form of tea bags, capsules, and liquids all over the internet.

The soursop tree as it is known is a specie of the Annona  family a tropical plant that is grown throughout the Caribbean, Central,and South America, Mexico, and deep in the Amazon rain forest. It is also cultivated in Florida in the United States.

Out of the 60 or so specie of the Annona Family , The soursop produces the largest fruit. It is family to the Custard Apple known as the (Cachima) in Dominica,and the Sugar Apple (Pomme Canelle). The tree plant and fruit are known by its Brazilian or Portuguese name " Greviola" or Brazilian Pawpaw and (guanabana) in Spanish.

The bark and leaves, were often used as tea and baths, more so for children to induce sleep. Other uses of the leaves are cooling, common colds, fever, coughing, and flue like symptoms, depression, high blood pressure, heat rashes, joint pains,and used as a sedative. The leaves were used for tea, to reduce swelling of the mucus membranes.and to treat liver disease. In Africa the leaves are crushed rub against the face in cases of dizziness, giddiness, shock and for the deadening of skin.

The black seeds were often crushed and ingested for intestinal worms, and also to apply to the scalp to help get rid of head lice. 

The ripe white pulpy fruit, makes delicious beverage and dessert or it can be eaten in hand. The fruit and juice are taken for worms and parasites as well to increase a mother milk after child birth and as a astringent for diarrhea and dysentery, while the young fruit are cooked as vegetables. The heart of the ripe fruit were often eaten by children for week bladder or wetting bed at knights.

The Graviola Tree a Break Through for Cancer Treatment: A few years age the Health Science Institute published a special report on an astounding discovery of a particular tree that grows deep in the Amazon rain forest that can revolutionize what you, your Doctor and the rest of the world think about cancer treatment and the chances of survival.

In 1976 the National cancer institute performed the first scientific research and the result showed that graviola leaves, and stem were found effective in attacking and destroying malignant cells.

According to the report, research shows that the extracts from this miraculous tree it 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 treatment. 
  • Boost your energy level and improve your out look on life. 
The source of this information was just stunning: It came from one of Americas largest drug manufactures, the fruit of over 20 laboratory test conducted since the 1970s! What those test revealed was nothing short of mind boggling...

Extract from the tree were shown to: Effectively target and kills malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including breast, colon, prostate, lung, and pancreatic cancer. The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug! And what is more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted is from the graviola tree, it selectively hunts down and kills only cancer cells. It does not harm healthy cells.

The amazing anti-cancer properties of the Graviola tree have been extensively researched, One of America's biggest billion dollar drug maker began a search for a cancer cure and their research centered on Greviola, a legendary healing tree from the Amazon rain forest.

Various parts of the tree including the bark, leaves and root, fruit and fruit-seeds have been used for centuries by medicine men and native Indians in South America, to treat disease such as asthma, liver problems, and arthritis.

Going on very little documented scientific evidence the company poured money and resources into testing the tree's anti cancerous properties and were shocked by the results. The graviola proved itself to be a cancer-killing dynamo. But sadly that was where the Graviola story ended.

The company had one huge problem with the Graviola tree- It is completely natural, and so, under federal law, not patentable. There is no way to make serious profit from it. It turns out the drug company invested nearly seven years trying to synthesize two of the graviola tree's most powerful anti-cancer ingredients.

However, in recent time there has been an increase in the demand for graviola in the Caribbean and throughout the world due to its discovery of its medicinal significant in the treatment of cancer.

Graviola extract is considered to have annonaceous acetogenin, a chemical present in the tree. This chemical has proven to be effective in fighting cancer due to its anti-microbial, anti- tumorous and anti-parasitic qualities. It also contains alkaloids which have proven to bring the effects of depression downwards. Many Doctors have already started to include graviola as a supplement in some cancer treatment.  

There are curtain medical conditions a person need to be aware of before using graviola extract. People with high blood pressure and heart diseases can face difficulties after using graviola. Please consult with your Doctor before taking any form of graviola extract. 

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