I'm not one prone to get wrapped up into "urban legends", "old wives tales", "nutritional scams", and all the rest, too much meticulous "research-ability" (if that's a word) in my nature, and I know in my heart and instincts that the Guyabano plant is truly a miracle healer.
It kills me when I continue to read volumes upon volumes, including extensive overseas medical research and studies, that have proven there are countless natural solutions to cancer, many of which have been used for millinea.
Wanted to post this article about the Guyabano, a.k.a.. Soursop fruit, the "Cancer Killer".
Guyabano, The Soursop Fruit [supposedly] has cancer curing abilities. The SourSop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than Chemo. The taste supposedly not bad. It’s completely natural and definitely has no side effects. Guyabano is a tree called graviola in Brazil (and the Philippines) , Guyabano in Spanish and has the uninspiring name “soursop” in English. The fruit is very large and the subacid sweet white pulp is eaten out of hand or, more commonly, used to make fruit drinks, sherbets and such.
Reliable 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* Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer.* The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug!* What’s more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectively hunts down and kills only cancer cells.
Various parts of the Graviola tree–including the bark, leaves, roots, fruit and fruit-seeds–have been used for centuries by medicine men and native Indians in South America to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis. Going on very little documented scientific evidence, a company poured money and resources into testing the tree’s anti-cancerous properties–and were shocked by the results.
Graviola proved itself to be a cancer-killing dynamo. The National Cancer Institute performed the first scientific research in 1976. The results showed that Graviola’s “leaves and stems were found effective in attacking and destroying malignant cells.” Inexplicably, the results were published in an internal report and never released to the public. Since 1976, Graviola has proven to be an immensely potent cancer killer in 20 independent laboratory tests, but as of now, no double-blind clinical trials.
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 Graviola 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 Graviola was shown to selectively target the cancer cells, leaving healthy cells untouched.
Unlike chemotherapy, which indiscriminately targets all actively reproducing cells (such as stomach and hair cells), causing the often devastating side effects of nausea and hair loss in cancer patients. A study at Purdue University recently found that leaves from the Graviola tree killed cancer cells among six human cell lines and were especially effective against prostate, pancreatic and lung cancers.
most of the text for this post taken from an article I found on SoulSpeak , although with a rudimentary web search, you will find this is a very well known phenomenon with this fruit as a cancer fighter, at least outside the United States
… I truly think with all the energy we put into marching for cancer, wearing pink, donating money, I think god has already given us the answers to all this, and it will always boggle my mind why there is not a massive effort to look further into these healing plants. I know it's all about the money, I'm not naive, but It my mind is "boggled" because consumers are not putting every ounce of our energy into taking back our health and wellness, and demanding with our consumer dollars, a change in attitude about natural healers.
Someone wrote to me that there can be side effects to this plant. I got the impression there "can be", as there can be with more common foods, I would suggest talking to an herbalist or naturopath about this food before consuming. Even for myself, this is not the type of food I would just "jump into" without my own extensive research on what I am doing and why…..I'm bringing up the the subject of Guyabano moreso for awareness that there are natural healers out there that the Scientific and Medical communities, as well as individuals, need to devote more time (and money) to looking into, in that I think the answers to all these "Western" diseases are all around us………..