Do you know what is Graviola? It is a small tree with no more than 10 meters tall and it has different names such as soursop, guanabana, and cherimoya.
This is a very tasty fruit, sort of like ‘custardy’ apple. It has been used to add flavor to jams, ice cream, juices, and nectars.
Recently, it becomes very popular in the West, but it already has a long history in ancient herbal remedies and treatments. The leaves, bark and roots, on the other hand, are used to treat diabetes. There was a lately studies which are pointing to Graviola as an alternative treatment for cancer.
This fruit has a number of benefits:
Modern Medicinal Benefits of Graviola
In 1976 was made research study and it was found Guanabana as a possible cure for cancer. The study was conducted by the National Cancer Institute. The study shows ability to eliminate cancer cells in the body using the leaves and stems of this tree. It was found that it had an ingredient that was 10,000 times more potent than chemo. Also, by the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, there was confirmed some other beneficial elements of Graviola, including anti-rheumatic, antiviral, anti-parasitic and emetic.
Other Known Graviola Benefits
1. Stronger immune system
In order to keep your immune system strong, Soursop offers you a lot of excellent properties. It can kill free radicals and ensures your immune system for effectively performing its functions such as warding off diseases.
2. Regular bowel movements
Consuming Graviola can lead to regular bowel movements, as a consequence of rich level in fiber. Also, it helps to maintain constipation and hemorrhoids.
3. Increased energy
Soursop keeps your body active and energized so you won’t feel lethargic all day.
4. Osteoporosis prevention
Soursop is rich in calcium and phosphorous. This will help you in strengthen the bones and prevent bone and joint diseases such as osteoporosis.
5. Heart disease and nerve disease prevention
It has ability to maintain a proper blood circulation, boost metabolism and prevent damage to your nerves. Тhis leads to better functioning of your heart. Also, this can prevent your nervous system from damaged as you grow older.
There are not enough scientific evidence, but it is believed that sour sop leaves can treat gout by lowering the uric acid in the body. We suggest you to boil 6 – 10 leaves with 2 cups of water and drink one cup twice a day. If you suffer from back pain or rheumatism you can prepare Graviola extract obtained from its leaves and drink it hot once a day. It is also believed that Soursop can prevent infection by inhibiting the growth of viruses, bacteria, and parasites.
What Makes Graviola So Beneficial?
First of all it is rich in vitamins and minerals including vitamin B1, B2, and C. Also, it has a high level of potassium, calcium, zinc, phosphorous and magnesium. The stem, bark and leaves are rich in antioxidants, particularly Coenzyme Q10 to fight inflammation, eliminate free radicals, and ensure your body is functioning at optimum levels.
When you summarize all these things which are present in Graviola, it’s easy to understand why it is so popular.