Graviola Fruit Can It Cure Cancer?

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A recent study in South Korea finds that Graviola Fruit is up to 10,000 times more effective than chemotherapy at stopping the spread of cancerous cells.

This fruit is not new. In 1997 a study was published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry found that it was more than 200 times as effective as chemotherapy when tested on breast cancer cells. Another study in 2015 published in the Universal Medicina also found that the leaves, fruit and seeds of this plant were shown to inhibit the proliferation of breast cancer cells. Graviola also showed anticancer effects in lab studies but the human data are lacking.

Extracts of Graviola have been shown to be effective against a number of viruses, bacteria, and parasites in test tubes. Laboratory studies have also shown Graviola to be effective against some types of cancer cells. It contains chemicals called acetogenins, which are thought to be the active ingredient. However, substances derived from Graviola damaged nerve cells and caused neurological side effects similar to Parkinson’s disease in laboratory and animal experiments. In addition, some animal studies suggest long- term use may increase the risk of other neurologicaldiseases. Graviola may also affect nuclear imaging because it has been shown to decrease the uptake of radiopharmaceuticals used in such procedures.

If you are taking blood pressure medications or if you are taking diabetic medications, you should not eat or take Graviola in any form.