Can Soursop Kill Cancer Cells?

Soursop is the fruit of a tree in the rain forests of Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia. Soursop tastes like a combination of other citrus fruits with the creamy flavor of banana or coconut. Since it's rather difficult to eat by itself, the pulp is often used to prepare juice, ice cream, sorbets, and candies.

Experts have discovered that this is the fruit that cures cancer and it’s 10,000 times more powerful than the conventional chemotherapy treatment. Many experts around the world think that this is the strongest anti-carcinogen on this planet.

It’s an interesting fact knowing that cancer is a scourge for which there seems to be no wholesale antidote. It attacks and kills just about anyone. No respecter of race, politics, religion and social status. The only treatment known to cure cancer nowadays is only by having chemotherapy, which lead to dire consequences by affecting the healthy cells as well.

But, is it really true? Can this fruit really kill cancer cells?

The active ingredient in soursop that is proving to be effective is called annona muricata or graviola. People in African and South American countries have used graviola to treat infections with viruses or parasites, rheumatism, arthritis, depression, and sickness. We know from research that some graviola extracts can help to treat these conditions. In many countries, people use the bark, leaves, root, and fruits of this tree for traditional remedies.

Graviola is not just a cancer treatment; it has also displayed anti-parasitic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic and cytotoxic properties. In some cases, graviola has also been used as a pain killer and the results were positive.

As it relates directly to cancer, test-tube and animal research demonstrates that graviola may be an anti-cancer agent. However, no human clinical trials have been performed as of yet. According to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, MSKCC, graviola extract proved to be effective against liver cancer and breast cancer cells.

Graviola is effective against various microbial and parasitic agents. It displayed specific effectiveness on parasites Leishmania braziliensis, Leishmania panamensis, Nippostrongylus braziliensis, Artemia salina and Trichomonas vaginalis, as well as against the Herpes simplex virus.

Research done over 20 laboratory tests by one of America’s largest drug manufacturers suggests that the extracts were able to demonstrate the following:

  • 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. It does not harm healthy cells

In laboratory studies, graviola extracts can kill some types of liver and breast cancer cells that are resistant to particular chemotherapy drugs. But once again, there haven’t been any studies in humans.

But if you’re intrigued to know how to use soursop as cancer treatment (or for prevention against cancer), this is what you can do:

Soursop Tea

1.     Boil 1 liter of water; take 15 soursop dry leaves (fresh or dried ones both have same value) and 1 small stem, cut into small pieces and put into the boiling water.

2.    Don't close the vessel and continue to boil the water on small flame for 30 minutes until the water evaporates to 500 ml.

3.     Soursop tea is ready to drink. For better taste you can add 1/2 spoon of lime juice and some honey (not sugar).

4.   Drink 1 cup (165ml) filtered soursop tea (hot, warm or cool), 3 times daily -- in the morning, afternoon and at night. 

  1. It is more effective to take soursop tea 30 minutes before food. 
  2. For prevention, it is advisable to eat soursop fruit or drink its juice.
  3. For effective healing and to fight cancer always take soursop tea.

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