What is Graviola?
Graviola is the Portuguese name for a fruit tree that grows throughout the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico. Its Latin name is Annona muricata, and because of its wide distribution, it has dozens of others, graviola, soursop, and Brazilian paw-paw being among the most common. In recent years, graviola extract has become widely available as a supplement.
different ancient uses: in Brazil (analgesic, antirheumatic and antifebrile). In Haiti (asthenia, flu and antispasmodic). Mexico (branquial and diarrhea). Panama (dyspepsia and allergies). Venezuela (Liver disease). Malaysia (rheumatic and dermatological).
All parts of the Graviola tree are used in natural medicine in the tropics, including bark, roots, fruit, and fruit seeds. The various features and applications are attributed to various parts of the tree. Generally, fruit and fruit juice taken for the cure of worms and parasites, to cool fevers, to increase milk after birth, and as an astringent for diarrhea and dysentery. The crushed seeds are used against parasites internal and external, head lice, and worms, the roots are considered sedative, antispasmodic and hypotensive.
Chemical constituents of Graviola Extract
The active ingredient is Lactone. Also it contains Bullatacin, beta-sitosterol, sitosterol, campesterol, myristic acid, stearic acid, stigmasterol, Amino Acids, Vitamins and Minerals.
Benefits of taking Graviola Extract supplements:
Contains powerful active anticancer ingredients or cytostatic and Acetogenins that Graviola leaf contain. Comparative studies were done in vitro by comparing the effect with adriamycin (known chemotherapy). It was found that is 10,000 times more powerful, and that kills cancer cells without harming healthy cells as with chemotherapy (chemotherapy causes nausea, weight loss and hair), protecting and improving the Immune system.
In 1976 Dr. Jerry Mc Laughlin IE from Purdue University found the acetogenins of the ANONACEA GRAVIOLA, powerful anticarcinogenics. Researches continued in the National Cancer Institute verifying its effectiveness in OF COLON CANCER and PROSTATE. The National Health Center also uses it for other type of cancers (stomach, kidneys and breasts). The Faculty of Medical Sciences of the Catholic University of Korea performed comparative studies with adriamycin (chemotherapy) in the treatment of lung cancer.
Perhaps one of the most important discoveries related to cancer is that of the parasites. All cancer patients are infected with parasites. Parasites (the same that give our dogs and cats) create both toxic within the body, with their droppings and urine, which the body simply is not any defense against cancer and succumbed to the attack of the cancer cells.
This discovery was made by Dr. Hulda Clark, whose book «The Cure for All Cancers» (The Cure For all cancers) has sold millions of copies. There are hundreds of people who give testament to the success of herbal treatment by Dr. Clark where they have completely stopped progress of cancer in their bodies with this treatment.
It is for this reason the importance of the Graviola extract against cancer dewormer properties.
Atypical parkinsonism in Guadeloupe: a common risk factor for two closely related phenotypes?
Brain. 2007 Mar;130(Pt 3):816-27. Epub 2007 Feb 15. Department of Neurology, Hospital of Pointe-Pitre, Guadeloupe, F.W.I.
In Guadeloupe, there is an abnormally high frequency of atypical parkinsonism. Only one-third of the patients that develop parkinsonian symptoms were reported to present the classical features of idiopathic Parkinson disease and one-third a syndrome resembling progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). The others were unclassifiable, according to established criteria. We carried out a cross-sectional study of 160 parkinsonian patients to define more precisely the clinical phenotypes of the PSP-like syndrome and the parkinsonism that was considered unclassifiable in comparison with previously known disorders; define the neuropsychological and brain imaging features of these patients; (iii) evaluate to what extent a candidate aetiological factor, the mitochondrial complex I inhibitor annonacin contained in the fruit and leaves of the tropical plant Annona muricata (soursop) plays a role in the neurological syndrome. Neuropsychological tests and MRI were used to classify the patients into those with Parkinson’s disease (31%), Guadeloupean PSP-like syndrome (32%), Guadeloupean parkinsonism-dementia complex (PDC, 31%) and other parkinsonism-related disorders (6%). Consumption of soursop was significantly greater in both PSP-like and PDC patients than in controls and Parkinson’s disease patients. In conclusion, atypical Guadeloupean parkinsonism comprises two forms of parkinsonism and dementia that differ clinically by the presence of oculomotor signs, but have similar cognitive profiles and neuroimaging features, suggesting that they may constitute a single disease entity, and both were similarly exposed to annonaceous neurotoxins, notably annonacin.
Graviola has been found to help promote healthy growth of cells, while treating bacterial infections both internally and externally. It has also proven effective against fungal infections as well as helping to kill and dispel worms and intestinal parasites.
> Effect of the extract of Annona muricata ( graviola extract ) and Petunia nyctaginiflora on Herpes simplex virus.
J Ethnopharmacol. 1998 May;61(1):81-3.
Annona muricata (graviola) and Petunia nyctaginiflora (Solanaceae) were screened for their activity against Herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1) and clinical isolate (obtained from the human keratitis lesion). We have looked at the ability of extract(s) to inhibit the cytopathic effect of HSV-1 on vero cells as indicative of anti-HSV-1 potential. The minimum inhibitory concentration of ethanolic extract of graviola and aqueous extract of P. nyctaginiflora was found to be 1 mg/ml.
Graviola leaves are often simmered in water for a period of 20-30 minutes to make a graviola tea. Sometimes the graviola roots and bark are added to the tea as well. The graviola tea is most beneficial as a sedative, as well as calming nerves and as an antispasmodic. Other health benefits of graviola tea also include helping to treat coughs and flu-like symptoms, as well as various heart conditions and other ailments mentioned above.
Side effects and safety of Graviola Extract
animal studies have shown that compounds within graviola may cause brain cell damage, and that consuming a great deal of it may contribute to Parkinson’s Disease. Because graviola extract can induce contractions of the uterus, pregnant women should not take it. One of graviola’s applications is as a relaxant; this effect can be harmful to those with preexisting low blood pressure, and the extract is also contraindicated for people taking medication to treat high blood pressure. Graviola extract may also interfere with the serotonin-uptake function of antidepressants.
Dosage of Graviola Extract supplement:
A typical dose would be 600 mg capsules taken a day.