Guyabano Health Benefits – It Cures Cancer?

Guyabano/ soursop/ guayabano/ graviolla has the following health benefits according to Bureau of Plant Industry:

Analyses of the fruit flesh showed that it is deficient in calcium and phosphorus. According to Jansen and Donath it is deficient in vitamin A. Hermano and Sepulveda, however, report that it is an excellent source of vitamins B and C. Prinsan-Geerlings reports that the flesh of the fruit contains saccharose 2.53%, dextrose 5.05% and levulose 0.04 %.

The bark was studied by Greshoff who isolated the amorphous alkaloid, soluble in sodium or potassium hydroxide, but according to Ridley and Daruty is astringent, and is used in powdered form for diarrhea and dysentery. Kirtikar, Basu and Nadkarni say that it is much used as tonic by the Malays and Chinese. The fruit is used as an anthelmintic. The unripe and dried fruit as astringent. Used to cure diarrhea among the Amerindians. With sugar, the pulp is refreshing, and is prescribed for diarrhea in Guiana, Antilles and Reunion. Tavera reports the roots are used by Amerindians to treat epilepsy.

I am not done yet. There are more!

1. The fruit is claimed to be a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than chemotherapy. It has anti tumor effect and a proven remedy to all types of cancer.

2. A potent antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections. Effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders.

3. It protects immune system and helps avoid deadly infections.

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—> update:

Jessica Soho of GMA-7 reported stories of three cancer survivors.


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