Health Benefits Of Paragis

Guyabano became popular in treating cancer. Tawa-tawa is well known for dengue. The first is a common fruit while the second is a common grass. Now there is another weed up to stardome. It is none other than paragis. 

Paragis is one off the grasses I hate the most. The other three are  cogon, mutha and sili-silihan. 

Why? This weed grows almost everywhere. From nutrient rich soil to sandy and rocky land. From wide open area and in between cemented floor cracks. 

Weeds compete with plants for nutrients. However it is not the reason why I hate it. It is because it its very hard to pull up. When we were still working in father’s farm. He was always requiring us to pull everyone of them.  Remove down to its roots, else, it re-grows in no time. There was always a lot of them, so we were pulling a lot too.

 I guess it is time for a change of heart. The weed I hate created a hype via social media, tv and local conversations.  They are saying it can cure many diseases.  The likes of diabetes, myoma, intestinal worms, urine problems, high blood pressure, fever, dandruff and dysentery.  The roots, stalks and leaves are boiled and the resulting concoction is drunk. 

Maybe it has more. All is need are research and clinical trials.

The weed also caught the attention of Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho. The crew interviewed several personalities proving the weed efficacy.  They also included some medical experts. Some are against it. Not to be surprised of. Some are on its side. Saying it can really be used as natural medication. 

It is a long  alternative medicine in Africa.  It is a bionic drug to this country. Meaning, it can cure both humans and animals.  It has no toxicity history and has substances of known medical properties. 

Sadly, like guyabano and tawa-tawa. It is not included in DOH approved medicinal herbs. The approval process wood take very long for sure.   If they don’t start the process, then I would not happen till the rest of eternity. 

Paragis has a scientific name of Eleusine indica. Also known as wire grass, goose grass and dog’s tail.  I think this is what we call carabao grass.

DOST-CED Manufactures Guyabano Teabags and Capsules

The Department of Science and Technology through its Chemicals and Energy Division is currently producing guyabano health products such as 300 grams capsules and two-grams teabag. They are manufacturing it in accordance to WHO standards. It is a sure safe product according to their own laboratory tests.

The agency also studied the guyabono well. The following are according to them.

1) Guyabano is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, carbohydrates and dietary fibers

2) Has high flavonoid content – pytochemicals that have been found to fight viruses, carcinogens and allergens.

3) Guyabano outperforms Metformin in maintaining blood sugar level in diabetic persons.

4) Scientifically proven to relieve fever, spasms, pain inflammation, and asthma. Lower blood pressure and maintain good heart rate, Prevents cancer and slow down tumor.

5) The unripe fruit has more flavonoids than ripe.

6) The leaves are rich in tannins, fats and oils, unsaturated steroids, triterpenes, and flavonoids.

young unripe guyabano

Guyabano Leaves Decoction | Personal Insights

Just want to put in my “two cents’ worth” about guyabano tea.

In March this year, my “balae” succumbed to end-stage cancer of the lungs. Being Filipino, his wife/family had wanted to try all sorts of herbal teas/concoctions that friends/relatives told them about, hoping for a “cure”. One was tea from fresh guyabano leaves that a neighbor provided generously. My balae kept a cup of the guyabano tea by his bedside and took sips throughout the day, whenever he could muster the resolve to tolerate the taste. I tried it myself; it was bad-tasting. Perhaps if the leaves had been dried before they were boiled, the taste would have been more palatable.

At any rate, I highly doubt that the guyabano tea did him a lot of good in the end; his illness was already too far advanced. That guyabano has health benefits, I believe, because there are a lot of plants out there that are good for our bodies. But to rely only on a particular plant for a complete cure, is, I think a bad idea. Plants only have the ability to work with our bodily systems to help them function normally/optimally. I am not an MD, just a BSHE graduate with nutrition background, but this makes sense. And if your body is already very sick before you begin any herbal treatments, you cannot expect miracles. I think the wise thing to do is to supplement medications prescribed by your MD with herbal teas, BUT ONLY IN CONSULTATION with the MD.

Some plants may have contra-indications for some medicines, like grapefruit is not recommended to be taken with medicines for high blood pressure. Of course, one would need to eat huge amounts of grapefruit before it becomes risky, but patients still get the warning printed on their medicine bottles because of the availability/popularity of grapefruit juice here.

Then again, there is always the placebo effect. Because a patient has a firm belief that taking that plant supplement will cure him, it just might!
To take herbal teas for the pleasure of drinking a soothing drink that may have benefits, is okay. My husband and I do this ourselves; hot tea after dinner is sooo good!

The US Food and Drug does not regulate herbal teas/supplements the way they regulate pharmaceuticals, and it’s mainly because there are not that many conclusive trials/tests to prove their efficacy, only popular beliefs based on traditions that have been passed down through generations in many cultures of the world. Actually, pharmaceutical companies have begun focusing on this traditional folk medicine that are plant-based to create new medicines with those desired results.

But as in everything else, moderation is key.

Insights written and submitted by: Cristina(Boots) Lee

guyabano leaves striked by sunlight


Guyabano Against Cancer and Other Diseases| Questions and Answers… with Ms. Reyes


A revised article recently submitted by Ms. Reyes. Hope this answers all the questions regarding guyabano tea preparation and treatment procedures!

Materials needed:

a. one 8 oz. cup of shredded fresh or air dried guyabano leaves
b. one liter water

Use mature (but not too old) leaves. These may be fresh or dried. However, air dried or shadow dried leaves are better than fresh because the drying concentrates the medicinal properties of the plant, therefore more effective. Sun drying or oven drying is not recommended because too much heat will cook the medicinal and nutritive values of the leaves, causing them to lose their potency.

The leaves are shredded to make extraction of the medicinal
contents easier and more complete.


1. Boil the water in a sauce pan.
2. As soon as it boils, add the shredded guyabano leaves and turn
down the heat to low.
3. Simmer the leaves for 20 minutes.
4. Turn off the stove. Let the tea cool, ready for drinking.

When you prepare guyabano tea, make only enough for the day because the potency of the tea is good only for up to 7 or 8 hours. You may put the tea in the refrigerator. Any leftover tea after drinking your daily dose must be thrown out. Make a new batch of tea every day.



a. This treatment requires drinking the tea 3 times a day, one 8 oz.
glass of tea, 30 minutes before every meal. ( The tea is
absorbed more easily in an empty stomach. When taken after
meals, the tea is mixed with the food, and it has to wait for the
food to be digested before it gets absorbed together with all
the other nutrients. Taken before meals, the tea hits the
bloodstream more quickly.)

b. The g-tea, drank 3x a day, 30 minutes before meals, is taken for 30 consecutive days only. More than that, it will affect your gut flora. The tea, despite its potency, targets only the sick cells in the body, leaving the good cells unharmed. However, after 30 days, it will destroy the good bacteria in the stomach.

c. After the 30-day treatment, have yourself checked up by a doctor to see if the disease is still there. Or, check yourself of symptoms. Are the symptoms of the illness still there? If check up result says disease free, then taper off your treatment dose to maintenance dose.

However, if the symptoms are still there after the 30-day treatment, REST YOUR BODY (specifically your kidneys) FOR 10 DAYS, NO DRINKING OF THE G-TEA. But after the 10 days, REPEAT THE 30-DAY TREATMENT PROTOCOL.

Even if the symptoms disappear before the repeat treatment is over, finish the 30 days to make sure that not a single sick cell is left in your body. Or else, that single sick cell will multiply very quickly, and the problem returns.


The 30-day treatment protocol then is this: Drink g-tea 3x a day, one glass 30 minutes before each meal, for 30 consecutive days, no skipping!


After the illness has cleared, don’t stop taking the g-tea abruptly. The maintenance dose is one glass of g-tea a day, 30 minutes before meals, taken for 5 consecutive days during the week, resting the body for 2 days. For easy remembering, drink the g-tea
from Monday to Friday, rest on Saturday and Sunday.

How long will one be taking the maintenance dose? For as long as you feel good taking the g-tea. Or you may taper off to the BODY TUNE UP.


Everybody, sick or not, may take the g-tea body tune up drink. Guyabano boosts the immune system: protects against flu, coughs and colds, fever, etc.

One glass of the g-tea, 30 minutes before a meal, at least 3 days a week, every other day. Like, drink g-tea MWF, or TThS, rest on a Sunday.


1. DON’T OVERDO ON THE G-TEA. An overdose will cause nausea and vomiting. However, if this happens, just lessen the dose down to your tolerable level. Like, instead of one glass of g-tea, make it 1/2 glass.

Adjust the dose for children. Maybe, 30 ml for kindergarteners, 1/2 glass for bigger kids.

2. Don’t add or mix some other healing substances to the g-tea because of the danger of chemical incompatibility. If at all, take them at different times. But g-tea must be taken before meals.


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Guyabano Against Cancer | Readers' Inputs, Part 1

Due to unknown technical difficulties many comments from article, Guyabano Really Cures Cancer… were intact but cannot be shown on any web browser. To solve the problem, I back read over 470 comments. Copied all important notes and pasted it here. It includes inquiries, miracle stories, facts, useful suggestions and some sad stories. Please post all your comments, suggestions and recommendations here. Ask someone by addressing his name on the comment box and I’ll be sending your inquiries. Thank you!

william  2011/02/27 at 7:04 am
For those who has suffered from devastating gonorrhea,tulo, herpes, try this, guyabano is the god answer for you, how to prepare, kainin ang laman ng frutas, then yung balat nito dikdikin ng pino tapos ilagay sa XL diaper then upuan nyo kailangan yung titi at bayag pati puwet nyo saktong tumama sa dinikdik na guyabano then indayog puwet nyo na parang gumigiling kayo mga within 15-30 minutes, ituring nyo na parang nakikipag sex kayo then suddenly yung nararamdaman nyong nakakainis na kati sa puwet nyo na pang may gumagapang na hanep ay mawawala na lang bigla,do this 3 to 5 times, believe me its’ very effective, i hope nakatulong ako. Thank you.

Ma. Concepcion Regino 2011/04/23 at 10:37 pm
My sister has cancer of the ovary stage 3.. Specialist ask us to produce Php200,000 for chemo radiation but no assurance of recovery… I research for herbal medication and I found out that Guyavano can cure cancer 10,000 times the chemo theraphy. I bought guyavano for my sister and one day after eating guyavano she feels better. Now she is taking guyavano as part of her meals and this is her forth day of Guyavano medication. I see the continous improvement in her and we plan to bring her to Specialist after a month for check up.. We will give you updates from time to time.

Ma.Concepcion Regino 2011/04/24 at 10:21 pm
Today, my sister went to Quiapo by herself, so energetic, this is her 5th day Guyavano medication, aside from guyavano, I instructed her to always have ripe mango and leafy vegetables in her meals, guava for her vitamin C and banana as her energy food. I deprived her from eating processed food including junk food, instant food, soft drinks and coffee.
Please correct me if there is any conflict with my instruction.
I’m not a doctor I am prescribing according to research due to financial constraint.

edna 2011/04/26 at 12:17 am
My brother is a healthy guy,occasionally only drink alcohol before but not alcoholic, if you see him you can say , he is not suffering with a lever tumor , the tumor was discovered last yr april when he went to the dr for CT Scan, he is a seaman and he need medical check up before he must go to abroad, he was worried , the doctor advised him to undergo for biopsy then he did ,after 3 months he went back for medical control and found out that the tumor is back , he is again worried and depressed then we advised him to try Dr Alternativo , 3 months after went back for CT Scan and found out that its not working , then I have heard about guyabano and is a remedy for cancer , after all we advised him to eat guyabano everyday and drink the decotion from bark and leaves, I know and I trust God , this is a great hope for him, this is the gift from God if you believe…PRAISE THE LORD ALLELUIA AMEN

Ron Tancio 2011/05/19 at 3:49 pm
Modern medicines absolutely won’t conduct studies on this wonder fruit dahil babagsak ang multi-million anti cancer medicine industry throughout the world… Ang guyabano ay nagkakahalaga lamang ng Php25-30/kg guaranteed with no side effects samantalang ang isang anti cancer tablet/capsule/vial ay umaabot ng Php500 pataas at hindi pa garantisado ang epekto nito at maraming side effects! Kaya just spread the curing words to our kababayan na meron or wlang cancer…

Sending Fresh/Dried Guyabano Leaves Via Airmail

Have lots of guyabano tree nearby and have plenty of time to spare? Then you can do this simple things to help those whore are in need. Think of yourself like a very lucky person, winning a super lotto, an expensive car or a house and lot. The value of guyabano trees are more than those material things. It can save lives from a very threatening disease, the cancer. Share your fortune to others.

Guyabano leaves can be sent via airmail. Charge a minimum fee for mailing cost. Charge more to cover your labor. Do it often to make a living. Do not charge to high or else authorities will come after you!

1) Gather mature green guyabano leaves. Rinse in running water to remove adhering dirts. Let dry. Hanging in front of electric fan will hasten drying time.

fresh matured guyabano leaves

2) If fresh leaves are desired by the recipient, pack it right away in paper bag then insert in paper envelope. Then sent it via fast mail services like LBC or Air21. Double paper packaging is recommended to absorb moisture coming from leaves. A morning package should arrived in the afternoon and afternoon package should arrived the next morning. Never send fresh leaves if  the expected travel time is more than 24 hours. Proceed to step three as alternative.

3) Dry the leaves. Place it in between magazine or book pages. A clean bond paper can be used to prevent contact of leaves with the page prints. Let dry at room temperature.

dry flattening guyabano leaves

4) Pack dried and flattened leaves in polyethylene bags, seal. Insert in mailing envelope. A hard cardboard will prevent leaf cracking. Sent it via express or snail mail. I wish it could be sent via e-mail!