For people of the past, the graviola plant is one of those plants that are useful due to its medicinal properties. Studies today have proven that graviola is also beneficial as an alternative remedy for cancer. Studies are still being conducted today to explore further the healing power of the graviola plant.
The active compounds and chemical in the graviola plant were shown to have anti-tumor properties which are selective against tumor cells. Aside from this, it has been shown that graviola has anticancerous, antitumours, and antiviral properties.
With graviola, enzyme processes in cancerous cells are inhibited by its natural compounds. The toxicity of these natural compounds is selective; they are toxic for cancerous cells but not in healthy cells. Other studies have also shown that the stem and leaves of the graviola plant have active toxic effects against cancer cells. These compounds present in the graviola herb also exhibited selective toxic effects against various cancer cells like lung caner cell lines, prostrate cancel cells, breat tumor lines, liver cancer cell lines, pancreatic cell lines, colon cell lines, and breast cell lines which are drug resistant. In ovarian, breast, cervical, bladder and skin cancer cell lines are also affected by the high toxicity of graviola’s natural compounds even in very low dosages.
Compounds in the graviola herb also exhibit antiparasitic, insecticidal, and antimicrobial activities. Graviola leaves possess antioxidant potential and is an effective radical scavenger.
Cancer is present in a lot of people today because of deficiencies in nutrition and antioxidants which compromises the immune system. A compromised immune system will not be able to fight off free radicals that allow cells to mutate to cancer cells. People are subjected to chemotherapy and radiation which can slow down cancer and allow remissions but does not completely eliminate it.
Mainstream medical establishments have not yet fully accepted findings and evidences of herbal medicines and nutritional therapies that are more effective in the fight against cancer for many reasons. It can be profit motivated since natural medicines are far less costly than chemotherapy. And they have suppressed evidence and finding that graviola can make a huge difference in fighting cancer.
With graviola plant still being under investigation, it inspires us to know that more and more people in the world want to get hold of this great potential to treat our serious sicknesses. Today, you can already buy graviola extracts, graviola powder, and other graviola supplements being sold in the market to promote optimal health and used as a general health tonic.
Someday, even if the graviola plant will not be profitable to drug companies and the medical industry, with all the promising new findings that can benefit human health, it will still get its fair hearing. Let us look forward to that day.