Essential Facts About Graviola As A Possible Natural Treatment Of Cancer

Graviola whose scientific name is Annona muricata refers to an evergreen small sized plant found in the rainforests of Africa, South America as well as Southeast of Asia. The plant produces fruits that are heart-shaped and are used in the preparation of candies, syrups among other products. While some people view it as a common plant used in the preparation of sweet treaties, the plant has a more vital and critical function it plays among cancer patients.

Graviola has for a long time been said to be used as a natural form of cancer treatment. Numerous researchers have conducted studies to prove the anticancer properties of the plant which makes it a safe and secure mode of treating cancer-bearing in mind the severe effects that come with the modern forms of treating cancer. The plant is also rated among the cheapest and most cost-effective options since the contemporary medical industry charges so highly to treat the cancer patients which are obviously not affordable by most of the affected families.

A wide range of studies shows that extracts from the Graviola plant have properties that have an immense effect on the cancer cells. Although there is no clear confirmation on how the extracts work, they have been proven to help in the growth of the different types of cancer cells making the disease to spread slower than it would have under the normal conditions. The different parts of the plant such as seeds, roots, leaves, bark and fruits contain the Annonaceous acetogenins which are natural compounds that have antitumor properties. The concentration of the properties varies from one plant to another depending on where was grown. Discussed below are some of the types of cancer that have been said to be treated by the plant.

Pancreatic cancer
Research conducted in 2012 shows that Graviola extracts help to inhibit the growth of a tumour and metastasis of the cells that cause pancreatic cancer.

Prostate cancer
The leaves of Graviola plant have been said to inhibit the development of the cells that cause prostate cancer. The studies following the impact of Graviola leaves on this type of cancer involved the use of cell lines and rats whose results were a reduced size of the rat’s prostate. Another case study showed a reduction in the rat’s prostate when ethyl acetate extract of the Graviola leaves was used in the experiment.

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