Natures Chemotherapy Graviola (Annona Muricata) Also known as soursop.
Could there be a tea that can kill cancer cells? If this is true why does hardly anyone know about it?
So here is the quick download on Graviola, otherwise known as Soursop
This tree grows in warm tropical climates all over the planet, not just the Amazon. Mine currently comes from Hawaii. It produces a delicious fruit. The leaves make a tea that has a woodsy vanilla flavor.This small evergreen tree with large glossy dark green leaves grows to a height of 12 to 15 ft. The edible fruit is heart-shaped, yellow green in color and white inside.
Graviola has gained much importance because of acetogenins, a group of potential anti-cancer agents, found in this plant.
Back in 1976 the National Cancer Institute performed scientific research that revealed that the leaves and stems of Graviola were found effective in attacking and destroying malignant cancer cells. While the results were published in an internal report, it was never released to the public.
Two Pharmaceutical companies spent millions to try to make a pill form with the same cancer cell killing properties. Since then over 20 independent labs have done testing. Well known institutions that are associated with Graviola research include, Sloan Kettering, Purdue University, National Cancer Institute, Most of these studies regarding health benefits of Graviola have been conducted on laboratory animals and have not been confirmed in humans. Why has no one done testing on people? Could it be for lack of financial gain? This type of double blind study is expensive and if you can’t patent the product, you dont see a return on your investment.
If you search the web you will find many people who live in the tropical climates where this grows use it and have wonderful testimonies of healing using graviola.
Graviola is best known for its anti-cancer properties. Researchers are very enthusiastic about Graviola being an alternative medicine to be used as supportive therapy for cancers, such as breast cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, pancreatic cancer, and lymphoma. It is one of the most studied properties of the tree and so far it has shown positive results.
**Medical Disclaimer** In the United States Doctors are not permitted to recommend any substances outside the FDA approval process. I am not a medical doctor, just a person sharing their own experience and research. For legal purposes I must say that you should consult your doctor before using any therapy. Proceed at your own risk. In the end, each of us are responsible for our own self care, healing and body maintenance.
Graviola has been purported to have a number of uses, especially therapeutic. Leaves, seeds, bark, fruits and roots are the traditionally used parts of this tree.
1. The leaves are used for headaches and insomnia and contain antioxidants known to fight inflammation.
2. Cooked leaves, applied topically, fight rheumatism and abscesses. In certain regions of Brazil, the oil of the leaves and unripe fruit is mixed with olive oil and used externally for neuralgia, rheumatism, and arthritis pain.
3. The fruit and fruit juice are used, as deworming and antiparasitic agents, as an astringent for diarrhea and dysentery, to cool fevers, and to increase mothers milk after childbirth
4. The seeds are crushed and used against internal and external parasites, head lice, and worms. However, it is important to note research has shown that seeds and roots contain certain toxins that could cause atypical Parkinson’s disease, personally I would not ingest seeds or roots. Use discernment.
5. Tea made from Graviola leaves has long been used in the Amazon region to treat liver and stomach disorders.
A tea made from the bark, leaves, and roots are used as a sedative, antispasmodic to calm the nerves, to reduce high blood pressure.
Health Benefits of Graviola
Pancreatic cancer: An increased metabolic activity and glucose concentration in the tumor cell has been linked to aggressive pancreatic cancer. One study published in the journal Cancer Letters showed that Graviola extract containing acetogenins acted in a way to decrease ATP production thus leading to death of cancer cells. Incidentally, the researchers found that it does not affect the healthy cells
Lung cancer- Adriamycin is sometimes used as the chemotherapy drugs for cancers including lung cancer and blood cancers. A Japanese study done on lab animals found that annonacin (acetogenin) could inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the lungs as much as Adriamycin, if not better. However, R. Webster Kehr, at Independent Cancer Research Foundation, warns that Graviola can be especially dangerous for lung cancer patients and brain cancer patients where a clustered amount of cancer dead cells (lysing) can be very dangerous.
Breast cancer- Researchers found that fruit extract of Graviola could successfully inhibit the growth of a gene that directly expresses cell growth (oncogene EGFR) which frequently over-expresses in breast cancer.Analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties- A study published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences on experimental animals supported these traditional uses for analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities, suggesting a potential for therapeutic purposes. However, the researchers suggested further studies to be conducted to ensure its safe usage.
Diabetes- Graviola has been found to be beneficial in cases of diabetes. A Nigerian study revealed that leaf extract of Graviola significantly reduced blood glucose concentration in experimental animals, possibly by enhancing the effects of insulin and adrenalin. No human trials have yet been done.
High blood pressure- Studies have shown Graviola to be a hypotensive (reduces blood pressure), vasodilator (widens the blood vessels) and cardiodepressant (decreases heart rate and contractility). If you are using drugs for your high blood pressure, check with your doctor before taking Graviola as your medication may need adjusting.
Side Effects of Graviola
Although seeds and roots of graviola contain acetogenins that help in cancer therapy, I would avoid them because other chemicals present in these parts have shown neurotoxic effects similar to atypical Parkenson’s disease.
There is no evidence that taking Graviola in pregnancy lactation is safe. Consult your doctor regarding the use of this alternative medicine.
How do you make Graviola Tea?
Start with a non reactive container, glass or ceramic, one that you can simmer in is best. You can always brew in a coffee pot if necessary. Avoid metal pots like stainless steel as metals can react with any herbal preparation. And if you have aluminum pots and pans just throw them out! I like to use an old corning ware pot that holds over a quart of water. Use 8-10 leaves to 1.5 quarts water, start with a rolling boil then decrease tempature to a low simmer till its been reduced by a third. This may take 20 minutes or more to obtain about a quart of tea. The tea should be a light to medium brown.
What different ways can I use Graviola?
I have found at least five ways to use the leaves or tea for healing.
1. Tea, 2) a poultice, 3) a colon implant, 4) a bath soak and 5) a douche.
How do you make a poltice?
A poultice is an traditional way of using herbs that is becoming a lost art. With modern kitchen gadgets its easier then mashing in a mortar and pestle. I find a nutrabullet works nicely. Grind a tablespoon of physllum husk into a powder, then grind dry leaves (with stems removed) to create a fine powdery base. I then add a couple of Tbs of already made tea to make a paste that can be rolled between 2 sheets of saran wrap and then placed on cheesecloth or muslin.You can then apply this to any area of the body. You can make this without the physllum, I just find it works nicely as a binder, holding it all together and adding moisture to keep your poltice pliable.
Whats a colon implant?
A colon implant is any liquid placed in the colon for absorbtion into the body. Its best to do this after a colonic, a colema or an enema has been administered. After the colon is clean then you “implant” several ounces of tea into the colon. You just relax and allow the body to absorb the liquid as much as possible for 10-15 minutes. most people do this with an implant bucket or a enema bag. If your intrested in purchasing one, please check my website for more information, www.empoweryourselfforhealth.com
A Bath Soak is a great way to allow the entire body to absorb the benefits of graviola. Just place your tea in bathwater. This is also a great way to use the leaves a second time after brewing the tea.
Use straight tea for a douche.
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