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Graviola Tree "10000 Times Stronger Killer Of Cancer Than Chemo" - Facts Analysis

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"10000 times stronger killer of Cancer than Chemo".. do share it.. can save many lives, fill up hopes and build confidence in the patients...

The Sour Sop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than Chemo. Why are we not aware of this? Its because some big corporation want to make back their money spent on years of research by trying to make a synthetic version of it for sale. So, since you know it now you can help a friend in need by letting him know or just drink some sour sop juice yourself as prevention from time to time. The taste is not bad after all. It’s completely natural and definitely has no side effects. If you have the space, plant one in your garden. The other parts of the tree are also useful.

The next time you have a fruit juice, ask for a sour sop.

How many people died in vain while this billion-dollar drug maker concealed the secret of the miraculous Graviola tree? This tree is low and is called graviola ! in Brazi l, guanabana in Spanish and has the uninspiring name “soursop” in English. Read more 

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Mixture of hoax and facts.

Analysis:

The message claims that Graviola, also called Soursop is a miraculous, natural cancer cell killer which is 10,000 times stronger than Chemotherapy. It is a fact that Soursop has certain health benefits, attributed to its anti-parasitic, anti-microbial and anti-depressive properties, and recent studies have shown that it MAY have chemotherapeutic potential, but the part of the message saying it is natural cancer cell killer, 10,000 times stronger than Chemotherapy, is a certain hoax.

About Graviola (Soursop)

Soursop (scientific name - Annona muricata), also called Graviola (Portuguese), is a fruit that generally grows in the rain forests of Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia. It has other names like thorny custard apple, cherimoya and brazilian pawpaw. In various languages, this fruit is referred as: guanabana (Spanish), corossol (French), aluguntugui (Ghana), sorsaka (Papiamento), adunu (Acholi), guyabano, guanavana, durian benggala, nangka blanda, sirsak, toge-banreisi, nangka londa and zuurzak. In India, it is less known as shul-ram-fal and hanuman fal, and as mullaatha in Malayalam. The bark, leaves, root and fruits of this tree are used for traditional remedies in many countries. Graviola extracts are used for treating infections of viruses or parasites, rheumatism, arthritis, diarrhea, dysentery, depression and sickness.

Graviola and Cancer

The idea that Soursop can fight cancer effectively started after a research at Purdue University's School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The research concluded that the active components of the tree are a unique phytochemical substances known as annonaceous acetogenins, which MAY have chemotherapeutic potential, especially with regard to multi drug-resistant cancer cells. But these tests were only confined to test tubes, no large scale clinical trials were conducted on humans to determine the safety and efficacy of Graviola for treating cancer. Therefore, there is no significant evidence to show that Soursop works as a cure for cancer.

There is evidence indicating that the fruit's extracts selectively inhibit the growth of human breast cancer cells by downregulating expression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in vitro and in a mouse model, but the effect has not been studied in humans.

Possible Adverse Effects of Graviola

Studies show that use of Soursop can have certain adverse effects in some people, especially movement disorders and nerve damage that is similar to Parkinson's disease, which is due to the very high concentration of annonacin. Graviola also has few other side effects like lowering the blood pressure, so it should not be taken by people with low blood pressure or heart complications. The antimicrobial properties of Soursop can also kill beneficial bacteria on the skin, in the vagina and gut, which can lead to infections in long term use.

Conclusion

Therefore, the message saying that Graviola, i.e Soursop is 10,000 times more effective cancer killer than chemo is a hoax. However, you can find thousands of websites online selling it as a miracle fruit. We advise people not to believe them blindly, but consult a doctor or oncologist before using it.

Update: 22 Apr 2013

We thank Mr. Kevin Kuin who has shared his mother's Cancer experience through comments. Mr. Kevin Kuin said:

Living in a farm village in Sarawak, my family grows many types of fruit trees including this Graviola tree. My late mother the only person in my family fond of them and we would keep them just for her. But she died of cancer in 1996 although she never stop eating this fruit until she was found to have cancer in 1995. I don't mean to be negative here but will want to understand how this fruit will have prevented cancer from my late mother.

References:
Purdue University Research on Graviola
Soursop Health Benefits
All about Soursop
Soursop effects on nerves
Anti-hyperglycemic effects of Graviola
Soursop anti-depressive effects

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Graviola Tree "10000 Times Stronger Killer Of Cancer Than Chemo" - Facts Analysis 2012-10-06 19:13:26 Rhiannon
Commented by Rhiannon    October 06, 2012

Sources Please

All of the assessments I have read site reputable medical journals as their sources for their information regarding this plant's ability to cure cancer as well as the other diseases that you have admitted it treats above. This included a direct quotation from the Journal of Natural Products in a study done by the Catholic University of South Korea that states the fruit has “10,000 times the potency of (the commonly used chemotherapy drug) Adriamycin.” My other sources have also stated that it has never made it to human trials, most likely because of pharmacy companies's fears that it will actually be effective. Where did you find that Soursop can induce Parkinson's disease-like nerve damage? And I agree with the other comments: Wikipedia is not a credible resource for medical facts.

Graviola Tree "10000 Times Stronger Killer Of Cancer Than Chemo" - Facts Analysis 2012-10-04 08:33:34 tracey
Commented by tracey    October 04, 2012

Just a thought.....

Firstly let me 'ask' that people please dont abuse each other :( why is the minute opinions differ most people resort to conflict and abuse. No need for it people!!
You all have 'valid' points but I refer in particular to the comments 'an extra does of woo', that although you also made valid points, and as an ex nurse and one who is open to both mainstream medicine practices and alternative or 'natural' medicines or practices working hand in hand together, you might also agree that 'many people' also die of their ailments even though they had chosen 'mainstream' medicinal treatments etc. I dont admonish either, what purpose does it serve? These forums become about people's ego's and insecurities that others dont agree or believe their statements or opinions rather than us 'all' being open minded to 'all ' that we are offered. I nursed thousands of patients who 'never' smoked and yet got lung cancer and died, some lived but my point is that its like every one says if you smoke you 'will' get lung cancer and its just not true! There are millions of people every year who get and die from lung cancer who have never smoked, there are thousands of people who die from being alcoholics, or from eating crap and knowing that they shouldn't etc..so for the treatments or healing we admonish those who try to make others believe that only one thing can heal !! There are many hundreds and thousands of treatments mainstream and naturally that DO cure and heal so why are we all so deaf to having or knowing that more than one thing can fix or cure an illness etc?? Ask yourself if your'e mind is closed rather than being here to state that 'only' what you believe can work. Please please open your minds, then we can really do ourselves a favour and have available to us 'all' of what modern medicine, science and mother nature have and can give us.

Graviola Tree "10000 Times Stronger Killer Of Cancer Than Chemo" - Facts Analysis 2012-10-02 06:50:27 Guest
Commented by Guest    October 02, 2012

Hmm.

Having read as much as I could pro/con/comments/factual info/on "soursop"from Graviola fruit tree,my health food lady Barbara is going to try to source it for me.If she does I shall get it swiftly to my friend who is at home being nursed 24/7,with constant IV Diamorphine line.We are both believers in the power of JESUS and our Father GOD to heal,but also in the riches of his creation to heal enemy disease/sickness,Also aware that if a cancer cure was found[drug/pharmaceuticals/medical companies ££££££]we would be THE VERY LAST PEOPLE THEY WOULD INFORM....TO MUCH£££££££ to loose

Graviola Tree "10000 Times Stronger Killer Of Cancer Than Chemo" - Facts Analysis 2012-10-01 18:57:28 Mags
Commented by Mags    October 01, 2012

There might be some Truth . . .

Just googled this and its mentioned on LiveStrong. (http://www.livestrong.com/article/463756-graviola-tree-cancer/) There might be some truth and why can't those of us suffering from cancer try other options to helps us instead of poisoning ourselves and causing other bad things to happen to our bodies. If I'm going to die from cancer I'd rather make sure I did things on my terms by eating right and excercising! WE can all cure ourselves, the problem is that people are lazy and want the quick value meal from McDonalds instead of going home and making something fresh and with ingredients that you can pronounce! I'm guilty of it and fully believe that its my Western Diet that caused the cancer as there is no history of it in my family! Don't judge until you've been through what we have!

Graviola Tree "10000 Times Stronger Killer Of Cancer Than Chemo" - Facts Analysis 2012-10-01 09:01:07 Jon
Commented by Jon    October 01, 2012

Seriously ?

I found your references to be most humorous. You actually stated that, "even Wikipedia says the same"

In the academic world, your writings and opinions would be called laughable and you, would be labeled an idiot. Do some proper research before you spout off things that you know nothing about.

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