guyabanoAnnona Muricata, or as we simply call Guyabano (in Tagalog) or Soursop (in English), is a fruit that comes from the Graviola Tree. The Graviola tree usually grows in tropic countries like the Philippines and South America. Its fruit, Guyabano, weighs up to 2500 grams and grows from 20 to 30 centimeters long.

Many does not now that this fruit, may be small in size, is medically purposeful from its bark, leaves, roots, fruit, and seeds. It is also assumed to aid patients in their battle against the notorious cancer.

After the preliminary research performed by the National Cancer Institute about the anti-cancer effects of Guyabano in the year 1967, almost over 20 independent studies have been conducted to prove its certainty.

In one of the studies released in the Journal of Natural Products, a certain chemical in Guyabano was found to kill colon cancer cells selectively at 10,000 times the effectiveness of Adriamycin, a chemotherapy drug that is frequently used.

The study also states that unlike with chemotherapy, which erratically kills all actively reproducing cells, Guyabano selectively targets the cancer cells only and leaves the healthy cells unharmed, thus eliminating the overwhelming side effects like nausea, vomiting, and hair loss. In addition, it efficiently targets and eradicates malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including breast, lung, pancreatic, prostate, and colon cancers.

Alongside, it guards your immune system and shuns deadly infections. It will also make you feel stronger and healthier during the course of the treatment, boost your energy and improves your attitude towards life.

While Guyabano offers something in the world of cancer protection, it is vital to note that more scientific and medical studies are still being conducted to further confirm the said benefits of Guyabano.

Still, don’t waver chomping down on some soursop for its great taste and probable anti-cancer abilities.