It’s been called a miracle tree. Indigenous peoples from the Amazon jungle have used the bark, leaves, roots, flowers, fruit, and seed from the graviola tree for centuries to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems, and arthritis. Scientists from North America learned of the legendary healing tree and, through dozens of in vitro tests, discovered its ability to kill malignant cells of 12 different types of cancer, including ovarian, colon, breast, prostate, lung, liver, cervical, lymphoma, and pancreatic cancer. Laboratory research showed it to be 10,000 times stronger in killing colon cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapy drug. And Graviola, unlike chemotherapy, can kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells.
In Spagyric processing, the raw materials are initially soaked in natural solutions that allow access to otherwise insoluble elements.
Next, the plant fiber is separated and reduced to alkaline ash. This then, the ash and the liquids are re-combined. Nothing is wasted. The finished product retains the plant’s original constitution, but with much more strength, focus, absorbability and healing potential than a raw plant provides.
The reason why a tincture is better than a raw herb product is that the tincture is already separated and thus the various essential elements of the plant are more easily ingested into the body. Not only does this mean that a tincture works faster, but also that the body does not have to expend additional energy to break down the herb for digestion of its therapeutic properties. This greater bioavailability means that a spagyric remedy is both more efficient and more effective than a typical herbal product.
Some research shows that the extracts from the Graviola tree can possibly help do the following:
The soursop (or fruit from the graviola tree) has sometimes been referred to as a miraculous natural cancer cell cure which is 10,000 times stronger than the leading or commonly used chemotherapeutic drug.
Unlike chemotherapy, on the other hand, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectively seeks out, hunts down, and eliminates cancer cells. It safely ignores healthy cells.
The First Vita Plus Guyabano (Soursop) Natural Health Drink is further enhanced by these power herbs (popular Philippine vegetables): Moringa, Corchorus, Capsicum, Amaranthus, and Ipomoea.
The main responsible for graviola’s anti-cancer properties is the set of chemicals called Annonaceous acetogenins. These compounds are only found in plant family Annonaceae in which graviola belongs.
Three separate laboratories have recently determined that these acetogenins are superb inhibitors of enzyme processes that are only found in the membranes of cancerous tumor cells. This is why they are toxic to cancer cells but have no toxicity to healthy cells.
Cancer cells may develop “energy pumps” after surviving chemotherapy. These pumps makes them resistant to anti-cancer agents making them even hard to kill. However, the anti-tumor properties of annonaceous acetogenins work by destroying these energy pumps. Normal healthy cells does not require as much energy as cancer cells so they are not affected by this effect.
Graviola acetogenin, annonacin was reported by Taiwanese researchers in 2003 as highly toxic to ovarian, cervical, breast, bladder and skin cancer cell lines at very low dosages.
Taxol, a known cancer drug from the chemical taxol found in the barks of pacific yew tree, took thirty years before the first FDA-approved Taxol drug was sold to a cancer patient. Following the path of Taxol, it took ten years just to synthesize (chemically reproduced) annonacin. However, no patents are still available due to the fact that naturally-occurring plant chemicals cannot be patented. It may well take government agenies like the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Health to step forward and launch full-scale human cancer research on the synthesized unpatentable natural plant chemical (which will allow any pharmaceutical company to develop a cancer drug utilizing the research as happened with taxol) to be able to make this promising therapy available to cancer patients in a timely fashion.
Many health supplements are available that have made use of this amazing plant compound. However, without the approval of FDA, no commercial anti-cancer drug based on annonacin is available. The FDA has approved Graviola for use only to support immune function.
Names of which Graviola (scientific name: Annona muricata) is known: